Strafe

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Strafe is a type of movement in games, where the character moves side-to-side instead of turning. For example, if the left arrow key is mapped to strafe left, the character would side-step to the left instead of turning to the left. This technique of movement is most popular in FPS games, as it allows the player to remain aimed at the target while moving or repositioning.

Game terms, Strafe jumping