What Does F2P Mean in a Text?

Gaming Slang for Newbies

If you're new to gaming, then there is more to learn than just a game's moves and strategy. Gamers should also be familiar with gaming slang, which has around 200 terms in common usage, many of which are difficult for new players to guess. But, you should persevere. Understanding gaming jargon improves collaboration by helping gamers to convey complex strategies, emotions, and actions quickly. Here is the term you care about:

The abbreviation F2P means "Free To Play."

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F2P is an abbreviation used in gaming with the meaning "Free To Play." F2P games do not require users to pay to participate. However, F2P players are typically only allowed access to very basic features of the game. Upgrades to higher levels, or to gameplay-enhancing features usually have to be paid for. Some F2P games are designed to generate revenue through advertisements and sales of related items. Popular F2P games available in 2019, include Apex Legends, Let It Die and Hearthstone. "Free To Play" is also abbreviated as FTP.

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When I write F2P, I mean this:

meaning of F2P

"Free To Play"

Summary of Key Points

"Free To Play" is the most common definition for F2P in gaming-related apps like Discord.
Definition:Free To Play
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of F2P in Sentences

Here's an example of F2P in conversation:
  • Helen: I am going to buy the new bundle for Hearthstone. It's only 50 bucks.
  • Jill: That's the secret of F2P! It always costs you money in the end.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of F2P Used in a Text

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