The Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum) or AWP (Arctic Warfare Police) is a bolt-action sniper rifle.
The AWP is a .338 caliber bolt-action sniper rifle which can perform one-shot one-kill in any range. It is known as "the best sniper rifle in the world" by the Counter-Strike players. However, some other players think it is a "noob cannon" as it requires less skill to use it and can kill enemies with just one shot. Some servers ban this weapon due to its tendency to overpower other weapons especially in Counter Strike: Source.
- Can kill an enemy in just one shot except legs
- Highly accurate with the scope
- Its firing sound forces enemies to take cover
- Purchasable by both Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists
- Short reload time
- Expensive ($4750)
- Low rate of fire due to its bolt-action
- Inaccurate if scope is not used
- Loud firing sound. Attracts and/or alerts enemies of sniper's presence
- Expensive ammo cost
- This sniper rifle is widely known as the "AWP". In real life, the AWP is chambered with 7.62 NATO and fed with 10 rounds (same to Steyr Scout) while the AWM is chambered with .338 Lapua Magnum and fed with 5 rounds. In game, this weapon collects the advantages of these two AW variants.
- Accuracy International Arctic Warfare at Wikipedia