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Destiny 2: Arc 3.0 blind will not cause to much ringing apparently

Published: 21:08, 19 August 2022
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Destiny 2 - Crucible selfie
Destiny 2 - Crucible selfie

One of the main concerns Destiny 2 players had with the upcoming Arc 3.0 overhaul were flashbangs and the tinnitus problems they cause but this won't be as much of an issue apparently.

Destiny 2 players were not happy to learn a lot of blinding will be going on with Arc 3.0 because PvP will essentially become a white screen simulator.

Not seeing the battlefield was not on top of the list for PvP enthusiasts though as the flashbang-like abilities also mimic other effects of the real life thrown weapon, such as ear ringing.

This caused concern among the players who are more sensitive to audio sensations and it could prove an issue that would bar them from playing PvP activities at all.

Bungie alleviated these concerns on several occasions but most notably in a TWAB that provided more insight into Arc 3.0 abilities. They noted that the ringing sound will be "a washed-out distorted effect" and as such, it will avoid the ringing sound.

While unpleasant, it looks like this sound will not straight up prevent people from playing certain game modes. That said, these flashbangs will be close to lethal due to the amount of disruption they provide.

Bungie Destiny 2 Striker Titan You might regain visual and audio senses just in time to see and hear the Titan hitting you with a charged Thunderclap

Besides ruining a Guardian's ability to hear things around them, it will also remove their ability to see as the entire screen will be whited out while HUD will be removed for the duration of the effect.

On top of that, there is a disorienting effect, so  the affected Guardian is most likely going to get killed before they regain their senses.

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