What you need to know
- According to an official blog post, Halo Infinite's multiplayer gameplay will allow players to ping areas of interest for their teammates in-game.
- Players will be able to use this to tell their teammates where enemies, weapons, objectives, and more are in a match.
- This system will no doubt make communicating with teammates in-game easier, especially for players that don't use voice chat.
Details about Halo Infinite's multiplayer gameplay have been trickling out from official sources ever since it was revealed during the Xbox E3 2021 show, and that trend shows no sign of stopping since 343 Industries' Lead Multiplayer Designer Andrew Witts has recently confirmed that Halo Infinite will have a ping system in an employee spotlight blog post. Specifically, this system will be called the "Mark System" and will enable players to mark areas of interest on maps for their teammates.
"My team also gets to work on awesome MP (multiplayer) systems like ... the Mark System, which is a feature where players can mark a spot in the world that lets their teammates know vital information, like an enemy position or weapon location," said Witts.
Ping systems like these have appeared in many shooters recently, so it's not surprising to see it come to the next big installment of Halo. Considering pings make it easier to communicate with teammates (especially if you don't have a microphone) I think this feature is great to have, although there do need to be some restrictions in place to make sure that griefers can't spam it to annoy everyone in the lobby.
Overall, pings coming to Halo Infinite is great news, and we're looking forward to learning more about the nuances of the game's multiplayer gameplay soon. What do you think about the inclusion of a ping system in Halo Infinite? Let us know. Hopefully, Halo infinite will prove to be one of the best Xbox games ever made when it releases later this year. I'm looking forward to playing it when it comes to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 (and Windows 11) PCs. Notably, you can preorder the game now for $60, but if you're interested in only the multiplayer, it will be completely free. There's also a Halo Infinite beta coming in Summer 2021 you can sign up to be a part of (check our guide on how to sign up for Halo Infinite's beta for more information).
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