Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is adding a useful ping system to all of its multiplayer modes. Warzone already had the ping system, but this will be the first time it has appeared in regular Call of Duty multiplayer.
“For the first time in Black Ops Multiplayer, we’re adding a locational Ping system as a feature across all MP modes, allowing you to ping objectives, loot, locations, and enemies for your teammates during a match.” Treyarch wrote on its official site. “From Team Deathmatch to Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, you can use the Ping system to communicate non-verbally with your teammates for increased coordination.”
Ping systems have become increasingly popular after Respawn brought it to Apex Legends. It lets players communicate with button presses instead of voice chat. Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite added it after Respawn received praise for the feature.
The ping system is mapped to the D-pad on controllers and bound to Z on keyboards in Black Ops Cold War, although it can be remapped in the gameplay settings menu. This new ping system could help squads communicate and avoid getting killed by a single shot.
Treyarch is also adding a Field of View (FOV) slider to all platforms. An FOV slider–a setting that lets you change your perspective–is already in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, although it’s not available for consoles. It gives PC players better vision when playing against console players–now everyone will have the same options, which is optimal for cross-play between platforms.
The Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta starts on October 8 on PS4, but other platforms will get in on the action soon after. You’ll need to preorder to get in as soon as possible, and preloading is already underway.
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