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What Is Teabagging In Video Games And Why Is It So Satisfying?

What exactly is teabagging, and why do people teabag in video games? It can definitely make you wonder. In this article, we'll answer this burning question in detail.
What Is Teabagging In Video Games And Why Is It So Satisfying?
Video games are a unique and constantly-evolving way for people to interact; some games offer limited ways to connect with others, while others are built entirely around the concept of socializing. Speaking of communication, there's an act of teabagging in video games...

Different video games are from real life - and from one another - people can sometimes communicate in seemingly strange ways.

Teabagging is one of those ways. So what is teabagging, what does it mean, and why is it so satisfying for the people who do it? In this article, we'll answer those questions. 

What is teabagging in video games?

Dead by Daylight teabagging Jane
Teabagging occurs in games like Call of Duty, Warzone, Splitgate, and even Dead by Daylight. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

"Teabagging" in the context of video games refers to the act of standing over another player's body while repeatedly crouching up and down. In most games, it's usually done after downing the opponent.

Teabagging is usually seen as an act of bad manners in most games, as it's meant to taunt the player being teabagged. 

Why do people teabag in video games?

For many players, it's satisfying to teabag because it's a symbol of victory. This can be especially satisfying if it's taken a long time to down the other player. 

Not only is it a celebration of one player's victory, though; it's also a way to humiliate other players after they've made a mistake.

Some people feel enraged or upset when another player teabags them since it can be seen as rubbing salt in a fresh wound. This is why teabagging is so often seen as bad manners. 

Which video games have teabagging?

Splitgate teabag confirmed
Unlike most games, Splitgate encourages users to teabag with its Teabag Confirmed mode. (Picture: 1047 Games)

Teabagging occurs in nearly any online multiplayer game with a crouch feature and even has made its way into fighting games. Dead by Daylight, Call of Duty, Warzone, and Splitgate all allow users to teabag, though mostly unintentionally. 

Teabagging is particularly common in FPS games since they tend to offer a kill cam. 

Splitgate even offers a Teabag Confirmed game mode, in which players must teabag over downed opponents to confirm the kill. This mode, which encourages teabagging, is an entirely different approach from other games which tend to discourage it.

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Featured image courtesy of Xbox Game Studios.