The ping system is hands down the best I’ve ever seen in any game, period.

1 : Anonymous2019/02/04 23:02 ID: an7k78

It just works SO well for communicating with your teammates, even when you don't have a mic or time to type. Just ping! It's instant and works great.

Also, some tips: you can 'ping' an empty attachment slot to ask your buddies for that attachment and you can ping the ammo type on your weapon (in inventory) to ask for more. Works great!

2 : Anonymous2019/02/05 03:00 ID: efrrm89

We playtested the PING system for months with constant iteration to improve it and solve the issues of playing with Randos with no mics

ID: efrwswm

Get this man a sheild producer tag

ID: efrvo0i

You a dev? If so this game is so smooth.

ID: efs0lz3

For real though, ping system is game changing in this world of online games. I often can't get on a mic because kids never be quiet but this doesn't make me feel guilty, like I'm not contributing to the team when I really want to. Bravo from the line wolves out there!

ID: efryq9c

any plans for a public API for stat tracking? if so, I'll start learning how to code a Discord bot!

ID: efrskwr

Nice to hear that, along with a lot of other things, it has been tweaked and tuned until it's the best it can be (or close to it, perfection never exists in programming :P)

ID: efs26fg

My first win came alongside two guys on voice and me with just the pings. Never once felt out of sync. Feels like a major step forward for matchmaking.

ID: efs3pqz

As a QA tester from BR it was an extreme pleasure to test with you guys every night! Cool to see you interacting with the community so fast. Looking forward to continuing working with you guys.

ID: efs6cec

I'm not sure if you guys are the first to implement this, but whoever thought up the idea of assigning a jumpmaster and making teams drop together by default is a genius. This makes playing with random people in matchmaking so much better. Can't count how many times I've played fortnite or another BR game just to see my teamates go in 4 seperate directions. Kudos to the whole dev team.

ID: efrx3fp

Thank you so much for this, first game we won because we were able to communicate with no microphones

ID: efs4by0

Hey man, congrats on the release. Game is exciting so far. I wish TTF3 was a thing, but I literally told folks “Jesus could you imagine a titanfall BR game??” And fuck me, here it is.

ID: efs4vi2

I was just talking to my friends about the fact that it really does feel like respawn actually GIVES A DAMN about how well their games play. You guys deserve success with this one. Bravo.

ID: efs4wr5

I found myself playing Blackout hitting right bumper wishing I had that ping system. As soon as my friends got off I hopped right back on Apex haha.

ID: efshbdf

Did you also work on titan fall 2? Because what an amazing game. I'm glad you guys are getting more recognition for this and I hope this helps pave the way for titan fall 3. Such a great campaign.

ID: efsiv4g

This and the follow on drop mechanic have made playing with randoms a dream. Thank you

ID: efsoz3r

This game is perfect. Flawless. I've been playing PUBG for 13 months and I uninstalled it the day before this came out in anticipation for how good it would be. It spoke volumes to me that you guys had enough confidence in the game to let it just drop out of the sky on us like this. I had super high expectations and the next game I was looking forward to in order to recapture some kind of "magic" was The Division 2 . Honestly I don't think I will be purchasing any games this year and will dedicate as much time to this as I did PUBG. I think I have over 9000 games played on PUBG so ... 😀

ID: efshn0s

Such a great system. This and the revive mechanic have my friends and I DL and trying it out today!

ID: efso080

thats awesome, mics are cool but i think a lot of games dont realise not everyone wants to use one all the time, so the ping system is a brilliant solution for that.

ID: efso6ae


It's awesome

ID: efsqkcb

Absolutely love the ping system!! Best I've ever seen. Won a game yesterday, only one guy on our squad had a mic and the ping was extremely useful.

ID: efsqoph

I played last night, and was blown away. Your team has a lot to be proud of so far.

ID: efstjxh

Randis with no mics are still the bane of my existence but this helps. Hopefully we’ll see a duos mode.

ID: efsvss5

All I have to say is well done... all around this game is fun as hell my entire experience with it so far is amazing

ID: efsww7s

Seriously great job. Well thought out, intuitive, incredibly helpful, yet still not over powered / game breaking (looking at you BF).

ID: efsyiev

Can the option for ping wheel delay, where we can set how long before the wheel shows up, be added?

Aside, why do I have the ability to keybind almost every ping, but not ordinances and health/shields?

