What Does DPS Mean?

DPS means Damage Per Second in an online gaming context.

DPS is a measurement of damage that can be done by a weapon, spell, other equipment, player or group of players in an online game. It is used as a metric in some games to allow a determination of offensive power.
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Summary of Key Points

"Damage Per Second" is the most common definition for DPS on online gaming forums.

Definition:Damage Per Second
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of DPS in Sentences

Here is an example of DPS being used in an online conversation:
  • Chris: What is the DPS of the sniper rifle?
  • Jenny: Which one? The bolt action or the semi-automatic?

Example of DPS Used in a Text

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


See Also

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