Already in the upcoming beta phase of OverVATCH 2 , all participants will be able to try the new ping system in action. On the official website of the Hero Shooter, the Blizzard developers have introduced the feature recently, which the community has long been desired.
Every vote counts
The fact that the developers still have the Activision Blizzard scandal from 2021 in mind already shows the introduction: “The ping system follows a basic value that is very important to the Oververtch team: every vote counts. Since this value counts For Blizzard is of great importance, we wanted to implement him in our game. “
The ping should expand the type of communication by an additional option. This is interesting for players who want to optically support their voicechat communication. On the other hand, the ping system also depends on people who can not or would like to use the Voicechat.
Overwatch 2: At the touch of a button, you activates a context-sensitive ping, which is directed according to the destination in your crosshair. Source: Blizzard
That’s how the Ping works
At the touch of a button, you activates a context-sensitive ping, which is directed according to the destination in your crosshair. For example, if you play Tracer and ping the opposing Reaper, Tracer shares your teammates about their sayings in the game where Reaper is currently located. This ping follows the targeted hero as long as it is visible.
However, if you want to lose sight of reaper again, the ping shows you and your team colleagues the last known location. Some skills of reaper, such as shadow step and phantom, should also ensure that your ping indicates only its last known position. Sombras Transloker, Doomfists Meteorbag, Moira’s phase jump and tracers time loop are examples of capabilities that remove ping.
What else can the ping system?
If you keep the ping key pressed, a menu opens, for example, to communicate your fellow players where your help needs or if you want to attack and defend. There are also special interactions that you can respond to the ping of a team member. If your team tells your team with the communication menu that it should be collecting or that your healing needs, a ping is now activated over your hero. Your colleagues can then respond to your ping and let me know if they come to or where the team’s support helps are.
The developers have also thought of trolls: If someone pinges too often, you can block or suppress the system individually. The developers use a strict spam protection, which they can still adapt – depending on what the beta test will result. Accordingly important, your feedback will be if you try the new system in the test phase.
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