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100 expressions and their meaning that every GAMER should know

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Video games are part of the entertainment of many young people and adults. There are some highly valued ones and in each one of them, there is also communication. Therefore, we decided to slowly write many of those expressions used by gamers, it should be noted that abbreviations, acronyms or only letters are used because it is much faster to write in the game chat. I invite you to learn them and it will give you a plus in your game. You will understand and they will understand you in the middle of the action.

1. ACE – Ace

It is a term used in multiplayer games to refer to a single player who kills all enemy players by himself. It is often used in first person shooter games like Call of Duty and Halo.

2. AD – Attack Damage.

It is the physical damage that a player can perform on enemies , it depends on each character since each one has different abilities depending on the game.

3. ADC – Attack Damage Carry

It is a term that is used to refer to a character that receives heavy and continuous damage . The ADC should focus on getting the items or items as quickly as possible.

4. AFK – Away From Keyboard

It is used when you are going to move away from the computer. It means that the player is absent from the match , usually leaving their character paused or frozen.

5. AOE – Area of ​​Effect

Term used mostly in role-playing or strategy games to refer to attacks or spells whose effect covers a certain area, affecting all targets within that area instead of a single target.

6. AP – Ability Power

Ability Power is a character statistic that increases the effectiveness of most of their abilities. It is cumulative.

7. ARPG – Action Role Playing Games

They are a subgenre of role-playing video games . The games emphasize real-time combat, taking into account your skills and scores, and fight in turn-based or menu-based combat.

8. ASAP – As soon as possible

It is usually used in the middle of a game of a video game to indicate that something is urgent or priority.

9. ASPD, AS – Attack speed

Attack speed is the frequency with which a character in a video game performs basic attacks.

10. BRB – Be Right Back

Now I come back, it tells you that it will be absent for a few minutes.

11. Bo1 – Best of One

The best of a game , you can be the best of three (Bo3), of five (Bo5), a style of play in which the winner must win one, two of three games to win.

12. BoA – Bind on Account

BoA items are things that once collected, cannot be transferred to another player; however, they can be moved or used on another character on the same account.

13. BoE – Bind on Equip

It means that the item is tied to a specific character once it has been equipped and cannot be transferred.

14. BR – BattleRoyale.

A relatively new game genre in which multiple combatants are seen in a restrictive and shrinking environment and are tasked with being the last player or team standing.

15. BTW – By the way

It means ‘by the way’, in Spanish. It is an expression that you can find in the gamer community, but also in any other chats or forums.

16. CBT – Closed beta test

It refers to a closed trial test . Therefore, as you may be imagining, it is a trial version of a video game that the developer makes available to a closed and limited audience.

17. CC – Crowd control

Describes a specific ability or power , for example controlling enemies during combat, either by blocking their contribution to combat or their means of escape.

18. CCG – Collectible Card Game

They generally refer to a video game based on the collection of cards of various types , either because they provide improvements, characters or abilities that interact in the game, or because they are a key element in the video game.

19. CD – Cooldown

Some abilities and items have cooldowns . After using it, you will have to wait a set time before you can use it again.

20. COD – Call of Duty

These acronyms refer to the mythical most popular military shooting game of recent years.

21. CRPG – Computer role-playing game

computer role-playing game , it is a broad genre of video games originally developed for personal computers and other home computers. While technically not a separate genre and they share the same defining characteristics as console RPGs, there are general trends that distinguish them from RPGs on other platforms.

22. CS – Creep Score

It is a count of the last strokes a player has made.

23. CT – Counter Terrorist

It refers to the Antiterrorist team , incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques and strategy used by government, military, police, commercial and intelligence agencies to combat or prevent terrorism.

24. CU, CYA – See You, Goodbye

Short way to say goodbye.

25. DC – Disconnect

In this context, it means that a player has (voluntarily or involuntarily) lost his connection to the game.

26. DLC – Downloadable content

Refers to any additional items that you can download separately from the main game, including characters, levels, cosmetics, and the like. In some cases the DLC has an additional cost.

