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This page contains a list of terms and definitions that are commonly found when discussing Call of Duty.
General Game-play terms
- 2K, 3K, 4K / 2 piece, 3 piece, 4 piece
- A multi-kill during a round, where a single player got 2 kills, 3 kills or 4 kills, respectively.
- An ace is when a player kills the whole enemy team on his own.
- Stands for Aiming Down Sight, which means looking through the scope of a weapon.
- Stands for Average Damage per Round. Used mostly for the analysis of a player's performance in a match, and measure only the effectively dealt damage.
- A cheat that helps the player land their shots.
- A strategy used to counter a specific strategy that you are certain the opposing team is doing. Also sometimes referred to as a 'Counter-strat'.
- When players of higher ranks and/or cheaters 'boost' a lower-ranked teammate to a better rank that they otherwise could have been able to reach.
- Used to insult a player that appears to have a lack of gamesense.
- Firing short bursts of two or three bullets with a pause to reset the recoil. Used mostly at medium ranges.
- See IGL.
- Call Outs
- The names for the different areas of a map, mostly used to tell the team where an enemy is or where to go.
- A player that camps just stays in their spot for a long time, waiting for enemies.
- A clutch is a situation where a player wins a round where he usually is at a disadvantage, outnumbered.
- The action of killing multiple enemies with a single bullet.
- When a team goes for a pre-established default setup in a round, which implies not doing anything exotic and following standard strategies.
- A match that went to a score of 6-6. In Bo3 matches or on offline events, usually followed by an overtime to determine the winner.
- The first kill in a round.
- A very quick reflex shot that kills an unexpected enemy that appears far from the crosshair.
- A kill.
- GA/Gentleman's Agreement
- An (unofficial) agreement among the pro players to ban or protect certain weapons, specialists etc.
- Good game. Said at the end of the match as a show of good sportsmanship.
- Good half. Said at the end of the first half of the match as a show of good sportsmanship.
- Good round. Said at the end of the round as a show of good sportsmanship.
- Usually said about players that use a cheat to follow players through walls. Can also be said of a dead player that gives information about an alive player when the server allows spectating the other team after death.
- Good Luck, Have Fun. Said at the beginning of the game as a show of good sportsmanship.
- Goodnight. Sometimes said after a player kills an enemy, often in a stylish way.
- A player that is griefing is intentionally sabotaging/throwing a game for his teammates, usually by teamkilling, though it can be done through other ways such as picking operators often considered bad such as Clash, Tachanka, or Recruit or by destroying team gadgets.
- A shot to the head, which deals the most damage of any shot on other part of the body.
- A spot that covers the whole body of the player except the head, this will make it harder to be hit.
- The name given to the objective area during Hardpoint.
- In-Game Leader. Designates the player that choose the strategies and make the main calls during the game.
- Strafing back and forth quickly near a corner to get information and/or kill.
- Kills/Deaths ratio. The number of kills divided by the number of deaths. Used to quantify a player's performance.
- Stands for Kills Per Round. It's one measure of a player's performance in a match.
- Killsteal. When a player is about to get a kill on an enemy, and another player gets the final shot, thus stealing the kill.
- An offline tournament where all players are in the same building while playing.
- An in-game role where a player plays far from his teammates, trying to draw the attention to him.
- Match fixing
- The act of throwing a game at a professional level, usually for money or skins.
- Matchmaking. An abbreviation for the competitive ladder.
- Nice one. Used to compliment another player for a nice action.
- Another name for the Frag Grenade.
- Shooting with a sniper rifle without using the scope.
- Designates a new player. Often used pejoratively to say that someone doesn't know how to play.
- Nice shot. Used to compliment a nice shot.
- "Nice try". Used to compliment a nice move or play even though it failed.
- Also sometimes called "passive angle". Used to designate an angle that is not oriented towards usual peeking positions for the enemy team.
- A player or team that does not manage to deliver at an offline event after performing remarkably well in online matches.
- A player or team that does not play well in online matches despite playing well at offline events
- Rounding a corner, often in order to challenge an enemy player.
- Getting a pick means killing an enemy without much commitment or killing an enemy of high priority.
- Firing at a known hiding spot without knowing if there is actually an enemy there, to get a kill if there is actually someone there.
- Pick Up Game, a game with people you don't necessarily know.
- Advancing towards the enemy side, aggressively. Terrorists push towards bomb-sites, while Counter-Terrorists can push towards the terrorist to surprise them.
- The action of scoping and shooting with a sniper rifle in a really short timeframe. More accurate than a no-scope, but less accurate than being completely still and scoped.
- Recoil pattern
- Every weapon has a recoil pattern, which designates where the bullets go when fired continuously. Learning recoil pattern makes it possible to compensate the recoil of a weapon, and thus stay accurate while firing.
- Also referred to as a trade-out (not to be confused with 'trade'), it's the action of killing the opponent that just killed a teammate.
- A rotation is a change of positions on the map, and is usually done as an answer to a kill or when having information about what the enemy is doing.
- A practice match between two teams.
- Peeking a corner in such a fashion so only the shoulder of the player's model is visible. Also see jigglepeeking.
- A combination of the following inputs: crouch, prone, sprinting forward and crouch. Repeating this very rapidly behind cover will make you very hard to hit while having a good vision the area in front of the cover.
- See Callouts.
- Firing continuously for a long time with a weapon.
- The strategy a team will follow for a round.
- Often said as a joke in a timeout, it designates tactical timeout which means the timeout is for talking about strategies.
- Firing bullets one at a time, waiting for the recoil, trading off rate of fire for accuracy. Mostly used at very long range.
- Designates technical timeout which means the timeout is about fixing a technical issue in a tournament.
- The act of intentionally trying to lose a game, usually through griefing
- A team kill, where a player (most likely accidentally) kills a teammate.
- The action of killing an opponent at the same time that they kill you.
- A cheat that helps players by automatically shooting their weapon as soon as their crosshair hovers over the enemy.
- A term used for any equipment that is not a weapon, like grenades.
- Firing through walls that let some bullets go through (like some doors, wood, boxes, etc.) in order to kill someone hiding behind it.
- A type of cheat that lets the player see enemy players through walls.
Non Game-play terms
- To toss away something or fail, due to a number of reasons.
- Default - When a map is awarded to a team coming from the upper bracket in a double elimination format.
- An experienced player that use a new account to play in lower ranked games than his actual level.
- To be announced - Information not yet disclosed by the person or organization in question.
- To be determined - Something yet to be determined such as tournament participants or release date.
- Unknown - No demos or vods are available to know the game maps.