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A British bolt-action sniper rifle with a high rate of fire and a powerful cartridge, but a smaller magazine than normal.
–In-game description


AWM

L115A3 angled

L115A3 alpha

AWM alpha

Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Sniper Rifle
Rank Prerequisites Rank 82
Damage 82 → 70
Range 60 max → 140 min
AWMgraph
Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 5, 6 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 40
Fire Modes Semi
Rate of Fire 45 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.00 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (60 studs) Min (140 studs)
(x3) Head 246 210
(x1.22) Torso 100.04 85.4
(x1) Arms and Legs 82 70
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
ARS Suppressor 82 -> 63 60 max -> 126 min
R2 Suppressor 77.9 -> 66.5 57 max -> 133 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 77.9 -> 66.5 57 max -> 133 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 77.9 -> 66.5 57 max -> 133 min
Suppressor 73.8 -> 70 54 max -> 140 min
Muzzle Velocity 2750 studs/s
Penetration Depth 3.0 studs
Suppression 5.0

ACCURACY 34

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 7
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 9
Weapon Recovery Speed 8
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.75

HIP ACCURACY 10

Min Camera Kick (3.29, -0.61, -0.31)
Max Camera Kick (3.79, -0.11, 0.30)
Min Recoil Displacement (0.10, 0.40, 2.70)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.40, 1.00, 3.09)
Min Recoil Rotation (1.20, -1.00, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (2.09, 0.20, 0.30)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.20
Hipfire Recovery Speed 5
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.70

SIGHT ACCURACY 28

Min Camera Kick (1.10, -0.81, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (1.70, 0.40, -1.00)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.60, 1.20)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 1.00, 1.79)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.20, 0.07, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.00, 0.20, 0.30)
Sight Magnification 3.5x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 2.8 seconds
Empty Reload Time 5.1 seconds
Equip Speed 10
Aiming Speed 14.5
Crosshair Size 70
Crosshair Spread Rate 1500
Crosshair Recover Rate 8

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 12 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 6.0 stud/s
Ammo Type .338 Lapua Magnum
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


List of Attachments


Optics Kills Required
C79 125 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
M145 185 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills


Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills


Barrel Kills Required
ARS Suppressor 150 Kills
Compensator 120 Kills
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills
Flash Hider 100 Kills
PBS-4 Suppressor 245 Kills
PBS-1 Suppressor 205 Kills
Suppressor 30 Kills


Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Ballistics Tracker 1500 Kills


The AWM is a British Sniper Rifle. It is unlocked at rank 82, or it can be purchased with credits.

History

In November 2007, the British Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced snipers in the Army, Royal Marines, and RAF Regiment were to get a new rifle. The Arctic Warfare Magnum (AWM) is being supplied as part of a broader Sniper System Improvement Program (SSIP) program, designated as the L115A1. The L115A1 series of rifle is rather a rifle system, with the L115A3 an improved setup for the AWM rifle in the British service, which also includes night sights, spotting scopes, laser range finders, and tripods. The L115A3 rifle was first deployed in Afghanistan in May 2008.

The AWM is also used by other high budget countries.

Accuracy International has since discontinued the AWM and other members of the AW family in favor of the more modern AX family.

In-Game

General Information

The AWM is a very well-rounded sniper rifle. Like other sniper rifles, it can one-shot-headshot at any range. The AWM is quite comparable to the AWS, being very identical to each other in both appearance and statistics. One key difference is that the AWS has an integral suppressor whereas the AWM does not. By not being suppressed, the AWM benefits from having greater higher muzzle velocity, making it easier to shoot at longer ranges and subsequently decreasing its time-to-kill (TTK) at long range. Damage wise, the AWM is pretty average for a sniper rifle, being in the middle; lower than the Hecate II or Intervention, but higher than the Mosin Nagant or Remington 700.  

