A green button appears in the very center of the map. Unless it is not pressed at all, an enormous red kill box will spawn and instantly kill any player that is not in the center or corners of the map, which are the save zones for the standard version. The button turns red and the kill box will disappear after a second or two.
For the hyper counterpart, the button can appear in any enemy spawn point, as opposed to the center. The time taken for the kill boxes to appear increases to five seconds, but the safe zones are only within the vicinity of the button in its center. The button will activate itself if it is left unpressed after 21 seconds.
Finally, for the impossible counterpart, the duration is halved in comparison to both the standard and hyper counterparts. The safe zone is literally the button itself with about two extra studs on each side. Like the hyper variant, the button will activate itself if left unpressed, at about the 8 second mark. The button's kill walls still spawn 5 seconds after it is activated.
"A button appears at the center of the map! Pressing the button will create kill walls around the button. Corners are safe from the kill walls, so you could always go there if you don't think you could make it to the middle."
"Comparing to standard Press The Button, the button will appear on a random enemy spawn than normally spawning in the center. However, the time to spawn the kill walls is extended, taking 5 seconds for it to appear. Make sure you utilize that time to find it whenever someone presses it. If the button is left unpressed for 21 seconds, it'll activate itself."
- Pressing the button grants you a Badge, called "Button Masher".
- Press The Button has the highest Coin payout of any normal and Hyper Disaster in the game.
- It is considered to be the hardest disaster for newer players, as well as any players in Pacifist Mode, as they do not have many tools to quickly move to the center or corners.
- The standard variant of this disaster is more of a social experiment; nothing happens when the button is left unpressed until the disaster ends. It is based entirely on the players' knowledge of the disaster.
- The Last One Standing achievement is extremely easy to obtain in this disaster if one so happens to be close enough to the button and activate it before other players can react and reach for it. This is much more common during a mystery disaster and its hyper counterpart.
- The Teamwork Triumph bonus is possible on the standard variant if all players within the server agrees not to touch it. However, the likelihood of this is relatively small.
- The kill boxes positions were reversed in the "Survive The Disasters 3" update (April Fools 2017).
- The button model is actually a ROBLOX pie, but upside down with a green/red enlarged head inside, while in the prequel/beta build 1-2 it is an extremely squashed green/red ninja mask.
- This can be seen best in Acid Depths.
- In Survive The Disasters 4, its Disaster name was renamed to “press it”, and there are different events can happen:
- The button explodes and kills players who are in its radius, revealing an Illumina. It will take some seconds for this to happen. Not touching the Illumina does not trigger the explosion.
- Have its safe and unsafe area swapped, killing players who are in either corner or center of the map.
- Works like the regular Press The Button.
- To survive it if someone were to press the button, The kill bricks will come at a certain time.
- If the kill bricks spawn in fast, the kill bricks will be put in reverse.
- When the kill bricks take longer spawn, it indicates that either they'll spawn in their regular positions or an Illumina will spawn in the middle of the button.
- The disaster was originally an overkill in Version 1.32. Kill boxes now appear three seconds after the button is pressed, as opposed to an instance.
- Hyper Press The Button is one of the most difficult hyper disasters in game. This is due to the large number of possible spawn points the button can spawn in, and the button can be overlooked relatively easily.
- During Hardcore Testing, Hyper Press The Button could spawn in as a Mystery Disaster.
- This no longer happens as its hyper variant is blacklisted from mystery disasters.
- The rim of the button is an inverted Pie Tin.