This month, a message about Counter Strike: Global Operations traveled the world, not just on websites that specialize in games, but on more traditional journalism portals as well. The reason for all the fuss? An in-game weapon skin sold for $ 100,000, breaking the record for the most expensive skins ever sold in CS: GO.
The value is insane if you think all that money went into a gun look. And the skin won’t even give the buyer a competitive advantage. But there are many factors behind this purchase, including the fact that CS: GO has become a collectors’ market of rare items, many of which are now extinct.
What makes a CS: GO skin so expensive?
Our list does not have a defined order for one very simple reason: the values of each item tend to vary aggressively between seasons. An item that is considered expensive or rare can now go through a re-release, reducing its value. Others, on the other hand, may be practically extinct, leaving very few units available under good conditions of use. That makes your prices skyrocket.
Other factors that directly affect the value of these skins are:
- Attrition rating: weapon attrition level, with more weapons preserved having a high value.
- Presence of StatTrak: Skin modifier that counts kills made in the game.
- Glued-in stickers: Just like the skins, there are rare stickers that can cost more than 50,000 reais because they are practically extinct in the game. These stickers can be placed on weapons, adding even more value to them.
Now that you know some of the factors that determine skin prices, let’s take a look at some of the expensive models currently sold in the CS: GO market. The information listed below was taken from the CSGOPEDIA and Dexerto websites.
The most expensive skins in Counter Strike: Global Operations
The champion – StatTrak M4A4 Howl
Sales value: 100,000 US $, approx. 540,000 reais!
Do you remember what we talked about about rare items that are no longer sold in CS: GO? This is exactly what happened to the recently created news skin, the StatTrak M4A4 Howl – The Huntsman Collection.
This collection became insanely valuable after it was removed from the game’s boxes by Valve in a lawsuit that a designer alleged plagiarism as the original author of the artwork. After being settled in court, Valve managed to keep the skin for anyone who had already purchased it. Hence the limited stock currently circulating in the market.
But this StatTrak is special for several other reasons: In addition to low wear and tear, there are 4 iBUYPOWER stickers stuck to the body. These stickers are also EXTINCT, and each of them alone is worth roughly 50,000 reais. It’s totally insane value!
StatTrak Bayonet Crimson Web
Retail value: $ 30,000, approx. 160,000 reais
According to CSGOPEDIA, this knife is being sold at its exorbitant price because it has the StatTrak function and a hydrographic spider web pattern that covers the blade for a very subtle effect.
StatTrak AK-47 case hardened
Retail value: $ 35,000, approx. 190,000 reais
Considered one of the coolest skins ever released in CS: GO, the StatTrak AK-47 recently sold for $ 35,000. An unrestrained display for the sample buyer.
Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore with Pro stickers
Retail value: $ 37,000, approx. 200,000 reais
It wasn’t enough that the AWP is one of the most sought-after weapons in CS: GO, this one has a Dragon Lore-type skin. Usually these skins sell for around 10,000 reais, but this one is being enhanced with stickers from FaZe after going through some well-known names in the community.
AK-47 fire snake
Retail value: $ 4,500, around 25,000 reais
Another patched and modified model from the list, this AK-47 has the fire snake skin. While not the most noticeable, it is certainly one of the most lauded players. Regular price is around $ 300, but the one in the photo was on sale for no less than $ 4,500.
Sales value: US $ 1,800, approx. 9,500 reais
Another nice AWP skin. The jellyfish attracts the attention of those who pass it, there are legends that it can petrify even the most jealous CS players. Prices range from $ 1,500 to $ 2,500 in stores, but there are numerous items with stickers that have added their value significantly.
Case hardened karambit
Ad value: $ 100,000, around 540,000 reais
Like the opening article of this article, this karambit has been advertised (but not sold) for $ 100,000. Usually the base skin can be found around $ 300.
StatTrack M9 Bayonet Crimson Web
Ad Value: $ 45,000, approximately 240,000 reais
Another weapon advertised for liver-rending value is this StatTrak version of Operation Crimson Web’s M9 bayonet.
So would you have the courage to spend that much money on CS skins to show your power online? If so, please tell us which skins you already have and which ones you would like to buy to enable this “upgrade” in your online career!