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This is a glossary of terms that the player may encounter in-game alongside other terms used by the community.

List of terms[]

(Enemy is) 1
Usually means that an enemy is number-one target, for example when their health is low enough.
Acronym of Aim(ing) Down Sights.
Acronym of Away From Keyboard.
Abbreviation of Bangalore.
Caustic's Nox Gas Trap.svg Nox Gas Traps.
Abbreviation of Shield Battery.svg Shield Battery.
BH, Blood
Abbreviation of Bloodhound.
Bubble/Gibby Bubble
The domed shield Gibraltar's Dome of Protection.svg Dome of Protection creates.
(Enemy) Cracked / Flesh
Means that a player lost all their shield. Named after its sound effect of glass shattering.
Abbreviation of Gibraltar.
Ground loot
The common loot pool found on the ground or in supply bins, as opposed to Care Package loot, Vault loot, etc.
A common FPS term for the highest ground in a given area, such as Research Basin, The Reverie Lounge, the top of Crash Site, or the top of Thermal Station.
Hot dropping
Dropping in a popular area in the hopes of getting in an early fight.
The player assigned to initiate the drop sequence from the dropship at the start of the game. This is usually the player who picked their legend last.
RP awarded for kills in Ranked Leagues.
Abbreviation of Lifeline.
Acronym of Limited Time Mode.
Acronym of Mouse and Keyboard.
Abbreviation of Grenade. Sometimes used for opening Explosive Holds on Kings Canyon.
A shot that does not "register" any damage even though it is clearly hitting a player.
An enemy who has taken enough damage that one bullet, typically from a weapon that does low damage per shot, such as an R-99 SMG, will down them.
Abbreviation of Pathfinder.
Abbreviation of Peacekeeper.
Point of Interest, POI
A location on the map, especially one labeled on the minimap.
Premade, 3 stack
A full squad that queued together, with no game-assigned squadmates.
Unranked gamemodes. Comes from older FPSes where it meant 'public servers'.
The default key bind for tactical is Q. When used as a verb in a request, the player should use their tactical.
Rat / ratting
A player or squad of players who hide instead of taking fights, in the hopes of making it to the final rounds untouched and unseen.
Rat spot
A hiding spot where a player might go unnoticed for several rounds.
Abbreviation of Revenant.
Moving to find a new position to hold, especially in anticipation of the Ring.
Moving to find new enemies to fight, usually for players seeking conflict.
Abbreviation of Skill-Based Matchmaking.
Shield swapping
Quickly swapping an empty Body Shield with a full-health one in a Death Box, especially during combat.
Solo queue
Queuing for game modes without any lobby teammates and letting matchmaking create a squad with random teammates.
Attacking a squad who is already fighting another squad. Can increase to fourth-partying, fifth-partying, etc., in larger fights.
Finishing off a downed enemy rather than going after the rest of their squad. This can either be for quickly looting their Death Box, or just to guarantee a kill in an uncertain fight.
Acronym of Town Takeover.
Acronym of Triple Take.
Abbreviation of Valkyrie.
W keying
To do a constant aggressive push, always looking for fights and taking them regardless of circumstance. The term is a reference to the W on a keyboard which is the most common button used to walk forward.