I never use the flash suppressor because I don't know what makes it worth using. The description says that it hides muzzle flash and decreases accuracy. That's it?! Hardly worth using if you ask me. Can anyone confirm it using the flash suppressor hides you from mini-map when shooting or anything else? I don't see why it is unlocked later than the sound suppressor when that is actually worth using and does more help than harm.
My question is: what are the full effects of the flash suppressor attachments?
"Flash Suppressor The Flash Suppressor is for players who want some additional Stealth, without the range and accuracy penalties of a Suppressor. It works as a recoil compensator, reducing recoil, though it adds a slight bit of bulk making firing from the hip more difficult.
+Reduces visual muzzle signature +20% reduced vertical recoil -20% penalty to base accuracy from the hip
Rationale: The Flash Suppressor is underwhelming generally. While it hides the muzzle flash it doesn't hide you on the minimap. I considered allowing it to hide on the minimap, but then it begins to just be a Suppressor without the aim bonus and range penalties. I want it to be something different. By allowing the Flash Suppressor to work as a recoil Compensator, the FS becomes a middle ground between the Suppressor and Heavy Barrel. If you're otherwise happy with the range, damage, and accuracy of your weapon, then the FS should be a nice buff to manageable recoil, without a whole lot of penalty. This is also a large buff."