Most Expensive CSGO & CS2 Skins (Updated)

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Not only has Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) become arguably the most competitive shooter in the world, but it has also become a virtual luxury playground. With the recent release of CS2 or Counter Strike 2, we have seen prices for skins skyrocket heading into 2024.

The hub of the game's thriving economy is its in-game skin system; some of these products have incredibly high value. With the release of Counter Strike 2, skins gambling has seen a big surge, you can read more about gambling on CSGO skins at We will go into the realm of rare CSGO skins in this article, looking at the top 5 most expensive skins that have caught the interest of both collectors and players.

Karambit Case Hardened (Blue Gem)

A legendary skin is the Hardened Karambit, Factory New, pattern 387 (blue gem). It is currently worth far more than the little over $100,000 that it was paid for in 2016.

The owner rejected an offer of 1.2 million (about $1.5 million USD at the time), even though it hasn't been sold yet, suggesting you would need to pay more than $1.5 million USD to purchase if it went up for sale currently. Heading into 2024, the price will have only increased, and its current value is probably going to be well over $2 million

The likelihood of opening the same knife from separate cases is roughly 1 in 371 million, which explains the chances of getting this CSGO skin. There is only 1 case of this skin that has been seen in Factory New hence the massive price tag.

Souvenir AWP – Dragon Lore (Souvenir)

The stunning dragon pattern and exclusivity of this skin have made collectors regard it as the holy grail. Due to its exceptional design and limited supply, which made it exclusively available for winners in the 2018 ELEAGUE Major Boston competition, its price has skyrocketed to unimaginable levels.

This CSGO skin will sell for more than $150,000, particularly if it is in Factory New condition. These gold stickers commemorate particular esports matches by featuring the teams and event details.

AK-47 Case Hardened (661)

Similar to Case Hardened knives, Case Hardened AK skins can fetch exorbitant prices based on the design. Pattern number 661 is much more valuable than the majority of AK-47 Case Hardened skins, which typically sell for only a few hundred dollars.

The weapon is extremely valuable because of this pattern, which gives a large portion of its exposed surface the same "blue diamond" appearance.

The price of this AK might go to more than $100,000 if it has Titan stickers on it. At a whopping $400,000, a StatTrak Minimal Wear 661 AK-47 with four Titan Holos was sold. As a result, it is now the most costly single skin in CS:GO history. However, the stickers that were on this particular skin were mostly to blame for this cost.

Vice / Pandora's Box Sport Gloves (Factory New)

One of the most sought-after CS:GO glove skins are these vividly colored Sport Gloves. Given the limited quantity of 113 FN Vice Gloves and 29 FN Pandora's Box Gloves, their respective costs are around $20,000 and $50,000.

These gloves are cheaper with worse wear, but it is quite rare to find them in Factory New condition, which contributes to the huge price tag. For example, Field-Tested Vice Gloves cost about $2,000.

Karambit / Butterfly / M9 Bayonet (Sapphire)

Some Doppler knives are priced at or around $1000 because they come in multiple phases. However, you should prepare to spend a substantial sum of money if your preference is for a Ruby, Emerald, or Sapphire version.

Currently, for over $15,000, karambits, butterfly knives, and M9 bayonets made of sapphire or emerald frequently have the highest price tags; rubies are slightly less expensive. These skins look even better in Counter-Strike 2, which is why their prices have skyrocketed to almost $20,000 for skins like the Emerald Butterfly Knife.

What is Making CSGO Skins So Expensive?

The main reason influencing a CS:GO skin's pricing is its general rarity. The following are the eight levels of rarity:

  • Consumer White

  • Industrial Light blue

  • Mil-Spec Blue

  • Restricted Purple

  • Classified Pink

  • Covert Red

  • Contraband Orange

  • Extraordinary Gold

Two further options for a CSGO skin are the pattern and degree of wear. Because a skin will ultimately have scratches and a less appealing appearance in-game, its value decreases with use. Additionally, each skin comes in an absurd amount of different designs, therefore the more attractive the pattern, the more expensive the skin.


The world of CSGO skins has grown to be much more than just an aesthetic; it is a place where passion, design, and rarity are combined. The most expensive CSGO skins showcase the enduring appeal of virtual luxury, as both players and collectors seek to own works of digital art that hold sentimental and monetary value. These skins will probably always be symbols of exclusivity and status in the virtual world, despite the fact that the CS:GO community and its economy are still growing.

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