Seizure alert: If you're prone to having episodes when you see bright and flashing lights, you might want to stay away from Battlefield 2042 for now.
Instead, the latest Battlefield installment just suffered one of its biggest setbacks yet. Never mind that update 4.0 didn't add much to Battlefield 2042. The worst part is that the game has become a hazard to play for some players.
As reported by @TalonPlaysYT, the latest Battlefield 2042 patch has added a "dangerous" seizure-inducing flashing in the menus and in-game.
⚠ EPILEPSY WARNING ⚠️
Dear @EA_DICE - you need to fix this immediately!
Following your latest patch today, the game has a *DANGEROUS* flashing both in the menus and in a match itself!
— 🖖 𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯 🖖 (@TalonPlaysYT) April 19, 2022
It's not clear yet just how prevalent the problem is and what DICE is doing. Those who've seen the flashing also haven't found a way to replicate the problem consistently enough. This makes it all the more difficult for certain players to avoid the issue until the developers can apply a fix.
The most troubling part here is that EA and DICE haven't addressed the issue or the tweet above yet, which suggests that a solution is a ways off. Of course, if this changes, you can expect us to come up with an update. Until then, those with epilepsy and sensitivity to flashing lights have no choice but to stop playing Battlefield 2042 for the meantime.
If it's any consolation, update 4.0 isn't all bad news for Battlefield 2042. Save for the admittedly threatening flashes, EA and DICE finally added voice chat to the game.