Gaming words & slangs for gamers are like rule number 1 of online gaming. You must know about this, otherwise don’t call yourself a gamer. Noobs are busy getting XP and levelling up and, pros are busy being a smurf. You might want to play that MMORPG game in FPS, but it’s on TPS. And if you managed to kill that NPC, it’s a bullet sponge. So, How many gaming words & slang did you get in this one? None!
In this article, we have compiled some of the most common and used gaming words & gaming slang. Read, Speak and Practice, let’s start your journey as a pro gamer.
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Gaming Words & Slangs
We have compiled a list of 60 gaming words and slang, these simple lingo might help you communicate your in-game situation to your squad easily. I would not suggest you to memorise all of them at this point, just try to use some of them one-by-one.
|S No.||Gaming Word/Slang||Meaning|
|1||AAA||Indie games developed by a small team|
|3||AFK||Away from Keyboard|
|4||Aimbot||A gaming hack that lets users aim automatically.|
|5||AoE||Area of effect|
|6||Avatar||A character appearance in a game|
|8||Buff||A weapon with high stats|
|9||Bullet Sponge||An NPC that is hard to kill|
|10||Camping||Strategic team effort|
|11||Cheesing||Strategy to kill easily|
|12||Clans||Group of players that are playing in a team|
|13||Clutch||Taking down enemy players one-by-one|
|14||Cooldown||The minimum time limit for a player to resue a unique ability|
|15||Crafting||Gathering unique materials to create a useful item|
|17||DPS||Damage per second|
|18||DRM||Digital rights management|
|19||Easter Egg||A hidden message|
|20||Farming||Gathering and collecting items|
|22||FYI||For your information|
|23||Ganking||Team up to take on one or more player|
|25||Glitch||An in-game bug in coding|
|26||Grinding||A player doing repetitive tasks to gain XP|
|27||Hitscan||A weapon that immediately hits the target|
|29||HUD||Heads up display in-game|
|30||Instalock||Reservering a gaming character|
|32||Lag||Delay in action and reaction|
|33||Loadout||A set of configurations for a weapon|
|34||Loot||Items that you can salvage|
|35||MMORPG||Massive multiplayer online role-playing game|
|38||Nerf||A weapon with low stats|
|39||Newbie||A new player|
|40||Noob||A player with zero skill|
|42||Ping||Time taken to send and receive a data packet|
|43||Poggers||An expression to show Joy|
|44||PvE||Player versus environment|
|45||PvP||Player versus player|
|46||Pwned||To dominate enemy player|
|48||Ragequit||A player leaving a match in anger|
|49||RNG||Random number generator|
|51||Sandbox||A game where players can do anything they want|
|52||Smurf||A skilled player who’s playing from a level 1 account|
|53||Spawn||Players appearing anywhere in a game|
|54||Streak||A period of continuous win or losing|
|55||Toxic||A rude player|
|57||TTK||Time to Kill|
|58||WoW||World of warcraft|
|60||YY||A trick shot in the COD game series|
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At the end
Certainly there are many other gaming slangs and gaming words that you can use. In general, I create my own gaming words, it help me stand out. To be honest, hindi names are my favourite, as long as it is funny. So, if you’re the guy in your squad that creates awesome gaming names, gaming words, and gaming slangs. Just get your creativity going.
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