10 Gaming Terms You Should Know
If you want to really understand how best to communicate as a Gamer, you’ll probably need the following terms at some point.
1. Smurf Account
A secondary game account created by a player. Smurfs are often used by players for casual gaming sessions that won’t impact rankings in their primary account. For example, when a player wants to improve skills for a different game character, a smurf account lets them practice without worrying about losses or defeats
2. Rage Quit
A player becomes so angry or frustrated that they leave a game in progress.
Downloadable content. Additional game material such as characters, maps or weapons. These may be free or cost something.
A location in which the game is played. A level.
A group of players
A co-channel that allows players to communicate with each other during gameplay
The ability to resurrect a character. Also the act of resurrecting a game character.
A newcomer to the game, shortened from ‘newbie’. Not always a term of endearment.
Originally a typing error of ‘owned’, now used as gamer slang. Pronounced ‘owned’.
In-game purchase, often of additional powers or abilities, skins or specific weapons.