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Skins are a new feature in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, introduced in the Arms Deal update. They are weapons with different textures, and are completely cosmetic, holding no gameplay function. However, their different colours and textures can be used as a slight tactical advantage or disadvantage in some circumstances.

To acquire a skin, one must either:

  1. Earn them through random drops by playing in online community and official servers.
  2. "Uncrate" them from opening weapon and promotional crates.
  3. Trading with other players. Buying skins from the Steam Market is considered a trade.

Also, some variants include a StatTrak device, a counter that shows the total amount of kills aquired with the weapon by the current owner.. Holding the [F] key (default) will allow the player to 'inspect' the gun in greater detail and allow you to gain a better view of your StatTrak counter.

Access to the inventory is unavailable when you are alive and after the warm-up in Competitive game modes for tactical imbalance reasons.

Weapon Quality

Weapons skins come in 7 different quality grades, generally signifying their rarity and value.

  • White (Common) - Consumer grade
  • Light blue (Uncommon) - Industrial grade
  • Darker blue (Rare) - Mil-spec
  • Purple (Mythical) - Restricted
  • Pinkish purple (Legendary) - Classified
  • Red (Ancient) - Covert
  • Gold (Exceedingly Rare) - ★ (Melee Weapons)

In the Steam Market and Inventory, all skins are in white with the exception of the knives in Purple, the StatTrak weapons in Orange, Souvenir weapons in Yellow, and self-made Prototype skins in Green.

Paint quality

Items come in a random paint quality when they are dropped or uncrated.
The paint quality hierarchy is the following, from worst exterior to best:

  1. Battle-Scarred
  2. Well-Worn
  3. Field-Tested
  4. Minimal Wear
  5. Factory New

There is currently no way to refresh the paint of a weapon.
Note also that a weapon will not degrade over time; a weapon skin will stay in that state forever.

Example: M4A4 Faded Zebra

1. M4A4 Faded Zebra
Factory New
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2. M4A4 Faded Zebra
Minimal Wear
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3. M4A4 Faded Zebra
Field Tested
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4. M4A4 Faded Zebra
Well Worn
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5. M4A4 Faded Zebra
Battle Scarred
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Available skins

Maps based themes

The Assault Collection (7)

Caramel (UMP-45) Hot Rod (AUG)
Fade (Glock-18) Bulldozer (MP9)
Tornado (SG 553) Anodized Navy (Negev)
Added later (not pictured): Candy Apple (Five-SeveN)
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The Assault Collection
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The Aztec Collection (6)

Jungle Tiger (M4A4) Lichen Dashed (SSG 08)
Jungle (Five-SeveN) Ossified (Tec-9)
Forest Leaves (Nova) Jungle Spray (AK-47)
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The Aztec Collection
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The Dust Collection (9)

Predator (AK-47) Palm (SCAR-20)
Copper (Sawed-Off) Desert Storm (M4A4)
Copperhead (AUG) Brass (Glock-18) Scorpion (P2000)
Blaze (Desert Eagle) Snake Camo (AWP)
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The Dust Collection
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The Inferno collection

Walnut (Nova) Tornado (M4A4)
Brass (Tec-9) Gunsmoke (P250)
Anodized Navy (Dual Berettas) Sand Dune (MAG-7)
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The Inferno Collection
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The Militia Collection (11)

Splash Jam (SCAR-20) Modern Hunter (Nova)
Forest Leaves (PP-Bizon) Modern Hunter (PP-Bizon)
Blaze Orange (XM1014) Modern Hunter (P250) Tornado (MAC-10)
Blaze Orange (Nova) Grassland (XM1014)
Added later (not pictured): Grassland Leaves (P2000), Modern Hunter (M4A4)
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The Militia Collection
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The Office Collection (6)

Contrast Spray (FAMAS) Blizzard Marbleized (M249)
Whiteout (MP7) Silver (P2000)
Arctic Camo (G3SG1) Winter Forest (Galil AR)
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The Office collection
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The Nuke Collection (9)

Fallout Warning (XM1014) Radiation Hazard (M4A4)
Fallout Warning (UMP-45) Irradiated Alert (PP-Bizon)
Fallout Warning (P90) Irradiated Alert (MAG-7)
Nuclear Threat (Tec-9) Nuclear Threat (P250) Irradiated Alert (Sawed-Off)
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The Nuke collection
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The Vertigo Collection (6)

Black Laminate (AK-47) Carbon Fiber (PP-Bizon)
Urban DDPAT (MAC-10) Glacier Mesh (P90)
Demolition (Dual Berettas) Urban Perforated (XM1014)
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The Vertigo collection
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The Dust 2 Collection (15)

Desert Storm (G3SG1)              Snake Camo (Sawed-Off)

Sand Dune (P250)               Safari Mesh (AK-47)
Sand Mesh (SCAR-20)               Orange Peel (Five-SeveN)
Sand Spray (P90)                     Palm (MAC-10)
                                                 VariCamo (Tec-9)
   Sand Dashed (MP9)                  Brass (PP-Bizon)
                                              VariCamo (M4A1-S)

                                                  Damascus Steel (SG 553)

Predator (Nova)                         Amber Fade (P2000)

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The Dust 2 Collection
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The Italy Collection (15)

Groundwater (Tec-9)
Contractor (AUG)
Colony (FAMAS)
Sand Dune (Nova)
Sand Dashed (PP-Bizon)
Candy Apple (Nova)
Gunsmoke (UMP-45)
Granite Marbleized (P2000)
Stained (Dual Berettas)
Boreal Forest (M4A1-S)
CaliCamo (XM1014)
Candy Apple (Glock-18)
Anodized Navy (MP7)
Full Stop (Sawed-Off)
Pit Viper (AWP)


