For the Love of Weapons and Skins

Instead of clubbing and going out tonight, why don’t you just chill and place a CS GO bet? You could win win more skins and rarer ones for your CSGO weapons and have the best night of your life!

But first, let’s take a closer look at these virtual goods and other related terms.



These finishes have become popular ever since the Arms Deal update happened in CS:GO. They are cosmetic designs that change the appearance of players’ weapons. Though they don’t alter the power of a gun or knife, they’re still thrilling to collect. Below are some ways on how you can acquire a skin.

  • Random drops – A skin could be obtained in-game through a random drop
  • Opening cases – You could also get one when you open a case (you’ll need a key to open the case—more of this later)
  • Trading – You could also exchange skins with other players for a skin that has a higher value. For instance, you can trade 10 normal skins for a skin with a higher quality using a trade up contract.
  • Free – Some sites also give free skins but be wary, since most of them are scammers


Skins can be categorized according to grade quality, exterior quality, and function.

Below is the order of grade qualities from highest to lowest:

  • p90_asiimovExtremely Rare: Gold
  • Ancient: Covert
  • Legendary: Classified
  • Mythical: Restricted
  • Rare: Mil-Spec
  • Uncommon: Industrial
  • Common: Consumer

Meanwhile, here’s the order of skins from the slowest to wear and tear to the fastest:

  • Factory New
  • Minimal Wear
  • Field-Tested
  • Well-Word
  • Battle-Scarred

Lastly, here’s the classification based on how the skins function:

  • Normal – These skins don’t have anything special, hence the name. They’re the standard ones.
  • Stat-Trak – These feature a small LED display on the gun that enables the player to track how many people the gun has killed. Buying one from a community market will reset the kill counter, which means you won’t be able to bask in the glory of the previous owner’s kills.
  • Souvenir – These are extremely rare and are worth hundreds of bucks. They are, however rare, still function the same way as their normal counterparts.


gamma_keyAs mentioned earlier, you’ll need a key to open a case with a skin in it. Sadly, you’ll have to purchase a key for USD 2.49. All keys have the same price regardless of what type you’re going to buy. Just remember to purchase the matching key for the type of crate you’ve received.