1. What does RNG stand for?

Random number generator

An acronym often used in online games that stands for the process that computers generate random numbers.

In World of Warcraft, RNG refers to the chance at which certain events or abilities happen, such as item drops in quests or blocks/parries during combat.

In Hearthstone, RNG is used to refer to elements or situations that are determined randomly. RNG is an important aspect of the game in order to keep "chance" or "luck" involved.


Ha! Talk about lucky RNG, I got the item off of the first mob I killed

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Updated January 14, 2015
2. What type of video game gameplay does RNG stand for?

Run and gun

RNG is a type of video game gameplay that features a lot of movement on foot (running and jumping) and shooting. This gameplay may appear in first-person shooter (FPS), side-scrolling, and vertical-scrolling video games.

RNG games are a subgenre of shooter video games where the primary objective is to defeat enemies with the firearms available in the game. Run and gun, or "run 'n' gun," games may also be called "shoot 'em up" games because of the emphasis on shooting to kill.

Much of the gameplay in RNG involves running, but you can also maneuver your character by jumping, rolling, and crouching to avoid being hit by enemy fire. At the same time, you are attempting to put yourself in a position to shoot and kill enemies.


I've gotten to the point where I only play RNG games cause I'm too bored by other genres

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Updated September 30, 2021

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