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Apex Legends player suggests clever new ping to stop reckless teammates

Published: 10/Nov/2021 22:40

by Theo Salaun

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Apex Legends players are tired of reckless teammates going rogue, so one has come up with an elegant solution. With voice lines and a mockup, someone has suggested a new ping to rein in the wildcards.

As far as battle royales go, Apex Legends just might be the most team-based one imaginable. Other games let players operate in teams of three, but none have the degree of ability-based synergy that Apex does.

Of course, working with teammates has its highs and its lows. And one such low doesn’t involve ability usage or communication — it just involves positioning. 

So, to try and stop teammates from sprinting across the map to their death, a Redditor has come up with an idea. Receiving thousands of upvotes and awards, alongside hundreds of comments, delta17v2’s concept seems to have struck a delighted nerve in the community.

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Apex Legends player’s idea for “Don’t go there!” ping

Can we get a ping for when you don’t want your teammates to get reckless? (i.e. "Don’t go there") from apexlegends

Delta posted their idea to Reddit with a simple request for Respawn Entertainment: “Can we get a ping for when you don’t want your teammates to get reckless?”

And, in their graphic, they explain exactly how this would work out. With a subtle mockup, the ping would have a little “x” and would be called “Don’t go there!” Additionally, they even came up with a variety of voice lines that would work for the game’s characters.

Apex Legends pings to stop teammates from going rogue?

There actually already is a ping that serves a similar purpose, which was brought back in Season 10. But Delta’s “Don’t go there” is a lot more explicit than Respawn’s “Hold On.”

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And the voice lines fit right in too. For Octane, they suggested that he let teammates know the area pinged is remarkably risky: “Oooh… Even I’m not reckless enough to get in there.”

But the best voice line just might be Revenant’s, which tells teammates precisely what their reckless behavior could lead to: “You wanna die? Perfect. Die there.” Can’t be sure if this will actually work on random players, but — judging by the community’s response — it’s worth a try.