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This article contains list of terms and acronyms of Planetside 2, and also common terms from FPS and MMO.

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A Edit

A2A
Acronym of Air to Air - Refers to when aircraft fight against aircraft.
A2G
Acronym of Air to Ground - Refers to when aircraft fight against ground vehicles, can also include against infantry.
AA
Acronym of Anti-Air - Weapons designed to damage aircraft.
ADS
Acronym of Aim Down Sights, bringing up your gun and aiming with the sight. Opposed of Hip Firing
AI
Acronym of Anti-Infantry - Weapons designed to damage Infantry.
AMS
See S-AMS.
AV
Acronym of Anti-Vehicle - Weapons designed to damage vehicles.

B Edit

Battle Bus
Usually refers to a Sunderer that has been fully certified with the Blockade Armor Certification and has equipped, dual bulldog weapons.
BD
Acronym of Bullet Drop, the amount your bullet will drop over distance.
Bloom per Shot
Parameter, showing how much your cone of fire will increase per shot.
BR
Acronym of Battle Rank.
Acronym of Battle Rifles
BS
Acronym of Body Shot, a bullet that lands on the body as opposed to the head.

C Edit

Cert
Abbreviation of Certification Point.
CoF
Acronym of Cone of Fire, spread or area your weapon may discharge into.
CQC
Acronym of Closed Quarters Combat, combat that occurs within the 15 metre range.

D Edit

E Edit

Engie
Abbreviation of the Engineer infantry class.
ESF
Acronym of Empire-Specific Fighter, single seat small aircraft. TR Mosquito, NC Reaver, VS Scythe.

F Edit

G Edit

G2A
Acronym of Ground to Air, refers to combat between vehicles to aircraft.
Gal
Abbreviation of the Galaxy drop ship.
Galaxy Rush
Rare strategy including suicide attack of large group of Galaxy aircrafts. Using the big size of Galaxy and its fragments, this attack can run over big amount of infantry that don't take cover.

H Edit

Hip Firing
Shooting from the hip, Shooting without Aiming Down Sights.
HA, Heavy
An acronym of the Heavy Assault infantry class.
HS
An acronym of headshot.

I Edit

Infil, Inf
Abbreviation of the Infiltrator infantry class.

J Edit

K Edit

L Edit

LA
Acronym of the Light Assault infantry class.
Lib
Abbreviation for the Liberator aircraft, which can seat up to 3 players and is effective against vehicles.
Long Reload
Reload time with empty magazine.
LoS
Acronym of Line of Sight, referring to whether or not a target is visible from a player's view.

M Edit

MAX Rush/MAX Crash
Type of strategy including attack with a massive amount of MAX units.
MBT
Acronym of Main Battle Tank — Empire Specific two seats tank. TR Prowler, NC Vanguard, VS Magrider,
Mossy
Abbreviation of the Mosquito empire specific fighter aircraft.

N Edit

NC
Acronym of New Conglomerate — one of three empires.
NS
Acronym of Nanite Systems — a manufacturer of equipment which is available to all factions.

O Edit

OHK
Acronym of One Hit Kill, a kill that only requires one shot or bullet being fired. Usually used in conjunction with a headshot.
OL
Acronym of Outfit Leader.
OMFG
Operation: Make Faster Game. A code name for the Performance Updates (PU).

P Edit

PL
Acronym of Platoon Leader
PTS
Acronym of Public Test Server.
PU
Performance Update. A term used by the development team for releases during the optimization period instead of Game Update (GU)

Q Edit

QOL
Quality of Life. A general term meaning an improvement in some aspect of the game.

R Edit

RPM
Acronym of Rounds Per Minute. How fast a weapon fires.
RoF
Acronym of Rate of Fire. How fast fires a weapon.

S Edit

S-AMS
Acronym of Sunderer Advanced Mobile Station, Certification available for Sunderer.
SC
Acronym of Station Cash (Or Seven Cash for EU ProSiebenSat1 players), in game currency, usable in most SOE games.
SCU
Acronym of Spawn Control Unit, the device which controls whether or not the faction in current ownership of the base will be able to spawn there.
Short Reload
Reload time with at least one bullet in the magazine.
SL
Acronym of Squad Leader.

T Edit

TR
Acronym of Terran Republic - one of three empires.
TTK
Acronym of Time to Kill, the amount of time it takes to kill a target.

U Edit

V Edit

Vanguard
The New Conglomerate Main Battle Tank.
VS
Acronym of Vanu Sovereignty - one of three empires.

W Edit

WG, Warp Gate, Warpgate
The home base of any Empire on each continent.
WP
Acronym of Waypoint - A waypoint can either refer to a Personal Waypoint, Squad Waypoint or a Platoon Waypoint. A squad and platoon waypoint can only be set by either a Squad Leader or a Platoon Leader via the main map.

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Y Edit

Z Edit

Zerg
Large group of players.
ZOE
Acronym of Zealot Overdrive Engine VS Empire specific MAX ability.

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