A Quick Time Event is a situation inside of a game that requires the player to quickly push keys or buttons as soon as the action has been called for by means of an icon. QTE's often appear in action scenes with cinematic character where a certain amount of interactivity shall be maintained. The events can have two or more outcomes, depending on the player's ability to hit the required key or button at the right time, or hitting the false one, or hitting none at all.