What Does PVE Mean?

PVE means Player vs Environment.

In an online gaming context, PVE means "Player Versus Environment." PVE games require players to fight computer-generated monsters or enemies, as opposed to fighting other human players (as required in PVP (Player Versus Player") games).

In some gaming communities, PVE is known as PVM (Player Versus Monster).

Many games are a mix of PVE and PVP.

PVE is usually typed pve or PvE.

Summary of Key Points

"Player vs Environment" is the most common definition for PVE on online gaming forums.
Definition:Player vs Environment
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of PVE in Sentences

Here is an example of PVE being used in an online conversation:
  • Jo: I play PvE because no one is a match for me at PvP.
  • Ali: No, you play PvE because you've got no mates.

An Academic Look at PVE

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Pee Vee Ee), PVE is classified as an initialism abbreviation.

Example of PVE Used in a Text


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