27. DoT – Damage on Time

These are abilities that instead of doing all the damage on impact, they leave a remnant that does damage over time.

28. DPS – Damage per second

It is a term commonly used to describe the average damage rate inflicted by a weapon, attack, or character within a unit of time.

29. EXP, XP – Experience

An experience point is a unit of measurement used in tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) and role-playing video games to quantify the life experience of a player character and its progression throughout the game. Experience points are generally awarded for completing missions, overcoming obstacles and opponents, and for successful role-playing games. Generally when you reach a certain amount of experience points, your character levels up.

30. EZ – Easy

Commonly this term is used in a derogatory way to indicate that a game has been easy or that reaching victory has not required a great effort. Opponents often write EZ to bite the opposing team’s players.

31. FF – Friendly fire

It is when a player attacks his teammates and the victim (s) will suffer a loss of health. It can be enabled or disabled.

32. FF – Forfeit

Also given in another context, FF is used when a player or team cannot see any hope of progress and decides to surrender or lose the game.

33. FF – Fail Fight

It literally means a failed battle , and is used between team members to indicate that a game has been fatal and that the best thing to do is to abandon it.

34. FMV – Full Motion Video

It is a technique used in the world of video games to refer to all those scenes pre-recorded in high resolution to show the action in the game.

35. FPS – Frames per second

The frame rate is the speed at which consecutive images are displayed in one second (called frames) in a video or video game. It is important to have good FPS stability and the higher the better.

36. FOV – Field of view, field of vision

In the first person game, FOV is the angular extension of the world that is visible on the screen at any time.

37. FPS – First Person Shooter

They are the first person shooter games , like Counter-Strike or Call of Duty. They are based on a first-person point of view with which the player experiences the action through the eyes of the character.

38. FTW – For The Win

It means something like until victory . Typically used at the end of a comment after something happens, like killing an opponent before they kill you.

39. FX – Special Effects

It refers to all the visual effects that a video game has , whether they are digital images created from scratch by computer, or if they are digital recreations made from a real image

40. GB – Goodbye

Used to say goodbye.

41. GJ – Good Job

Recognition for a good job. Used as the name implies, after doing a good job. For example, after defending the bomb to the police.

42. GG – Good game

Recognize and comment to your teammates or opponents that it was a good game or well played.

43. GGWP – Good Game, Well Played

Good game, well played, it is often said at the end of a match.

44. GH – Good Half

Used to congratulate a player or team after obtaining a good average.

45. G2G – got to go

It can be used throughout a game when one of the players wants to leave or abandon the game, although it is also used when you want to advance or leave a space.

46. ​​GLHF – Good Luck Have Fun

It is used at the beginning of games to wish your opponent good luck and fun.

47. GL – Good Luck

Generally used at the start of the game to express sportsmanship.

48. GM – Game Master

A game master, also known as a game administrator, game moderator, referee, or storyteller, is a person who acts as the organizer, officiant for the rules, referee, and moderator of a multiplayer role-playing game.

49. HF – Have Fun

Generally used at the start of the game to express sportsmanship.

50. HP – Health points, hit points

Both terms mean the same thing and are generally interchangeable at this point. Both are abstractions for the amount of punishment that something can take before succumbing, however that is interpreted in the mechanics of the game. HP measures the vitality of a character. Usually when it drops to zero, the character dies.

51. HS – Head Shot

video game term used when a player shoots an enemy or another player in the head; typically used in first person shooter video games.

52. HUD – heads-up display

There are many different elements that make up a video game and they all work together to create the final product. One of those components, the head-up display screen (HUD), has been an essential part of video games since the beginning.

53. IGN – In Game Name

In this context, it refers to the nickname that a player gives their character.

54. INC – Incoming

It is used as a warning for incoming monsters or players something like Beware! A warning that bombs or spells have been thrown at a player or team, or that enemies are about to attack.

