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For the helicopter in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, see Lynx (vehicle).

The Lynx, or GM6 as referred to within the game files, is a high-power, bullpup sniper rifle that appears in Call of Duty: Ghosts and Advanced Warfare. It is also used in the Helo Scout pointstreak in Ghosts.

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

Lynx Menu Icon CoDG
Lynx
Damage

98 (MP)
101 (Helo Scout, MP)

Damage Multipliers

Standard:
· x1.5 (Head)
· x1.1 (Neck, upper & lower Torso, upper Legs)
Silenced:
· x1.1 (Head, Neck & upper Torso)

(see here the increased multipliers with Chrome Lined)

Weapon Class

Sniper Rifle

Magazine Size

5 rounds (SP)
8 rounds (MP) (12 w/ Extended Mags)
4 rounds (Helo Scout, MP)

Starting Ammunition

5+55 (SP)
8+16 (MP)
4+64 (Helo Scout, MP)

Maximum Ammunition

5+60 (SP)
8+48 (MP)
4+64 (Helo Scout, MP)

Rate of Fire

300 RPM

Range (explanation)

Lynx range CoDG

Fire Mode

Semi-Automatic

Used by

Ghosts, Federation

Squad Points8
"Semi-automatic. Lower mobility, deadly from the knee up through center mass."
— Description.

CampaignEdit

The Lynx is the Ghosts' primary weapon in "Clockwork". It can also be found in "End of the Line", and it is used as well by enemy snipers in "Sin City".

MultiplayerEdit

The Lynx appears in multiplayer. It is tied with the L115 in terms of largest default one shot kill area without attachment modifications, having an additional multiplier to the upper legs. This makes it a formidable weapon even without the use of Chrome Lined. 

It handles the slowest out of all sniper rifles in Ghosts. It has the slowest base movement speed at only 80%, the lowest ADS movement speed, is tied with the Maverick-A2 for lowest ADS time, and has the slowest reload speed of all sniper rifles. In addition, it has the slowest rate of fire of any semi-auto sniper rifle and also possesses the highest idle sway in its class.

The aforementioned characteristics combine to make the Lynx most suitable for distanced engagements. Attachments wise, it is up to the player to suit their needs. The default scope of the Lynx is very bulky, making it difficult for the player at times. Due to this, a Thermal Scope is most preferred on this weapon, and many players will use this attachment in conjunction with this weapon. Extended Mags is very beneficial, as four extra bullets will be added into each magazine, allowing for a massive amount of ammunition to use. Armor-Piercing Rounds can be used to effect with this weapon in order to deal more damage to Juggernauts and kill Ballistic Vest users in one shot. The ACOG should be avoided at all times, as it makes this weapon much more inaccurate due to a large amount of added sway. As well, the Silencer is not a very good attachment for this weapon; however, some will like its use.

There is a very noticeable delay before the Lynx is automatically reloaded when empty if the player is aiming down the scope. This trait is shared with the VKS, albeit at a shorter delay. This can easily be mitigated by exiting the scope as quickly as possible to allow the reload to start, or simply by pressing the reload button.

In general, the Lynx is somewhat of a high maintenance weapon, as mobility issues must be accounted for, close quarters gunfights are a problem, and the recoil makes back-up shots difficult. However, if played correctly, the Lynx can prove to be a very devastating weapon capable of gunning down enemies with ease.

Helo ScoutEdit

The Lynx is featured in the Helo Scout gunstreak, and has many statistics different than those of a regular Lynx. This Lynx has only half the magazine capacity, at a meager four rounds. However, this Lynx will always earn a one-shot kill when hitting standard enemies. The recoil is very minimal as well, contrary to the regular Lynx, which drastically pulls up with each shot. Furthermore, it has a faster ADS time of 0.4 seconds compared to the standard Lynx's 0.5 seconds. This gunstreak can also be used in conjunction with a Juggernaut (most commonly Juggernaut Recon), allowing for them to become a "Juggernaut Sniper". Getting kills with this gunstreak is the only way to get patches such as "The Long Kiss Goodnight".

SafeguardEdit

Unlike most weapons in Safeguard mode, the Lynx isn't available via support drop crates; instead it is used exclusively in the Helo Scout reward. It retains its ability to kill in one shot, even against Destructors.

