What Does XPAC Mean?

XPAC means Expansion Pack in an online gaming context.

In a gaming context, an XPAC or Expansion Pack is a block of new content for a game that was not included in the initial release.

Usually purchased (as opposed to free), an XPAC typically involves new areas in which the game can be played, new effects, or a completely new scenario (in effect, a new standalone game). The purpose of an XPAC is to extend the life of a game, ensuring players can continue to enjoy the the characters and scenarios they've come to love long after they explored the whole game area, completed every level, or accomplished the set task.

Common XPACs include ones for the following titles:
  • Assassin's Creed IV
  • BioShock 2
  • Bloodborne
  • Borderlands 2
  • Dark Souls II
  • Diablo II
  • Dragon Age
  • Fallout 3
  • Half-Life 2
  • Mass Effect 2
  • StarCraft II
  • The Last of Us
  • The Witcher 3
  • Warcraft III
  • X-COM 2

Summary of Key Points

"Expansion Pack" is the most common definition for XPAC on online gaming forums.
Definition:Expansion Pack
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of XPAC in Sentences

Here is an example of XPAC being used in an online conversation:
  • Jack: I'm happy and sad!
  • Tony: Eh?
  • Jack: I've completed Diablo II.
  • Tony: It sounds like someone wants the XPAC for his birthday.
  • Jack: Yes!

Example of XPAC Used in a Text

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


See Also

Online Gaming Terms The Use of Numbers in Text Speak What's the Purpose of a Hashtag? How to Spot Internet Grooming How to Spot a Drug User