Feature #2724

More variants of muzzle flash

Added by granQ over 6 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:Assigned Start date:07/09/2009
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Dwarden % Done:


Target version:NextGen
Affected ArmA II version: First affected ArmA II version:
Reproduced by another DH user:Yes Single / Multi Player?:
I am using some Mods:No BIForumURL:
I am using: NGUrl:
Reproducible for you:No WIKIurl:
Related to content of DLC:


All guns use 1 (ONE) muzzle flash. Esp annoying when firing with the weapons with very high rate of fire since it looks almost static.

So do more random muzzle flashes like in Operation Flashpoint, and additonal rather smaller.

Related issues

related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Feature #23902: flash of rocket launchers Assigned 08/29/2011 09/29/2011
related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #4262: Wrong Muzzle Flashes Expired 09/04/2009
blocked by ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #26292: Proxies in weapon models cannot be animated Assigned 11/10/2011 05/01/2012


Updated by zGuba over 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from "Random" muzzle flash. to More variants of muzzle flash
  • Category changed from Visual to Model
  • Target version deleted (1.03.58627)
  • Affected ArmA II version deleted (Please select...)
  • Maxmem parameter deleted (Not set)

Agree, even 3 variants are enough to stop the feeling we're using some kind of flashlight instead of a gun.

Updated by th3flyboy over 6 years ago

there should be more variety, and different muzzle flashes for different guns, as different guns have different muzzle flashes IRL.

Updated by mr.g-c over 6 years ago

I'm normally the last guy who gives up with any hopes, but in this case i do.
I was the one complaining about that since Arma1 was released in 2006 publically in BI-Forums. I was even writing Suma and Maruk a PM in the old Forums about that issue, so they must be aware of it. As you can see it was never fixed, not even in Arma2, even though its a rather easy fix (take the muzzle flash per Gun and make 2 additional version of it simply rotated and add to config).

Updated by granQ over 6 years ago

yeah but maybe maybe if we get this issue as the most wanted one. Its getting there.

It just so silly that they had it working in ofp but then it just went off.

Updated by alef over 6 years ago

  • Due date set to 11/01/2009
  • Status changed from New to Assigned

Updated by Fireball over 6 years ago

  • Affected ArmA II version set to 1.03.58627

Still open with 1.03.

Updated by Fireball about 6 years ago

  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.03.58627 to 1.04.59026
  • Reproduced by another DH user set to No
  • CPU set to Please specify!

Updated by TheVoodoo about 6 years ago

Not reproducible?

Well 1st look at this video @1:15 =>

And then at this one, it shows what we want to see in ArmA 2... Muzzleflash with variation =>

Updated by BeerHunter about 6 years ago

The lack of decent visuals for muzzle flashes , especially at night , totally ruins the immersion. They are almost laughable.
The blinding circle of light is a real distraction.
Would it really be that hard to replace the circle with a more representative flash?
Don't really care if they are modeled after the real weapons (obviously the circle isn't) , just a tad more realistic is all we ask.

Updated by Dwarden about 6 years ago

  • Assignee set to Dwarden

Updated by Fireball about 6 years ago

  • Due date deleted (11/01/2009)
  • Reproduced by another DH user changed from No to Yes

Of course it's reproducible, but that's not relevant for a feature request, that's why it just got set to the default value last time I updated different values.

Happy now?

Updated by zGuba over 5 years ago

  • Affected ArmA II version deleted (1.04.59026)

Updated by zGuba over 4 years ago

  • Category changed from Model to Weapons
  • Difficulty deleted (Not set)
  • CPU deleted (Please specify!)
  • Audio card deleted (Please specify!)
  • Size of OS swap file deleted (Please specify!)
  • Language deleted (Please set for missions)

I feel that this is more applicable under Weapons category.

Updated by Magician over 4 years ago

this maybe included too

Updated by Voyage34 almost 4 years ago

The simplest ticket of all times left undone, and it has 161 votes. How weird.

Updated by Dwarden almost 4 years ago

  • Target version set to NextGen

this is more nextGen than thisGen

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