Gamer Day: know the most popular slang among players


International Gamer Day is celebrated on August 29th. Like any other community, players built a universe with their own slang to refer to games.

However, not everyone is familiar with these different terms. So we created this list with the most popular slang among gamers. After this guide, you will no longer be treated like a noob!

Battle Royale

One of the most popular genres at the moment, Battle Royale brings together multiple players in a limited battle arena. So, the objective is simple: to be the last survivor.

FPS (First Person Shooter)

FPSs are games with a first person view. Then, the player “sees” the games through the eyes of the characters themselves. This format is quite common in shooting games.

TPS (Third Person Shooter)

Opposite to the previous example, TPSs are titles with a third person view. Thus, the camera follows the character controlled by the player from afar.

RPG (Role-Playing Game)

Focused on narrative, RPGs are games in which the player takes on or plays the role of a character. Then, he starts to perform missions to gain experience, level up and develop new skills.

MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online)

MMOs bring together multiple players in a virtual online environment. Within it, there is a subgenre called MMORPG in which players perform missions on large maps following the patterns of an RPG.

MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena)

Popular genre of eSports, MOBAs are games that involve battles in online multiplayer arenas. Usually, two teams face each other and the objective is to conquer the opponent’s base.

HP (Health Points) and MP (Magic Points)

Basically, HP are the hit points, while MP is the magic points used to cast spells. Both terms are very common in RPGs.

XP (Experience)

XP are the experience points. When accumulating them, whether in RPGs or in shooting games, the characters level up.

MVP (Most Valuable Player)

In competitive games, MVP is the title given to the most valuable player of the round. In this case, the one who performed better than all the other participants.

NPC (Non-Player Character)

NPC is the term used to refer to characters that cannot be controlled by players. Usually, they are controlled by the computer or elements of the narrative.

PvE (Player versus Environment)

PvE is the acronym used to highlight games in which players perform missions alone or in groups facing enemy NPCs.

PvP (Player versus Player)

PvP refers to games in which there is direct combat between players. That is, all characters are controlled by a real person on the other side of the screen.


Simple, noob is the nickname given to players with little experience. In this case, the term is an abbreviation for “newbie” (newbie, in English).

Did you like these tips from the “gamer dictionary”? Leave in the comments other terms very used by the players!


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