Since 2013, skins have been one of the most important elements of Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The majority of the textures which you can put on your gun may be somewhat dull and of low value. But there are also those which have the rarity and quality that made them reach exorbitant sums on the skin market. Here is the latest list of the most valuable and unique CS:GO skins for 2021.
Souvenir MAG-7 Bulldozer
Starting off small, we have a skin that is often described as one of the ugliest in the game. Not everyone will appreciate the aesthetic value of this little bright yellow monster. Still, it is not the looks that are the most crucial factor that drives its price up. The chances of getting the Souvenir MAG-7 Bulldozer are awfully low. To achieve this, you would have to obtain a Souvenir drop during a Major on Mirage. Then, if the skin appears in the drop at all, there is only a 2% chance that it will be of the Factory New quality. Despite its rarity, it is still not the most expensive CS: GO skin on this list.
Souvenir AWP | Dragon Lore
This piece is one of the most famous and coveted skins that was a part of the Cobblestone collection. To acquire it, the player would have to get adequate cases that dropped only during a Major. With a meager drop rate, this skin was already expensive even before the Cobblestone map had been removed from the active pool. For a while, it could be obtained during an Operation, but this possibility had recently been discontinued. Currently, the price of this skin can reach up to over $60,000, for which it was sold on a skin trading website in 2018.
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StatTrak™ M4A4 Howl
You probably won’t find a list of the rarest CS: GO skins which doesn’t mention this famous contender. The M4A4 Howl was released in June 2014 and was only available for a month within the Huntsman Weapons Case. After that, it turned out that the artwork used by the creators was copyrighted by a DeviantArt artist and Valve decided to do something about it to prevent a lawsuit. The skin was dropped from the collection but not from the game. It got a quick make-over to avoid any possible legal action in the future. It also received the Contraband category, which had not happened to any other skins since.
M4A4 Howl skin owners can be glad because their skin is sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike. This skin’s auctions usually start with a few thousand dollars, depending on the float value. Usually, they end with a much larger amount, reaching tens of thousands of dollars.
AK-47 | Wild Lotus
This is one of the rarest and most expensive AK-47 skins in CS: GO. It was added to the 2018 St. Marc Collection game along with Operation Shattered Web. The color scheme, along with the fancy floral pattern, makes it an aesthetically pleasing purchase. This covert skin has a version that includes four hollows. On its own, this skin would not be one of the most expensive on this list, but with the addition of stickers, it could easily reach $30,000.
StatTrak™ Case Hardened AK-47
The record for the most expensive CS:GO skin ever sold has been broken in January this year. This rare skin for the AK-47 has been sold by the user @roflm0nster for a whopping $150,000. The famous skin trader posted the offer on Twitter, and within 24 hours, the unique weapon skin was sold. The skin itself had a 0.119734120 float and four Titan Holos stickers from Katowice 2014, hence the price.
The world of CS:GO skins is one that is heavily influenced by the game’s community. This list will probably become obsolete within the next year due to the growing virtual item market and the people who are willing to spend more and more money on cosmetics in their favorite game. Be on the lookout for other news regarding the most expensive skins in CS:GO – you never know when something valuable comes your way.