The Definitive Guide to Online Gaming Lingo

September 12, 2022
Adrian Baussen

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:

  1. GG
  2. AFK
  3. BRB
  4. NT
  5. WP
  6. Troll
  7. Throw
  8. K/D
  9. Tilt
  10. Ragequit
  11. Lag
  12. TTK
  13. Instalock
  14. Clutch
  15. OP
  16. Buff
  17. Nerf

GG

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

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

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

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

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.

Troll

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.

Throw

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

K/D

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

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.

Ragequit

When someone gets tilted or angry and disconnects from a game, it is said that they Ragequit.

Lag

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

TTK or Time To Kill refers to the average time it takes to kill a player in a gunfight.

Instalock

In character-based multiplayer games, when a player instantly selects a character without considering the opinion of other players, it is called Instalocking.

Clutch

Clutching in competitive games is often when a player is the last one standing and still manages to win the game despite unfavorable odds.

Buff

When a weapon gets Buffed, it means that its performance has been improved.

Nerf

Nerf is the opposite of Buff. This means that when an item gets Nerfed, it becomes weaker than it was.

More abbreviations

Did we miss any abbrevations? Do you have any favourite ones we haven't discovered yet? Let us know and will feature your favourite abbreviation on our platform.

Happy GGs

Other articles you might be interested in...

GatherIn meetup at the arcade

Meet up with other gamers and play classic arcade games at the

read more
Adrian Baussen
December 5, 2022

GatherIn meetup at the arcade

Meet up with other gamers and play classic arcade games at the

Sullygnome: A One-Stop Shop to Grow Your Twitch Channel

Use Sullygnome to track your progress and keep growing your Twitch audience

read more
November 30, 2022

Sullygnome: A One-Stop Shop to Grow Your Twitch Channel

Use Sullygnome to track your progress and keep growing your Twitch audience

A Beginners Guide to New World

Explore New World today and see what makes it so unique!

read more
Adrian Baussen
November 29, 2022

A Beginners Guide to New World

Explore New World today and see what makes it so unique!

CONTACT

US

Connect with GatherIn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,or drop us a mail at INFO@GATHERINGAMERS.COM to say hi.

Schedule a game

The Definitive Guide to Online Gaming Lingo

September 13, 2022
|
Adrian Baussen

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:

  1. GG
  2. AFK
  3. BRB
  4. NT
  5. WP
  6. Troll
  7. Throw
  8. K/D
  9. Tilt
  10. Ragequit
  11. Lag
  12. TTK
  13. Instalock
  14. Clutch
  15. OP
  16. Buff
  17. Nerf

GG

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

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

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

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

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.

Troll

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.

Throw

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

K/D

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

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.

Ragequit

When someone gets tilted or angry and disconnects from a game, it is said that they Ragequit.

Lag

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

TTK or Time To Kill refers to the average time it takes to kill a player in a gunfight.

Instalock

In character-based multiplayer games, when a player instantly selects a character without considering the opinion of other players, it is called Instalocking.

Clutch

Clutching in competitive games is often when a player is the last one standing and still manages to win the game despite unfavorable odds.

Buff

When a weapon gets Buffed, it means that its performance has been improved.

Nerf

Nerf is the opposite of Buff. This means that when an item gets Nerfed, it becomes weaker than it was.

More abbreviations

Did we miss any abbrevations? Do you have any favourite ones we haven't discovered yet? Let us know and will feature your favourite abbreviation on our platform.

Happy GGs

Check out these articles

Sullygnome: A One-Stop Shop to Grow Your Twitch Channel

Use Sullygnome to track your progress and keep growing your Twitch audience

A Beginners Guide to New World

Explore New World today and see what makes it so unique!

Radio Station for MSFS 2020 and VATSIM

Skyblueradio is an online radio station for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and VATSIM

Looking for a group? Tired of playing solo?

Sign up for free using your Discord account and find your next game with GatherIn.