What does Buffbot mean in video games?

Bot that gives strength

So you’re playing a video game and you come across a character who isn’t the main guy, but sticks around to help out. This character is what we call a Buffbot.

When we say Buffbot, we’re taking two words and smashing them together. ‘Bot’ is just short for robot – it’s a character in the game that’s controlled by the computer, not a human player. ‘Buff’ is a term from video games that means to make something stronger or better.

Put them together and you’ve got a Buffbot, a game character who tags along with your main hero, helping to boost his strength or heal his wounds as he battles his way through the game.

Example for using ‘Buffbot’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what? I found a new game to play!

Oh, really? What’s it called?

It’s called “Adventure Quest”! You basically go on quests and fight monsters.

That sounds fun! Are there any special characters or abilities?

Yeah, there’s this cool character called a “Buffbot”. It helps you get stronger and heals you during battles!