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Some weapons can be found on the ground or in other players' death boxes, others from airdrops.
The AWM is a bolt-action rifle type weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. It can only be found in air drops. The AWM is a powerful bolt action rifle designed for extreme range sharpshooting. Dealing the highest amount of damage out of any gun in the game, it is also one of only two ranged weapons (the other being the crossbow) capable of killing any player in one shot to the head, even if the victim is wearing a Spetsnaz helmet. At distances beyond 500 meters, it becomes the only gun in the game that can kill players in one shot to the head.
The Lynx AMR is a semi-automatic sniper rifle type weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. It can only be found in air drops. The Lynx AMR is PUBG's first Anti-Materiel Rifle, a semi-automatic crate gun capable of damaging military equipment and armor, in addition to players and vehicles. Intended as a hard counter to vehicles, the Lynx is also effective in any situations you'd find yourself wanting to scope in and shoot down an enemy.
The M24 is a bolt-action rifle weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. The M24 can be seen as another option after the Kar98k, with lower damage but higher muzzle velocity, it has slightly more deviation when not aiming down the sights. Being loaded via magazines, tactical reloads will be faster compared to the Kar98k's one-by-one reload, although full reloads with the M24's standard magazine will be slightly slower compared to a full reload with the Kar98k. Nevertheless, the M24 is a valuable weapon that should be prioritized for its ability to deal large amounts of damage at great distances.
The Karabiner 98 Kurz (Kar98k) is a classic bolt-action rifle weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. The Kar98k is highly sought after because of its ability to deal fatal damage against players wearing level 2 helmets, with only level 3 helmets able to protect their wearers from one shot kills assuming they are at more than 85% health.
The Mosin Nagant is a classic bolt-action rifle weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS.
The Winchester Model 1894 (Win94) is an exclusive lever-action repeating rifle/Hunting rifle on the map Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi in BATTLEGROUNDS. The Winchester Model 1894 is known to be a famous Hunting rifle but in BATTLEGROUNDS , the Win94 is categorized as a sniper rifle. This weapon is a starting medium to long range rifle that uses .45 ACP rounds. It is a guaranteed knock down in case of a head shot, when the victim does not have a level 2 helmet or higher. The only attachments available for the rifle are sniper rifle bullet loops(allowing for quicker reload speed), making it only useful for very early game.
The Mk14 EBR (Mark 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle) is a DMR type weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS and can only be found in air drops. The Mk14 can be seen as a bigger version of the SKS - dealing more damage per shot and with more recoil as well. The most notable difference from the SKS is the ability of the Mk14 to switch to an automatic fire mode, enabling its wielder to deliver a huge amount of damage for different situations, whether it be house-clearing or surprise contact with another player. The high recoil limits the effectiveness of this function to close ranges however, and the already low magazine capacity coupled with the lengthy reload duration requires the user to have a very steady aim when going full auto, particularly if there is more than one enemy around.
The SLR (Self Loading Rifle), is a DMR type weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. The SLR can be seen as a more powerful version of the SKS, dealing more damage at the expense of more recoil. Unlike the SKS however, it lacks an attachment point for any foregrips, requiring the user to have good recoil control and steady hands. Given that its initial bullet velocity is higher than that of the SKS as well as the fact that it also reloads slower, the SLR is more suited to ranged combat where there is ample cover and time to engage enemies. The length of the weapon may become an issue in close range engagements or when attempting to peek in and out of cover constantly.
The SKS is a Carbine/DMR type weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. The SKS (Samozaryadny Karabin sistemy Simonova) is a designated marksman rifle, being a middle ground between a typical assault rifle and a sniper rifle. Thus, this rifle excels in medium-range combat and packs devastating stopping power if a user can handle this gun effectively in CQC (close-quarter combat), but will be less effective in long- to extreme-combat as it lacks the precision of dedicated sniper rifles. Players who wish to use a weapon with high damage, rate of fire and long range effectiveness should look for the SKS, as it is one of the few weapons with such properties.This gun also has the benefit of accepting the most attachments out of all the sniper rifles.
The QBU (QBU-88) is a DMR type weapon exclusive to Sanhok, replacing the Mini 14 on that map in BATTLEGROUNDS. This weapon is a Chinese bullpup designated marksman that fits the theme/location of the Sanhok. The rifle features a bipod that deploys upon proning. When deployed, the bipod significantly reduces the recoil when shooting.
The Mini 14 is a Carbine/DMR type weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. A lightweight rifle classified as a designated marksman rifle in terms of attachments, compared to other weapons in its class, the Mini-14 deals less damage and only has attachments for muzzle, magazine and sight mods, making up for these shortcomings with a very high muzzle velocity - the highest of any weapon in the game - and low bullet drop, as well as a larger magazine capacity, making it suitable for situations where quick follow up shots are required at long range, as well as close quarters combat when the trigger just needs to be pulled as fast as possible, hoping that the enemy is the first to go down. It has a rather lengthy reload time so make sure the area is secure before inserting a fresh magazine.
The VSS Vintorez (Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya) is a special sniper/DMR-type suppressed weapon in BATTLEGROUNDS. The VSS Vintorez is a rarely spawning weapon shooting common 9mm ammo in both single and fully automatic firing modes. It deals very low damage compared to other sniper rifles, but because of the integrated suppressor, muzzle report is significantly reduced, while the subsonic ammo causes its bullets to make a quiet whizzing noise rather than a supersonic crack, making it extremely difficult to locate the shooter.