AWPer Hand

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The AWPer Hand is a promotional primary weapon for the Sniper. It is a stylised AI Arctic Warfare Police from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

This weapon functions identically to the Sniper Rifle, but it reuses the old firing sound[1] of the AWP from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

This item was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-purchased Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Steam before August 21, 2012.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Sniper Rifle
Damage and function times
Shot type Hitscan
Damage type Bullet
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Base damage 100%
Function times
Attack interval 1.5 s
Maximum charge time 3.3 s
Zoom-in charging delay 1.3 s
Zoom-in headshot delay 0.2 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Graph showing the damage done based on charge

# of ticks lit Bodyshot damage Headshot damage
3 50 N/A
4 50 150
5 50 150
6 50 150
7 ~60 ~180
8 ~75 ~225
9 ~90 ~270
10 ~105 ~315
11 ~120 ~360
12 ~135 ~405
13 150 450
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Primary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Primary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Huntsman.png Item icon Sydney Sleeper.png Item icon Bazaar Bargain.png Item icon Machina.png
Item icon Hitman's Heatmaker.png Item icon AWPer Hand.png Item icon Fortified Compound.png Item icon Classic.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Achieved.png General achievements

Grey Matter
Grey Matter
Get 25 Headshots as a Sniper.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Ignite 10 Snipers while they are zoomed in.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Be Efficient
Be Efficient
Get 3 kills with the Sniper Rifle without missing a shot.

Dropped Dead
Dropped Dead
Kill a Scout in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.

Flight Cancelled
Flight Cancelled
Kill 25 parachuting players with a critical headshot.

Jumper Stumper
Jumper Stumper
Kill a rocket or grenade-jumping enemy in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.

Parting Shot
Parting Shot
Headshot an enemy player the moment his invulnerability wears off.
Self-destruct Sequence
Self-destruct Sequence
Headshot 10 enemy Snipers.

Socket to Him
Socket to Him
Headshot an enemy Demoman.

The Last Wave
The Last Wave
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you waving to them.

Trust Your Feelings
Trust Your Feelings
Get 5 kills with the Sniper Rifle without your scope.

Update history

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine Update)
  • [Undocumented] Added the AWPer Hand.

September 4, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added missing crit firing sound.

September 13, 2012 [Item schema update]

February 11, 2015 Patch #1

February 29, 2016 Patch

  • Fixed an LOD issue for The AWPer Hand.

October 20, 2017 Patch #1 (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Updated sounds for the Awper Hand(sic).


  • The item's name is a play on the phrase "upper hand", referencing the advantage the AWP's infamous stopping power gives in the Counter-Strike series.
  • The item's description references the fact that the AWP is commonly banned in Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Source community servers.
  • The weapon is incorrectly referred to as an AWP. The green color of its body suggests that it is either an AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum) or a normal AW. AWP (Arctic Warfare Police) models have a black body.
  • The Sniper never actually opens the ejection port; however, the handle does move.



  1. "Anyone remember the old AWP?" on YouTube. Retrieved 25 October 2023.

See also