The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta is beginning soon, with a PS4-exclusive beta weekend starting on October 8. Alongside some details about what’s changed since the alpha, developer Treyarch has also revealed some details about what to expect and how to play the beta, revealing some interesting new details.
One key new feature introduced in the beta is a ping system, which sounds a lot like the ping system first introduced in Respawn’s Apex Legends. The ping system is a way of pointing out important points on the map, and indicating to other players where enemies, loot, and other things are. It’s a good way to communicate without needing to use voice chat.
The ping button will be mapped to the left D-Pad button on controllers, and Z on keyboards, but it can be remapped. You’re able to ping enemy Scorestreakers, too, including spy planes. This will make it easier for players to communicate with one another, even if they don’t like to chat.