A Quickscope is a close quarters technique/tactic which was generally an expliot at first. It is utilized by many gamers in Close Proximity with another player to Frag them, aka kill them. It was born in 1999 in a PC FPS game that is still bery popular known as Counter-Strike. The tactic is now used by many other games including Halo, Gears of War, Day of Defeat, Battlefield, & Call of duty. Most players now that do this technique over use it and call out other players that do not use the tactic when sniping.

Most Call of duty Quickscopers only use the sniper rifle for this tactic because they think they are famous over youtube, or that being an on a youtube channel with a number next to their name makes them notorious. Other fps gamers do this technique for fun or when they are under pressure i.e Clutching a game while using a sniper rifle the old traditional way. They do not overuse it they do not boast about them being better than others when doing it, they just play like any other normal gamer.

Quickscoping should not be an excuse for gamers to think they are better and more skilled than other players just because they have a new style of sniping.
A 1 second zoom in of a scope with any type of high powered rifle.

Gamer 1: Hey man did you see that kids final killcam he quickscoped me.
Gamer 2: yeah he and his friends have been doing them non-stop, I think they are overrated.
by FPS Gamer 1998 June 28, 2012
A kill in FPS games like Modern Warfare 2, where the person using a sniper rifle (like the Intervention, M40A3, or R700) zooms in with the regular scope barely enough for the cross-hairs inside the scope to become visible or just before resulting in a Dark Scope and then firing the weapon resulting in a kill. Thus the Quick-Scope.

Perfect MW2 Class for this: Intervention+FMJ, Sleight of Hand Pro, Stopping Power Pro, Ninja Pro (cause noobs need steady aim).
OMG! Did you see that!?!?! I just 360 quick-scoped OpTic DTreats across the map on Overgrown!
by Kevin2735628375 April 29, 2010
The tactic itself involves utilizing quick reflexes to spot an enemy, center them on screen as best as possible, and then zoom into your scope only to then fire as soon as the crosshairs are visible.

Some view it as an exploit. This is due to the fact that the crosshairs essentially "lock on" briefly and allow one to achieve relatively easy one-shot kills. A missed shot usually means one need only quickly repeat. Since it's primarily dependent upon reflexes and simple visual cues, sufficient practice by any player eventually leads to the ability to quick scope repeatedly with a diminishing overall vulnerability while doing so.

The tactic is helpful for snipers while they're on the run, in close quarters combat, in place of a weaker secondary weapon. However, abuse of the tactic as a primary method of fighting has lead many to view it as the "cheap" preference of noobs. Many who rely on quick scoping have furthered this stereotype by abusing it repeatedly, even going as far as ridiculing those who snipe in more traditional fashions (often calling them "hard scopers" in a derogatory manner).

Quickscoping was founded in 1999 during a game mod known as Counter-Strike by guy guy named "CaLL Me God" and another guy named "Incorporated" They listed Quickscoping as a Technique used only for Close Quarters Combat. It was to be used only when sniping at Close range to medium range.
"Man, I was playing Modern Warfare 2 last night. I kept getting killed by this noob who did nothing but run around and quickscope. His hits were like 1 in 10, but he did it so frantically that he got enough kills to annoy us. His team still lost, though."
by Hyper-Active Reflexes November 16, 2011
Wen u pwn noob
a scrub lord tryed 2 shoot zzirgrizz with akimbo fmg9's but zzirgrizz was 3 good 5 him. zzirgrizz quick scoped teh scrub lord and pwnd that noob
by Shenks May 05, 2015
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i quick scope pussy ass noobs for breakfast on Monday through Friday
by miggetslayer May 15, 2015
In a FPS game to look into a rifle's cross airs and quickly shoot before full aim.
"Did you see that quickscope?" asked Billy.
by xXx_creamcheze_xXx January 31, 2015
Something you can't do.
I just quickscoped that noob so hard.
by samtheman0360 October 09, 2014
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