ID: eft1pk4

This release looks clean as fuck, and built to last. GJ to you and your team

ID: eftj8g4

I also like how much the characters say game related things in general. From simply saying "reloading" to yelling when being shot at, and letting players know they are outside the zone; the game is constantly updating the player about what is going on.

ID: eftm700

when Europe servers?¿ playing from EU at 250ms its ruinning the experience ....

ID: efupxna

It’s so perfect

ID: efw412t

I love Apex but my friends don't like it based on the opinions of streamers. How do i convince them to play with me? They usually play fortnite.

ID: ei4l434

I fundamentally believe Battle Royals are the worse thing to happen to shooters and hate them with a passion so believe me when I say this:

Y'all made a damn good game. It's the only BR I can enjoy playing and thank y'all for it.

ID: efrzwg9

You guys take any inspiration from Dota? The fact that I can ping anything I want to communicate and it works is very reminiscent of how amazing pinging is in dota

3 : Anonymous2019/02/05 00:27 ID: efrgfgh

I’ve played 6 games so far, won 3 of them. All with random people. The ping system is amazing, easy to use (I’m on console), and it feels like everyone is playing as a team. I have high hopes for Apex Legends.

ID: efrry90

i wanna think everybody is a good teammate, but also noticed that not a lot of random teammates leave you to die without reviving. It's probably the XP they get, but it's refreshing either way.

ID: efrv1c4

Won our first game earlier today and won three more throughout the night. Started off easy but people are def getting better lol

ID: efro2pj

Quick question. What kind of games do you usually play? And how do they compare?

ID: efscz0g

Same, couple randoms with no mics and we were able to coordinate based on the ping system alone, obviously mics would be better but even when playing with friends on mics it increased situational awareness and there was no more “enemy at 220” “where” “220 low” “I don’t see ‘em” “220, low, left to right” “I got nothing” it’s literally just double tap ping and everyone knows exactly where the bad guy is.

4 : Anonymous2019/02/05 00:20 ID: efrfza0

Agreed! You can communicate so well with no mic. So polished for a f2p game

5 : Anonymous2019/02/05 00:31 ID: efrgpjm

The ping system is amazing for when I dont want to use a mic but still want to help my squad, more games need it!

Would love it in fortnite for example

ID: efria6z

I wouldn't be surprised to see Fortnite's existing pinging updated to be similar to this, but PUBG had one exactly like this but removed it when people didn't like the fact it took out all the communication from the game. With a game like this, its definitely a skill to have accurate call outs without a pinging system, and it dumbs it down a bit in PUBG when you can just ping the exact tree someone is on in a forest.

I think the ults/abilities to move around or shield up help against the pinging, since if your spot is known in PUBG its hard to get away.

6 : Anonymous2019/02/05 00:52 ID: efri7ct

Totally agree, I actually feel ok playing with randoms in this game because of the ping system, never did in other BRs

ID: efrk81l

I’ve gotten 7 wins with ransoms. That doesn’t happen in br lol

ID: efspc8k

Last night I kept having randos just run off and play solo every game 🙁 I'm sure it wont happen too often though.

7 : Anonymous2019/02/05 00:24 ID: efrg81c

Seriously. Exactly what a game like this needs. Doesn't force mic chat.

8 : Anonymous2019/02/05 00:43 ID: efrhl1c

How do you ping to say you need shields for example?

ID: efrnbim

When you pull up your inventory, hover over the gea

you need a you'll be prompted to ping!

9 : Anonymous2019/02/05 01:59 ID: efrn3gt

played 3 games so far with top fragging and winning 2 of them. (I've never won in blackout and fortnite for example, tho I haven't played them THAT much) Communication was a breeze. The ping system is deep and meaningful.

My only gripe with the game is that it seemingly has some performance issues (I have above recommended specs, having drops to around 40 fps on medium settings)

ID: efrx6eo

If it's not installed on a SSD, I'd reccomened that

ID: efs7cy8

Deep and meaningful pings OMEGALUL

10 : Anonymous2019/02/05 02:34 ID: efrpnj5

Was thinking the same earlier. What an awesome ping system this has.

11 : Anonymous2019/02/05 02:52 ID: efrr1v0

The ping system is one of the best things that has happened to battle royale

ID: efsuiki

I wholeheartedly agree. This is my favorite part of the game.

