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Several improvements to Pings, like multiple pings and adjustable timers or colors per type

Last updated 8 months ago
Total downloads 65681
Total rating 40 
Categories Mods Tweaks
Dependency string pixeldesu-Pingprovements-1.7.0
Dependants 36 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

bbepis-BepInExPack-5.3.0 icon

Unified BepInEx all-in-one modding pack - plugin framework, detour library

Preferred version: 5.3.0



A mod that improves pings in Risk of Rain 2 in several different ways.


  • Allows multiple pings by the same player
  • Colors pings by the tier of the target
  • Configurable lifetimes for all ping types
  • Configurable colors for all ping types
  • Show labels for ping targets (instead of just chat messages)
  • Show the distance to pings
  • Show a notification on item pings containing the item description (like pickup notifications) if the item has already been discovered
  • Hide offscreen ping labels


Simply copy Pingprovements.dll to your BepInEx plugin folder.


After the game has been started with the mod installed once, you will have a config file available with following options:

  • Durations
    • DefaultPingLifetime: Lifetime of the default walk ping in seconds (Default: 6)
    • EnemyPingLifetime: Lifetime of the enemy ping in seconds (Default: 8)
    • InteractablePingLifetime: Lifetime of the interactable ping in seconds (Default: 30)
  • Colors
    • DefaultPingColor: Color of the default ping text (Default: 0.525,0.961,0.486,1.000)
    • EnemyPingColor: Color of the enemy ping text (Default: 0.820,0.122,0.122,1.000)
    • InteractablePingColor: Color of the interactable ping text (Default: 0.886,0.871,0.173,1.000)
    • TieredInteractablePingColor: Color pings in their target tier color (Default: true)
  • SpriteColors
    • DefaultPingSpriteColor: Color of the default ping sprite (Default: 0.527,0.962,0.486,1.000)
    • EnemyPingSpriteColor: Color of the enemy ping sprite (Default: 0.821,0.120,0.120,1.000)
    • InteractablePingSpriteColor: Color of the interactable ping sprite (Default: 0.887,0.870,0.172,1.000)
  • ShowPingText
    • Chests: Shows item names and cost on chest pings (Default: true)
    • ShopTerminals: Shows item names and cost on shop terminal pings (Default: true)
    • Drones: Shows drone type on broken drone pings (Default: true)
    • Shrines: Shows shrine type on shrine pings (Default: true)
    • Pickups: Shows item names on pickup pings (Default: true)
    • Enemies: Show names on enemy pings (Default: true)
    • Distance: Show the distance to made pings (Default: true)
    • HideOffscreenPingText: Hides the ping label if the ping goes offscreen (Default: true)
  • Notifications
    • ShowItemNotification: Show pickup-style notification with description on ping of an already discovered item (Default: true)

This mod overrides the internal fixedTimer for pings after it has been built, so no special conditions like teleporter or shrine pings will change the time for InteractablePingLifetime.



  • Feature: Ping Indicators on interactables are now colored in their game-defined tier color. This is enabled by default, but can be adjusted with the new TieredInteractablePingColor option in the Colors section! If the option is enabled and a tier cannot be found properly, it'll fall back to using InteractablePingColor.

Notes on Ping Colors: These ping colors are not chosen by me, these are the colors the game defines. This might be a bit jarring considering the Shrine of Combat/Shrine of the Mountain feature a very bright pink.


  • Bugfix: Add another null reference check because apparently users lose their bodies sometimes.
  • Code Quality: Major refactor splitting mod functionality in more subclasses to ease feature development for later.


  • Bugfix: Add another null reference check that caused per-frame error output with some mod combinations.


  • Task: Rebuild with the 1.0 Release assemblies.


  • Bugfix: Fixed "interactible" typo to "interactable", as it should be everywhere.
  • Bugfix: Fixed configuration parsing being broken for non-english languages that don't use "." as default float delimiter. Thanks to ric20007 for this contribution.

Upgrade: Configuration values don't migrate on change, so the "new" Interactable* values have the default configuration values. Just copy the old values to the new ones in the configuration file!


  • Bugfix: Missing null reference check caused movement pings to be persistent all time (since they flatout broke).


  • Task: Update to latest BepInExPack version and convert to new configuration format to mitigate several issues.

Upgrade: Download and install the latest BepInExPack from Thunderstore.
If there are any issues with configuration loading, which there shouldn't be, delete your configuration and run Risk of Rain 2 once.


  • Feature: Support pinging known artifacts for an item notification.
  • Task: Rebuild with newest Content Update assemblies.


  • Bugfix: Fixed pings on barrels persisting even after a barrel has been opened.


  • Task: Rebuild with newest Content Update assemblies.


  • Feature: Ping Indicators on items now can show a pickup-like notification that shows the item name and description, if the item is already present in your logbook. This new option is enabled by default, and a new Notifications section with a ShowItemNotification option has been added to the configuration.


  • Bugfix: Fixed override for fixedTimer on anything that wasn't a PurchaseInteraction.


  • Feature: Enemies also have been enabled for ShowPingText, with a new option Enemies having been added for them.
  • Feature: Ping labels also have the ability to show the distance from the player to a ping now. It can be enabled or disabled with the configuration option Distance in ShowPingText. Thanks to underscorea for their PingDistance mod that this feature is inspired from.
  • Feature: To declutter the screen from the many labels that are now possible to be shown, a new option HideOffscreenPingText has been added to ShowPingText. If enabled, it will hide the text for any ping outside of the player viewport, the icons are still shown!
  • Code Quality: Major refactor splitting code in multiple classes.


  • Feature: Ping Indicators now can be enabled to show a label of what has been pinged, akin the chat messages, a new ShowPingText configuration category has been added for this. Thanks to mltnhm for this addition! Following configuration values are available:
    • Chests
    • ShopTerminals
    • Drones
    • Shrines
    • Pickups
  • Code Quality: Instead of using several private Color instances, we now utilize a Dictionary for these.
  • Bugfix: We now prevent pings being created at 0,0,0 because in most cases, this is not possible to happen. This was happening when a previously unpinged area was pinged.


  • Feature: Ping Indicator colors are now customizable! The following new configuration variables are available:
    • DefaultPingColor
    • DefaultPingSpriteColor
    • EnemyPingColor
    • EnemyPingSpriteColor
    • InteractiblePingColor
    • InteractiblePingSpriteColor
  • Improvement: Configuration is now split into three different sections Colors, SpriteColors and Durations.
  • Code Quality: Removed superfluous cast to int for PingIndicator.PingType checks and directly cast to that enum type now.

Upgrade: (applies to any version before 1.1.0)
The config section for lifetimes has changed, rename it from Main to Durations for your old settings to carry over!


  • Bugfix: Fix issue where creating a ping on an object that already has been pinged, but the ping has been destroyed since, didn't work.


  • Initial Release

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

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2020-9-15 1.7.0 32974 Version 1.7.0 Install
2020-8-27 1.6.3 10823 Version 1.6.3 Install
2020-8-23 1.6.2 2732 Version 1.6.2 Install
2020-8-11 1.6.1 4499 Version 1.6.1 Install
2020-5-17 1.6.0 3662 Version 1.6.0 Install
2020-4-8 1.5.1 4701 Version 1.5.1 Install
2020-4-8 1.5.0 147 Version 1.5.0 Install
2020-3-31 1.4.3 1702 Version 1.4.3 Install
2020-3-16 1.4.2 1291 Version 1.4.2 Install
2019-12-19 1.4.1 2213 Version 1.4.1 Install