What does KDR stand for in gaming?

Kill death ratio

Gamers use KDR as shorthand for "Kill Death Ratio." This stat tracks how many kills a player scored versus how many times they died (Kills / Deaths = KDR). Those who play player versus player (PvP) games often use their KDR to measure how well they performed in a round.

Typically, the higher a player's KDR is, the better they performed. For example, a KDR of 6:1 is much better than a KDR of 3:2.

Who uses KDR?

You're most likely to see KDRs discussed amongst those who play PvP first-person shooters (FPS), such as Combat Arms and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. However, other gamers, such as those who play Super Smash Bros., also use KDRs to compare their skills to others'.


Snipers usually have much higher KDRs than close combat players
A Battlefield 2042 player who wants to track their KDR
A Battlefield 2042 player who wants to track their KDR

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Updated February 9, 2022

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