How to ping enemies in Warzone 2: Modern Warfare 2 ping system explained

Andrew Highton
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Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2’s ping system mechanic is essential when it comes to in-game communication as you can instruct teammates without saying a word.

It’s only natural that the inclusion of proximity chat in Warzone 2 has had the community buzzing as the thought of trash-talking nearby hostiles is a feature that players have wanted for years.

We’re focusing on another aspect of Call of Duty that gives the teamwork notion credence as the franchise’s ping system has become a valuable tool when it comes to chemistry, tactics, and Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 match victories.

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The series is always attracting newcomers who’ve never experienced the intensity of CoD, and we’ve put together this quick and handy guide showing you how to use the ping system in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

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How to ping enemies in Warzone 2

The second you drop into a game of Warzone 2, even if it’s just in the pre-game matchmaking aspect of the match, you just need to press up on the PlayStation or Xbox D-pad, or press the applicable keybind on PC.

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Doing so will instantly cast a marker on whatever you aimed at the second you pushed the action button.

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If you were aimed at an enemy player, then they will be pinged for all teammates to see with a distinct red icon, same with AI foes. If you were looking at weapons, gear, or something along those lines, then they will also be identified so that everyone knows they’re there.

How to ping enemies in Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 players will be pleased to know that the process for the latest yearly CoD shooter is the same. Simply, push up on the PlayStation or Xbox D-pad, or, again, select the assigned keybind if you’re a PC player.

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It will have the exact same function of pingin enemy players or dropped items for allies to see, giving out handy information for your commrades.


You should now have all the information you need to ping enemies, vehicles, and more, during games of Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2. But for even more CoD content, we have more guides below for you:

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