The AWM is a bolt-action sniper rifle that featured in Crossfire.
Considered to be the "classic" Sniper Rifle, AWM behaves quite similar to its counterpart in CS/CSO: Powerful, 1-shot kill (Except leg/wall shoot), double scope phase, medium bolt cycling / reload time. This gun is the only sniper available in WCG, WEM, and CFS tournament, and becomes the weapon of choice for expert Sniper players. The AWM comes with 10 rounds magazine (20 in reverse), but in some servers like North America it only holds 5, making scoring streak quite difficult.
In all CF server, AWM is available in Item Shop, and it often costs quite a lot of GP to obtain. Newbie players won't be able to buy this gun with their starting stock unless they buff it up with GP+ Item.
- Very high damage
- Very high accuracy
- High Bulletproof Armor penetration
- Purchaseable via Game Points
- Low magazine capacity (5 or 10)
- Long reload time
- Weapon Delay
Tips and TricksEdit
Although for it's disadvantages, it's a gun to be feared when put in the hands of an experienced player. The fact that it's a 1 shot kill weapon makes it a weapon of choice for just about all snipers. Quick-scopes and no-scopes are best to be used with this weapon for the fact that if that bullet makes contact, you won't have to shoot at the same player again unlike the M700 (Beginner Sniper rifle) where it takes 2-3 shots to take down an enemy unless they've been weakened.
"Dodging skills" is the ability to be constantly moving before you take the shot otherwise you'll be an open target, Suggestions would include moving side to side and right before you take the shot, hold the walking key to slow down your movement and increase your accuracy and that's where you fire. You can either walk or crouch right before you fire, crouching has the best possible accuracy but again it makes you an open target, if you are skilled you can crouch and quickly take the shot and continue moving side to side. Now, say your opponent appeared quickly in front of you, if your inexperienced, pull out your secondary weapon (either Pistol or Melee), experienced players would perform a quick or no-scope but again, it's very risky to the inexperienced, if you think you can pull it off then don't be afraid to take the shot with the AWM, otherwise pull out a pistol/melee.