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|| £3000 (£2250)
|| 13 blocks
|| 10 (£30 – £360)
“Light anti-tank weapon. Designed to punch through armoured vehicles.” —Trader description
The L.A.W. (presumed to be a modded LAW 80) is a military-grade rocket launcher capable of dealing a large amount of damage to a large area. It had previously been listed as a support specialist weapon, due to its inclusion in the game before the addition of the demolitions perk. However this was changed with the advent of the Incendiary Content Pack to be entirely a demolitions weapon, it also received heavy balancing at this time.
The demolitions perk does get damage bonuses, splash damage range bonuses, discounts, and experience for the L.A.W. The all-inclusive reload and headshot bonuses of the commando and sharpshooter perks also affect the L.A.W. However, without the support specialist perk, players using the L.A.W. will be unable to carry any other weapons except for machete or pipe bombs. With the Christmas update, L.A.W. is actually useful in hands of a demo, with the increased ammo and damage bonus. The L.A.W. cannot be found in default random weapon spawns.
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|| Blunt damage
The L.A.W. costs £3000, making it one of the more expensive weapons in the game. The demolitions perk gains discounts at intervals of £300 down to a current minimum of £900, and increases the ammo capacity up to 22 rockets at level 6. The rockets cost £30 each, down to £21 as level 6 Demo, which totals up to £300 for a full refill of 10 rockets or £462 for 22 rockets as a level 6 Demolitions expert.
There are two categories of damage for L.A.W. rockets: blunt force and explosive. If a rocket doesn't detonate on impact (usually because it was fired at too short range), it will cause blunt force damage. This blunt force damage deals 200 base damage, has a 2x headshot multiplier, and is affected by sharpshooter headshot damage bonuses, allowing up to 600 damage on a headshot with an undetonated rocket. If the rocket detonates, the explosive damage replaces the blunt force damage as opposed to adding to it. The base damage of the explosion is 950, which can be boosted with use of the demolitions perk. This damage will always stun Scrakes on a direct hit, regardless of the game difficulty and perk used.
 Advantages and disadvantages
- Does not need to hit the target to detonate; this allows you to shoot at the actual centre of a group;
- Extremely high damage and huge blast radius;
- Will not detonate on impact at extremely short range, for the operator's safety, but will still do some blunt damage on target;
- Red dot sight for easier aiming.
- Needs to be shot from a safe distance;
- Explosions create smoke clouds;
- Single shot weapon;
- Slow reload;
- Tied for heaviest weapon in the game, leaving only one other block available for non-Support perks;
- Expensive ammunition.
- With only 10 to 22 rockets available, each shot should be used effectively, either taking out a large group of enemies or killing larger enemies.
- Reloading takes over 3 seconds, often making the user vulnerable for significant periods.
- At close range, the L.A.W. is generally ineffective or self-destructive; it should be used at medium or long range.
- The Scrake incurs twice the damage from rockets that explode directly on its head.
- Without the Support specialist perk, the only weapons that are light enough to be purchased along with the L.A.W. are the machete, and pipe bombs.
- Level 5 Support specialists can carry a shotgun or combat shotgun with the L.A.W., giving them a sidearm that also applies to their perk's bonuses.
- Staying near teammates is helpful to balance out the shortcomings of the L.A.W., but teammates can also block your shots and even kill them, if friendly fire is on. Standing on top of a car or other such map feature while near your team can be useful.
- The Siren's scream can destroy rockets in mid-air.
- Must look through reflex sights to fire. The L.A.W. cannot be fired in mid-air, because sights cannot be used in mid-air.
- At point blank, the rocket will not detonate, saving the user from the explosion, but only causing medium damage to the target it hits.
- If fired at the minimum distance for the rocket to detonate, the user may be injured. The Christmas update increased the minimum distance for detonating, greatly reducing self-injuries sustained from own rockets.
- The L.A.W. can stun the Scrake without the Demolition perk, which can help prevent teammates from taking damage from the Scrake.
- It is possible to get the LAW and a shotgun as the support specialist by wave 2. Start as the sharpshooter to get the crossbow and before wave 1 officially starts, swap to demolitions. At the end of the wave, you will want to buy your LAW and then switch to support. If you have killed enough in the wave, you may now purchase a shotgun.