Bunny Hopping

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What Does Bunny Hopping Mean?

Bunny hopping is a video game technique used in first-person shooter (FPS) games in which the player continually runs and jumps, often while firing a weapon. Bunny hopping usually serves one of two purposes:

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  • Avoiding Attacks: Bunny hopping can throw off opponents’ aim and give the hopper an opportunity to attack.
  • Gaining Speed: Bunny hopping can increase the speed at which players move, allowing them to close the distance when attacking opponents.

Bunny hopping may aslo be known as run, gun and jump.

Techopedia Explains Bunny Hopping

Like some forms of camping, bunny hopping is considered to be a cheap (but effective) strategy. In response to the spread of bunny hopping, many shooter games have been patched to reduce hopping speeds, or have added stamina meters so that characters begins to tire after continued running or jumping. Other games embraced bunny hopping just as they did sniping, encouraging matches where all players bunny hopped in levels that featured lowered gravity for super jumps.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.