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Ping System

In co-operative multiplayer games, a ping system is a gameplay feature that allows players on the same team to visibly highlight, or ‘ping’, other features on the map (such as waypoints, enemies, or treasure) to their allied players. While ping systems existed in various genres such as MOBAs before, Apex Legends in the late 2010s was cited with popularizing the system for first-person shooters that enabled effective communication between players without the need for voice chat.