The scope is similar in appearance to the ACOG Scope seen in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It has an illuminating chevron sight in a circle as the targeting reticle. The Low Power Scope falls in-between category of an ACOG sight's crosshairs and Default Sniper Scope's zoom feature. It has noticeable sway and exaggerates the otherwise low idle sway of the G11. Unlike ACOG scopes, it also takes away peripheral vision to an extent (though the darkness is transparent) but similar to the Telescopic Sight of Call of Duty: World at War and the ACOG scope of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, it does not allow the player to hold their breath to steady the scope. The scope has virtually no sway in campaign.
In Zombies, the Low Power Scope is used on the G11. It can be found in the Mystery Box. When Pack-A-Punched, the Low Power Scope's sway is removed. Also, a G11 with a Low Power Scope can be found in one of the later weapons caches in "Numbers", without any sway.
- While using the Classic Controller on the Wii, it has no sway at all.
- The inside of the Low Power Scope turns gold when the G11 is fitted with Gold Camouflage. The exterior, however, remains black.
- In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the reticle for the Low Power Scope returns as a usable reticle called "Lambda" for the ACOG Scope, the Red Dot Sight, and the Holographic Sight.