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

L115A3 angled

L115A3 alpha

AWM alpha

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


Hip Accuracy


Sight Accuracy


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

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.00 s
Head & Body Multiplier
per bullet/pellet
Max (60 studs) Min (140 studs)
(x3.00) Head 246 210
(x1.25) Torso 102.5 87.5
(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 -> 140 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


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


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


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, 5.19)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 1.00, 5.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (0.20, 0.07, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (1.00, 0.20, 0.30)
Sight Magnification 3.5x


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


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
PM II 0 Kills
Z-Point 10 Kills
H&K Sight 20 Kills
EOTech XPS2 45 Kills
Delta Sight 70 Kills
MARS 70 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
Mini Sight 110 Kills
C79 125 Kills
Comp Aimpoint 130 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
M145 185 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
PSO-1 Scope 240 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
Kobra Sight 320 Kills
Super Slim Sight 350 Kills
Coyote Sight 380 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
Pilad 3 500 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
Barska Electro 750 Kills
OKP-7 900 Kills
DDHB Reflex 1200 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
PSO-1M2 Scope 2250 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills
Animu Sight 4500 Kills
Furro Sight 5000 Kills
Leupold Mark 4 5000 Kills
Leupold M8-6x 5000 Kills
NXS 5.5-22 5000 Kills
Sidewinder ED 5000 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 Sight 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.


In November 2007, the British Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced snipers in the Army, Royal Marines, and Royal Air Force 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.


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. Another difference is the 1SK Torso range(60 studs) that which is double that of the AWS. Damage wise, the AWM is pretty average for a sniper rifle; 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 by the Mosin and the Steyr Scout.

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.


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


  • Slightly higher mobility than average.
  • Fast RoF.
  • Relatively far one-shot-torso range.
  • Fast ADS time.
  • Fast tactical reload.
  • Has access to both iron sights and a default scope.


  • 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.


  • The AWM, prior to version 4.7.0., was previously named the 'L115A3'.
  • The AWM was added in the alpha version of the game as the L115A3. The first appearance of the gun was in a wooden skin, with stocked scope same as Intervention and its firing sound was similar to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's Intervention sound. It was later removed for housekeeping. Before Version 2.0.0, Litozinnamon teased about the revamped gun on his Twitter.
  • 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 eventually broken by a JTF2 sniper using a McMillan TAC-50.
  • 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.
  • The AWM has the exact same iron sights as the Kriss Vector and AWS, which are Diamondhead flip-up iron sights.


Primary Weapons

Assault Rifles

AK12 - AN-94 - AS VAL - SCAR-L - AUG A1 - M16A4 - G36
M16A3 - AUG A2 - FAMAS F1 - AK47 - AUG A3 - L85A2
HK416 - AK74 - AKM - AK103 - TAR-21 - M231 - Type 88-2
C7A2 - G11K2

Personal Defense Weapons

MP5K - UMP45 - G36C - MP7 - MAC10 - P90 - MP5
Colt SMG 633 - L2A3 - MP5SD - MP10 - MP5/10 - Uzi - M3A1
AUG A3 Para - Krinkov - PPSh-41 - FAL Para Shorty
PP-19 Bizon - Kriss Vector - MP40 - X95 SMG - Tommy Gun

Light Machine Guns

Colt LMG - M60 - AUG HBAR - MG36 - RPK12 - L86 LSW - RPK

Sniper Rifles

Intervention - Remington 700 - Dragunov SVU - AWS - BFG 50
AWM - TRG-42 - Mosin Nagant - Dragunov SVDS - Hecate II
M107 - Steyr Scout - WA2000


M4A1 - G36K - M4 - L22 - SCAR PDW - AKU12 - Groza-1
AK12C - Honey Badger - SR-3M - Groza-4 - MC51SD
FAL 50.63 Para - 1858 Carbine - AK105 - Jury - KAC SRR
X95R - HK51B

Designated Marksman Rifles

MK11 - SKS - SL-8 - VSS Vintorez - MSG90 - Beowulf TCR

Battle Rifles

Beowulf ECR - SCAR-H - AK12BR - G3 - AG-3 - Henry 45-70
FAL 50.00


KSG-12 - Remington 870 - DBV12 - KS-23M - Saiga-12
Stevens DB - AA-12 - SPAS-12

Secondary Weapons Pistols

M9 - G17 - M1911 - Desert Eagle L5 - M45A1 - Five Seven
ZIP 22 - Desert Eagle XIX

Machine Pistols

G18 - 93R - TEC-9 - Micro Uzi - MP1911


MP412 REX - Mateba 6 - 1858 New Army - Redhawk 44
Judge - Executioner


Serbu Shotgun - SFG 50 - Sawed Off - Saiga-12U - Obrez

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