CSGO Get Better with AWP
AWP is more of an intimidator than an equipment. The moment it is pointed at you, is the time you know the chances of you surviving are long gone.
Everyone wants to be a pro AWPer but no one puts in the effort to master the art of using it. Even if you wish to learn the right mindset and reflexes to use it, you need to follow certain guidelines, pitfalls and techniques.
It is the deadliest weapon in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and in the hands of an elite, it can cause havoc in the game.
To get you up to speed on how to get better with AWP,
Here are some steps and tips you need to follow;
Before we get into harnessing the true power of AWP, let’s learn about some basics of this effective weapon.
1. Precise Aiming
AWP is a heavy and powerful machine, that has a high reputation in the game. It is best known as the eliminator, owing to its ability to kill an opponent with one shot and it doesn’t even have to be a head shot. A body shot would do the work.
Sound’s crazy, right? But, here’s a catch,
If you happen to miss a good shot and hit your enemy’s groin or leg, the damage that is going to be inflicted is going to be 85 percent. You have to get a proper aim before you can perform one-hit kill.
2. Know When to Reload
AWP shoots with a fire rate of 41.24 rounds every minute, which leaves with quite a difference if you compare it with AK-47. The latter shoots a fire with the rate of 400 rounds per minute. While, AWP takes about 3.67 seconds to load.
You’re weaker the moment you stop pointing the gun at your opponent. While you are too busy loading the gun, the enemy can make the shot. The timing of your usage matters a lot.
So, make sure you know exactly when to reload.
3. Choose a Suitable Sidearm
Yes, it’s good to buy the most beloved rifle in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
You need to have a sidearm that compliments this monstrous weapon. A few options that would work perfectly with AWP can be CZ-75 or Desert Eagle while if you are looking for controlled shots, then you might want to use P250.
Tip: Stay sharp throughout the battle because the players with a default pistols are usually very good at aiming. They only need one shot to get a perfect kill shot.
4. Know Your Playstyle
If you are running around with AWPer, without a plan or a strategy, you are going to fail.
The best way to avoid that from happening is to know exactly how you are going to win the game. Firstly, enter with a winning mentality. Secondly, either go aggressive or be defensive. Confusing yourself whether to be defensive or aggressive can get you and your teammates killed.
A better way would be to learn the style in which your team works efficiently, then improvise accordingly.
Otherwise, it won’t just cost you the match but you are going to look like an amateur with AWP.
5. Stay Sharp
Imagine a scenario in which you get killed, even though you were carrying an AWP.
What do you do next?
The right thing would be to call on your team with your location and make sure one of your teammates gets the gun before the enemy. But, be careful while going for this because if the enemy gets the gun, your friend might get caught in the crossfire in an unfavorable odd.
6. Passive AWP-ing
The most effective way to use AWP is to be a passive player.
Find a corner and make sure that you only have to worry about getting hit from one corner. After you successfully find a suitable spot, you are going to be doing wonders with that beast of a gun. A good cover means, more time to place your shot and reload.
One thing that you might want to worry about while going in passive mode, that is zooming. As a passive player, you only have one job to do and that is maximum scoped-in. You’ve got two zoom settings; one is further out and the other is a magnified one.
AWP is a great weapon that can turn the tide of the game if you know how to use it. So, make sure you enter the game with full focus and a firm plan.