The AWP-8, officially Advanced Weapon Platform 8, is a boss that was added on the 21 of August in 2020 along with boss rush and the majority of the AWP Bosses.
AWP-8 has a yellow square base with a large triangular segment in front and four minion spawners on sides. At the back, AWP-8 has three triangular segments which form a trapezoid, with three more triangular trapezoid segments at the back of the segments attached to the base. On the back of the last segment, AWP-8 has three quadral segments, which have one Iamb auto-turret and Sniper auto-turret behind it. At the back of all segments, AWP-8 has a Machine Gun turret.
AWP-8 has a low speed and health, and its machine thruster does not help it much. Its auto-turrets are pretty weak, have low bullet speed, penetration, and mediocre damage. The main strength of AWP-8 is its minions, which are four smashers. Smashers have relatively high speed, although slower than some tanks, and medium health. One minion cannot kill a tank, but two can. Furthermore, minions respawn immediately after dying.
AWP-8 spawns by a randomizer, and only in Boss Rush.
AWP-8 is not the strongest AWP boss,or weakest, but should still be countered with precaution. Minions have high speed, but choosing a fast tank with high DPS and maximizing speed will allow you to outrun them. Firstly, when fighting minions, somewhat damage them, and focus AWP-8. This way, you will take little damage while you will drastically decrease the health of the boss. Secondly, getting your minions behind you and then retreating while moving in a left-right pattern will allow you to survive them longer. In meanwhile, always shoot AWP-8 if no smashers are close, otherwise shoot smashers.
Attacking AWP-8 in groups will make it die even faster, as minions will be only distracted by a single player. In meanwhile, another player can be dealing very high damage to the boss.