12 : Anonymous2019/02/05 07:14 ID: efs66y2

Poor PUBG. They added this type of ping system and got shit on by the community for adding it, so they removed it.

ID: efsbw2p

problem PUBG has the hardcore fans are all either solo players where ping doesn't matter, or they have their own squads where they don't want the game to do things for them as they have their own communication systems perfected - so when changes are introduced that make it easier for the average player but harder for these "core" players, they moan to hell and high water and it gets rolled back.

ID: efstn4v

No, they added an utterly broken ping system that was done incredibly poorly, removed it, then reworked it a bit and re-added it and then it was well received.

13 : Anonymous2019/02/05 04:11 ID: efrwi7l

yeah sure beats other games where i have to fire my weapon in their direction then tea bag some armor or a weapon i dropped for them to pick up

14 : Anonymous2019/02/05 04:24 ID: efrxe3f

Reminds me a lot of Evolves ping. Which is a good thing.

15 : Anonymous2019/02/05 02:58 ID: efrrhu4

Yea, Rainbow 6 Siege had it for 3 years and i found myself constantly wanting that mechanic in other team shooters I play like csgo, battlefield or destiny so I'm really happy Respawn borrowed that idea and even improved it.

ID: efsgv5r

I came here for this and was surprised that almost no one recognizes / acknowledges this... :/ Surprisingly enough Ubisoft figured out this problem early on. Glad to see it in other games as well. It is definitely more suited for tactical-oriented shooters.

16 : Anonymous2019/02/05 03:21 ID: efrt26p

Agreed. The ping system is the best and most original thing about this game

17 : Anonymous2019/02/05 02:11 ID: efrnzxf

How do I give someone a shield or health I have?

ID: efrrc1l

if you are on console is start and x/square to drop

ID: efrpb13

press TAB to open inventory. Then drag it to the right where it says "drop"

18 : Anonymous2019/02/05 07:47 ID: efs7gni

I have to agree, the closest thing I think we've seen it is the Battlefield franchise (makes sense), but this is definitely the next evolution of it. I was just talking to my buddy the other day of "how great would it be to mark a beacon while ADS" in Fortnite, and this allows that and more.

It really proves the point that communication can happen WHEN it's made as easy as possible, and Apex enables that. Kudos.

19 : Anonymous2019/02/05 02:47 ID: efrqmdy

They absolutely nailed the ping system, love it

20 : Anonymous2019/02/05 05:45 ID: efs222r

I just won my first match playing with two guys on mic and just me with the pings. Even without voice, pinging is so effective at communicating that I never once felt out of sync.

It's genius just how intuitive they've made it. It's so good that I already don't want to go back to any other BR game.

21 : Anonymous2019/02/05 07:32 ID: efs6vql

Basically the fps equivalent of dota's ping system.

22 : Anonymous2019/02/05 08:10 ID: efs8cem

Also, if you try to heal while not having healing items, your character will ask for healing as well.

23 : Anonymous2019/02/05 08:24 ID: efs8uvz

As I was playing Apex more, I came to a point where I didn’t bother using my mic for a callout because pinging was much easier and faster for me lol. I also think it’s amazing that they let us text chat ingame with our teammates, I’ve never had this fun playing a game in months.

24 : Anonymous2019/02/05 08:39 ID: efs9dei

It's pretty much identical to the one in Portal 2 co-op.

It really is awesome though. I like the unique voice lines for each character.

25 : Anonymous2019/02/05 12:23 ID: efsheg4

Being able to ping inventory items is a stroke of genius. Having the characters also announce critical information (in case the players don't) is also great. Respawn did good with actually promoting teamwork. Which is good, since there's no solo queue.

26 : Anonymous2019/02/05 14:55 ID: efsqs10

As someone who loves multiplayer, the ping system needs to become a new STANDARD in this industry. Its so helpful!

27 : Anonymous2019/02/05 16:09 ID: efswrzn

Totally agree, I feel like this will be a standard feature in games going forward. Battlefield had some of this stuff but Respawn made it waaaaaay better.

28 : Anonymous2019/02/05 02:14 ID: efro7ug

Does the ping system make the game "easier" for people? Sorry I haven't downloaded the game yet but just asking here.

ID: efrpclp

It lets you communicate. You can ping an item and it will glow on the map for your teammates and also say a voiceline of what it is. Can ping an enemy and same thing. Or just a spot on the map.

