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How do you feel about flashlight's in their current state?

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How do you feel about flashlight's in their current state? 151 votes

They are great
6%
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Perfectly balanced as all things should be
55%
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Too situtational
21%
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Kinda trashy
9%
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Garbage
5%
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Comments

  • CetrenCetren Member Posts: 917
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    I don't think they're perfectly balanced, but they're in a good spot right now and I don't think they need changed either way.

  • ocafghanistanocafghanistan Member Posts: 3,359
    Garbage

    garbage add ons should get a update like medkits

  • thrawn3054thrawn3054 Member Posts: 2,816

    Don't use them.

  • QuolQuol Member Posts: 574
    edited October 2019
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    I think they are fine, I would say flashlight is one of the weaker items and if you are willing to not use medkit/toolbox and have the skill to use it properly then as a killer, i respect that.

  • VampiroxVampirox Member Posts: 200
    Garbage

    i honestly thing they are Garbage. All its ever used now its too BM on pallets. With the Nerf to the Flashlight was good, they also buffed Pick up speed of survivors making it much more difficult to position for it. Only time i can get a Flashlight save is from a Noob Killer.

  • Star99erStar99er Member Posts: 898
    Too situtational

    For the most part they’re pretty balanced. I do think that after they buffed the pickup speed for all killers it’s been kinda hard to get flashlight saves off but that’s about it.

  • KillermainBTWm8KillermainBTWm8 Member Posts: 4,215
    Kinda trashy

    Kinda trashy. They don't need a buff but I still think the item is useless. Unless your going against a clueless killer.

  • indieeden7indieeden7 Member Posts: 1,459
    Garbage

    I completely understand the removal of insta-blinds but now half of the add-ons are useless. Widening / tightening and increasing the distance of the flashlight beam has never really done anything and now brightness add-ons have no in-game effect anymore, all they do is make the middle of the screen white rather than pink. Almost all of the flashlight add-ons need looking at in the future.

  • FriendlyGuyFriendlyGuy Member Posts: 2,768
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    I think they need skill to be used and can break the Bloodlust of a killer if you are in a longer chase. The addons need to be reworked tho.

  • artistartist Member Posts: 1,490
    Kinda trashy

    it's the weakest survivor item, they rely on the killer messing up to get a save, and if you're blinding at pallets the killer will just track u with sound.

    still love using them tho

  • VincentRedfieldVincentRedfield Member Posts: 285
    Too situtational

    Basically only useful when the killer is breaking a pallet or crossing a window after you.

  • Raven014Raven014 Member Posts: 3,660
    Kinda trashy

    Every addon for flashlights except for Odd Bulb is mediocre, since Odd bulb allows for near instablinds.

  • ocafghanistanocafghanistan Member Posts: 3,359
    Garbage

    ?odd bulb is garbage the only thing it does is delete your flashlight

  • AwakeyAwakey Member Posts: 2,828
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    I don't feel like they need a change.

  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 4,679
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    they are fine.

    you get to blind killers whenever they enter an animation, but you cant just turn around midchase and blind them, like you used to be able to.

    honestly, you shouldnt be able to blind the killer on too many occasions.

    being blinded for killers is a huge problem, as they cant see (which allows you to sneak away and force them to drop the chase) and lose any already caught prey, which again is a huge deal.

    also, its not very fun to stare at a red screen all the time, just because someone clicked a flashlight into your face.

  • VenoxxieVenoxxie Member Posts: 249
    Too situtational

    I say they're fine. Was torn between "balanced" and "too situational"

    I mean, they're easily avoidable as killer. But to actually use them you need to either face the Hag, follow/be near your teammates when they go down, or throw all the pallets/make killers fault windows but they can easily juke you into wasting a bit of your flashlight.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member Posts: 14,088
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    I like them

  • Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    Thanos reference*

    (The flashlights are in a good balance)🎃

  • StevePerryPsychOutStevePerryPsychOut Member Posts: 160
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    Fine on console. Now that I think about it i don't think I've ever been blinded outside of destroying a pallet. Maybe need a slight buff on console, but I'm pretty sure bhvr is unwilling to balance the platforms separately.

  • Raven014Raven014 Member Posts: 3,660
    Kinda trashy

    But it's the only one that makes flashlights actually work since it takes so little time to blind a killer. Add a battery if you can't aim. And I'm talking from console, where they are Worse than on PC.

    But good killers will follow noise regardless.

  • BossBoss Member, Trusted Posts: 10,193
    They are great

    I'm just thankful I don't get a headache anymore just because I play in the dark and get blinded.

  • TwistrBlitzTwistrBlitz Member Posts: 91
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    I had a survivor running odd bulb flashlight in my killer match earlier, I can’t remember the last time someone flashlight saved against me but this person managed to do it twice, every time there was no wall nearby. Felt pretty instant.

    I’d say they’re in a good place, annoying. But I’d rather survivors bring flashlights than purple toolboxes with prove thyself.

  • Raven014Raven014 Member Posts: 3,660
    Kinda trashy

    Well, they are still weaker on console due to controller being less accurate.

    My original statement was that every flashlight addon except Odd bulb was weak.

  • CrowFoxyCrowFoxy Member Posts: 1,034

    Flashlights are bad. Killers with a brain can easily counter them. Hag is literally immune to pallet blinds LMFAO.

  • DecarcassorDecarcassor Member Posts: 418
    They are great

    A single flashlight save can decide the issue of an entire game, and they can still blind the killer from ridiculous sideway angles. They need to be difficult to use and somewhat not entirely reliable because they can cause such massive momentum swings.

  • DelsKibaraDelsKibara Member Posts: 2,042
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    I think they're fine personally. Though whether or not you blind the killer is based on how fast their reflexes are with moving their mouse upwards after the animation ends.

  • NegiNegi Member Posts: 132
    Perfectly balanced as all things should be

    They're fine, fix the annoying click spam though.

  • SkittlesthehuskySkittlesthehusky Member Posts: 380

    I wish there were an option for "in the middle" responses;

    flashlights are okay! they have a decent mechanic, and they're definitely a lot better than they used to be. however, sometimes they don't exactly work the way they should, as unfortunate as that is. you have to be somewhat specific with where you point the flashlight at in the killer's face, and sometimes even the killer doesn't get blinded like they should.

    also, some players use them as a way to taunt killers [by excessive clicking], which is also a bit of a pet peeve of mine, but that's personal! :'D

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 1,963

    As someone who plays a ton of Hag, delete flashlights or change their interaction with her traps. That's my totally reasonable take on flashlights.

  • Mtom912Mtom912 Member Posts: 532

    Flashlights are extremely overrated, once you’re at a high rank they’re probably one of the worst items, but they’re also very fun to use. Once you’re at high rank killers know to just look into a wall, or look around so you can barely ever get a flashlight save, and blinding at pallets is useless since they can still hear your footsteps or if you’re injured your injured noises

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