(of a character or item in a video game) to reenter an existing game environment at a fixed point after having been defeated or otherwise removed from play:If another player character has already opened the treasure chest, you will have to wait a few minutes for the chest to respawn.
of or relating to the respawning of a character or item in a video game:the respawn rate;respawn animations.
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How to use respawn in a sentence
When you respawn, navigate back to your chest coordinates, gather your resources, and head home.What I wish I knew before playing Minecraft with my kids | Jean Levasseur | February 4, 2022 | Popular-Science
Everyone who has played Call of Duty knows the type of player who finds one spot on the map and faithfully returns to it upon every respawn.5 big changes coming to Call of Duty with ‘Vanguard’ you can experience in the beta | Mike Hume | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post