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Online Gaming Slang

In most multiplayer games, every second counts. Therefore, shorthand is a critical tool for communicating with other players during gameplay. Below is a list of chat slang terms used in online gaming that will help you communicate faster and, most importantly, avoid being a noob. You can also view specific terminology used in World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Call of Duty, and Minecraft.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
NoobNewbie
TwitchVideo game streaming website
Beast modeDominating gameplay
ughDisgusted
WhoaExpression of surprise
OMGOh my gosh
NPNo problem
GamerA video game player
LOLLaughing out loud
l8rLater
RPGRole-playing game
RTFMRead the flippin' manual
YWYou're welcome
FailFailure
LANLocal Area Network
YWhy
WTFWhat the f***
W8Wait
pwnDefeat
TYThank you
TTYLTalk to you later
MMOMassively multiplayer online
IDKI don't know
PKPlayer kill
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
secSecond
PCPersonal computer
BBLBe back later
dlDownload
GGGood game
FTWFor the win
vsVersus
BBIABBe back in a bit
GLHFGood luck have fun
ATMAt the moment
GLGood luck
AFKAway from keyboard
GJGood job
charCharacter
FPSFirst-person shooter
BMBad manner
NCNice call
KKOK
GosuHighly skilled
ssMiss
WASWait a second
ltrLater
nxtNext
MMOGMassively Multiplayer Online Game
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
UberThe best
WhewExpression of relief
WAMWait a minute
dlcDownloadable content
IRLIn real life
BossMain bad character
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing game
TISNFThat is so not fair
PSPPlayStation Portable
WoahExpression of surprise
HOTSHeroes of the Storm
HOMMHeroes of Might and Magic
GTAGrand Theft Auto
pwndOwned
VRVirtual reality
n00bNewbie
Late gameLater stages of a game
TeemoThe swift scout
PSPlayStation
WCSStarCraft II World Championship Series
GrieferAn irritating player
gniteGoodnight
opOverpowered
d/cDisconnected
WOWWorld of Warcraft
MobMinecraft creature
dmgDamage
RTSReal-time strategy
555Laughing
sc2StarCraft 2
LMSOLaughing my socks off
WPWell played
bioBathroom
OwnedEmbarrassed
LootTreasure
Early gameBeginning phase of a game
Mid gameMiddle phase of a game
TrollingPosting offensive comments
ZOMGOh my gosh!
comboCombination
MobMobile video game character
YTYour turn
LFMLooking for more
MinionGame creature
RaidRaid group
eSportsElectronic sports
CGComputer Graphics
ExpExperience
modModification
TorchTo beat someone in competition