Campaign vs Sidequest - What's the difference?

campaign | sidequest |


As nouns the difference between campaign and sidequest

is that campaign is a series of operations undertaken to achieve a set goal while sidequest is (video games) a quest given to the player that has no direct bearing on the main story/campaign of the game.

As a verb campaign

is to take part in a campaign.

campaign

Noun

(en noun)
  • A series of operations undertaken to achieve a set goal.
  • an election campaign'''; a military '''campaign
    The company is targeting children in their latest advertising campaign .
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  • (obsolete) An open field; a large, open plain without considerable hills; a champaign.
  • (Grath)
  • The period during which a blast furnace is continuously in operation.
  • Derived terms

    * advertising campaign * election campaign * military campaign * political campaign * rumor campaign * whisper campaign

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To take part in a campaign.
  • She campaigned for better social security.
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    sidequest

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (video games) A quest given to the player that has no direct bearing on the main story/campaign of the game.
  • Completion of a sidequest often results in the acquisition of money or items that are otherwise unavailable, or unlocks another sidequest.