55. IMBA – Imbalanced

The term is used in online games to mean unbalanced . It generally implies that a feature in a game is too strong compared to other features, but it can also be used when one feature is significantly weaker than others.

56. K / D – Kill-to-death

It is a common measure of your performance in online shooting games. The KD (Kills / Deaths) ratio is a good, unified way of comparing players’ competencies. Describes the number of kills and deaths achieved by a player during a game.

57. KDR, KR – Kill to Death Ratio

Refers to a player statistic in online ranks and other ranks . Shows how many enemy players (friendly kills don’t count) the player kills (on average) before dying.

58. KK – OK, OK

This abbreviation can mean many things , however, in the jargon it is used as if it were a double Ok, to express that it has been understood or agreed with the conversation.

59. KS – Kill Steal

It refers to when an ally kills an enemy hero previously weakened by other players, it is usually a negative action and frowned upon.

60. LFG – Looking for Group

It is a term commonly used in online games . It is for users looking to team up with other players and fight rival creatures or players.

61. LFM – Looking for More

Used in games when a group of players is looking for additional members to join them on their adventures.

62. LFP – Looking for Party

Indicates that a group is looking for other players to join them. It is used when a player needs help with a task, or when a guild or clan wants to recruit new members.

63. LoL – Lot of laughts

It can be used by players to express a lot of laughter, although it can also refer to the League of Legends game.

64. LoS – Line of Sight

It’s the visibility (that is, who can see what) on the playing field in war games and some role-playing games. Many abilities can only be used on entities within a character’s line of sight.

65. MMORPG – Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game

It is a kind of game that brings together thousands of players to play at the same time in the same universe. Some of the most famous games are World of Warcraft or Lineage II, among others.

66. MOBA – Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

It is a genre that was born from real-time strategy games , where players compete with a single character to win the game. Some of the most famous games are League of Legends and DOTA.

67. MMO / MMOG – massively multiplayer online game

A massively multiplayer online game is an online game with a large number of players, often hundreds or thousands, on the same server.

68. MP – Magic points

It is an attribute assigned to characters within an RPG or video game that indicates their power to use special magical abilities or spells. Magic is generally measured in magic points, abbreviated MP.

69.MVP – Most valuable player

The player in a competitive match who had the most impact during a round or a full match. The MVP, specifically in regards to the respective team.

70. NPC – Non-Player Character

It is any character in a game that is not controlled by a player (living person). The term originated in traditional tabletop role-playing games where it is applied to characters controlled by the game director or referee rather than another player.

71. NP – No Problem / Nice Play

It means there is no problem . It is normally used as a positive response to a request (that is, to say Yes) and as a response to someone thanking you (that is, to say You’re welcome). In the field of play it can also mean Good Game, it is used to congratulate another player for a good move.

72. N00B – New or inexperienced player

Newbie or inexperienced person . N00B (with two zeros) is a version of NOOB (with two Os). … Used in chat forums and in the gaming community to describe a newcomer who has little or no prior experience.

73. N1 – Nice One

Used to tell a player that they have done something right.

74. NT – Nice Try

Comment that is usually used when a teammate was about to make a good move and it did not come out.

75. OHKO – One-Hit Knock-Out

A term usually used in attacking games that refers to defeating an opponent with a single attack; a one-hit knockout.

76. OOM – Out of Mana

It is a term used in games to mean Out of Resources . Used in team games to indicate that a player’s primary resource (mana) is totally depleted.

77. OOR – Out of Resource

It stands for Out of Resources in an online gaming context. Similar to OOM it indicates to teammates that their energy levels (e.g. health, weapon power, magic levels) have been depleted.

78. OTW – On the Way / Request for assistance

Although in many social networks it is used as on the road, in the field of games it is a confirmation of having received a request for assistance  from a player and that help is on the way.

79. OP – Over Powered

It is used in games to refer to elements or characters that have a power generally greater than that of others. They are too strong compared to other things in the game. This phrase is commonly used when a player overpowers the enemy with relative ease.