ID: efrs6pe

The main draw for me is pinging enemies. Problem with other BR's is random team mates tend to say "Guys over there" with no direction. Now they can ping and it make a nice big red mark right where they were looking. It at a minimum gives you a general idea where they were looking when they saw them.

ID: efs8jif

It makes it much easier to play with random teams. The game itself is not gonna be easier, because the enemy teams get the same benefit.

29 : Anonymous2019/02/04 23:28 ID: efrc5dq

Bro I know! Default it’s the scroll wheel push

It’s so damn useful. I’m constantly sending team mates to the wrong spot purposely. It’s great

30 : Anonymous2019/02/05 03:24 ID: efrta5p

I agree, being able to make multiple things is fantastic, something the other BRs are missing. I'm loving this game so far!! And then add the stealth drop on a Monday morning... Respawn knows the deal.

31 : Anonymous2019/02/05 03:29 ID: efrto7h

Is there to ask for health/shield?

32 : Anonymous2019/02/05 03:45 ID: efrurlt

Now if we could only convince Ubisoft to implement a simplified system like this

33 : Anonymous2019/02/05 04:20 ID: efrx3uo

Its also nice having multiple options to choose from

34 : Anonymous2019/02/05 04:42 ID: efryh9l

I'd go as far to say it is BETTER than portal 2's ping tool, and to anyone that's play P2, you know how good that ping tool was

35 : Anonymous2019/02/05 05:12 ID: efs09yi

I agree, absolutely top notch

36 : Anonymous2019/02/05 05:13 ID: efs0br3

100% agreed. I’m going blind in one eye so I sometimes have trouble spotting enemies, and having my teammates being able to ping precise enemy locations has helped A LOT. Night and day difference between this and the whole ‘NW whatever number by the tree!’ system of other BRs. This has been great as helped me and my friends get a win tonight.

37 : Anonymous2019/02/05 05:30 ID: efs19b4

i agree, hands down best ping system

38 : Anonymous2019/02/05 05:45 ID: efs22u2

HOTS would like a word with you, but this one is pretty good.

39 : Anonymous2019/02/05 06:15 ID: efs3kh5

Can someone please check what regions have servers currently ?

40 : Anonymous2019/02/05 06:20 ID: efs3sfz

Does Apex Legends have Dedicated servers? and What ping(Latency) do you get?

ID: efs51il

I feel like this may be a misunderstanding, so here goes.

He's talking about pinging item locations and players, not network ping.

41 : Anonymous2019/02/05 06:42 ID: efs4tj9

The only complaint I have is that it’s on right bumper.

42 : Anonymous2019/02/05 06:52 ID: efs59en

Agreed! This was a massively missing feature for the other BRs and now Apex comes out with this brilliant ping system. Honestly, all the information the game gives to the player is really good.

43 : Anonymous2019/02/05 07:02 ID: efs5oam

It is so effing amazing. Bravo Respawn bravo. The fights in this game are so intense and drawn out it's beautiful. I can't even begin to explain how amazing it feels. 10/10

44 : Anonymous2019/02/05 07:09 ID: efs5zey

The people in this game are great too!

45 : Anonymous2019/02/05 07:52 ID: efs7ob0

Genuinely a fantastic delve into the crazy world of battle royals. Totally thought "great, another one of THESE games. And EA too. This is gonna blow and be a huge money grab". I was wrong. Fantastic so far.

46 : Anonymous2019/02/05 08:23 ID: efs8t9b

Ring of Elysium was when I first realized a long system makes BRs way better, but Apex went above and beyond perfecting it.

47 : Anonymous2019/02/05 08:58 ID: efsa0ye

I didn't know about the empty slots, probably missed that in the tutorial.

48 : Anonymous2019/02/05 09:06 ID: efsaabk

How do you clear a ping?

ID: efse13t

Aim at it and click the ping button.

49 : Anonymous2019/02/05 11:53 ID: efsg1vb

definitely think the ping system is amazing, i only really get a chance to play in the evening the ping system is so useful set a standard for sure.

50 : Anonymous2019/02/05 12:06 ID: efsgn0w

By far one of my favorite editions to this game that and helping afk players by flying them in with you lol

51 : Anonymous2019/02/05 12:29 ID: efshoyj

reminds me a lot of dota 2, where so much information can be communicated via alt clicking different things

makes a world of difference both when playing with or without mics

52 : Anonymous2019/02/05 12:32 ID: efshu2d

I haven't had the chance to play the game yet, what makes it so unique and good?

