What does Zerg Rush mean?A term referring to the tactic of building a large amount of cheaper, early-game units and rushing into the enemy in an RTS game.
Other definitions of Zerg Rush:
- Quickly rushing the enemies' base in the attempt to end the game early. Zerg refers to playable alien race in Starcraft that could employ this strategy.
- In a real time strategy game, but arguably any video game, overproducing inexpensive units and bombarding the enemy in the hopes to end the game before they can build defenses.
- Investing a ton of early game resources into zerglings, a very cheap, aggressive unit in Starcraft, and slamming them all into the enemy's means of production. A quick win is still a win.
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How to use the term
I'm going to zerg rush their base.
I could sense he was about to zerg rush, so I built some marines.
Despite its simplicity, zerg rushing takes some series micro skills.
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