What does "WP" mean in gaming? Explained


What does WP stand for in gaming?

'WP' is an abbreviation of ‘well played’, a phrase often used in online games.

When is WP normally used in a game?

WP is usually said after the end of a period of play. This could be the end of a half, map, or series. It’s seen as a sign of good sportsmanship between players and a way to show respect once a match has finished. It’s commonly paired with another abbreviation, ‘GG’, which means ‘good game’, to form ‘GGWP’.

There’s no harm in dropping these four quick letters of respect to your opponents after a game ends (unless they've been BMing throughout the match).

Can WP have any other meanings?

Like many other gaming terms, WP can also be used sarcastically. If a member of the opposing team makes a rather stupid or miscalculated play, they may catch a quick WP in chat from the player that left them in the dirt.

This can be viewed as toxic but it’s not usually that serious. Just be careful not to jinx yourself; karma can catch you quick.