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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that CS:GO has such a large number of fans. It is one of the earliest first-person shooter (FPS) esports games that people liked playing and supported financially.
Today, it is a behemoth in the gaming and esports market with other games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends. Over 2.74 million peak viewers tuned in to watch the most recent PGL Major CS:GO event, which shattered all previous records for the game.
Skins in CS:GO functions as their own economy. The supply and demand of the market, in addition to other considerations, are two of the primary contributors to the fluctuating value and worth. Come along with us as we take a look at the 12 CS:GO skins that cost the most money.
2022’s Year’s Most Expensive CS:GO Skins
The price of a CS:GO skin can be affected by a wide variety of factors for a variety of different reasons. It should come as no surprise that the skin’s scarcity also plays a role.
Skins can have conditions ranging from Factory New to Battle-Scared, and these conditions have a significant impact on the value of the skin. Last but not least, we have add-ons such as stickers that, depending on the rarity of the stickers and how well they go with the skin, can significantly raise the value of the skin.
The highest-priced skins are often Factory New (FN) skins because they are almost impossible to obtain and are in pristine shape. There are a lot of people who collect animal skins in every region of the world. While others are just casual gamers that collect CS:GO skins for fun, others are professional players or content developers in the game.
The creation of a list that is correct to the cent will be challenging due to the fact that prices shift frequently and certain premium CS:GO skins can only be found in private inventories. But despite this, we’re going to give it our all and try to track down the most expensive CS:GO skins ever sold.
We will only be offering the base CS:GO skins without any stickers that can boost or decrease their worth. This decision was made in order to make things a little bit simpler. Given that some of the skins on this list aren’t even for sale, the only information that will be included for them will be offers and appraisals.
Following the establishment of basic ground principles, the following is an exhaustive list of the CS:GO skins that are the most expensive.
1. M4A4 Howl
We can’t discuss the AK-47 without mentioning its counterterrorism version. New M4A4 Howls cost $5100. It’s one of the priciest M4A4 skins, notably the StatTrakTM FN variant, which costs over $12,000.
The M4A4 Howl skin is one of my favorites. It’s painted with a red and black growing wolf picture. It was first made available in 2014 as a part of the Huntsman Collection.
2. Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem
A factory-new, case-hardened karambit can cost over $100,000. Each Case-Hardened Karambit has a unique pattern. Factory-new designs can retail for $3000-$4000 or more for StatTrakTM variants.
It has a wear value of 0.0480 and a pattern template of 387. The “Blue Gem” knife is blue on one side.
3. Butterfly Knife Lore
Factory-new Butterfly Knife Lore skin costs $6,000 StatTrak costs $6,200. It’s challenging to get StatTrak™ kills with knives anyway, so it isn’t that vital to have a StatTrak™ version.
Butterfly Knife Lore was released on September 21, 2021, as part of Dreams & Nightmares. It has a twisted golden blade. The primary hue is army green, and there are some yellow undertones and accents throughout.
4. Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore
One of the most widely used firearms in CS:GO is the AWP, also known as the Magnum Sniper Rifle. Because of this, the skins on this item sell for absolutely ridiculous amounts of money. The AWP is a legendary weapon that allowed us to pull off a plethora of incredible and seemingly impossible plays. It is entirely appropriate that an AWP skin will be among the most costly skins available within the game.
A red dragon that breathes fire and has a beige-ish finish, giving it the appearance of being ancient, is featured on the Dragon Lore AWP skin. The current asking price for a Souvenir Dragon Lore that is Factory New and does not include any stickers is $231,000. This AWP skin could easily be valued at over $100,000 or even more if it were adorned with the appropriate stickers.
5. AK-47 Case Hardened (661 pattern)
The next item on our list is a Case Hardened skin that we have available. We are already aware of the value that may be obtained by utilizing a particular Case Hardened design. #661, or the “scar pattern,” is the AK-47 Case Hardened pattern to search for.
With this particular pattern, the top of the gun will appear to be completely clear and will be a vibrant shade of blue. In addition to that, it has a golden “scar” adjacent to the rear sight, which is where the name “scar pattern” comes from. It’s the most desirable pattern for an AK-47 Case Hardened skin, and you can acquire it here. AK-47 Case Hardened is part of the Arms Deal Collection and found in the CS:GO Weapon Case.
