Camping is a cowardly and cheap tactic of playing a video game, generally first person shooter, where usually the camper preferes to hide , lay on the ground and play dead , get up a rooftop, peek his head out behind cover or anything else to avoid direct confrontation with the enemy.

The rumor of camping being a legit and smart tactic can be easily destroyed by two facts : one , if everyone played like that then the gameplay would become frozen, static, and two, there is nothing smart and tactical in hiding and waiting for people to come to you so you can get a easy kill.
Some also say that camping is necessary,as noone would run around in real life in a real war. Those people are usually mentally ill becoz they seem to associate a game with real life , so they are to be ignored.
There are two type of campers, the stupid camper and the smart camper,who present different types of camping.

The stupid camper usually picks a random spot ,without taking into consideration if he has good cover, if the area is of high traffic, if it's near an objective or anything else, and he just sits there without moving. Those are usually easy to be killed , as if u get killed by them once u already know where to find them becoz they're not smart enough to move.
The smart camper is a whole different story. These people were born to camp and they camp for dear life. They have tactics ,tricks and determination in what they do. A smart camper usually picks an important area where people pass trough often , picks a obscure hiding spot where he is hard or impossible to be spotted and wich also provides him with good cover, chooses a suitable close range powerful weapon,such as a shotgun and usually aims down sights at all times. He also claymores the area up and from time to time switches corners. Usually they can be killed by throwing a flash or stun grenade before going at them or just noobtubing them out.
by JJrulezz August 31, 2011
Top Definition
The Act of staying in one spot in a map in a first person shooter video game to gain a tactical advantage over an enemy or group of enemies.

The person committing the act of camping is the "camper" and the spot on the map it is happening in is "camped".

Camping isn't limited to one weapon, or playing style.
"Is NoClanNeeded camping? I haven't seen him all game"

"That guy camped the Redeemer all game"

"I keep getting sniped, where is the camper?"
by NoClanNeeded December 25, 2004
A term used most frequently in first-person shooter video games, "camping" refers to the act of hiding or otherwise remaining in a hidden, obscured, or safe location in order to ambush an enemy or objective, or to avoid harm.

There is much controversy over whether or not camping is a respectable strategy; some claim camping is cowardly and cheap, while others maintain that it is intelligent and strategic.
"There's a guy camping outside the door with a Covenant Energy Sword. Be careful, lest he perpetrate the ownage against you."

"That sniper-ass sniper be camping on top of the base."
by ghostpigeon July 25, 2005
1. To spend time with nature, leaving behind much of the technological advances and "roughing it."
2. The act of staying in one spot in a game and "sniping" other players.
1. Let's go camping in the woods.
2. I hate those camping whores!
by FlamingCat April 14, 2003
getting drunk in the wilderness
girlfriend: what are your plans this weekend?
boyfriend: camping with friends
by sc00tmc July 12, 2008
The act of staying in the bathroom for a long time without any regard to anyone else who has to to use the bathroom. When somebody is camping they are usually reading a good article or masturbating. (don't let 'em fool ya they're wankin it)
Pete: Man I gotta go take a shit

Hank: Well, don't go camping because I still have to take a shower.
by Bluntz and Cuntz December 05, 2009
1) Holding a pot pipe/bong for too long, without passing it down to the next person.
Hey man, you're camping. Pass me down that shit.
by heffa May 27, 2003
A strategy in First person shooters where the player sits idly by hoping and unsuspecting enemy will maybe walk in front of them. As red vs Blue said it, camping is not a legitimate strategy. Many campers would defend camping as the most tactically sound and intelligent strategy, when in reality they just dont have the reflexes or hand eye coordination to play the game normally. Also known as a strategy for 5 year olds and pussies who are afraid to die in a video game so they sit in the corner
1:damn that guy camping in the corner just killed me
2: he killed me too hes been sitting there all game what a camping fag he probably uses the heartbeat sensor and commando too
1: my 50 year old mother could get that score camping like him and shes never played before
by Ace_Man42 September 10, 2010
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