This average stopping power is compensated for by having a higher rate of fire (RoF) for a sniper rifle. At 45 RPM, it is tied with the AWS for fourth-fastest firing sniper rifle, falling behind the Mosin Nagant, Dragunov SVDS, Steyr Scout and Dragunov SVU. Along with this elevated RoF, it also boasts rather good mobility for a sniper rifle, again tied with the AWS and slightly bested the Mosin.

The AWM, when unlocked, gives the user a choice between either the iron-sights (The default sights for the gun) or the PM II Scope which has a 10x magnification. The PM II functions as the default high-powered scope seen on other sniper rifles.

Usage & Tactics

The AWM is a sniper that is well suited for an aggressive playstyle, like its counterparts, the AWS and the Mosin. It has a fast RoF, and good bullet velocity and low scope in time. However, it is hampered by a low scope steady time (when one chooses to use the PM II) and has a very slow empty reload time, especially for a sniper rifle which will leave the user vulnerable to attack. However, the long reload can be compensated by initiating a tactical reload.

The AWM, like the AWS, sports the option to use the iron sights, which like the AWS, can offer a large field of view (FOV). However, it isn’t as effective as the PM II at long-ranged engagements.

Conclusion

The AWM performs very similarly to the AWS, the main key difference being that the AWS has an integral suppressor and subsequently, slower muzzle velocity. It has a rather average damage for a sniper, however, it compensates this by having a faster RoF and higher mobility than most other snipers.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Slightly higher mobility than most snipers.
  • Fourth fastest RoF in-class.
  • Third furthest one-shot torso range.
  • Third fastest ADS time for its class.
  • Fastest tactical reload time in-class.
  • Has access to both Iron Sights and a default scope.

Cons:

  • Small magazine capacity of only 5(+1) rounds.
  • Very slow empty reload time of 5.1 seconds.
  • Very short steady time with the PM II or VCOG 6x Scope.
  • Fast range drop-off.

Trivia

  • The AWM, prior to version 4.7.0., was previously named the 'L115A3'.
  • The AWM, formerly L115A3 ingame, was added in the alpha version of the game. The first appearance of the gun was in a wooden skin, with stocked scope same as Intervention and fired sound like Call of Duty's Intervention sound. They later removed it for housekeeping. Before Version 2.0.0, Litozinnamon teased about the revamped gun on his Twitter.
    • There was also a AWM model, but it was dev-only.
  • The AWM is the base platform of the British service L115A1 sniper rifle series, though it has many customizations to comply with the needs of the British Armed Forces.
    • The L115A3 variant of the AWM, used by a British officer, held the record of the longest confirmed kill from November 2009 to May 2017 at 2,707 yards (2.47 kilometers).
      • This was broken by a JTF2 sniper using a McMillan TAC-50, which in many ways, is the ingame Hecate II's equal.
  • For a while, both the AWM and the AWS used the same reload and bolt cycle animation as the old Remington 700.
  • When named as the L115A3, the model in-game was criticized for its numerous inaccuracies. Now, as it is named the AWM, it is a platform and not a specific model.
    • However, Accuracy International never offered the rifle in a white stock.
  • If the PM II Scope and the Ballistics Tracker are both equipped together on the AWM, the white bar on the sight accuracy bar will decrease and turn red, supposedly giving it no sight accuracy whatsoever.
    • The sight accuracy bar will stay the same length, so it will only look like it changed color.
  • The AWM (chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum) in real life weighs just over 15 pounds or roughly seven kilograms.
    • This is not reflected in-game, given the fairly quick aim down sights time and mobility speed.
  • The AWM has the exact same iron sights as the Kriss Vector and AWS.
  • The community often erroneously nicknames this gun the L11, despite the designation going to two entirely different guns rather than the AWM. Furthermore, the L11's name also goes to the British MBT's main gun, the L11A5.[1]
  • The world model is that of the L115A3, and the personal kill message still refers to the AWM as the L115A3.

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Ordnance_L11A5
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