What is GLHF? How to use it in gaming

30 October 2023


Published: 30th October 9:36PM

If you’re a gamer who plays online games, you’ve probably heard the term “GL HF”, but what does the term “GLHF” actually mean in video games? Chances are, you’ve heard this term in games like Rocket League, Overwatch, and CSGO and similarly competitive games which have text chat.

What is GLHF and what does it mean?

In gaming the phrase “GLHF” is simply “Good luck, have fun”. The term is commonly used in competitive games which have text chat enabled and is a friendly way of wishing you or your opponents luck in the game.

So, if you’re looking to be a friendly face in your next game, why don’t you GLHF your opponents, and bring a little friendliness to what can be a pretty heated community?

Where and when did GLHF Originate?

Many people believe the phrase good luck have fun originated in the CS days, but actually, we’ve seen it in use much longer before that. People have even rumoured that the phrase first came into use in the early Doom FPS days, which would mean the friendly term is well over 20 years old. It’s nice to see such a friendly phrase be continued as a tradition in online games, where we can see people wishing each other luck before their games.

How to use GLHF

Here’s a few examples of what GLHF is, and how to use it in a sentence:

Rory: Are you ready to started the game?

Jason: Yep, let’s go. GLHF

Jess: I’m about to take my driving test, wish me luck.

Aaron: woo! GLHF!

Wrapping up

While we don’t know exactly when it was first used, the term GLHF has been used in Chess games, sports games and FPS games for almost two decades, so it’s a surprise that many still do not know what GLHF is, but now you do!




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