6. AWP Gunnir
The AWP Gungnir’s blue and ivory body features Odin’s spear. It has Norse markings and texts, making it a weapon worthy of the Allfather. The Norse Collection’s AWP Gungnir was released on November 18.
7. AK47 Wild Lotus
Since the AK-47 is a popular weapon, it’s not unexpected to see another one here. AK-47s, AWPs, and knives are pricey weapon skins. Since people want them most, they make the greatest sense.
Wild Lotus AK-47 has a floral and flowering green base. The gun’s base has an orange lotus. The 2019 St. Marc Collection boasts a unique and noticeable design.
8th. M9 Bayonet Crimson Web
The M9 Bayonet Crimson Web skin is the next skin in our lineup. Another knife is known as the M9 Bayonet. It is designed to be attached to a rifle, but it is also quite effective in combat situations that take place in close quarters. The Crimson Web M9 Bayonet gives the knife a crimson base coat with a spider-web pattern and a semi-gloss topcoat. The pattern is on the blade of the weapon.
The price of a brand-new M9 Bayonet Crimson Web knife from the factory is approximately $5,800. On the other hand, there are some ads that have prices ranging from $6,000 all the way up to $7,300 in some cases. The StatTrakTM version of the knife has a price range of $7,500 to $12,000 depending on the model.
9. Talon Knife Crimson Web
Following that, the next item on our agenda is a different skin for the Crimson Web. I’m sure that these Crimson Web skins fetch a high price on the market; I just wish that I had one of them in stock. The price of the Crimson Web skin for the Talon Knife is quite close to that of the Crimson Web skin for the M9 Bayonet, which is approximately $11,500.
The price of a brand-new, factory-sealed Crimson Web Talon knife is a more “fair” $2,600. The value of a StatTrak version in the same condition, however, nearly multiplies itself to x6 and is currently estimated to be over $11,500.
10 AK-47 Fire Serpent
The final item on our list has a price tag that is still greater than $4,000. It’s a significant amount of money that, for the vast majority of individuals, is just out of their price range. While there are some families that can get by on $4,000 in a single month, there is someone else who just lets it sit in his inventory.
The AK-47 Fire Serpent can be purchased in several CS:GO skins marketplaces for a price that ranges between $1,600 and $1,700 in Factory New condition. On the other hand, if you want the StatTrak version of the skin, you’re going to have to shell out close to $4,400 at the very least.
It was included in the update for Operation Bravo that was made available on September 19, 2013. The CS:GO weapon skin known as the AK-47 Fire Serpent is a component of the Bravo Collection and can be acquired from the Operation Bravo case. The AK-47 Fire Serpent skin is used by a number of well-known professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, including Fallen and coldzera.
11. Butterfly Knife Crimson Web
The preceding three skins have all had six digits or more in their total. Finally, we’ve decided to dial it back a little bit and go with a skin that’s still insane but costs $40,000 less. It will cost you approximately $5,200 to purchase the Butterfly Knife Crimson Web in Factory New condition. You can receive up to $40,000 for a single StatTrak skin in Factory New condition.
The prices that individuals are prepared to spend for CS:GO skins are absolutely ridiculous to contemplate. On the other hand, other people look at them as investments that they hope will increase in value over time and possibly provide them with a larger return.
Butterfly Knife Crimson Web was introduced to CS:GO on July 1, 2014. This skin is not included in any collection, and the only way to acquire it is to crack open an Operation Breakout Weapon container.
12. Souvenir M4A1-S Welcome to the Jungle
The following skin on the list is one of the most recent additions to the collection. It is certainly shocking to see some of the new skins because, in most cases, the older and rarer skins have higher pricing. This makes seeing some of the new skins rather surprising. Despite this, the M4A1-S Welcome to the Jungle is considered to be one of the “cheaper” options on the list.
In Factory New condition, the Welcome to the Jungle skin for the M4A1-S may be purchased for approximately $1,800 USD. The Souvenir variation, on the other hand, in Factory New condition roughly triples the value of the original, with listings beginning at around $4,900.
And with that, we come to the conclusion of our rundown of the most costly CS:GO skins. The pricing of skins is known to move around quite a bit, however, we will do our best to keep this list up to current. There is no one who can regulate or anticipate the price of CS:GO skins because they have their own economy.
It’s crazy to think about how much money may be made off of the various CS:GO skins. It’s probably about time you checked your old Steam account to see if you still have any old cases that haven’t been opened. You just never know when you’re going to open a package and find a unique item that ends up making you some unexpected money.
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