Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

When referring to RTS computer games, a rush is a strategy in which one player devotes all resources toward achieving a specific goal very quickly. It aims to use the element of surprise to have a very strong early game, but sacrifices the ability to have a strong late game if the strategy fails. A classic example of a rush strategy is the 9-pool Zerg rush in Starcraft II. (Zerg rush strategies are so infamous that the word "zerg" is often used, even in other video games, as a synonym for "rush".)

Game terms, Zerg