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How to ping things in Rust – Ping System, Explained

Now we can ping things before they kill us!

Rust is a long-running first-person multiplayer game where the players have one single goal: survival by any means necessary. Players must gather resources and build a base, surviving one night at a time while scavenging for food and water. Hostile wildlife and other players present a constant threat, so the developers introduced the Ping System into the game to aid in communication with your team. This article will explain how the Ping System works in Rust.

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How to use the Ping System in Rust

You can use the Ping System in Rust by pressing the Middle mouse button while equipped with binoculars. Once you press the button, a Ping Wheel will appear, allowing you to choose between six different types of markers:

  • Hostile
  • Go to
  • Value
  • Loot
  • Weapon
  • Node

Once you select the marker type from the Ping Wheel by pressing the left click on your mouse button, you can place the marker at the desired location. The marker will be visible to your teammate in the in-game world and on the map. After approximately ten seconds, the marker will disappear, uncluttering your screen.

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Why is the Ping System important in Rust?

The decision to introduce the Ping Wheel into the game was primarily based on team players' wishes to coordinate with each other more effectively. Until recently, the game has relied heavily on team communication. However, as with most other battle royale games, verbally describing the exact location of a point of interest can be challenging. The players will welcome the Ping System, as it will make finding things much easier for them, such as locating the Egg Suits in the game.

Rust has prided itself on its clean and minimalistic user interface. Therefore, incorporating the Ping Wheel mechanic as a functionality tied to the binoculars is an elegant solution. It adds a tactical impact to the game, as it draws a single player in the team out of the fight for that moment, with them holding binoculars instead of a weapon.

Are you looking for more survival tips for Rust? We have you covered with articles like Can you change your character on Rust and How many satchels does it take to destroy walls and doors in Rust here on Pro Game Guides!

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Luka Rakocevic works as a full-time staff writer at Pro Game Guides and is a new-generation gamer. Backed with old-school gaming knowledge, his oldest gaming memories are on SNES, trying to beat Super Mario. Games are his big inspiration, and he frequently draws from that well to create new art. He prefers narrative-driven games like God of War, Killzone, Half-life, Uncharted and similar. Luka mainly writes science fiction in his free time. When he's not home banging away at his computer keyboard, you will most likely find him at a local pub or a metal concert in the middle of a mosh pit.

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