The official AWP Description states:
“High risk and high reward, the infamous AWP is recognizable by its signature report and one-shot, one-kill policy.”
This sniper, (also known in real life as the Arctic Warfare Police), or Magnum Sniper Rifle, as it was previously known, is a sniper rifle featured in the Counter-Strike series.
The AWP is a powerful bolt-action sniper rifle available to both teams. It is infamously renowned for being able to one-shot kill enemies with a hit anywhere bar the legs, regardless of armor, making the CS GO weapon a solid weapon for wallbanging. The CS GO sniper also has extreme accuracy when scoped, particularly when crouched as it has the 3rd highest accuracy in the game. The ability to scope along with the extreme accuracy and obscene stopping power make this CS GO sniper devastating at long ranges, particularly in the hands of a skilled shooter.
Popular CS GO Skins for the AWP:
AWP | Lightning Strike
AWP | Asiimov
AWP | Oni Taiji
AWP | Hyper Beast
AWP | Dragon Lore
AWP | Medusa
However, where this CS GO weapon excels in accuracy and power, it suffers in general handling. This sniper slows players down considerably, particularly in Global Offensive, making it unwieldy at closer ranges in the hands of a novice player. The weapon also has terrible accuracy when not using the scope or firing while moving, so the user must be aiming down sights AND immobile at all times to retain a competitive edge.
Additionally, the sound that results from firing is loud and easily recognizable; the moment a shot is fired, the enemy team is aware of the weapon’s presence on the battlefield. Thus, the enemy team will change their tactics in attempts to take down the sniper as top priority by flanking the user or using other tactics against the user.
|Chest & Arm||115||112|
|Abdomen & Pelvis||143||140|
|Weapon||Finish||Rarity||Minimum Wear||Maximum Wear|
|Safari Mesh||Industrial Grade||0.06||0.8|
|Sun in Leo||Industrial Grade||0||0.5|