Skins trading is an integral part of CSGO, and many players regularly trade CSGO skins for a large amount of money. Some of the most expensive skins in CS:GO can easily be worth over $10000, allowing their lucky holders to easily make a fortune when they decide to sell CSGO skins they own.
However, although CSGO weapon skins trading is a serious business with a lot of money on the line, many players are unaware that the weapon cases in CS:GO can also be worth quite a lot of money. Although they aren’t as expensive as the weapon skins included inside, some CS:GO weapon cases, particularly older ones, can still be worth a pretty penny.
Are you looking to sell your weapon cases in CS:GO, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, here’s our guide to the most expensive cases in CS:GO!
What Makes a CS:GO Weapon Case Expensive?
Although most weapon case prices in CS:GO hoover around $1, there are some weapon cases in the game, that can cost much more than that. When you have an expensive case in your inventory, it’s better to sell it on the Steam market or some third party websites for trading, rather then open it with a key bought in the in-game store. Some of the most expensive CSGO cases are actually worth more than many of the skins inside. While you’ll often have a chance to score an expensive skin when opening cases in CS:GO, if the weapon case is worth substantial money, you’re better off simply selling it to someone else who wants to try their luck.
Although there are many factors, that influence the price of every weapon case, two of them are the most important: how old the weapon case is and what skins are inside. While not all older weapon cases in CS:GO are worth a lot of money, many of them contain expensive skins, and the weapon cases can no longer be obtained outside of CS:GO trading. For some of the most expensive skins in CS:GO opening the weapon case that contains them is the only way to get them cheap.
Although opening cases in CS:GO is always a huge gamble, some weapon cases are more likely to return your money than others. CSGO case keys can always be bought in the in-game store for $2.50, however, not all cases in the game will be able to return you this purchase, even if you unlock the rare covert skin. However, in the case of the most expensive CSGO cases, even the more common skins can be worth more than $2.50, making them a good investment nad lowering the risk that you’ll lose money by opening the weapon case.
What Are The Most Expensive CSGO Cases
As you can see, some CSGO weapon cases can be worth quite a lot of money due to their contents and rarity. If you’re looking for the most expensive CSGO case to sell, here are the items you should keep a lookout for:
Operation Broken Fang was one of the major updates released for CS:GO on December 4th, 2020, making this weapon case a couple of years old already. While the weapon case was already quite rare due to being an operation case (meaning it wouldn’t drop commonly after a match), Operation Broken Fang case can no longer be obtained in the game outside of trading, making it quite a rare item. Although it doesn’t contain the largest amount of rare CSGO skins, it still features some expensive contents, like the M4A1-S Printstream, currently priced around $160. Operation Broken Fang weapon case is on the cheaper side of expensive cases in CS:GO, costing around $13.
Coming in at place number 2 is the Operation Hydra case, added to CS:GO in an update on the 23rd of May, 2017. Operation Hydra weapon case features many expensive skins, and even the common mil-spec skins included inside are worth around $5. However, the real star players of the Operation Hydra case are the Five-SeveN Hyper Beast and AWP Oni Taiji, each worth over $100 for a factory new version. As if that’s not enough, the Operation Hydra weapon case also features 24 super rare glove skins available, meaning that there’s a high chance you’ll get your money’s worth from purchasing this case and a key. At the moment the weapon case is available at around $18, which is honestly exceptionally cheap for a weapon case with so many rare skins inside.
The eSports cases in CS:GO more often than not command impressive prices, and this is the case for eSports 2013 case. Very hard to come by since the introduction of the eSports 2013 winter case, this weapon case was introduced in the Arms Deal update, one of the first updates to the game, on August 14th, 2013. One of the first weapon cases to be added to Counter Strike: Global Offensive, some proceedings from the sales of the keys for this case were given to the CSGO eSports community. The eSports case was a great way for the players to support their favorite teams, and get something in return. The eSports 2013 weapon case features one particular rare skin, the AWP BOOM, one of the most expensive skins for AWP currently available. The AWP skin isn’t the main reason for the price of this case, however. The real reason why it’s one of the most expensive cases are the 65 different knife finishes available. These include some of the most expensive knife skins in the game, such as Bayonet Fade or Karambit Slaughter. As you can see, you can make a lot of money by opening this weapon case, which is why it’s currently priced around $35.
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One of the most expensive weapon cases available in CS:GO, Operation Bravo case costs more than many skins in the game, and that’s not without a good reason. Another operation case, Operation Bravo weapon case was introduced to CS:GO on September 19th, 2013. Few other weapon cases come close to Operation Bravo case on purely economic grounds. All of the skins included inside cost over $10, meaning that if you already had an Operation Bravo case in your inventory and you decide to open it, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get back your money’s worth. However, you might want to re-consider this, since Operation Bravo weapon cases are available on various markets for around $45. However, if you do decide to open it, keep in mind that besides the rare knives, you have a chance to open the AK-47 Fire Serpent, one of the most expensive AK skins in the game.
We mentioned in the introduction that generally older weapon cases are more expensive, and it’s definitely the case (sic!) with the CS:GO Weapon Case. The very first weapon case added to the game on August 14th, 2013, CS:GO Weapon Case included the very first weapon skins that were made available to the players. The cheapest skin in this case, MP7 Skulls, costs $15, however, that is not the reason why the weapon case is so expensive. The original CS:GO Weapon Case features the most legendary and expensive skin for the AK-47, Case Hardened. Certain patterns of AK-47 Case Hardened can cost well above $100.000 dollars, making it one of the most expensive skins in the game. Because this case can contain literal fortune inside, a single CS:GO Weapon Case sells for around $70.
Here are the most expensive CS:GO weapon cases you can get currently in the game. If you liked any of the cases on this list and want to try your luck in opening any of them, be sure to check out SkinsMonkey, where you can always get all the weapon cases you need for the best prices!
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