The 10 Most Expensive Skins In CS2
Ever since the introduction of weapon skins to CS2 in 2013, they have become one of the prime reasons behind the continual growth of the shooter over the years. While these weapon skins don’t grant any competitive advantage to the players on the battlefield, they can completely change the appearance of the guns in CS2, allowing players to customize their in-game inventory as per their own liking.
These weapon skins can either be unboxed from the cases that drop in-game, or players can choose to buy them directly from the Steam Community Market. Some skins can also drop while playing the game as part of Operations or other events. The price tags on the CS2 skins vary wildly based on their rarity, attractiveness, investment value, and a bunch of other aspects. While some skins can often be dirt cheap and can be bought off the marketplace for only a few cents, others can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars. Some of the rarest CS2 skins being priced at over a million dollars isn’t unheard of either.
This leads us to the question - what are the most expensive skins in CS2?
If you’re an avid CS2 skin collector and want to make your inventory stand out from the crowd, you might want to get yourself some rare and pricey skins. In this article, we’re gonna take a look at the top ten most expensive skins in CS2 that you can purchase right now to glow up your CS2 inventory.
Top 10 Most Expensive CS2 Skins
Without further ado, let’s jump right into our list of the 10 most expensive skins you can find on the market today!
1. Souvenir AWP | Dragon Lore (Factory New)
The Dragon Lore is undoubtedly one of the most iconic skins of CS2. Released as a part of the Operation Breakout update in 2014, it swiftly became the most expensive skin in the entire game.
At the time, the only way to obtain the Souvenir version of the skin was by opening the Cobblestone souvenir packages that used to drop randomly while watching CS2 Majors. However, on April 20, 2018, Valve removed Cobblestone from the Active Duty Map Pool which consequently stopped the map from being played in any official tournaments and rendered players unable to get any more Souvenir packages.
Currently, the only way for players to obtain the Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore is by purchasing them directly from the market or by unboxing one from the extremely limited number of Souvenir Cobblestone Packages listed on the market.
2. ★ Sport Gloves | Pandora’s Box (Factory New)
While knives and weapon skins have been a part of CS2 since 2013, it wasn’t until 2016 that Valve introduced customizable Gloves to the game. In fact, the Pandora’s Box Sport Gloves were one of the first gloves to be added to the game as part of the ‘Brothers in Arms’ update via the Glove Case. Besides the Glove Case, the Pandora’s Box can also be found in the Operation Hydra Case which was introduced to the game in May 2017.
It’s currently one of the best-looking Gloves in CS2, and its price tag aptly reflects that.
3. ★ StatTrak™ Ursus Knife | Crimson Web (Factory New)
The Ursus Knife is one of the newer knife designs to be introduced to CS2. Released in August 2018, it didn’t take long for the Ursus Knife to become a fan favorite among players due to its unique inspect animation and sleek design. The StatTrak version of the Ursus Crimson Web has become one of the most expensive knife skins in the game due to its rarity and neat looks. It can be obtained from the Horizon Case and Danger Zone Case.
4. ★ Sport Gloves | Vice (Factory New)
Found exclusively in the Clutch Case, the Factory New variant of the Vice Sport Gloves is as pricey as it is rare. Its pink color can add some sharp contrast to your equipped weapon skins which makes them stand out even more.
5. ★ Driver Gloves | King Snake (Factory New)
The King Snake Driver Gloves is another set of gloves from the Clutch Case that has managed to make it to the list of ten most expensive skins in CS2. Its unique black and white design is appreciated by many CS2 skin collectors which, combined with its rarity, makes it a nice addition to any decent CS2 inventory out there.
6. StatTrak™ M4A4 | Howl (Factory New)
Whether you’re looking for an M4A4 skin that looks good, is a great value on investment, or is straight-up expensive, the Howl should be on top of your list. Being a Contraband skin, there is currently no way to obtain the M4A4 Howl other than purchasing it from the marketplace, which makes it one of the rarest skins in the entire game.
7. ★ Sport Gloves | Hedge Maze (Factory New)
Like the Pandora’s Box, the Hedge Maze Sport Gloves was one of the first gloves to be introduced to the game through the Glove Case and later made a reappearance in the Operation Hydra Case. The Hedge Maze gloves are best paired with Gamma Dopplers if you’re going for a green-themed inventory, but look great with any weapon regardless.
8. AWP | Gungnir (Factory New)
Not only is the Gungnir one of the most gorgeous AWP skins that you can get in CS2, but it’s also perhaps the most unique. It was the first Pearlescent AWP skin to be added to CS2 and one of the only two color-changing AWP skins in the entire game. Featuring a custom-painted pearlescent blue and ivory finish, the AWP Gungnir is certain to catch your eyes every time you come across it during a game.
9. AK-47 | Wild Lotus (Factory New)
The only AK-47 skin to have made this list, the Wild Lotus features a bright orange lotus that has been painted over a green base finish. It was added to the game as part of the Operation Shattered Web update in 2019 and is included in the St. Marc Collection.
10. ★ StatTrak™ Butterfly Knife | Lore (Factory New)
The Butterfly Lore is as good as a knife can get in CS2. Equipped with the inherently stylish animation of the Butterfly Knife, the bright yellow finish of the Lore will make you want to keep spamming the inspect button every chance you get as you rotate down the bomb sites.
These were the ten most expensive CS2 skins that you can find on the market right now. Do note that this list includes only the most weapon skins in CS2 and not stickers. If you’re looking for a list of the most expensive stickers in CS2, you can check out our list here.
Also, bear in mind that while this list is entirely accurate at the time of writing, the CS2 market is highly volatile and the prices of the skins listed on the Steam Marketplace are constantly changing, which is why this list may not be entirely relevant in the future. If you didn’t find the skins that you were looking for, you can check out more expensive CS2 items here