For the first time in nearly 10 years, Riot has decided to refresh the ping system in the 2023 Pre-Season.
Matthew “Phroxzon” Leung-Harrison, who leads the team of gameplay design and innovation, appeared in a recent Riot Games video to talk about the changes in the 2023 Pre-Season. In the video, he mentioned a number of changes to the ping system.
The smart ping system was first “revealed” in season 3 of League of Legends, and it’s been a decade since the system received its first major tweak.
In an intense match, it is extremely necessary to use a keyboard shortcut to communicate your messages to your teammates. With the aim of bringing the most complete tools to players, Riot Games has added new signals to the ping system.
In turn, new signals such as “fight”, “peck”, “freeze minion”, “push minion” have been added to the lower right corner, lower left corner, upper left corner and upper right corner.
These changes are also part of Riot Games’ plan to refresh League of Legends. There are some other components in this plan mentioned by Phroxzon such as Recombinant Gems, Elemental Dragons, Dragon maps or most recently, the Mythic equipment system. Those changes have all succeeded in blowing a new wind to League of Legends, attracting many new players to the Summoner’s Rift arena.
In addition, Riot Games will also add some features to support warding so that it is easier to locate wards. Phroxzon says the purpose of adding these features is to help new players reduce the difficulty of placing faces through walls instead of having to memorize tips for warding off terrain. These positions are often noticed and pointed by longtime players, but even they can sometimes mistakenly ward.
New players no longer have to struggle to memorize ward positions like this
Now, by holding down the ward key, a circle showing the distance to place the ward as well as the last position the ward appeared will be displayed to the player. This will make it easier for them to determine if the ward position is to their liking, avoiding situations where they waste Control Eyes, or Green Eyes when trying to ward off terrain.
The new ping and warding system is expected to land in the 2023 Pre-Season. However, during the testing process, Riot will absolutely have changes to this system before reaching League of Legends fans. Game4V will fully update information about Riot’s updated content to readers as soon as possible.
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