Valorant Terminology Dictionary: Slang & Lingo Words

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In competitive FPS games, there is simply no time to write essays on the team chat, and it is no different in Valorant. Players use all sorts of abbreviations and slang to quickly and efficiently communicate with each other, and in this article, we will look at all the most popular words and abbreviations that can positively affect in-game communication.

You may know a big part of these terms from other FPS games like Counter-Strike or Call of Duty, but we have also included some exclusive Valorant lingo words. Without further ado, let's get right into it!

Valorant Slang Explained

A

TermMeaning
AceAbbreviation for "All Clan Elimiation". Mostly used when the entire opposing team gets eliminated by one person
ADRAbbreviation for "Average Damage per Round"
AFKAbbreviation for "Away From Keyboard"

Aimbot

Illegal / bannable software that aids our accuracy
AimpunchExpression on shaking screen after receiving damage
AKAlternative term for Vandal (based on its CS:GO equivalent weapon)

AWP

Alternative term for Operator (based on its CS:GO equivalent weapon)

B

TermMeaning
Battle SageA mocking term for someone who plays Sage in an aggressive manner. Also known as Duelist Sage.
Bhop / BunnyhopJumping technique with mouse strafe to the sides. Read more here: What is Bunny-hopping?
BombAlternative term for the Spike

C

Term

Meaning

CampingHiding in places unnoticed by other players
Car

Alternative term for Raze's Boombot ability

CarryA player with significantly more kills than the rest of his team
ClutchSituation in which one player is left alone against his opponents
Counter-strafeA movement technique that is based on moving the opposite sideway. Read more here: Valorant Counter Strafe: Complete Guide
CTAlternative term for the Defending Team

D

TermMeaning
DMAbbreviation for "Deathmatch"
DogAlternative term for Skye's Traiblazer ability
DinkAlternative term for a headshot
Dry peekPeeking without using any abilities

E

Term

Meaning

Eco / Eco RoundAn economic situation in which a team must refrain from buying more expensive weapons

Eco frag

A kill scored during the opposing team's eco round
Entry fragFirst kill of the round
EZAbbreviation for "Easy"

F

Term

Meaning

FeedingPlaying too aggressively

FF

Abbreviation for "Forfeit"

Force buy

Buying more expensive weapons despite less than ideal economics
FragAlternative term for a kill

Full buy

Buying the best weapons possible

G

TermMeaning
GGAbbreviation for "Good Game"
GHAbbreviation for "Good Half"

Glass Cannon

Buying an expensive weapon without Shields
GLHFAbbreviation for "Good Luck Have Fun"
GriefingMaking the game more difficult for your team

H

Term

Meaning

Habibi"My love" in Arabic. Used mostly for ironic flirting on the in-game chat
HeavenArea above a Spike Site, mostly used as a sniper's nest

Hell

Area below Heaven
HFAbbreviation for "Have Fun"

HS

Abbreviation for "Headshot"

I

TermMeaning
IGLAbbreviation for "In-Game Leader". Read more here: What Does "IGL" Mean in Valorant?

J

Term

Meaning

Jumpthrow

The movement of throwing and jumping at the same time, often used with smoke or grenade abilities


M

TermMeaning
MBAbbreviation for "My bad"
MMAbbreviation for "Matchmaking"
MollyA short for "molotov", relating to abilities like Brimstone's Incendiary, Phoenix's Hot Hands, and Viper's Snake Bite. These are grenades that kind of explode on detonation and cover the surrounding ground

N

TermMeaning
Ninja defuseUnexpected Spike defusal

No scope

Shooting a sniper rifle without zooming in
NPAbbreviation for "No problem"
NSAbbreviation for "Nice shot"
NTAbbreviation for "Nice try"

N1

Abbreviation for "Nice one"

O

Term

Meaning
One tapScoring a kill with just a single shot (often a headshot)
One wayThe type of situation in which you can see your enemy and he can't
OPAbbreviation for "Overpowered"
OTAbbreviation for "Overtime"

P

TermMeaning
Pocket SageSage that is playing extremely passive
PrefireShooting before actually seeing the enemy

R

TermMeaning
RageAlternative term for experiencing frustration
Rage hackingUsed when someone starts using illegal software like the aforementioned wallhack and aimbot, after losing a few rounds
Rage quitLeaving a match due to frustration
Revive me, Jett!A reference to a popular video in which a Valorant fan asks Jett to bring him back to life, even though it is not within her abilities.
RezAbbreviation for "Resurect". A reference to Sage's Ultimate Ability

Roomba

Alternative term for Raze's Boombot ability
RotatingBasically, moving from one place to another
Roza ultUnsucessful usage of Raze's Ultimate Ability

S

TermMeaning
SaveAvoiding potential contact with the opposing team in order to retain weapons due to the low chances of winning the round
Shift walkMoving without making any noise
SmurfA player who has quite good skills and deliberately plays at low ranks. Read more here: Valorant to Counter Smurfs: Smurf Detection System in Testing
Stack

Used when a team puts 4 or 5 players on the Spike Site

StratAbbreviation for "Strategy"

T

TermMeaning
Team AceWhen every player from your team gets at least one kill in a round

Teamkill

When you deliberately kill a member of your team
ThrowUsed when we want to say that someone did not try to win the game
ThriftyWhen you win a round spending less money than the enemy team
TiltState of emotional frustration
ToxicSomeone with very negative behavior. Read more here:
TPAbbreviation for "Teleport"
TYAbbreviation for "Thank you"

U

Term

Meaning

UltAbbreviation for "Ultimate Ability"


W

Term

Meaning

WallbangKilling or hitting an opponent through some kind of obstacle (wall, box, etc.)
WH / WallhackWallhack is illegal software that lets you see enemies through walls
WPAbbreviation for "Well Played"

Other

TermMeaning

9-3 Curse

A common situation in which the first half of a game ends with a score of 9-3, and the losing team eventually comes back stronger than ever and wins the game. Read more here: What is the 9-3 Curse in Valorant and is it Real?

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