What Does PVE Mean?

PVE means Player vs Environment in an online gaming context.

PVE is an abbreviation used in online gaming with the meaning "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, PVP is known as PVM (Player Versus Monster).

Many games are a mix of PVE and PVP.

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:
  • Jack: Do you play PvE because you've got no mates?
  • Jason: No, I play PvE because no one is a match for me at PvP.

Example of PVE Used in a Text

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


See Also

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