What Does NPC Mean?

NPC means "Non-Player Character" (Gaming Term).

NPCs are characters in a game that aren't controlled by any player.

NPCs can be relevant to the narrative (e.g., your spouse or mentor) or simply bystanders with no real function in the game play (e.g., villagers, shopkeepers).

Summary of Key Points

"Non-Player Character" is the most common definition for NPC on online gaming forums.
Definition:Non-Player Character
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of NPC in Sentences

Here is an example of NPC being used in an online conversation:
  • Jack: You don't improve your KDR (Kill-to-Death Ratio) by killing all the NPC villagers, you know?
  • Anton: True. But, it's fun!

Example of NPC Used in a Text


See Also

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