The AWP is a High damage slowish fire rate sniper rifle.
Its advantage over the SVD is the increased damage allowing the player to penetrate soft surfaces with much more effectiveness. To be a great sniper with this gun you should look at your surrounding and plan attacks and stop fights that can never happen.
The Accuracy International Arctic Warfare rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle designed and manufactured by the British company Accuracy International. It has proved popular as a civilian, police, and military rifle since its introduction in the 1980s. The rifles have some features that improve performance in very cold conditions, without impairing operation in less extreme conditions.