What Does FPS Mean?

FPS means First-Person Shooter in an online gaming context.

FPS games are a genre of shooting games in which players see the world through the eyes of their on-screen character. In an FPS game, players can typically see their weapon of choice floating around on the screen in front of them. (Unlike in 3PS (Third Person Shooter) games, where players can see their character on the screen.)

Popular examples of FPS games include, Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield and Counter-Strike.

Summary of Key Points

"First-Person Shooter" is the most common definition for FPS on online gaming forums.
Definition:First-Person Shooter
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of FPS in Sentences

Here is an example of FPS being used in an online conversation:
  • Pam: I love FPS games!
  • Will: That's because you always beat me.

Example of FPS Used in a Text

Using FPS on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, or Snapchat)


See Also

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