While camping is, in fact, a legit strategy, it does make for boring game play. If a person wishes to devote their life to waiting and not moving (apparently some people get off on winning and not actually playing the game to it's fullest extent) then that's their business. They are just creating an unfriendly game where winning at any cost is the sole purpose. Campers will often resort to hacks as well if their camping fails to achieve them victory.

The bane of the camper is having his weapon of choice removed from his arsonal usually resulting in his defeat (should he not quit the game first).

Campers also find themselves tiring of a game sooner than others because they experience the same game play their entire time camping. This results in the purchasing of a new game where a new camping location will, without a doubt, draw the attention of the camper, where he will then repeat the process above.
Player A - "Well I was having fun until that camper joined."
Host - "Yeah, I'll just remove sniper rifles."
(Camper Leaves)
Host - "There we go, back to a good game."
by Phil April 03, 2005
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A term given to those in an online multiplayer game (usually FPS) who will place themselves in a strategic position and wait for an extended period of time until a target enters his field of view. The position usually allows one to surprise the target and allows the "camper" to eliminate him with ease. There are variants of this such as camping an item to repeatedly gain its benefits and defending a critical location.

Camping is a perfectly legitimate strategy, but is criticized by a majority of the online community, usually because players get frustrated by being killed in such a fashion, it slows the game down and is considered an unskilful art. Idiots always resort to insulting a camper, who will most likely have a higher score than them. Incompetent admins sometimes kick them and the camper society becomes one of ridicule and resentment.

It isn’t illegal to position yourself in such a way that you have an advantage, that’s smart thinking and its part of the game. Some people need to grow some balls.
*Random moron runs around like a retard and subsequently becomes a campers prey. Camper makes a kill*


I expect the definition to be voted down, but those of intelligence know who is right.
by Daedalus July 27, 2004
A title given to someone who attempts to protect vital objectives in a game while everyone else goes off to get killed individually because they have no concept of "team."

"I'm guarding the flag, you dumbass. Learn to play."
by the other guy January 18, 2004
Any gamer who stands in place for more than 3 seconds, or (God forbid) actually croutches. Doing this in Counter-Strike will have everyone on the server hating your guts.
"OMG camper F4G!!"
"OMG fukng camprs!"
by TheFeniX March 20, 2003
In first person shooters, a cry of outrage at one who was a successful target of a stationary person, usually a sniper
"You expect a sniper to walk around?"
by Anonymous June 02, 2003
Found in online multiplayer games. A camper stays in one spot and waits for enemies to walk past him before attacking.
"You're such a lame camper!"
by Patrick O'Neill October 28, 2002
Used by very sad and lonely people in online computer games such as MOH. The term used for anyone who should dare to shoot anyone else who belongs to a 'clan'. Whatever you do... if you should happen to be walking upto a door and it opens from the other side.... DO NOT shoot the person coming through... you will be called a camper! No matter how 'lucky' you were, you are a camper! Under no circumstances attempt to plead your innocence, the 'clan' members will gang up on you and get you kicked! You can't win.

To avoid being a 'camper', run around like a headless chicken waiting to be shot by an experienced 'clan' gamer.... who will then call you a n00b!
you god damm camper fag
by n00b_man! July 15, 2004
Camping, as defined above, is the strategy of sitting in a single stragic spot, waiting for someone to come into your vision, however, it should be noted that camping is not always a fair strategy.

Some campers will camp an area where it is nearly impossible to be killed if they refuse to move. An example would be squating behind a box in an enclosed room with a single entrance. An opponent would have to position himself infront of the doorway without any cover, and try to hit the small ammount of the camper that is visible. In this way, the camper can get kill after kill, even when his position is known, and in 1 on 1 matches, this would become very frustrating and ruin the game for the opponent.
by Poh Tay Toez August 27, 2005
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