A tactic used by snipers in FPS video games. Older than the COD franchise, this tactic has been made heavily popular with COD: Modern Warfare 1 and 2. One of the biggest debates surrounding quick scoping is whether or not the tactic requires real skill, how much skill, or if it's just a matter of repetition and blind probability.

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, 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).
Man, I was playing Modern Warfare 2 last night. I kept getting killed by this noob who did nothing but run around and quick scope. 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 ShootThemByProxy December 16, 2010
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Pussy-assed n00b tactic in FPS games, particularly the Modern Warfare games, who exploit the cheap auto-aim bot that center's your reticule on your target if you aim downsight while he is nearby. They primarily use the Barrett and Intervention sniper rifles, and do nothing but dart around the map one-shot-killing everybody with no regard for the cheapness of the tactic they are employing. They even make fun of players who use the sniper rifle the right way.
That noob just wants to do nothing but run around and quick scope everybody. Let's team up on him and take him down.
by mbatl0907 December 04, 2011
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When you beat your dick off inside your pants for awhile until you are about to explode. At the point of blowing your load, you whip out your dick (your primary weapon) and proceed to dispense your white, translucent warm ammo on your victim!
Oh my god! i just quick scoped that cougar on the subway!
by James A. Mick January 14, 2012
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To check out an attractive person without them catching you doing it.
yo you should quick scope that ho's ass but don't let her see you doing that shit.
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A Quick scope was born from the Call Of Duty and Halo franchises. The idea is to pull in your scope and shoot at the moment you see your crosshairs. this can be useful in combat because a skilled player may be able to pull this off and get accurate, one-shot kills. This is normally for show and is not the best way to play unless you want to impress others by making videos or compilations. Machinima.com is a great place to find these montages and skill in Quickscoping.
xXLegi1tSnipeZz x tried to knife me but i Quick Scoped him and got a one shot kill. stupid nooblet.
by BlackBird RaZe June 19, 2010
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The act of using mouthwash to freshen breath; usually used to cover up smoking or consuming alcohol.
*two guys smoking*
Guy 1: Yo dude, you think our breath will stink?
Guy 2: Yeah dawg, let's go Quick Scope" in a minute.
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