Counterstrike Source Tips: The AWP. This sniper rifle is so special that it gets its own step. The AWP is indeed the most powerful weapon in the game, since shooting the enemy anywhere above the legs results in an instant death, while shooting at the legs results in 82-86 damage. The AWP will be hard to learn how to use at first, since it makes you walk a lot slower, its slower to move, and it's slower to scope. Practise using the AWP by going to AWP only servers, usually servers that being with the name awp_. Try awp_india v2, as it is the typical AWP map that everyone loves, but there will no doubt be pros that will keep killing you before you can even figure out how to use this weapon. If that is the case, join a de_dust 2 server with lots of people, and just practice moving the AWP around and scoping. Practice zooming in, shooting, and immediately moving away. Also, use the qq technique, in which you press the q button twice quickly, which basically switches the AWP to the 2nd weapon, and back to the AWP again quickly, faster than right clicking out of the zoom and zooming in again. This is essential if you want to become a good AWPer. AWP-ing is also a lot about quick reflexes, and muscle memory. These you can't really train without practice so just practice a lot.