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A tactical flashlight attached to a Beretta 92.

The Tactical Light is an attachment a soldier may apply to their weapon for aide in visibility when in dark locations where night vision goggles would be unnecessary or too bulky. A flashlight can easily be attached to a weapon's rail system or a special mount if rails are not available.

Battlefield 3

Tactical Light
Tactical Light Battlelog Icon
Slot Secondary
Available on Assault Rifles
Light Machine Guns
Sniper Rifles
Personal Defense Weapons
Unlocked at 40 Kills (Assault Rifles)

40 Kills (US Carbines and QBZ-95B)
50 Kills (RU Carbines)

40 Kills (Light Machine Guns)

40 Kills (Sniper Rifles)

50 Kills (Personal Defense Weapons)
20 Kills (AS Val)

50 Kills (Shotguns)
40 Kills (DAO-12)

Rank 10 (M9)
Rank 13 (MP-443)
Battlefield Veteran/EA Gun Club (M1911)
Source of statistics Battlelog (Kills)
"A Tactical Light lights up the dark environments with white light. In close quarters the Tactical Light can also disorient and temporarily blind others, but can also reveal your position."
— In-game description

The Tactical Light is an attachment featured in Battlefield 3 that can be equipped on all weapons (other than the .44 Magnum, MP-412 REX, G18, and 93R), and has the ability to be toggled on or off.


The tactical light is seen on the player's M4A1 in the "Fault Line" gameplay trailers. It is used during the segment where Ssgt. Blackburn is ordered to find and defuse a suspected IED. It is also in the missions Kaffarov, Operation Swordbreaker, and Night Shift.


The tactical light is attached to both players' MP7s in Hit and Run. The tactical flashlight is also attached to both players' M4A1s in The Eleventh Hour. It is also attached to the enemies' weapons in both missions.


The tactical light was first seen attached to the M4A1 and the AKS-74u, as seen in the Operation Métro multiplayer trailer. The tactical light can distort enemies' vision if they look directly at it, making it more difficult to return fire on their attacker, but not entirely impossible. The attachment can be applied to many weapons, including carbines, machine guns, shotguns, and some pistols (as a "Tactical" variant).

Looking directly at a tactical light from a few feet away, a player will become temporarily stunned and it becomes harder to move and hear. The downside is that it reveals the user's position, especially from further away where the light has no negative effect on targets. Tactical lights are a form of non-lethal suppression.

The flashlight can be toggled on and off, can accidentally blind teammates, and changes direction according to the orientation of the weapon - when the gun is lowered while sprinting, the flashlight will shine to the left.

PC players have the ability to keybind Toggle Weapon Light to the same key used for Zoom, allowing the light to be turned on while aiming down sight or while hipfiring. By default, the tactical light is turned on when the player spawns.


Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 features two flashlight attachments, the Flash Light and Tactical Light. Despite differences in function, the two attachments both emit a light that is blinding and disorienting at close range, and are noticeably less effective outside of long range. The two attachments are highly effective against the infrared sights, the IRNV and FLIR, completely blinding the devices when pointed at a player using them.

Both attachments can be equipped on all primary weapons and sidearms. Another attachment, the Laser-Light Combo, is also available, giving the player access to both a Laser Sight as well as a Flash Light.

Flash Light

Flash Light
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Slot Accessory
Unlocked at 20 Kills (Handguns)

50 Kills (Personal Defense Weapons)
90 Kills (Light Machine Guns)
100 Kills (Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles)
140 Kills (Carbines, Designated Marksman Rifles)
150 Kills (Pump Action Shotguns)
160 Kills (Semi-Automatic Shotguns)

Special feature(s) Toggle-able flashlight
"Lights up dark corners and disorients nearby enemies. Especially blinding against IRNV and FLIR sight equipment."
— Battlelog description

The Flash Light is a weapon accessory in Battlefield 4. It functions identically to the Tactical Light in Battlefield 3, remaining toggable and blinding at close range. The Flash Light is unlocked through normal weapon progression for all weapons, with Handguns unlocking it earliest at twenty kills and unlocked the latest for Semi-auto Shotguns at one hundred sixty kills.

Compared to the Tactical Light's blinding effects in Battlefield 3, the Flash Light's brightness greatly deteriorates over range and still remains most useful in close quarters. If not switched off, the light will remain on when the player is moving or aiming and will point to the left when the player is sprinting. Because of this, it may be a good idea to toggle the Flash Light off if one is about to run a long distance or engage an enemy at long range to avoid drawing more attention to oneself.

Tactical Light

Tactical Light
BF4 tacticallight
Slot Accessory
Unlocked at Battlepacks
Special feature(s) Flashlight that toggles on when ADS
"Light activated automatically when you aim your weapon. Especially blinding against IRNV and FLIR sight equipment."
— Battlelog description

The Tactical Light is a weapon attachment featured in Battlefield 4. Unlike the Flash Light, the Tactical Light is only activated when the user aims down sight, and cannot be turned off when ADS. Also unlike its counterpart, the Tactical Light is only unlocked through Battlepacks.

The Tactical Light is most useful if the player wants to retain the blinding effects of the Flash Light, but wants to avoid getting noticed by the light of attachment when on the move. The player should keep in mind that the light will always be on when the player is actually aiming, so the attachment is not the best idea if one is encountering more long range engagements than close range ones. The toggable Flash Light may be a better idea if the player wants to retain the effects of the light up-close, and have it disabled when aiming at long range.


Battlefield Hardline

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BFHL Flashlight
Slot Accessory
Tactical Light
BFHL Tactical Light
Slot Accessory
Special feature(s) Flashlight that toggles on when ADS
"Light activated automatically when you aim your weapon. Especially blinding against IRNV and FLIR sight equipment."
— Battlelog description

The Tactical Light is a weapon attachment featured in Battlefield Hardline, functioning in the same exact manner as the Battlefield 4 counterpart.

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