The Accuracy International AWM (Arctic Warfare Magnum), designated the L115 by the British Armed Forces, is a British bolt-action sniper rifle. Based on the L96, the AWM is a member of AI's Arctic Warfare family of sniper rifles, designed for flexibility and easy serviceability. The AWM is the Magnum variant of the family, and can be chambered for either .300 Winchester Magnum or .338 Lapua Magnum rounds, giving the weapon significant stopping power and an effective firing range of over 1,000 meters. The weapon uses a fluted barrel to improve muzzle velocity and decrease weight, and has an attached folding stock for easy portability.
The AWM chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum appears in two games in the Battlefield series.
- The L96A1 in Battlefield Play4Free and Battlefield 3 are both modeled after the AWM instead of the actual L96, denoted by the fluted barrel and folding stock present on the models. Battlefield 4: China Rising would introduce the L96A1 to that game, once again using the model of an AWM, but the later Night Operations expansion would rename the L96A1 to its real-life British designation of L115, making it the second game in the series to properly identify the weapon. Battlefield Hardline was the first game in the series to use the AWM's model with its proper name (with Night Operations being released after Hardline).