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A flashbang (also known as a stun grenade) is a small explosive device that, when thrown, emits a large flash of light and a very loud bang that temporarily blinds and deafens those affected in the vicinity. They are commonly used by military and special police forces in house clearing and surgical raids.

Battlefield 2[]

"The flash bang, in itself, does not cause damage to a target, but it will stun anyone within its radius for several moments."

— In-game description

The Flashbang is a gadget featured in the Battlefield 2: Special Forces expansion for the Assault kit. It functions just like normal, as they blind and deafen anyone caught within the blast radius. This effect is amplified on targets using night vision goggles. It also affects teammates, even if friendly fire is turned off. A total of three flashbangs are given to the player.

In the base game, the player can use Flashbangs by equipping the F2000 for the Assault, replacing the Smoke Grenade.

On the BFHQ menu, in the position of the second tier unlock, the Flashbang is shown instead of the F2000, however, there is a bug that shows it as permanently locked, even the player has unlocked the F2000.


3D Modelling[]

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat[]

The XM84 Stun Grenade is a gadgets featured in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, issued to the Special Ops kit.


The stun grenades prove very useful to distract enemies on the way to an objective, or when engaging in close quarters combat.


Stun grenades can be used to blind and disorient enemies. The flash ignores cover and penetrates through walls, making the only way to avoid being blinded is by looking away.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]


Flashbangs are not available for use by the player but they do appear in the singleplayer campaign as traps.

The traps in the mission Upriver trigger flashbangs which temporarily blinds the player and attracts the attention of a number of Latin American Militia who then ambush the squad.

In No One Gets Left Behind, there are a few traps armed with flashbangs. When the player meets up their squad and looks down on the first camp, the player can go right or left. There is a little hidden way that ends at the first prisoner the player can rescue. On this way, there are three flashbang traps that the player can disarm.

A flashbang is later used by a Russian soldier during Zero Dark Thirty, when the player enters a small sewer area around the end of the mission. It will only blind the player for about 3 seconds, even if the player is looking directly at the blast.

Battlefield 3[]


Flashbangs make an appearance in Battlefield 3, again as a singleplayer-only gadget. The item is used during Operation Guillotine as the player storms the vaults of the bank in Tehran, to stun the enemies at the entrance of the elevator shaft. Also, several enemies on the same mission use flashbangs to serve as distractions for the player.

Dima throws a flashbang at the computer room of the bank during Comrades to temporarily halt the insurgents guarding the nuclear case. It is used by Cole's squad in Night Shift while assaulting the presumed apartment complex that Faruk Al-Bashir is hiding in. The weapon makes its final appearance with enemies using flashbangs against the player in The Great Destroyer.


In The Eleventh Hour, flashbang grenades are scripted to be used by enemies at certain points in the mission. Voice clips from the playable character and his partner gives the player some early warning of their deployment.

Flash grenades are also used in the mission, Drop 'Em Like Liquid, by the friendly teams rescuing the hostages at held in the two buses and final building with the HVT.


Battlefield 4[]

"Hand grenade with a suppressive Flash Bang effect to temporarily blind enemies in close quarters."

— Battlelog description

The M84 Flashbang is a grenade featured in Battlefield 4. It is the fifth unlockable grenade, after the M18 Smoke and before the Hand Flare. A grenade launcher variant (the 40mm Flashbang) is also available.

The M84 greatly blinds players that see its detonation, and suppresses those caught in the blast area. Flashbangs detonate about 1.5 seconds after being thrown. The blast from a flashbang causes very slight damage to infantry, but only at very close range.

Although the blast is blinding, objectives and spotting icons can still be seen through the glare. If there is any object between the player and the flashbang itself, they may be spared from its effects. The player can also use IRNV (IR 1X) and FLIR (IR 2X) optics after being flashed to reduce the blinding effect of the Flashbang, although both sights will be blinded if the flash is seen through them.

Asides from blinding foes, the M84 can also be used to detonate explosives, such as M18 Claymore mines or C4 Explosive charges. If the M84 triggered an explosive which kills another player, the Flashbang will credited with the kill.

Patch History[]

All grenades were rebalanced with Battlefield 4's Fall 2014 patch to reduce grenade spamming. To this end, the M84's resupply time from an Ammo Box was increased from 5 seconds to 9, the same amount of time as the M18 Smoke.


Battlefield Hardline[]

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The M84 Flashbang is a weapon featured in Battlefield Hardline.

Battlefield 2042[]

"Upon detonation, this grenade disorientates any enemies caught in its blast radius. Useful for flushing out hostiles that have dug into defensive positions."

— In-game description

The Concussion Grenade is a throwable gadget featured in Battlefield 2042, introduced in Master of Arms season. Player can unlock the gadget by reaching tier 28 in Battle Pass. Afterward, player need to complete the assignment.

Available to Assault and Recon class. The throwable comes with 2 grenades after spawning and can be resupply with Ammo Crate. Grenade makes a concussion effect for 0.75 to 2.5 seconds after detonating to enemy and player themselves if they caught in the 12 meters radius, make everyone who get it unable to aiming down sights.[1] Player can choose the effect to be bright or dark in the accessibility settings.



Battlefield 2[]

  • When it was first introduced, each player was issued four flashbangs, but patch 1.2 decreased this to three[2].

Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]

  • If one looks closely at a flashbang near a tripwire, the name "Global Decal" is written on there, meaning that this (fictional) company manufactured them. Also, the phrase "Made with pride in Sweden." is written as well, which is a reference to the country DICE is located in.