Analysts: Players now reload AWP 3 times more often after magazine reduction
Analytical service SCOPE.GG posted on Twitter the results of comparing the reload frequency of the AWP before and after the magazine size was reduced from ten bullets to five. After the study of half a million matches in matchmaking, it turned out that AWPers began to reload the Big Green 3 times more often.
Prior to the AWP nerf, the average reload frequency per 10 rounds was 0.4 times. The same figure after the number of bullets in the magazine was reduced increased to 1.2 times.
The results of the study are shown in the infographics below separately for each of the ten most popular maps in competitive mode:
The update for the AWP was released on November 19. The nerf of the main sniper rifle concerned only the magazine reduction: the number of bullets was halved.