Definitions

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This page contains a list of terms and definitions that are commonly found when discussing Rainbow Six.

General Game-play terms[edit]

#[edit]

2K, 3K, 4K, 5K
A multi-kill during a round, where a single player got 2 kills, 3 kills, 4 kills or 5 kills, respectively.

A[edit]

Ace
An ace is when a player kills the whole enemy team on his own.
ADS
Stands for Aiming Down Sight, which means looking through the scope of a weapon.
ADR
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.
Aimbot
A cheat that helps the player land their shots.
Anti-strat
A strategy used to counter a specific strategy that you are certain the opposing team is doing.

B[edit]

Boost/Boosting
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.
Braindead
Used to insult a player that appears to have a lack of gamesense.
Bursting
Firing short bursts of two or three bullets with a pause to reset the recoil. Used mostly at medium ranges.

C[edit]

Caller
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.
Camping
A player that camps just stays in their spot for a long time, waiting for enemies.
Clutch
A clutch is a situation where a player wins a round where he usually is at a disadvantage, outnumbered.
Collateral
The action of killing multiple enemies with a single bullet.

D[edit]

Default
When a team goes for a pre-established default setup in a round, which implies not doing anything exotic.
Draw
A match that went to a score of 5-5. In competitive games, usually followed by an overtime to determine the winner.

E[edit]

Entry-frag
The first kill in a round.

F[edit]

Flickshot
A very quick reflex shot that kills an unexpected enemy that appears far from the crosshair.
Frag
A kill.

G[edit]

GH
Good half. Said at the end of the first half of the match as a show of good sportsmanship.
GG
Good game. Said at the end of the match as a show of good sportsmanship.
Ghosting
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.
GLHF
Good Luck, Have Fun. Said at the beginning of the game as a show of good sportsmanship.
Griefing
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 throwing the bomb in an unreachable location.

H[edit]

Headshot
A shot to the head, which deals the most damage of any shot on other part of the body.

I[edit]

IGL
In-Game Leader. Designates the player that choose the strategies and make the main calls during the game.

J[edit]

Jigglepeeking
Strafing back and forth quickly near a corner to get information and/or kill.
Jump-shot
A shot while jumping, far less accurate than standing shot. The SSG 08, also known as the Scout, is a weapon famous for being used with jump-shots due to its mid-air accuracy.

K[edit]

K/D
Kills/Deaths ratio. The number of kills divided by the number of deaths. Used to quantify a player's performance.
KPR
Stands for Kills Per Round. It's one measure of a player's performance in a match.
KS
Killsteal. When a player is about to get a kill on an enemy, and another player gets the final shot, thus stealing the kill.

L[edit]

LAN
An offline tournament where all players are in the same building while playing.
Lurker
An in-game role where a player plays far from his teammates, trying to draw the attention to him.

M[edit]

Match fixing
The act of throwing a game at a professional level, usually for money or skins.
MM
Matchmaking. An abbreviation for the competitive ladder.

N[edit]

N1
Nice one. Used to compliment another player for a nice action.
Nade
Another name for the Frag Grenade.
No-scope
Shooting with a sniper rifle without using the scope.
Noob/Newb/Newbie
Designates a new player. Often used pejoratively to say that someone doesn't know how to play.
NS
Nice shot. Used to compliment a nice shot.
NT
"Nice try". Used to compliment a nice move or play even though it failed.

O[edit]

Off-angle
Also sometimes called "passive angle". Used to designate an angle that is not oriented towards usual peeking positions for the enemy team.
Onliner
A player that does not manage to deliver at an offline event after performing remarkably well in online matches.
Overtime
In competitions, when teams tie a match a 5-5 an overtime takes place to determine the winner, which consist in additional rounds.
Overtime is played in at most three rounds, where one team must reach 7 points first to win.

P[edit]

Peeking
Rounding a corner, often in order to challenge an enemy player.
Pick
Getting a pick means killing an enemy without much commitment or killing an enemy of high priority.
Prefiring
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.
PUG
Pick Up Game, a game with people you don't necessarily know.
Pushing
Advancing towards the enemy side, aggressively. Terrorists push towards bomb-sites, while Counter-Terrorists can push towards the terrorist to surprise them.

Q[edit]

Quickscope
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.

R[edit]

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.
Revenge kill
Also called a trade kill, it's the action of killing the opponent that just killed a teammate.
Rotation
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.

S[edit]

Scrim
A practice match between two teams.
Shoulderpeeking
Peeking a corner in such a fashion so only the shoulder of the player's model is visible. Also see jigglepeeking.
Spots
See Callouts.
Spraying
Firing continuously for a long time with a weapon.
Strat
The strategy a team will follow for a round.
Stuff
A term used for any equipment that is not a weapon, like grenades.

T[edit]

Tac
Often said as a joke in a timeout, it designates tactical timeout which means the timeout is for talking about strategies.
Tapping
Firing bullets one at a time, waiting for the recoil, trading off rate of fire for accuracy. Mostly used at very long range.
Tec
Designates technical timeout which means the timeout is about fixing a technical issue in a tournament.
Throwing
The act of intentionally trying to lose a game, usually through griefing
TK
A team kill, where a player (most likely accidentally) kills a teammate.
Trade
The action of killing an opponent that just killed a teammate.
Triggerbot
A cheat that helps players by automatically shooting their weapon as soon as their crosshair hovers over the enemy.

U[edit]

V[edit]

W[edit]

Wallbang
Firing through walls that let some bullets go through (like some doors, wood, boxes, etc.) in order to kill someone hiding behind it.
Wallhack
A type of cheat that lets the player see enemy players through walls.

X[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

R6PL
Rainbow Six Pro League
DH
DreamHack

Non Game-play terms[edit]

Default
Default - When a map is awarded to a team coming from the upper bracket in a double elimination format.
Smurf
An experienced player that use a new account to play in lower ranked games than his actual level.
TBA
To be announced - Information not yet disclosed by the person or organization in question.
TBD
To be determined - Something yet to be determined such as tournament participants or release date.
Unknown
Unknown - No demos or vods are available to know the game maps.