What Does Stream Sniping Mean?

Stream Sniping means using a gamer's livestream against them, in order to gain an unfair advantage.

The term "stream sniping" is used in online gaming to refer to the act of watching a livestream of a video game, with the intent of gaining an advantage over the streamer by using information from the stream to predict or track their movements or actions in the game.

Stream sniping can involve using the stream to locate the streamer's position or to gain knowledge of their game plan or strategy, and then using this information to gain an unfair advantage in the game. Stream sniping is generally considered a form of cheating and is typically prohibited by the terms of service of most streaming platforms.

To prevent stream sniping, some players will delay their streams by a few minutes, or use other methods to hide their game information from viewers.

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When I write Stream Sniping, I mean this:

meaning of Stream Sniping

"Using a Gamer's livestream Against Them"

Summary of Key Points

"Using a Gamer's livestream Against Them" is the most common definition for Stream Sniping on online gaming apps, such as Discord, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Stream Sniping
Definition:Using a Gamer's livestream Against Them
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of Stream Sniping Used in a Text

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