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Chat not blocking using Univ. Flashlight
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This Bug annoys me since 1.04 when i first detected it.
It's annoying when walking in the Dark on our Community Server and u toggel the Flashlight on and off while trying to pass of some strangers and get their gear.


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
Steps To Reproduce

Open Chat type Key in Chat vor Flashlight and Flashlight will go on or off

Event Timeline

Geez changed the task status from New to Need More Info.Aug 19 2019, 2:57 PM
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Hello michael.schmalzl.
Can you please describe what exactly is the issue? Does the community server use modded key binding for toggling flashlight that is not present in the vanilla game? Do you experience such issue on the official server as well? And have you tried to delete the contents of your C:\Users\*username*\Documents\DayZ folder to see if it has any effect on the issue?

Hi Geez,

for Explanation i'm not using WASD ... i play RDFG so mostly all keys are moved for 2 to the right... and my Nightvision / Flashlight is bound to "N".
Hope that's easier to understand now.

it's like using the chat ( it doesn't matter if community, Stable, Official or experimental ) and while typing "Hello ... behi"N" you!" the "N" makes my Flashlight go on or off when its already turned on.

So in my thoughts the Chat is passing by all keys and not only typing the Letter N in chatbox also switching it off/on.

So this would mean that if i Type "nnnnnn n n n n n n nnnnnn" i would do a S.O.S. Morse Code without wanting it and reveal my Location by mistake / buggy feature.

This also occurs on a Modded Community Server with the DayZ-Expansion-Chat and even deleting those DayZ Folder oder DayZ Exp under Documents won't work or didn't fix that in the last Months.

Kind regards

Geez added a comment.Aug 21 2019, 3:41 PM

Thank you for the update.
Does this concern weapon flashlights / flashlights that are wielded in hands, or does this only affect the head torch?

Hi Geez,

i just tested again ... its only with the universal Flashlight on the Helmet and the head torch ( everything which is activated by that special key ).
If u hold it in hands u need to activate by left mouse.

kind regards

Hi Geez,

Anything new ?
Do you need more information or a Video ?

Geez added a comment.Sep 5 2019, 4:08 PM

Hello michael.schmalzl.
This is all information we need for now and we will take a look at the issue internally.

Geez changed the task status from Need More Info to Assigned.Sep 5 2019, 4:08 PM
Geez changed the task status from Assigned to Acknowledged.Sep 12 2019, 12:56 PM

Hello again.
We have confirmed the issue and it has been scheduled for a fix.

Geez closed this task as Resolved.Sep 16 2019, 12:55 PM
Geez claimed this task.

Hello michael.schamlzl.
The issue has been fixed internally and will be fixed on Steam in the future.