One of PC gaming’s most iconic guns just got nerfed

  • November 19, 2022

In the same way that I assume the sun will rise in the morning, CS:GO players load into matches assuming the AWP, the iconic sniper rifle that has broken hearts and wrought legends for the last 20 years, will be the same 1-shot-kill god gun it always has been. Well it still kind of is today, but the AWP just got seriously nerfed. I hope the sun is OK.

Specifically, the AWP’s magazine size has been cut in half, from 10 to 5. Valve announced the news alongside the release of CS:GO’s latest patch (opens in new tab) that also lowers the M4A1-S’s effectiveness at range and removes Dust 2 from the current Active Duty map pool.