With the addition of ping systems to several high-profile games in recent years, some Destiny 2 players are now calling on Bungie to introduce one.
Ping systems are becoming more common in high-profile multiplayer shooters as an additional tool to help players communicate with their teammates, and some Fate 2 players are now asking Bungie to bring the feature into the game. The next major expansion, Fall of light, is already set to bring great quality-of-life and sandbox changes to the loot-shooter players have been asking Bungie to add for a few years, whether it’s an in-game LFG or extra armor. A ping system could potentially fit into the former of these two categories, finding use across the game’s many PvE and PvP activities.
Season of the Seraph is the current season of Fate 2as of this writing, and will set the stage for the battle to come when Fall of light releases February 28, 2023. Guardians are tasked with rebuilding and awakening Warmind Rasputin to reclaim the vast arsenal of weapons and join the final city’s battle against The Witness’ forces. However, The Witness and its disciples also have a keen interest in the Warmind’s weapons and treasure trove of secrets, the latter of which may contain the location of a secret city on Neptune.
The expansion brings with it a wide range of changes Fate 2 the community has been asking for such changes as Bungie has outlined in a dedicated blog post. There are still some community-requested features that Bungie hasn’t addressed, among them a ping system to highlight locations, ammo, or specific enemies while playing with other Guardians. Reddit user Singapore_DLC_Pack is one such player who takes to the DestinyTheGame subreddit to share his desire for some sort of ping system.
Ping systems have existed in games in one form or another since the mid-2000s, with shooters such as Star Wars: Republic Commando and Left 4 Dead is among the most notable titles to feature an early version of the ping system. In recent years it has become more common thanks to the popularity of Apex Legends‘ ping system which eventually led to EA purchasing a patent for the game’s specific ping system. Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzoneand PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds then the later addition of their own ping systems in response to the popularity of the inside of Apex Legends.
The argument for a similar system inside the Fate 2 makes sense given the game’s wealth of multiplayer and co-op activities available to players. It can be especially useful in endgame activities, such as Grandmaster Nightfalls and raids, where communication is important and provides an additional tool to complete them. It remains to be seen if Bungie will add such a feature and how long it will take to find its way into the game, though it doesn’t seem out of the question given Bungie’s recent requests for player feedback.
Fate 2 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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