How To Mark a Location in Valorant [Pinging System]

You can mark a location in Valorant using the ping system by pressing the Z key to ping enemies or by using the map feature with Caps Lock to ping locations.

Updated on Feb 14, 2024
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How To Mark a Location in Valorant [Pinging System]

Location pings in Valorant are often used for improving communication, offering an alternative to using chat or voice features. This helps to stay engaged in the game while maintaining coordination with your team, and avoid the 9-3 curse.

The Different Ways to Ping a Location in Valorant

Using the Z key

In Valorant, you can ping enemies by pressing the Z key while looking in their direction. This is the default keybinding for pinging. Valorant's inclusion of this feature is a great help for in-game communication. Additionally, if you hold down the Z key or the ping asson, a radial menu, called a ping wheel, will pop up. This ping wheel shows various strategic pings.

Other pings found in the ping wheel include:

PingMeaning
Caution sign"Danger incoming"
Eye icon"Watching area"
Clock icon"I am pushing the area"
Flag icon"Need support"

Z Key Ping in Valorant

Although this is the common way of pinging enemies and marking locations in the game, what if you're dead? Luckily, Riot Games have added a feature for pinging even though you're dead.

Using the Map Feature

The map feature in Valorant can be a game-changer, especially when you're trying to win the round.

It's really useful for marking locations or pinging in defend sites, like when the spike is smoked. You can ping the Spike location, and your teammates can then shoot through the smoke, aiming to take down the enemies.

To use the map for pinging:

  1. Hold Caps Lock (the default asson) to open the in-game map.
  2. Move your cursor to the spot you want to mark.
  3. Left-click to ping that location.

Map Feature Pinging Valorant

Although it may seem insignificant at first, once you get used to it, you'll notice that your strategy and overall effectiveness improve, just like when you learn all chat commands in Valorant.

Moreover, pings can also help you practice lineups, and well, that's what you need if you want to get to Radiant.

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