What does nerf mean?


A slang term that refers to something being decreased in power or potency in a multiplayer game; often used when referring to unit or character abilities in MMORPG and RTS games such as World of Warcraft and StarCraft; originated during a game patch when players joked that the reduction in weapon capability turned their swords into Nerf foam bats.


"They're planning to nerf combat rogues in the next patch."

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Last Updated: May 20, 2014

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