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Sneaky new Warzone 2 setting will save you from flashbang blindness

A new Warzone 2 accessibility setting has been introduced to the free-to-play battle royale FPS and it should combat the game's bright white flashbang screens.

Warzone 2 inverted flash accessibility setting: an image of Farah and Price in the dark from the Call of Duty FPS

The latest content update for Warzone 2 is almost upon us and there’s quite a lot to look forward to – with a new marksman rifle joining the armoury and more weapon camo challenges to complete throughout the remainder of the season. There is, however, also a sneaky new accessibility feature hidden away in the Warzone 2 settings you’re going to want to check out. If you’re someone who feels like they’re being blinded by the bright white screen that pops up when you’re hit with a flashbang in-game, there’s going to be a way to deal with that going forwards.

Following the Warzone 2 Season 2 Reloaded release time, and the associated title update for this FPS, players should be able to head into the “Interface” settings tab in-game and find something called “Inverted Flash” – it’s an option that should be under the “Advanced Interface Settings” section of this menu (as shown by CharlieIntel in this tweet).

As the name of this sneaky setting suggests, players will be able to – and we quote the menu itself for this one – “replace the bright white flash effect of flash grenades with a low-light black effect”. It’s our understanding that this setting will be available as soon as the title update for Season 2 Reloaded is complete. However, you might have to wait until the season starts to access it – depending on your platform.

What does all that mean in practice? Well, it means that every time you’re hit with a flash grenade, your screen will go black – not white – before fading back into normalcy. This option is easily an improvement on the otherwise jarring experience of being hit with a flashbang and – with any luck – should help you recover from these moments in-game a little quicker.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t something that lessens the effect of flash grenades in-game; you’re still going to be blind for the same amount of time. However, it’s something that is definitely easier on the eyes and could be beneficial in the long run – especially on a playlist like Shipment 24/7, or if you’re playing in a dark environment.

Oh, and while you’re here, you can check out a full run through of what to expect in the next update right here:

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Is it going to be something, though, that helps you take advantage of all the best Warzone 2 guns out there? Who’s to say, but it’s far from a bad thing. When you think about how Warzone 2 Ashika Island intel suggests the CoD battle royale is haunted, maybe a low-light black flash grenade effect is a little more fitting.