The Best M4A1-S Skins On A Budget

September 28th, 2023
The Best M4A1-S Skins On A Budget
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The M4A1-S may not be the first weapon that comes to mind when you think of CS2, but there’s no denying that it’s still relatively popular. Especially now after it has been buffed! Brought back to the game in a 2013 update, it’s now a mainstay that’s widely accepted as one of the best weapons available.

List of the best cheap M4A1-S skins

So you might be asking, what are the best cheap M4A1-S skins you can buy in CS2? Surely, you don’t want to stare down the barrel of the default skin forever, right? Well, worry not, for we’ve compiled a list of the best M4A1-S skins currently available for purchase. Now, let’s start the list!

1. M4A1-S | Decimator (Field-Tested)

So, for the first skin on our list, we have the M4A1-S Decimator, an apt name for such a cool looking weapon. The pink and blue color scheme and overall visual design strongly call back to the cool 90s school of neon design, and it makes for a very fun looking weapon. It also doesn’t go too far with its look keeping a solid black undercoat to keep things grounded. A very nice skin if you like bright and loud colours.

M4A1-S | Decimator (Field-Tested)
M4A1-S | Decimator (Field-Tested)
Starting at
$10.62
-28%

2. M4A1-S | Leaded Glass (Minimal Wear)

Here’s a fascinating skin! The Leaded Glass skin takes a unique approach to design, imitating a stained glass window with its intricate colours and textures. It gives this specific skin a flavor and look that you can’t really find anywhere else. While other weapons stand out for being garishly bright, the Leaded Glass M4A1-S does so by taking an idea and running with it, to great effect. Strongly recommended!

M4A1-S | Leaded Glass (Minimal Wear)
M4A1-S | Leaded Glass (Minimal Wear)
Starting at
$5.59
-26%

3. M4A1-S | Nightmare (Minimal Wear)

The Nightmare M4A1-S takes two popular weapon skin concepts and unites them with great effect! Using cold aesthetics and monster-based print designs seems like a no-brainer conceptually, but to see it done this well makes for a great spectacle. Nightmarish visuals and a sleek design make this specific weapon skin one of our favourites.

M4A1-S | Nightmare (Minimal Wear)
M4A1-S | Nightmare (Minimal Wear)
Starting at
$18.00
-26%

4. M4A1-S | Hyper Beast (Field-Tested)

Speaking of nightmarish monster-based print designs, the Hyper Beast skin takes that concept and absolutely rolls with it, producing one of the most violent looking designs we’ve ever seen. Making smart use of the black undercoat, it sells the idea of the weapon being the monster itself extremely well. It’s quite the brightly coloured skin, but there’s no arguing with just how good it looks.

M4A1-S | Hyper Beast (Field-Tested)
M4A1-S | Hyper Beast (Field-Tested)
Starting at
$20.85
-26%

5. M4A1-S | Mecha Industries (Field-Tested)

As the name would imply, the Mecha Industries skin for the M4A1-S takes the weapon and gives it a more industrial, slightly futuristic look. It’s primarily metallic with some black ascents, and a couple of red highlights to give the design some nice breaks in its simplicity. We really like how this one looks, and we’re sure people who like this aesthetic will have a field day with this skin.

M4A1-S | Mecha Industries (Field-Tested)
M4A1-S | Mecha Industries (Field-Tested)
Starting at
$25.51
-31%

6. M4A1-S | Player Two (Field-Tested)

While we aren’t really sure which part of this skin has to do with a player two, what we can tell you is that it’s a loud, colourful and bright skin that effortlessly stands out from the pack. It has an anime inspired visual design, and as such its completely covered in playful decals and artwork. We’re sure some players will find this design garish, but those who it appeals to will undoubtedly love it.

M4A1-S | Player Two (Field-Tested)
M4A1-S | Player Two (Field-Tested)
Starting at
$21.87
-31%

7. M4A1-S | Cyrex (Minimal Wear)

Dialing things back, we’ve got the Cyrex skin, with a more modern looking design. Large portion with flat colours 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.

M4A1-S | Cyrex (Minimal Wear)
M4A1-S | Cyrex (Minimal Wear)
Starting at
$23.91
-25%

8. M4A1-S | Chantico’s Fire (Field-Tested)

Chantico’s Fire is one of those designs that goes for broke with its theme, and hits the nail on the head. It’s so easy to mess up a design as complicated and busy as this, so it’s extremely impressive just how well it flows. Every colour and design element comes together beautifully, and the little ‘Chantico’ signature on the hilt of the gun is the cherry on top. Very pretty and memorable design!

M4A1-S | Chantico's Fire (Field-Tested)
M4A1-S | Chantico's Fire (Field-Tested)
Starting at
$24.91
-27%

9. M4A1-S | Golden Coil (Field-Tested)

Gold is a difficult colour to incorporate into a weapon skin because it can turn ugly fast, so we’re surprised by how well it works in the Golden Coil skin. Tasteful dashes of metallic gold are added on the black undercoat where needed, and as a result you get a very classy skin that looks great.

M4A1-S | Golden Coil (Field-Tested)
M4A1-S | Golden Coil (Field-Tested)
Starting at
$53.58
-29%

10. M4A1-S | Flashback (Minimal Wear)

War and miltary aesthetics are popular, and Flashback mixes both of them into a nice, pleasing skin. A camo undercoat is paired with a gritty looking paintjob to great effect. What really sells the Flashback M4A1-S however are the written details on the gun, which make it really feel like a pre-owned weapon that was used in a war.

M4A1-S | Flashback (Minimal Wear)
M4A1-S | Flashback (Minimal Wear)
Starting at
$0.66
-32%

11. M4A1-S | Atomic Alloy (Minimal Wear)

Understated designs do not have to be dull, and the Atomic Alloy skin is a great example of that. It may be simple, but it makes excellent use of simple black and orange to produce a very pleasing skin. Good for players who like some style, without all the fanfare that comes with louder designs.

M4A1-S | Atomic Alloy (Minimal Wear)
M4A1-S | Atomic Alloy (Minimal Wear)
Starting at
$48.64
-25%

12. M4A1-S | Control Panel (Field-Tested)

Where do we even begin with the Control Panel skin? It takes an idea and blows the execution out of the park, making for one of the most striking skins you’ll ever see in CS2. It’s such a smart and memorable design, and it deserves every bit of popularity it gets.

M4A1-S | Control Panel (Field-Tested)
M4A1-S | Control Panel (Field-Tested)
Starting at
$7.13
-27%

Final Words

So there you have it, our list of the best M4A1-S skins in CS2. Some of these skins may not be to your taste, but there are endless skins in this game, so keep browsing! You’ll definitely find the perfect skin for you eventually.

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