1. What does KS stand for?

Kill steal

Used in League of Legends or another MOBA game to mean that a player has stolen a kill by getting the last shot on an enemy player while not contributing much work to the kill; can also mean "kill secured," to mean that the player secured the kill for themselves by getting the last hit.


"OMG u noob, you always KS and then run off."

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Last Updated: March 22, 2013

2. What is a KS in gaming?

Kill screen

A KS is a kill screen, which is a screen a user may encounter on an electronic device that kills their current activity. The KS usually occurs because of a malfunction, like a glitching video game, but it may also be programmed, like when a streaming device detects pirated content.

Gamers and techies may use KS to refer to kill screen encounters, especially when on web forums and messaging online. Also, members in the fandom for the TheGreatUnknown Productions channel commonly use it to refer the YouTuber's custom KS videos.

A KS might include a message explaining to the user what is happening, the screen may display strange gibberish, or it may just be blank. The device may then freeze, shut down, or force you to shut off or restart the device.


"Every time I get to level 100 I get a ks. Anybody else get this?"

Encountering a KS after 12 hours of gameplay

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Last Updated: January 18, 2022

3. What is ks short for?


A gaming abbreviation that means a person has killed the Lich King in the MMORPG World of Warcraft; can be achieved from either 10-man or 25-man mode of the ICC dungeon.


"I got the ks achievement last night!
Nice man, grats!"

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Last Updated: May 12, 2014

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