ID: efsi60c

It is very contextually aware and polished. Ping a piece of loot? The loot icon will appear for your teammates and your character will call out what it is and what rarity it is.

It also allows teammates to interact with your pings, for example a "move here" ping can be "okay"-ed by teammates.

53 : Anonymous2019/02/05 12:59 ID: efsj7bt

The ping system can be faster than talking too! Especially since I use push to talk because I'm not an asshole with my mechanical keyboard. When in the middle of a fight being able to mash F (enemy here ping) to let my squad know where the enemy is, is awesome.

54 : Anonymous2019/02/05 13:38 ID: efslel1

I'm groundbreaking stuff.

I believe it has potential to revolutionize the way multiplayer communication is done, specially on consoles, where there is no text chat.

55 : Anonymous2019/02/05 13:50 ID: efsm5rr


Friend: there are like 50 trees


Friend: they're all big


Friend: pulls grenade pin

56 : Anonymous2019/02/05 14:17 ID: efsnyi6

Ive seen this being used in gameplay and i have to agree, its really useful

57 : Anonymous2019/02/05 14:22 ID: efsoakt

Is there any way to ping and ask for health?

ID: efsq9u4

Either press the heal button when you don't have healing supplies, or ping your healthbar.

58 : Anonymous2019/02/05 15:23 ID: efst05j

I won a match with randoms this morning thanks to this. No one talked on mics at all. Honestly, in some ways it better thank actually talking which can get confusing and distracting, whereas the ping system is simple and straight to the point.

59 : Anonymous2019/02/05 15:24 ID: efst1tr

I suggested it for BO4 in the subreddit months ago. Post downvoted to 0 and got made fun of in the post.

60 : Anonymous2019/02/05 15:30 ID: efstkpq

Is Dota 2 a joke to you?

ID: efstode

Don't like Moba's so never played it.

61 : Anonymous2019/02/05 16:06 ID: efswjp7

I couldn't agree more. My 3rd game, the people on my team didn't have a mic. We pinged the whole time and it worked flawlessly to communicate exactly what was needed. I was low on heavy ammo. Pinged it in my inventory, my character shouts for heavy ammo, a teammate drops some in front of me, and I thanked them. Just one of the several things that the ping system helped us do. Dare I say, it might be better than talking haha.

62 : Anonymous2019/02/05 16:21 ID: efsxr0l

The ping system is top notch. Now it's just figuring out how I want to map my keys so that using pings frequently feels more natural.

63 : Anonymous2019/02/05 16:23 ID: efsxwx6

First thing I saw and I was so happy. I play solo a lot and playing a team game like this with randoms is never fun because you can’t tell them what you need or want. But with this game you barely even need to actually talk to your teammates. Had a couple randoms with mics and we ended up just talking about the game and stuff we liked because we could just ping stuff and not have to actually call it out. So good

64 : Anonymous2019/02/05 17:02 ID: eft188p

This game with how the pinging is, the map and how the characters me some Evolve memories

65 : Anonymous2019/02/05 17:04 ID: eft1ecf

not exactly the right place to ask, but how do you drop items (medkits especially) in this game on PS4? my buddy and I made it pretty far in a game but when we had a moment to heal I had some medkits and he didn't, and I couldn't figure out how to give him one

ID: eftgsj0

you press option to open the inventory, select the medkit and press square to drop it.

66 : Anonymous2019/02/05 17:10 ID: eft1vsj

Or when you are in the drop ship, just ping spam the fuck out of the supply ship across the map to annoy your friends

67 : Anonymous2019/02/05 17:12 ID: eft22yt

i dunno, dota 2 has one of the most fleshed out ping systems in the game

68 : Anonymous2019/02/05 17:34 ID: eft3zdx

I guess there really were a LOT of people who never played Evolve...

69 : Anonymous2019/02/05 19:04 ID: eftbs9g

AGREED. Appreciate the extra tips too I was not aware of that.

70 : Anonymous2019/02/06 20:45 ID: efw955i

Yeah. Its really amazing and work so well. One of these things that are « why have no one done this before».

71 : Anonymous2019/02/05 12:49 ID: efsipgc

Ping is in like a bunch of coop games


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