The Lake Collection (15)

Boreal Forest (P250)
Blue Spruce (XM1014)
Storm Front (AUG)
Sage Spray (Galil AR)
Waves Perforated (SG 553)
Jungle Dashed (G3SG1)
Blue Steel (XM1014)
Safari Mesh (AWP)
Mudder (Desert Eagle)
Cyanospatter (FAMAS)
Night Ops (PP-Bizon)
Anodized Navy (SG 553)
Night Ops (USP-S)
Teardown (P90)
Cobalt Quartz (Dual Berettas)


The Mirage Collection (15)

Bone Mask (P250)             Groundwater (Glock-18)      Hot Rod (MP9)
Contractor (Five-SeveN)    Orange Peel (MP7)             Blaze (UMP-45)
Colony (AUG)                    Tropical Storm (SSG 08)     Amber Fade (MAC-10)
Safari Mesh (G3SG1)        CaliCamo (Negev)               Bulldozer (MAG-7)
Scorched (P90)                 Gator Mesh (SG 553)
Hunting Blind (Galil AR)
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The Mirage Collection
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The Safehouse Collection (15)

Contractor (Dual Berettas)
Contractor (SCAR-20)
Blue Spruce (SSG 08)
Army Mesh (Tec-9)
Army Recon (MP7)
Forest Leaves (USP-S)
Condemned (AUG)
Orange Peel (MP9)
VariCamo (G3SG1)
VariCamo (Galil AR)
Gator Mesh (M249)
Teardown (FAMAS)
Silver Quartz (Five-SeveN)
Acid Fade (SSG 08)

Nitro (M4A1-S)


The Train Collection (15)

Urban DDPAT (UMP-45)
Colony (Dual Berettas)
Polar Camo (G3SG1)
Forest Night (Five-SeveN)
Polar Mesh (Nova)
Urban Dashed (PP-Bizon)
Candy Apple (MAC-10)
Urban DDPAT (M4A4)
Metallic DDPAT (MAG-7)
Metallic DDPAT (P250)
Carbon Fiber (SCAR-20)
Ash Wood (P90)
Urban Rubble (Desert Eagle)
Amber Fade (Sawed-Off)
Red Quartz (Tec-9)


Cases themes

The Arms Deal Collection (9)

Lightning Strike (AWP) Wings (AUG)
Ultraviolet (SG 553) Case Hardened (AK-47)
Hypnotic (Desert Eagle) Dragon Tattoo (Glock-18) Dark Water (USP-S)
Skulls (MP7) Dark Water (M4A1-S)
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The Arms Deal Collection
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The eSports 2013 Collection (9)

Death by Kitty (P90) Boom (AWP)
Memento (MAG-7) Orange DDPAT (Galil AR)
Doomkitty (FAMAS) Splash (P250) Orange DDPAT (Sawed-Off)
Faded Zebra (M4A4) Red Laminate (AK-47)
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The eSports 2013 Collection
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The Bravo Collection (15)

Overgrowth (USP-S) Graphite (AWP)
Demeter (G3SG1) Shattered (Galil AR)
Wave Spray (SG 553) Fire Serpent (AK-47)
Bone Pile (UMP-45) Graven (MAC-10) Ocean Foam (P2000)
Black Limba (Dual Berettas)
Zirka (M4A4) Golden Koi (Desert Eagle) Emerald Dragon (P90)
Bright Water (M4A1-S) Tempest (Nova)
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The Bravo Collection
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The Arms Deal Two Collection (12)

Blood in the Water (SSG 08)
Serum (USP-S) Blood Tiger (M4A1-S)
Hypnotic (MP9) Cold Blooded (P90)
Hemoglobin (Dual Berettas) Hive (P250) Hexane (FAMAS)
Case Hardened (Five-SeveN) Graphite (Nova)
Blue Titanium (Tec-9) Crimson Web (SCAR-20)
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The Arms Deal Two Collection
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The Winter Offensive Weapon Case Collection (13)

Asiimov (M4A4) Sandstorm (Galil AR)
Kami (Five-SeveN) Pulse (FAMAS) Marina (Dual Berettas)
Cobalt Halftone (PP-Bizon) The Kraken (Sawed-Off)
Mehndi (P250) Redline (AWP)
Rising Skull (Nova) Guardian (M4A1-S)
Magma (M249) Rose Iron (MP9)
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Winter Offensive Weapon Case
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The Esports Winter Case (12)

Blue Laminate (AK-47) Afterimage (FAMAS)
Electric Hive (AWP)
Blind Spot (P90) Cobalt Disruption (Desert Eagle) Water Sigil (PP-Bizon)
Azure Zebra (G3SG1) Steel Disruption (P250) Nightshade (Five-SeveN)
Blue Titanium (Galil AR) X-Ray (M4A4)
Ghost Camo (Nova)
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The Esport Winter Case
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Others

The Alpha Collection (16)

Emerald (SCAR-20) Groundwater (MP7)
Anodized Navy (AUG) Spitfire (FAMAS)
Rust Coat (PP-Bizon) Jungle (XM1014)
Anodized Gunmetal (Five-SeveN) Facets (P250) Dry Season (MP9)
Mosaico (Sawed-Off) Hazard (MAG-7)
Palm (Negev)
Tornado (Tec-9) Jungle DDPAT (M249)
Mayan Dreams (SSG 08) Sand Dune (Glock-18)
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The Alpha Collection
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Trivia

  • "ERROR",  "USER" and "UNKWN" (unknown) appears on StatTrak counters when any players other than the owner is holding the gun with it.
  • StatTrak counters on knives are represented as etchings into the blade.
  • It is unclear if the original Weapon Case 1 and skins from the initial collections are still available as drops,following the release of the Arms Deal Two Case.
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