80. NPC – Non-Player Character

A character in a video game that is not controlled by the player.

81. P2W – Pay to win

Used in games to refer to games that allow players to purchase items or abilities (eg more powerful weapons, additional health points) that give them an advantage in the game. It is a very controversial aspect of multiplayer games.

82. PvP – Player versus player

It is a type of interactive multiplayer conflict within a game between one against one player. Multiplayer combat in which players fight directly against each other.

83. PvE – Player vs environment

It is a term that is used for both single player and online games, it refers to fighting against computer controlled enemies, in contrast to PvP (player versus player). In survival games, a big part can be fighting the elements, controlling hunger and thirst, learning to adapt to the environment, and exploration. PvE mode can contain a story that is told as the player progresses through missions.

84. PK – Player Kill / Painkiller

It is a game term, which refers to tying a character controlled by another player, that is, real characters instead of a Robot (player controlled by a computer)

85. PUG – PickUp Group

It is a term used in online games , which describes players who have formed a group with other players they have never met. This term can also refer to a player who is not affiliated with the guild, but is filling an empty space in a guild or raid group.

86. RNG – Random Number Generator

It refers to luck in video games . It consists of a random number generator; It’s that part of the games where skill doesn’t matter and everything is left to chance with these random numbers used to determine events, such as the chance to land a critical hit or pick up a rare item.

87. RPG – Role playing game

An RPG is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional environment. Generally as you complete missions, you level up and gain skills. Examples: Skyrim, Divinity: Original Sim 2, The Outer Worlds.

88. RTS – Real time strategy

It is a sub-genre of strategy video games in which the game does not progress incrementally in turns. Real-time strategy games allow all players to play simultaneously in “real time.” Examples: StarCraft 2, Supreme Commander.

The most common real-time strategy games on PC see you fighting battles in real time, commanding units from an aerial view, and sometimes building bases.

89. Rez – Resurrect

In this context, it refers to bringing a player character back to life after being killed during the game. Something like resurrecting the character.

90. SFX – Sound Effects

All the sounds that your game objects make (environment, shots, hits, splashes, menu sounds, etc.).

91. TBS – Turn-based strategy

A turn-based strategy game (TBS) is a strategy game where players take turns when playing . This is distinguished from real-time strategy (RTS), in which all players play simultaneously. Examples: FireEmblem, AdvanceWars.

92.TCG – trading card game

Many digital games allow you to create a personal collection of cards, but do not allow you to exchange the contents of your collection with other players. A TCG game allows the exchange of these.

93. TK – Team Killer

Some people use this term when a player kills other players on his own team , however it is usually more like when a player kills the entire opposing team (we could consider it as a synonym for ACE).

94. TPS – Third-person shooter

Third person shooter (TPS) is a subgenre of 3D shooter games in which the game mainly consists of shooting. It is closely related to first person shooter games, but with the player character visible on screen during gameplay. Examples: Gears of War, Control, TheDivision 2.

95. TT – Terrorist

Refers to the Terrorist team.

96. TY – Thank you

Thanks! It is usually used to thank a partner when he passes you a gun, boosts you, etc …

97. VFX – Visual effects

Visual effects is a term used to describe images created, manipulated, or enhanced for games.

98. WP- Well player

Well played.

99. WH – Wall Hack

It is altering an existing system so that it behaves in a different way (in a computer game, by editing or supplementing the game code). In this case, it allows the player who wears it to see the rest of the players (teammates and opponents) through opaque elements (walls, boxes, etc.).

100.WTF – What The Fuçk

Used to refer in a vulgar way to something that surprises us, both fortunately and unfortunately.

101. XPAC – Expansion Pack

In a gaming context, this is an expansion with new content for a game that was not included in the initial release. An XPAC usually involves new areas in which the game can be played, new effects, or a completely new scenario.

I hope this list is useful to you… it was really fun doing it. If you want to share it with your friends or other players. See you soon or rather we read. If you consider I missed any, I invite you to write in the comments.

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