Every CS:GO player knows, that the game contains a huge selection of expensive skins. While some players hope to break the bank by getting a rare knife skin or something equally valuable, others are willing to spend up to thousands of dollars to pimp out their Counter-Strike loadout and buy CSGO skins that they’ve always been looking for. The most popular weapon skins in CS:GO can be worth a small fortune, so players will often go to great lengths to obtain them.
If you ever wanted to know which skins can get you the most money, look no further. Here are the top 10 most expensive CS:GO skins in the game.
Released in 2019 as a part of the Operation: Shattered Web, Gungnir remains one of the most expensive AWP skins, and also one of the most expensive CS:GO skins in general. The AWP Gungnir comes with various viking-inspired details and is one of the best entries in the Norse collection. Featuring the spear of Odin on the side of the gun, it’ll let other players know you aren’t to mess with. At the moment, buying AWP Gungnir can put you behind $8800.
The Doppler knife skins are among some of the most coveted, and not without a good reason. Although the standard M9 Bayonet Doppler can cost just about a thousand dollars, which still makes it one of the more expensive knife skins by the way, the M9 Bayonet Doppler Sapphire version is one of the most expensive CSGO skins for the knife currently available in the game. When it comes to M9 Bayonet Doppler Sapphire, just one skin can cost you a bit below $10000.
AK-47 is the signature Terrorist gun and one of the most popular guns in the game in general. Because of this, many of the AK-47 cost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. The Fire Serpent skin for AK-47 is no different as it’s not only one of the most expensive AK-47 skins but also one of the most expensive CSGO skins in general. Although it’s one of the simpler skins, the amazing aztec-inspired graphic on the side of the gun will definitely make it stand out in the game. The usual AK-47 body is covered with an image of an ancient-looking dragon and if you feel like this is something for you, you will need to expect to pay up to $10500.
- Butterfly Knife | Crimson Web
The crimson web skins were released in the game almost 10 years ago, in the year 2014. This makes them one of the oldest knife skins in the game and a real treat to all skin collectors. A crimson web skin, as it’s name might suggest, covers your weapon in a crimson base, with a thin, black web pattern template on the blade. The most expensive variant of crimson web skin for the knife slot is the Stattrak Factory New Crimson Web Butterfly Knife, which can cost you over $12000.
The M4A4 Howl is not only one of the most expensive CSGO skins, but also possibly one of the rarest skins in the entire game. Although it’s definitely very popular, the item itself is also highly controversial, and at the same time no longer available in the game, outside of other gamers looking to trade CSGO skins. The M4A4 Howl skin was a part of a serious controversy, where the artist behind the weapon skin actually claimed that his art was used without his knowledge and issued a DMCA takedown after less than a month. The skin was no longer obtainable, but everyone who got their own copy got to keep it, with rarity changed to contraband skin. You can still buy the M4A4 Howl on the marketplace, however, expect to pay even over $14000 for a Factory New version.
- Sport Gloves | Pandora’s Box
A list of the most expensive CSGO skin variants can’t skip the most expensive pair of skins, the Pandora’s Box variant of Sport Gloves. Gloves are generally some of the rarer skins in the game, and thus command higher prices on the Steam marketplace. The Pandora’s Box pattern comes in a stylish black and blue color and can cost you around $20000
- iBUYPOWER (Holo) | Sticker
For many players, this item is the only reason that they bother opening sticker capsules. Introduced as a part of the promotion of the Katowice 2014 ESL Major Series One, the stickers were obtainable from sticker capsules and allowed the players to modify their guns with eSports elements. Some of the expensive stickers you can find from this event can actually net you a small fortune. The holographic version of the iBUYPOWER sticker can cost even up to $40000.
Another case hardened skin, as well as another AK-47 skin on this list, the AK-47 case hardened can often reach completely insane prices on the Steam marketplace. If you look at the prices of different versions of this gun, you will see one disparity. Part of the Arms Deal collection, one of the float value versions of this weapon skin is significantly much more expensive. The #661 pattern in particular comes with a particular scar pattern on the gun’s ammo clip, as well as a fully clear top part of the skin. If you’ve got $150000 and a collector willing to sell CSGO skins of their own, this weapon skin can be yours.
For most Counter Strike players the Dragon Lore AWP skin is a thing of legend. One of the older and rarer skins, as well as the most expensive AWP skin available, Dragon Lore has been a long-time favorite of many professional CS:GO players. The AWP Dragon Lore comes with a beautiful graphic of a fire-breathing dragon against an ivory-golden background. Besides the red fire breathing dragon graphic, this weapon skin comes with many different details all over the gun, from its barrel all the way to its stock. The skin is extremely rare, and you might not always find a potential seller. However, if you somehow stumble upon someone selling a Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore, get ready to pay even up to $450000. However, this is still not the most expensive skin in CSGO, as this spot goes to…
This Karambit variant is perhaps the most expensive case hardened skin you can get for your inventory. And that’s not without a good reason, as the looks on this skin are really impressive. Knife skins are generally expensive, but the Karambit Case Hardener Blue Gem variant is in it’s own league. The blade looks like it’s made of a titular blue gem, so this knife skin is arguably a large piece of fancy jewelry. If you want to get your hands on this skin, you might be in trouble, as it’s so rare that no one is willing to part with it. One of the owners was offered $1.4 million for his Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem, and still turned it down.
Here are all the most expensive skins in CSGO you can get your hands on. If you’re looking for any of these super rare items, head over to OPmarket, chances are there’s a seller already waiting for your offer.