Ping System Overwatch 2 – How To Ping & How Does It Work

Learn how to Ping in Overwatch 2 as well as how it works from this guide.

Since it is a multiplayer game, teamwork is required in order to win a match. Moreover, it is only possible if you have proper coordination with your teammates. Otherwise, an uncoordinated game is just like playing solo in a multiplayer match. In the past few years, the voice chat feature played a significant role in the teammate’s healthy coordination. However, there are some instances where a particular player is unable to access the voice chat. In such cases, the Ping system plays a very crucial role and luckily OW 2 has this feature. Check out this guide and know how to use the Ping system while playing Overwatch 2 on Consoles like PlayStation, Switch & Xbox, and PC.

How to Use the Ping System in Overwatch 2

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Here’s how to Ping on Consoles and PC to make better communication in the game:

  • PC – Simply use the G button (Default Control) on your keyboard to Ping at a specific thing while looking at it. In addition, you can also press the Middle-Mouse button to Ping something in Overwatch 2.
  • Consoles (PlayStation, Switch & Xbox) – Use the left D-Pad while looking at a place or a player to Ping it on the map.

Thereafter, if you keep on holding the dedicated Ping button on your respective device, then a wheel will appear. You can scroll and select any option from that wheel to Ping some extra information to your allies that include:

  • Enemy
  • Going In
  • Attacking
  • Fall Back
  • Need Help
  • Countdown
  • Defending
  • Watching Here

How Does The Ping System Work?

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The Ping System in Overwatch 2 may be the best one in the genre. As in its current state, it provides a lot of information and allows smooth communication without the use of Voice Chat. As mentioned above, it does all of the pings but also a lot more. If you see an enemy, say an enemy Sombra, you will be able to ping that enemy revealing their location for a while. Once they break the Line Of Sight, their last known location will only be revealed. This provides enough information for your team to be alert around them. The only way you can break this ping is by using Sombra’s Translocator, Doomfist’s Meteor Strike, Moira’s Fade, and Tracer’s Recall.

Not only that, you will be able to affirm or reject certain callouts by other teammates by looking at them and pinging them. This will open up a different Wheel which will allow you to answer them. This opens up a kind of Ping Communication that is not seen in many games if any. Although this seems like the best Ping System in the world, it has its flaws like being abused by Toxic Players. As such, the Devs have put a limiter on the Pings so you won’t get spammed by it. If it gets bad, you have the option of muting them entirely. As stated by the Devs, the Ping System in Overwatch 2 is going to be an evolving process. It will only get better if we as the players communicate with them and make it better.

That’s how to Ping on different Consoles and PC while playing Overwatch 2. If you found this article helpful, then make sure to check out our other OW2 guides.