AttachmentsEdit

SightsEdit

BarrelEdit

ModEdit

GalleryEdit

For attachment images, see Lynx (weapon)/Attachments.

Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

Lynx menu icon AW
Lynx
Damage

70 (MP)

Damage Multipliers

x1.5 Head
x1.1 Neck, upper & lower Torso

Weapon Class

Sniper Rifle

Magazine Size

8 rounds (12 with Extended Mags)

Unlocked at

Level 1

Cost (Exo Zombies)

1,000 credits (3D Printer)

Starting Ammunition

8+16 (MP)

Maximum Ammunition

8+48 (SP, MP & Exo Zombies)

Rate of Fire

400 RPM

Fire Mode

Semi-Automatic

CampaignEdit

The Lynx returns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It can be picked up from the initial start area in the mission "Throttle".

MultiplayerEdit

Compared to its previous iteration, the Lynx causes significantly less damage than before. It can only achieve one-shot kills via headshots. Equipping a Suppressor will have little effect on the damage. The Lynx has much higher stability than the MORS and a higher rate of fire, the recoil was made more manageable with the March 11th, 2015 patch. Additionally, crouching and proning reduce the kick, with the latter almost having no recoil when fired. The ACOG Scope and Iron Sights can turn the Lynx into a battle rifle and make better use of the high firing rate, though actual sniping will be much more problematic.

AttachmentsEdit

Supply Drop VariantsEdit

Name Rarity Advantages Disadvantages Notes
13 Twist Enlisted Idle Amount -20%/Speed -7% Fire Rate: 375 RPM
Improved Action Enlisted Fire Rate: 428 RPM Sprint-Out time -10%
Slung Enlisted Movement Speed: 91.8% Fire Rate: 375 RPM
Flared Enlisted Sprint-Out time: −10% Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Variable Professional Idle Amount +40%/Speed +33% Integrated Variable Zoom
Quarterback Professional Idle Amount -28%/Speed -13% Fire Rate: 375 RPM
Sprint-Out time: +10%
Combatant Professional Sprint-Out time: -20% Idle Amount +40%/Speed +33%
Tack-Driver Elite Idle Speed -33% Fire Rate: 375 RPM
Sprint-Out time: +10%
Medium penetration
Kingpin Elite Idle Amount +20%/Speed +7% Integrated Parabolic Microphone
In-game stats erroneously state Damage -1
Royalty Elite (Same advantages/disadvantages as Tack-Driver)
Snake Oil Permanent (Unlocked at 300 kills) Sprint-Out time: -20% Fire Rate: 375 RPM
Movement speed: 88.2%

Exo ZombiesEdit

In Exo Zombies, the Lynx is the only sniper rifle available, acquired through the 3D Printer. It is a one-hit-kill in the early rounds, but past round 15 it loses its one-hit-kill ability to body shots. It gains an ACOG Scope when upgraded to Mk 4 and at Mk 10 Extended Mags, giving the Lynx 12 rounds in the magazine and increasing the spare ammo to 72 rounds.

Due to its low magazine capacity and long reload time, the Lynx is not a great primary weapon to use in Exo Zombies. However, its high damage per shot (especially when upgraded) make it a good weapon as it has a one-hit kill capacity. Exo Reload is a good exo upgrade to use with it as it allows the player to reload faster.

GalleryEdit

For attachment images, see Lynx (weapon)/Attachments.
For camouflage images, see Lynx (weapon)/Camouflage.
For variants images, see Lynx (weapon)/Variants.

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The Lynx has a reciprocating barrel.

Call of Duty: GhostsEdit

  • The Lynx's serial number is 4007452.
  • On the side of the weapon, "Guarding Angel" can be seen written in a peace symbol with wings.
  • "Black Hill H Point" is written on the magazine.
  • The Lynx had a different reticle before the game's release.

Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

  • The Quarterback variant was previously miscolored in third person, having a yellow and blue color scheme, while appearing in olive drab in first person and in the menu. This was later patched so the third person view is also olive.
  • "Leopard GM6" can be see on the left side of the gun; its size, positioning, and font varies between variants.

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