Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope

In computer games, a buff often refers to a bonus that is given to a game character that extends his or her ability. A buff is usually gained from an in-game item, another player's ability, or a spell. For example, in the MMORPG game EverQuest, a popular buff is the SoW (Spirit of Wolf), which increases the movement speed of your character.

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