The Best Negev Skins In CS2
The Negev is one of the machine guns available in CS2, and as such it’s a pretty popular weapon. It’s the cheaper alternative to the ever popular M249, and as a machine gun it’s an incredibly fun weapon to use in the game, earning itself a lot of fans.
List of the best Negev skins
So, what do you do when you want to use the Negev, but you’re tired of the weapon’s normal look? When that happens, you start getting into skins, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choices available. But don’t worry now, we’re here to make sure things are alright. We’ve compiled a list of the best Negev skins in CS2, based on subjective opinion. Read on to find out if any of these will catch your attention!
1. Negev | Mjölnir (Factory New)
The first entry on our list is the Mjölnir skin, an intricately designed skin that’s full of small details and carefully crafted features. It’s a beautiful skin that takes inspiration from Norse mythology, if the name didn’t already tip you off. As such, it’s pretty easy to see that the patterns on the weapon are based on mythological architecture and weaponry.
The color scheme on here is also brilliant, bright and vibrant without being too playful. It maintains an elegant and almost majestic look, with the execution behind the design being spectacular. It’s definitely a great skin, one you definitely want to keep an eye on.
2. Negev | Lionfish (Factory New)
As the name implies, the Lionfish skin for the Negev is designed to be reminiscent of the design language of the tropical lionfish. As such, it features deep, rich oranges and bright white stripes that are the signature look of the ever popular marine animal. This look is plastered on the entire weapon, giving it an intense design that stands out wherever you use it.
3. Negev | dev_texture (Factory New)
This one requires a bit of developer knowledge to understand. In games developed in the Source Engine, wall textures that aren’t defined default to a simple grey and orange block based texture, which happens to be the exact same look the dev_texture skin is going for. A bit of fun insider knowledge, though it also makes for a fun skin.
Orange, black and gray are colors that complement each other well, and there’s a fascinating symmetry that comes across with the weapon’s thin white stripes. It makes for a generally quite attractive weapon, and it’s one that we’re sure even people who don’t get the reference can appreciate.
4. Negev | Phoenix Stencil (Factory New)
The Pheonix Stencil skin is a good example of a skin that does a lot without being too noisy or busy to look at. The brown and red scratchy colors and patterns make for a fun looking skin, though it doesn’t veer into childish territory thanks to its darker color temperature. It also works well with the black background for all the art. This one’s another crowd pleaser!
5. Negev | Power Loader (Minimal Wear)
Do you like bright colors? If you do, the Power Loader Negev skin is for you! It features bright yellow as its main color, with some elements of light blue and white scattered throughout the design. Industrial straight lines make up the bulk of the patterns, and it looks absolutely fantastic.
This design language makes for fun, futuristic looking weapons, and the Power Loader is this concept done perfectly. If you’re a fan of this style, then keep an eye out for this skin.
6. Negev | Bulkhead (Minimal Wear)
Toning things down a bit is the Bulkhead skin, which gears things towards a more militaristic look. That said, it’s not exactly the dark, gritty and hard look that militaristic weapons are known for, instead being a bit more whimsical and bright than your average machine of war.
Bright yellows and a wide variety of browns and grays make up the bulk of the design, keeping things a bit grounded and industrial. It’s a good skin if you like this general type of skin, but don’t want to lean into the generic military style weapons.
7. Negev | Infrastructure (Minimal Wear)
The Infrastructure skin for the Negev takes a simple black base and adds some simple highlights and flourishes to make it more appealing. Yellow and orange bits here and there add some visual spice to the design, allowing it to stand out next to other weapons. It keeps things relatively simple, which is exactly as some people like it.
8. Negev | Loudmouth (Minimal Wear)
Cartoonier designs are always a joy to look at, and that’s exactly what the Loudmouth skin for the Negev is. Featuring a design that evokes a huge cartoon mouth spewing some sick flame decals, the skin is just plain cool to look at. This contrasts with the dark background, helping the design pop more. A very enjoyable design!
9. Negev | Bratatat (Factory New)
Sometimes you just want something simple that has a bit of flavor to it. If that’s you, then you’re in luck, the Bratatat skin is exactly that. It looks mostly like a perfectly normal Negev, just with the addition of some typography to the side spelling out “Bratatat”, as you’d expect. There are also some bullet hole decals. It’s a simple enough idea, one that’s sure to appeal to some.
10. Negev | Desert-Strike (Factory New)
Bringing things back to the more grounded looks, the Desert Strike Negev is a clean and simple design that’s meant to look like a weapon that could potentially blend into the background of a desert. There’s not much to say about it other than that it’s aesthetically simple and pleasing to the eye, so if that’s your thing then go for it!
11. Negev | Anodized Navy (Factory New)
For our final skin, we move from the desert to the navy with the Anodized Navy skin. It features a rougher exterior, with deep dark blues making up the bulk of the design. It gives the design just enough visual flair to keep things interesting. Not the most loud look, but it’s a good looking design.
And with that, we’ve arrived at the end of the list. Did any of these skins resonate with you? We hope they did, though it’s fine if it didn’t. There are endless amounts of skins in CS2, and with time we’re sure you can find a skin that will fit you perfectly.