Exploring Fragin: Enhancing the First-Person Video Game Experience
Frag is a term commonly used in the world of First-Person Shooter (FPS) games. It refers to the act of eliminating or ‘killing’ an opponent’s character in the game. The term originated from military slang, where ‘fragging’ meant to intentionally kill or wound a fellow soldier, typically a superior officer. In the gaming context, however, it’s used to denote a successful attack against an enemy player.
Each time a player successfully ‘frags’ an opponent, they score a point for themselves or their team, depending on the game mode. The term can also be used as a noun, referring to the point or score earned from such an action. For example, in a sentence, one might say, “I got a frag,” meaning they successfully eliminated an opponent.
Fragging requires a combination of strategic thinking, quick reflexes, and precise aim. Different games may offer various ways to frag opponents, such as using different types of weapons, abilities, or environmental hazards.