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Did they change flashlights?

MonlythMonlyth Member Posts: 509

I've noticed that when I pick up a survivor and another survivor tries to flashlight me, I never seem to drop the survivor when I get blinded. I look up as soon as possible, but often, the whole screen is obscured by the time I can do that. Did I manage to look up at the last possible moment, did the survivors mess up the timing of the flashlight blind, or did they nerf flashlights without me knowing?

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  • MonlythMonlyth Member Posts: 509

    When did they change this? I've been following the patch notes, didn't see anything about flashlights.

  • FireHazardFireHazard Member, Trusted Posts: 7,314
    edited December 2019


    That would require us to look through every patch note past 2.3.0 to find that information out.

    As reference, those are the patch notes for 2.3.0.

    Basically it boils down to this, we'd have to look through every patch note to find that information... not every patch note outright labels "Flashlight changes" like 2.3.0 did. Unless someone has it on hand than you'll have to just figure it out yourself tbh.

    I doubt @Fibijean really wants to look through every patch note past 2.3.0, but for the sake of time I skimmed through every patch note past 2.3.0 and couldn't find an outright labeled section that tells us when this change happened.

    Feel free to check yourself, but this would take literally hours of reading to find...

    Maybe @MandyTalk or @Peanits can inform you of which exact patch notes reveal this, but if they're busy than you're out of luck. They'd also have to ask someone or find it themselves... unless it's on hand to give you.

    to be blunt

    The way you flashlight save has always been this way in 2018-2019, or at least from what I can remember. I don't remember it being different in 2018, so it must of been changed in 2018 or 2017.

    You might be thinking of how it used to be in 2016 or early 2017... but it must of been changed around late 2017 or 2018. It's unknown and frankly nobody wants to dig through year long patch notes to find that information... Like I said, If it was labeled for me to find outright than I would give you it right now.

    But it isn't from what I could skim through, so it must be on a unique section in one of the patch notes as a footnote or something. Every patchnote is in that link above, so if you want to check than feel free. Otherwise, this is about as much information as me or Fibijean can give you, unless we spend a lot more time digging for it.

    It could be on some video or something, but I couldn't find a video about it on youtube so... who knows.

    Sorry mate.

  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,340

    I looked through the patch notes, there are several sections that could have been the change OP is referring to, but I'm not sure which one it is.

    I suspect it was probably this, though:

  • FireHazardFireHazard Member, Trusted Posts: 7,314
    edited December 2019

    That's probably it, but this states the change was from 2016...

    From the sound of it he's probably referring to a more recent time. So I wouldn't say this is really what he's looking for.

    I guess he's asking if they changed when the blindness effect happens and the timing for it. Basically, you have to time it right around the end of the animation to get the blind off... From what he's saying he basically just dodged it before the blind was 100%.

    That isn't uncommon, I've done it a lot when being hit with a flashlight... if you're fully blind before the animation ends than the Killer won't drop the Survivor.

    this is confusing now honestly...

    He's asking if he dodged the blind before it was at 100% or did flashlights get nerfed again.

    The answer is, no... they weren't nerfed recently... what you told him is like... a change from 2016 from what i'm reading. I think what he wants to know is if the flashlights were nerfed because he was able to dodge it before the 100%...

    That's what it sounds like tbh, so this is kind of a "nowhere" question. Basically @Monlyth you did dodge it before he was able to 100% blind you, it just sounds like he messed up the blind...

    If you were 100% blind during the animation than it doesn't stun you, unless he blinds you again after the animation. If he tries to do that... than all you have to do is look up to avoid being blind.

  • FibijeanFibijean Member Posts: 8,340

    He could have taken a long break from the game, or just not paid attention in that time, or not come across such a situation until now. But at any rate, that's when the change happened from what I can tell. I posted it in case it's helpful information for him.

    And as I said, it sounded to me like they just started the blind too early, in which case no dodge was needed, but I could be wrong of course.

  • FireHazardFireHazard Member, Trusted Posts: 7,314
    edited December 2019

    Who knows, he didn't exactly say what time-frame he first started in... or if he's talking about recent affairs.

    From the sound of it he's talking about recent patchnotes... but who knows at this point. From the sound of it he wants you to direct him to where a change like this might of happened. (Recently that is.)

    It honestly just sounds like he dodged a almost 100% flashlight blind and might be confused on how he did that... so he must of thought a nerf happened or something?

    We'll say that hypothetically a change like this did happen... we'd have to search through a lot of patchnotes to find it. Do you really want to do that Fibijean? But that's hypothetical i'm like 95% sure that he must be mistaken or something because of that dodge he did.

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