Red CS2 Loadout: The Most Popular Red Skins
CS2 is a game well known for its precise gunplay and longevity within the competitive shooter scene, but that’s not all the game has to offer. Underneath that layer of competitive gameplay, the game also has a sprawling skin market, with a plethora of skins that fit a wide variety of tastes. It’s basically a chore to go through all of them, but every player has their favorites.
Of all the skins, however, red skins are by far the most popular and celebrated among the CS2 community. Because of this high demand, there are many choices available for red skins, enough so that you can viably make a fully red-themed loadout, but where do you start? Well, we’ve listed down some of the most popular red weapon skins to make things easier!
As a CS2 player, your pistol is a key element within your arsenal. It’s your backup weapon when you get stuck in a sticky situation, and it’s always present throughout your matches. Because of this, one should always be ready to throw out their pistol at any given moment, and when the moment comes, you’ll definitely want your pistol to look snazzy! So, let’s get straight into the list.
USP-S | The Traitor (Field-Tested)
Starting off the pistol list, we have a fairly intricate design with The Traitor USP-S. The base of the weapon is deep, metallic red, though it does shift to black at the end of the barrel. It’s adorned with gold highlights all around, which shift into red highlights towards the gun’s black barrel. Detailed artwork covers the entire weapon, and for a simple pistol skin, it’s stunning.
P2000 | Imperial (Factory New)
The Imperial P2000 takes the idea of ‘less-is-more’ and really runs with it, making for a skin that’s both simple and sophisticated. For the base, we have a nice dark red color, and it makes up the bulk of the weapon’s look. Luxurious gold accents highlight the edges of the weapon, with intricate designs going along the side of the pistol. The combination of all these elements make for a unique and memorable skin.
Glock-18 | Candy Apple (Factory New)
Simplicity is key when it comes to the Candy Apple Glock-18. Instead of brandishing any special details or intricate designs, the Candy Apple skin instead leans far into the minimal category. The barrel of the weapon is coated in a matte red sheen, contrasting with the rest of the pistol decked out in black. While there’s isn’t much to say about it, there’s no denying that it looks good.
Desert Eagle | Code Red (Field-Tested)
In stark contrast to the simplicity of the last skin, we have the Code Red Desert Eagle. A boisterous weapon, it’s mainly made up of interspersed red and white. Crossing together with straight edges, it gives the Desert Eagle a decidedly futuristic look that stands out compared to the typically subdued tones Desert Eagle skins tend to go for.
Next up, we have the rifles, by far the most prominent weapons in CS2, and some of the best-looking ones to boot. Because of how often you’ll need to use these, it’s only reasonable you’ll want to have a good-looking one in your hands at all times. For this list, we’ve compiled only the best-looking red skins, so have a look.
AK-47 | Bloodsport (Field-Tested)
Bright, brash, and loud is the name of the game with the Bloodsport AK-47. Featuring a primarily black and red color scheme highlighted by white accents, the Bloodsport skin still manages to retain a degree of sleekness despite its busy design. We also love how the design really accentuates the shape of the rifle. For players who want to stand out, you can’t go wrong with this skin.
M4A1-S | Cyrex (Minimal Wear)
Dialing things back, we’ve got the Cyrex skin, with a more modern-looking design. Large portions with flat colors make up the bulk of the design, though there are some neat details thrown into the mix. It’s one of those designs that revels in simplicity more than being overly complex, and it works quite well. A nice and simple design for players who want a good-looking weapon that isn’t too annoying-looking.
M4A4 | Evil Daimyo (Factory New)
The Evil Daimyo skin is yet another weapon that utilizes black and red as its primary color scheme, but it spices things up a little with its Daimyo theme. All over the weapon, you see little emblems emblazoned onto the weapon, as well as some light texture work and shading to give the design complexity. Black and red always make for great skins, and this is no exception.
AWP | Redline (Minimal Wear)
The Redline AWP brings things back to the more realistic territory, though it’s still a striking design. Once again we see the design philosophy of ‘less-is-more’ at play, with a mostly black undercoat and simple textures. The main selling point is its blood-red highlights, accenting the design and giving it a subtle coolness. Good for players who want a bit of flair, but not annoy their teammates with gaudy colors.
Knife & Gloves
Would a themed loadout really be complete without a matching pair of knife and glove skins? Knife and glove skins are some of the most popular parts of CS2, so you’ll always want to make sure you’ve got a good pair on at all times! There’s no shortage of red knife and glove skins, but today we’ve listed the best of them for you.
★ Huntsman Knife | Crimson Web (Minimal Wear)
For our knife skin, we have the popular Crimson Web Huntsman Knife. Featuring a spider-web design motif, the massive blade of the Huntsman Knife gets coated in dark, blood-red, and then adorned with a bevy of spider webs. The unique look gives the weapon a stylish flair that you won’t find on other knives, and it’s also paired with a black grip, adding to the look perfectly.
★ Driver Gloves | Crimson Weave (Field-Tested)
Driver Gloves always feature some of the more interesting skins, and this definitely applies to the Crimson Weave skin. While it’s not the most bright or complex design, it fits perfectly with the other bright red weapons on this list, matching the theme without taking away from the weapon in your hands. A smart choice for the player who doesn’t want to blind themselves with their gloves alone.
CS2 has tons of skins for any taste, so if you’re a fan of red skins, you’re in luck! We hope the skins we listed down here today appealed to you in one way or another, but if they didn’t, that’s fine too. There are a ton of different CS2 skins, so if you’re not interested in these, just keep looking! Most importantly, however, have fun!