| "The Infernal Dragon seeks the most skilled sniper experts. Blistering power, speed and accuracy surround this weapon crafted from polished metal. Take aim at your enemies and bring the Dragon's Power to you!"|
- in-game description
Comparing to other AWM variants, the AWM-Infernal Dragon has a mixed rep; it has a slight improved on draw/bolt cycling and reload speed, but nowhere near the ultra-fast one on the Ultimate Gold or the Ultimate Silversmith; however, this gun features a unique Infernal Dragon scope texture not found elsewhere. It comes with 15 rounds magazine (+5), although if equipped by the owner, it will always have 17 rounds magazine due to the VVIP effect.
Available in all CrossFire versions
- 200% EXP bonus for the owner.
- 30% EXP bonus for everybody in the same room.
- 20% GP bonus for everybody in the same room.
- Earn Achievement much faster (100% faster).
- Ammo refill for each successful headshots.
- +2 bullets for every sniper rifle owned.
Thus meaning the owner will have 17 bullets by default in the AWM-ID or 19 if he owns two and equips both. If he throws the gun away, the ammunition count will be 15/30 for whoever picks it up.
The weapon will refill ammunition when doing headshots with any weapons, as long as the AWM is equipped. Each type of weapons has its own rounds for ammo refill:
- Rifles: +2.
- Snipers: +1
- Shotguns: +1
- SMGs: +3
- Pistols: +1
- MGs: +8
It also works in Zombie Mode, which can be useful, due the fact it is fairly easy to headshot zombies.
- This is the first VVIP sniper rifle featured in Crossfire.
- On its release, this weapon had its own stylized reload, draw and shoot animation, similar to the AK47-Beast's draw animation, and it shared the draw sound with RPK-Infernal Dragon. However, this was changed for unknown reason and thus, every version has the basic animation instead.
- A possible reason for this change could be caused by the fact that this gun is a Sniper Rifle, thus it would be illogical if the gun is fired once and the character would not have to cycle the bolt. However, the M4A1-S Jewelry also features such an unrealistic reload animation.
- As stated above, players who use this weapon did not need to pull back the bolt every time they draw or pick it up. Professional players can take advantage of this and use quick-switch (quickly changing to another weapon and back again) to make the gun fire much faster. Many suspect that doing this will trigger the 14_2 client error, which is an anti-cheat feature that prevents players from using hacks to increase their weapon's ROF (rate of fire). It is likely that Tencent changed the animation to protect the weapon's owners; however, considering the fact that players do quick-switch a lot on the Barrett M82A1 without having any problems, this theory is dismissed.
- Upon its release, this AWM variant was considered the deadliest sniper rifle in the game. It has better firepower, more ammo, and faster drawing/reloading speed than any other AWM variants. With the above features, along with various perks, it was (and still is) the dream gun for any players. However, this posed a problem: Since the gun is too good, everyone will choose to buy it and ignore other sniper rifles in the Item Shop or Black Market. It is suspected that in order to secure future sales, Tencent modified the animation to make the gun less attractive.
- However, there exists AWMs with incredibly overpowered stats such as AWM Ultimate Gold (Ultra-fast bolt cycling) or AWM Ultimate Silversmith (Faster draw speed). Considering that they are all in Black Market, it makes sense to keep the AWM-Infernal Dragon lesser-quality (better than most other AWMs but still inferior to newer AWMs) so they can make more money from Black Market sale.
- Some players reported that the new animation is actually unpopular among AWM fanbase, seeing that they are too used with AWM and refuse to accept any changes on the animation; however, this doesn't explain why Tencent didn't just release a second variant with unique animation, as it's entirely possible for them to change the gun's index number and makes a separate variant with unique animation. Probably doing this will make the buyers more confuse when picking their choice, so Tencent chose not to do it in the end.
- This is the 6th weapon that has a "beta version" after Desert Eagle, XM8, G36K, PSG-1 and M14 EBR.
- Unlike other VVIP weapons, this gun inherits the ammo inconsistency glitch in CF Vietnam - it starts with 17/34 in all modes and 17/51 in Mutation Mode and variant.