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The Advanced Combat Weapon is a Tier III primary weapon in World War Z.


The Advanced Combat Weapon, or the ACW-20, is a low caliber semi-automatic grenade launcher. Unlike other explosive weapons like the Hailstorm MGL grenade launcher and the BF25 Payload Rifle, it is categorized as a tiered weapon and hence, will not be discarded unlike the stated heavy weapons.


The ACW-20 is a mix-mash hybrid weapon. Its overall appearance has elements of the Gepard GM6 Lynx anti-materiel rifle's receiver and the ShAK-12 battle rifle's fire selector and carry handle. Its basis is probably inspired off the Inzuki PAW-20mm grenade launcher since the name suggests it's chambered for 20mm rounds. Although this can be contradicted since later upgrades give it a suppressor which might be inspired off the latter ShAK-12.


It starts off with rather mediocre accuracy and handling with poor fire rate and zero penetration, trading off its considerable high damage output of 9 along with area of effect damage.

Tier I
Scout Rifle • Compact SMG • Shotgun • Pistol • Machine Pistol • Flaregun
Tier II
Assault Rifle • Sporting CarbineClassic Battle RifleClassic Bullpup Rifle • Light Automatic WeaponSMG • Combat Shotgun • Sniper Rifle • PDWCompact ShotgunDouble-Barreled Shotgun • Revolver
Tier III
Assault Carbine • Battle Rifle • Bullpup RifleAdvanced Combat Weapon • Advanced SMGSpecial SMG • Assault Shotgun • CrossbowGrenade Launcher
Melee Weapons

Melee Weapons

Heavy Weapons

Payload RifleRPG LauncherMachinegunMGLHeavy Assault ShotgunChainsawFlamethrower


Frag GrenadeMasking Gas GrenadeMolotov CocktailC4Claymore MineSupply BagStun GunStim PistolQuadrocopterMobile Shield

Defense Systems

AutoturretBarbed WireFenceHigh Voltage GridMortarSound TrapStationary Machinegun