06 Oct 2021 6:53 PM +00:00

How to Ping in Battlefield 2042

The Battlefield 2042 ping system is a vital tool and one you should get in the habit of using as soon as possible.

As with other games, such as Apex Legends, the Battlefield ping feature marks a specific enemy or location for your teammates to see and, ideally, offer their assistance. Outside its usefulness in tracking key targets across Battlefield 2042's maps, it's also handy if you don't want to play with voice chat on. That way, you can preserve your privacy and still communicate with your squad.

Battlefield 2042 Ping - How to Ping in Battlefield 2042

On PC:

  • Press the "Q" key on your keyboard
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On Xbox:

  • Press "RB"

On PlayStation:

  • Press "R1"
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You'll know it was successful, since a system message appears in chat with a mention of what you pinged, and your character makes a comments.

Pings only last a short while, so try not to lose track once you've done the initial ping. On enemies, active markers hover over the head, though for locations, they remain fixed wherever you were looking when you pinged.

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Battlefield 2042 Ping - When to Ping in Battlefield 2042

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Your squad mates hopefully have a good reason for splitting up, so you won't want to overuse the ping and disrupt what they're trying to accomplish. However, if there's a particularly troublesome - or vulnerable - enemy you want to keep track of, pinging is a good way to ensure they don't escape your notice.

Pinging is also a handy way to warn your teammates if an enemy is headed their way.

So far, Battlefield 2042 is shaping up to be a spectacular return for the series, minus some misses with the weapons. Check out our in-depth impressions