About This Word


What does DPS mean?

DPM is an acronym that means damage per second in multiplayer online gaming. It's used both as a noun (a weapon type, class, or a character capable of massive damage) and as an adjective to describe a weapon's capability.

For example

I like playing as DPS the most.

Jenny Bender, YouTube, 2012

If gaming in general is a power fantasy, a strong DPS build is the wet dream.

Leif Johnson, PC Gamer, August, 2017

ready player two will be about a dystopian society where dps mains have to be team players and sometimes play supportive roles

@ShammyTV, April, 2018

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