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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[ | ]

ADS(ing)
Aim(ing) Down Sights; using the weapon's sights to increase accuracy.
AFK
Away From Keyboard; someone who has the game running but is not present to perform actions.
armor
Evo Shield Evo Shield, Body Shield Body Shield.
bang
Bangalore.
barrel
Caustic's Nox Gas Trap Nox Gas Traps.
batt
Shield Battery Shield Battery.
BH, blood
Bloodhound.
bubble
Gibraltar's Dome of Protection Dome of Protection.
camp(ing)
Someone holding a position without moving much.
cat
Catalyst.
comm(s)
Communication(s).
CR
Either Charge Rifle or "cracked".
crack(ed)
Enemy lost his Shield health following an attack.
crafter
Replicator Replicator.
down(ed)
Bleeding Out, when referring to someone.
duo manning, 2-manning
Group of two players that queued together by joining the same party in the Lobby.
duo stack(ing), 2-stack(ing)
Group of two players that queued together by joining the same party in the Lobby.
DMG
Damage.
DPS
Damage per second.
flank(ing)
Attacking an enemy or enemy team from the opposite direction they're looking at.
flesh
Enemy lost his Shield health for some reason, or was cracked and received additional damage.
gibby
Gibraltar.
god spot
Either "heaven" or "rat spot".
god tier loot
  • Very good loot.
ground loot
Loot that spawns normally and that is not in Replicator Replicators or Care Packages (like Supply Drop Weapons).
hard-focus(ing)
Someone whose current objective is eliminating a specific player no matter what.
heaven
Location that is normally unreachable without the use of Legends whose abilities can provide vertical direction, such as Horizon, Pathfinder, or Valkyrie.
high ground
Location located higher than another location. What players should look for every time a fight starts.
hori
Horizon.
hotdrop(ping)
Dropping in a highly-contested area of the map.
JM
Jumpmaster; someone assigned to initiate the drop sequence from the dropship at the start of the match.
knock(ed)
Entered the Bleeding Out state.
KP
Kill Point/s; refers to the number of kills and assists scored in a Ranked match, which impact the number of Ranked Points given at the end of the match.
krab
Kraber .50-Cal Sniper.
LL
Lifeline.
loot pool
The list of items a loot source can spawn.
low
The enemy is close to dying.
LTM
Limited Time Mode.
LTT
Limited Time Takeover.
MnK, M&K
Mouse and Keyboard; a type of video game input device.
MRB
Mobile Respawn Beacon Mobile Respawn Beacon.
nade
Grenade.
NC
Newcastle.
nofill(ing)
Turning "Fill Teammates" off, preventing matchmaking from adding randoms to the player's team.
noreg(ging)
Shots that visibly hit the target, but dealt no damage due to lag compensation.
oneshot, one, 1
Enemy is one punch (30 HP or less) away from getting downed/killed. Depending on certain weapon loadouts, enemy health may be higher (50 HP or less).
peter
30-30 Repeater.
PF, path
Pathfinder.
pill
Supply Bin.
pity match
Match granted by SBMM where enemies can be killed easily.
PK
Peacekeeper.
POI
Point of Interest; a named area of a map.
pred
premade
Group of players that queued together by joining the same party in the Lobby.
pubs
Game modes that aren't Ranked.
push(ing)
Aggressively approaching the enemy team in order to quickly eliminate them.
q
A Legend's Tactical.
random
Someone joining the player's party because they were automatically added through matchmaking, due to the "Fill Teammates" option being turned on.
rat(ting)
Someone choosing the path of non-violence, hiding from visibility to get to the later rounds.
rat spot
Hiding spot of a rat, sometimes not intended by the developers to exist.
rev
Revenant.
roller
Controller; a type of video game input device.
rotating
Moving from the current location to another.
RP
Ranked Points; the number of points received at the end of a Ranked match, which contribute to increasing or decreasing a player's Rank.
RPM
Rounds per minute; a weapon's fire rate.
RPS
Rounds per second; a weapon's fire rate.
SBMM
Skill-based Matchmaking; a behavior added into Apex's matchmaking system in order to attempt to put together in the same server players whose performance in their most recent matches was similar.
swap(ing)
Replacing a Evo Shield Evo Shield / Body Shield Body Shield with another one.
solo queue, soloq
Queuing for a game mode without any Lobby teammates, letting matchmaking create a squad with randoms.
tag(ged)
Someone under the effect of Sniper's Mark Sniper's Mark debuff.
third-party(ing), 3p
Attacking a squad who is already fighting another squad. The number increases (fourth, fifth, etc.) the more teams join the fight.
thirst(ing)
Finishing off a downed enemy rather than going after the rest of their squad.
trio manning, 3-manning
Group of three players that queued together by joining the same party in the Lobby.
trio stack(ing), 3-stack(ing)
Group of three players that queued together by joining the same party in the Lobby.
TT
Either Triple Take or Town Takeover.
TTK
Time to kill; how fast a weapon renders an enemy harmless, usually expressed in seconds.
ult
A Legend's Ultimate.
valk
Valkyrie.
watt
Wattson.
w-key(ing)
Aggressively approaching every enemy team in sight no matter what.
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