The types of skins in CS:GO

Surely you’ve searched plenty of times to find out what skins are available in CS:GO, and why some are worth a few cents while others cost up to several thousand. At you’ll find the most comprehensive information on the subject. In general, Steam originally came up with skins for one simple reason – the hype around the pixels and, accordingly, increasing the popularity of the product in the eyes of gamers. Some manage to build a good and quite profitable business on the purchase of skins with their subsequent resale. They are not even embarrassed by the latest trade restrictions.

What you can get in battle

To start looking at what skins fall out in CS GO during the game. We should say at once that they will fall only on official servers, which you will know by the icon of branded anti cheat VAC. To start a little statistics. Over a week you can get, on average, from 2 to 6 items, with the following rarity percentage:

  • Consumer grade (white) – 95%;
  • Industrial grade (Light blue) – 5%;
  • Mil-Spec (Blue) – 1%;
  • Restricted (purple) – 0.2%;
  • Classified (pink) – 0.1%;
  • Covert (red) – 0.01%.

Connect some simple math and you get not the most comforting numbers, so either you have incredibly developed luck, or you have to run like everyone else. There are also the so-called Legendary class skins (gold), marked with an asterisk, but these can only be obtained from the cases, which are also sometimes dropped after the regular game, as well as the keys to open them. Statistics collected by the efforts and suffering of thousands of players are not official, but the practice is much cooler than all the guides and dry numbers.

Also, remember that the longer you play, the less chance you have of getting anything at all. The system is designed so that gamers do not breed bots, which stupidly stand during the battle and “farm” hours in the match, but at the same time and skins with drawers. Yes, and in general, remember a number of features that will allow more productive use of your time:

  1. Up to 5-6 items drop per week (on average);
  2. The time report timer is updated on a quarterly basis;
  3. For successful farming, you can not leave the rink, or deliberately drain it. Otherwise you can get a complaint, and even ban;
  4. A greater chance to drop items on IDLE-servers;
  5. Regularly watching streams and championships, to get a jubilee or souvenir cases.

P.S. StatTrak quality items do not come across in battle. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to mislead you.

What about the cases

If you don’t know what skins you can catch in CS:GO cases, read on below. And again, for starters, some useful drop statistics, courtesy of partners in China not too long ago, where legislation requires the most transparent drop data possible. Otherwise, CS would be treated as a lottery there. Anyway:

  • blue item – 80%;
  • purple item, 16%;
  • pink item, 3%;
  • red item, 0.65%;
  • gold item – 0.25%.

As you can see, the chance of finding anything of Mil-Spec and Restricted quality in the cases is already much higher. Also, don’t forget that common items can be exchanged after a while for more expensive loot with a certain amount of luck. Also, from the chest sometimes drop items labeled StatTrak, which allow you to keep statistics on your kills during the game with the gun, which is designed to skin. The drop chance is 10%. It turns out that when dropping a pink item, which has only a 3% chance, the StatTrak skin will drop with 0.3% frequency. You don’t need to have a technical background to understand that it’s extremely low. But the value of such a gun is much higher, especially when exchanging within Steam players.
If you want to keep it simple and aren’t ready to wait years for a certain skin to fall out, you can buy it at This is a convenient way that is often used by various players.