People are always interested in expensive and exclusive things. Even if they can't afford it, they still want to know something about it. You can find costly items in almost any product area, and one of the most popular games in the world is no exception. This article will describe the most valuable CS2/CS:GO skins. Blix.gg team will find out the answer to the main question: "What is the most expensive CS2 skin?".
Wild Lotus (AK-47)
Release Date: November 18, 2019
Price: $7,400 (Minimal Wear)
Collection: The St.Mark Collection
Wild Lotus is an elegant and one of the most expensive skins for an AK-47. The skin is a floral composition of various lotus flowers and leaves on a pleasant green background with unusual patterns and beige stripes. This skin symbolizes beauty and exclusivity.
Fire Serpent (AK-47)
Release Date: September 19, 2013
Price: $579.79 – $1,658.03
Case: Operation Bravo Case
Collection: The Bravo Collection
Fire Serpent is quite an old skin for AK-47 and the most inexpensive skin in this list, but also a rare specimen. Its stylish and understated design looks great from any angle. It is a skin with an unusual drawing of a bizarre creature with an open mouth and wooden elements that look authentic and highly appreciated by CS2 players.
Release Date: May 1, 2014
Price: $3,130 – $5,999.97
Howl skin for the M4A4 rifle has a unique creation history, described below, and is the only one in the game with the rarity of "Contraband".
The story is that back in 2014, many independent artists created author skins for weapons and uploaded them to the game, and one of them was user Auzzii, who created Howl. The skin was popular and quickly gained momentum. But later, the skin's creator decided to use the copyright law, and everything changed.
A month later, the developers announced that this skin was no longer available in the Huntsman Collection and Huntsman Weapon Case, but only by purchasing it from another user through trading resources. Devs changed the appearance, and it got a new "Contraband" rarity.
Accordingly, at that time, its price began to increase because it turned out to be a limited collection and players who got their Howl before the scandal could sell it for tens or hundreds of times more expensive.
AWP (Dragon Lore)
Release Date: Jule 1, 2014
Price: $3,090 – $9,798.96
Collection: The Cobblestone Collection
Dragon Lore is another incredibly rare skin, expensive, beautiful, and eye-catching. The body is made of golden shimmering metal and decorated with a dragon pattern in not-so-bright reds. There is also a souvenir version of this skin that costs even more money.
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Price: $5,999.99 (Field-Tested)
Collection: The Norse Collection
The second representative of the expensive skins for the AWP is Gungnir. A very unusual rifle made of blue and purple metal, that is decorated with a wide variety of patterns. There are currently about 3300 of them in players' collections.
VICE (Sport Gloves)
Release date: February 16, 2018
Price: $874.49 – $8,150
Quality: Extraordinary Gloves
Case: Clutch Case, Revolution Case
Vice is one of the most expensive items in CS2, and these are the only gloves in the game with a pink design. These gloves will greatly enhance any pink or purple inventory if combined with the blue and black colors.
Doppler Sapphire (Karambit Knife)
Release date: January 8, 2015
Case: Chroma Case, Chroma 2 Case, Chroma 3 Case
The Doppler Karambit is a knife with different phases depending on how it changes color. There are blue, purple, and even red shades, but the Sapphire variation is currently the most popular.
Blue Gem (Karambit Case Hardened)
It's almost impossible to believe, but an extremely rare version of the Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem knife is worth over $600,000. It will officially become the most expensive CS2 skin if it sells for that much money.
This skin is one-of-a-kind and utterly blue on one side, which is why it's nicknamed the Blue Gem. There are about 13 different variations of blue Karambit, but the 387 pattern is the absolute best since the color is extremely clear.
It sold for just $100,000 in 2016, but a lot of time has passed since then, and the owner recently received an offer for the highest skin price ever: $1.4 million. However, the sale did not go through, and this Karambit is now worth $600,000.
P.S. To all of the above, it should be added that some skins, which are in the personal collections of players and additionally pumped author stickers, can be valued in the market in the range of $50,000 – $400,000.