When playing multiplayer games, you often hear some gaming terminologies that may or may not be familiar to you. These are often abbreviations for common gaming phrases that players use to communicate.
Some common phrases like "GG" or "NT" are used across multiple competitive games like Valorant and CSGO, often to appreciate the effort of other players.
Commonly Used Gaming Abbreviations
Here are some of the most commonly used gaming abbreviations:
GG means Good Game. People often say "gg" or "ggs" at the end of a game to let other players know that they enjoyed the game and had a good time. On the other hand, people may also say gg as a show of toxicity.
AFK means Away From Keyboard. When someone is "AFK", it means that they are currently inactive in the game and away from their pc/console.
BRB means Be Right Back. When someone says this, they are briefly going AFK (Away From Keyboard) from the game and will be back in a short while.
NT means Nice Try. It is often used in competitive games like Valorant when a player tries to win a round, often at unfavorable odds, but doesn't succeed. NT is said to prevent the player from being discouraged.
WP means Well Played. Much like GG, this term is also said at the end of a round or game to appreciate the performance of other players.
Trolling means that someone is not playing the game for the purpose of winning. Instead, they are just trying to have fun by any means they want and at times annoy other players.
You may hear this in sentences like "I'm throwing," which means that they are performing significantly worse than they usually do. It is also used when someone is trolling or intentionally losing the game
The KD or Kill/Death ratio in games compares the players' kills and deaths and shows them as a number. The higher the K/D ratio, the better the performance.
Tilt or Tilting is a common term, majorly used in CSGO. A player gets Tilted when they start to get frustrated and angry due to the game. This is a bad thing and often affects the player's performance in the match.
When someone gets tilted or angry and disconnects from a game, it is said that they Ragequit.
In online games, lag happens when there is a noticeable delay between the player's input in the game and the intended action taking place.
TTK or Time To Kill refers to the average time it takes to kill a player in a gunfight.
In character-based multiplayer games, when a player instantly selects a character without considering the opinion of other players, it is called Instalocking.
Clutching in competitive games is often when a player is the last one standing and still manages to win the game despite unfavorable odds.
When a weapon gets Buffed, it means that its performance has been improved.
Nerf is the opposite of Buff. This means that when an item gets Nerfed, it becomes weaker than it was.
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