Using the Ping System in World of Warcraft

Using the Ping System in World of Warcraft
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Written by 

Amy Eastland


1st Sep 2023 10:55

In an update that will soon be coming to World of Warcraft, Blizzard is implementing a new Ping System. With this, players can let each other know that they are planning an attack on certain enemies in the area, or want to warn others that there are strong mobs that may kill them if they get too close. Overall, it is a helpful system that allows players to communicate with each other. 

This guide will explain how the ping system works, and how you can use the ping system once it comes out in patch 10.1.7, which is on the horizon for players of the game.

How to use the Ping System

In order to use the Ping System, you simply hold the G and Left Mouse Button at the same time and drag to the ping that you want to use. This will bring up the ping wheel, where you’ll see options such as “Warning”, “On my Way”, “Assist” and “Attack”. 

You can also quick ping without the wheel, by holding down G and clicking on a friendly player, enemy or the ground. By doing so, this will automatically give a non-threatening alert for a friendly player and the ground, and a threatening alert for an enemy.

Like most games that utilize a ping system, you will be locked out from pings for a couple of seconds if you get too ping-happy. This is to stop people from spamming pings in the chat and making it hard for people to communicate. Equally, you will be able to see who has pinged, so if someone is excessively pinging in the chat, they can just mute the person, report them, or block them.

What is the Ping System?

The Ping System is a brand-new communication and alert system that is being tested on the Public Test Realm (PTR) that will allow players to ping each other with both friendly pings and warnings for enemies. These pings are similar to systems that are seen in games like League of Legends and DOTA 2.

These pings can be used on friendly targets, enemies, the ground, or on unit frames. Because it is still in PTR, it means that this could be subject to change in the future.

That’s everything you need to know about the brand-new ping system coming to World of Warcraft. 

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Amy was a Guides Writer for GGRecon. She has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and Journalism, and has previously worked for companies such as Gfinity and HITC. Her favourite games include Dark Souls 3, Elden Ring, and Crash Bandicoot Warped. When she's not at work, she's hanging out with her black cat, Shelby.

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