Battlefield 3’s flashlight nerfed at a later date

Battlefield 3‘s much-despised, overpowered flashlight attachment will be made less powerful at longer distances, this we know. Don’t expect it to happen after applying the big patch that came out for PC this week and will follow on consoles shortly, though.

“Didn’t make it into this one,” DICE’s community man Daniel Matros informs via Twitter. “We found these changes to be more necessary than waiting.”  So that’s a bummer.

Matros also says that the infrared scope attachment will be nerfed as well, though it’s unclear exactly how.

To see what did make it into this latest patch, we have the changelog here.