Essential CS:GO Terminology All Beginners Should Know About

If you are a beginner in the gaming world, you will understand how it feels like to start a new game. It’s like stepping into unknown territory where everyone knows more than you and are always using terminologies you have no idea about. But if you want to continue playing the game and become experienced, you will need to do a lot of study. It is better to study about the things you don’t know then stay ignorant. This particular article focus on the Counter Strike: Global Offensive game which has been popular for years now. A lot of websites such as the official CS:GO website or fan sites offer detailed guides on playing CS:GO. You can visit these blogs or click on to my site mentioned above for more details. Following is a comprehensive list of terminology that CS:GO players commonly use.

  • Ace – when a single players eliminate the whole team of the enemy, he or she is called ace.
  • Bait – to use a player or yourself in order to check an area while the other player stays back to get information.
  • CT – counter terrorists
  • Buy Out – to spend all of your money for buying weapons in the last half of a round or level
  • Need a drop – asking a teammate to buy weapons for you when you are completely broke and cannot afford guns but they have extra money to spend
  • NT or NS – mostly used in chat, refers to nice try or nice shot
  • Xk – refers to the number of kills a player has landed in a round e.g. 1k, 2k or 3k etc.
  • Lurk – it’s a tactic used to surprise your opponents when you move alone and your team is elsewhere.
  • Save – saving your weapons and money when you are losing a round so that you’ll have extra money and weapons for the new game
  • Lit – you call this out when you have damaged the enemy
  • To Boost – the action of jumping on a teammates back to get to places you could not reach on your own
  • Eco – the saving round where a player does not buy any weapons in order to save money for future all-buy levels
  • Anti-Eco – knowing that the opposite team is going eco so you buy weapons specialized to make money such as shotguns, smgs etc.
  • Ninja Defuse – to defuse a bomb secretly without the knowledge of the other team. The sound of the bomb defuse is drowned out by shooting sounds or using a smokescreen.
  • Nade Stack – simultaneously throwing grenades at the enemy
  • Prefire – pre-mature shooting bullets where you think the enemy is, even through a wall
  • Rush – to move as a group with your whole team in order to overwhelm and attack the enemy
  • Rotate – when a player leaves his position to help or defend a teammate
  • Wallbanging – previously called, walling is shooting at the enemy through penetrable walls
  • Bottom and Top Frag – the lowest and highest number of kills by a player respectively
  • Get a Pick – also abbreviated as pick, is a situation when both Terrorist and Counter Terrorist teams are shooting at each other while staying in fairly defensive positions