High risk and high reward, the infamous AWP is recognizable by its signature report and one-shot, one-kill policy.
As shown above, the AWP doesn't 1-shot for leg shots, so aim your crosshair at least above waist-level. Also be ready for enemies to jump around corners hoping for you to leg-shot them!
While powerful, the AWP has many weaknesses, including leaving you vulnerable after each shot, its slow move speed and its slow rate of fire. This can be countered by purchasing a strong pistol sidearm, such as the CZ or P250 for short-range encounters.