|Magnum Sniper Rifle|
The Magnum Sniper Rifle, usually referred to as AWP is one of the 4 sniper rifles featured in Counter-Strike: Source.
These specifications are generalised to make it easy for people who want to play the zombie escape mod, and therefor only the specifications of the weapon relative to the gameplay will be displayed for easy understanding.
|Primary attack||Yes||Bolt action|
|Secondary Attack||Yes||Zoom in x2 (Scoped)|
|Damage||min = 86max = 459|
|Knockback (against zombies)||Bodyshot = Very High|
Headshot = Excruciatly high
|Recoil (of the weapon)||None (only 1shot/trigger)|
|Rate of fire||1 shots/s (10 clips/magazine)|
|Speed reduction||Highly decreased|
The Magnum Sniper Rifle is a popular sniper rifle in the zombie escape gameplay. Reasons are especially for its massive knockback. When headshotted, this weapon provides the highest knockback of all weapons. It can easily make a zombie fly back at a significant range, usually making them land in otherwise unreachable spots on the map. Also, headshotting a zombie 6-7 times can kill it. If in company of other weapons, a zombie is quickly killed this way. Other reasons are:
- Its popularity. It is still restricted on most servers, so when it becomes available, one is quickly eager to try it out.
- Its massive damage. It is capable of dealing around 500 damage if headshotted, and usually around 100 damage on any part of the body.
Beware of its heavy weight. You are completely outmatched by the speed of the zombies. When in danger, always switch to your knife or pistol to run away. Also, shooting unscoped is highly unrecommended! Its biggest disadvantage is that you cannot possibly manage a group of zombies. It is designed for single-target, so always stay in a group of players when carrying this gun. Only a maximum of 2 players should carry this sniper rifle. If you happen to carry this, the Night Hawk .50c is the best sidearm, as you can knock back any zombies that are nearby, leaving some time for you to escape.