CS:GO features weapon skins, which can be collected for free from the weekly loot drops you get for leveling up. They are purely cosmetic in nature, as they don’t affect the gameplay. They are collected, however, not just for their looks — some are worth over a million, giving gamers a decent opportunity to earn while playing.
Most Expensive CS:GO Skins
1. Karambit | Case Hardened ‘Blue Gem’
Price: $1.4 Million
An extremely rare knife, which is one of the CS:GO skins. It’s completely blue on one side (pattern template 387) and has a wear rating of 0.0480 (Factory New). Gamer NewbRage is the present owner.
2. Souvenir AWP | Dragon Lore
It is an iconic skin for an AWP or Magnum Sniper Rifle featuring a fire-breathing dragon.
3. AK-47 | Case Hardened
The Factory New version (Arms Deal Collection) features a golden scar close to the rear sight, known as the ‘Scar Pattern’ (Pattern #661).
4. Butterfly Knife | Crimson Web
With a painted pure red blade and black web pattern, it is one of the most expensive skins in CS:GO.
5. M4A4 | Howl
This StatTrak™ version features a painted image of a snarling wolf with a red and black finish around the edges.
6. M9 Bayonet | Crimson Web
A StatTrak™ version of this bayonet, featuring the same black spider web pattern over a crimson blade.
7. Talon Knife | Crimson Web
Another Crimson Web knife with similar features and price to the M9 Bayonet.
8. AWP | Gungnir
AWP skin (Norse Collection) with a blue and ivory body and Odin’s spear painted on.
9. AK-47 | Wild Lotus
This skin has a dark green base with an orange floral design.
10. Butterfly Knife | Lore
A golden-colored, freely pivoting blade is one of the most popular knives in CS:GO.
Bonus 1. Souvenir M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle
With a golden viper and a dusk-tinted background, it is one of the newest skins on the list.
Bonus 2. AK-47 | Fire Serpent
Another AK-47 skin (Bravo Collection) featuring a fiery serpent.
How to Trade CS:GO Skins
There are a number of decentralized markets covering a diverse range of games where players may use blockchain technology to buy, sell, and trade NFT and virtual in-game assets. DMarket is one such marketplace where CS:GO skins may be traded. The market, not the game developers, dictates the demand for the items. Every digital asset on DMarket has a unique transaction history recorded on the blockchain, and the item owner can influence its price based on his/her achievements in the gaming universe.
Skin Prices Fluctuate
It should be noted that the pricing of weapon skins fluctuates depending on a variety of factors such as availability, demand, wear and tear, and so on. It is quite possible for these skins to go down the list, while newer ones come into play.