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In Counter-Strike 2, skins are the key currency, and acquiring a specific one  often involves spending some money on cases. Only last year, Counter-Strike generated nearly $1 billion from loot boxes, with players buying these digital stashes despite their inherent randomness. While the cheapest cases are usually where newbies start their skin-collecting journey, the most expensive cases in CS2 are considered more profitable investments since the skins that can be found there cost more and their value typically rises over time. To achieve this, it is crucial to know which best cs2 cases to open are the most suitable to purchase and open. The reason for the price difference between cases is simple: some of them are significantly harder to get by playing the game. As the market grows thinner, the more expensive cases and their associated skins become pricier.

So, whether you seek some sort of investment or just want to brag about the pricey skin, here's a look at the 5 most expensive CS2 cases to open in 2024. They were chosen based on the average value of the skins inside relative to the case cost and key. Please note that the prices are current at the moment of writing and are subject to change. 

Rating number

Name

Total skins

Most expensive skin

Cheapest skin

Price $ + Key

5

CS:GO Weapon Case 2

12

SSG 08 | Blood in the Water

FAMAS | Hexane

$9.89 + $6.28

4

Operation “Hydra” Case

17

AWP | Oni Taiji

UMP-45 | Metal Flowers

$13.37 + 2.63

3

eSports Case 2013

9

AWP | BOOM

FAMAS | Doomkitty

$30.92 + $9.77

2

Operation “Bravo” Case

15

AK-47 | Fire Serpent

SG 553 | Wave Spray

$32.17 + $6.28

1

CS:GO Weapon Case

9

AWP | Lightning Strike

SG 553 | Ultraviolet

$62.53 + $6.28

5. CS:GO Weapon Case 2

This case currently ranks fifth among expensive cases in CS2. Usually, players don't bother to open this CS2 expensive case, as skins are quite mediocre, and there is a high chance you will get less than by just selling it to others for a guaranteed $10-15. It is better to spend this money on newer, much cheaper cases. Even the famous  Five-SeveN | Blue Gem isn't worth the risk — the chances are slim, and you will get only $500 out of this deal. 

The CS:GO Weapon Case 2 was added to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the update on November 6, 2013, making the original CS:GO Weapon Case 2 one of the first cases added to the game. A standard CS:GO Case Key is needed to open it. 

Picture

Skin name

Rarity

Price $min - $max

StatTrak

SSG 08 | Blood in the Water

Ancient / Covert

$31.11 (FT) - $260.77 (FN, ST)

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P90 | Cold Blooded

Legendary / Classified

$69.19 (MW) - $73.52 (FN, ST)

+

USP-S | Serum

Legendary / Classified

$27.87 (FT) - $55.59 (FN, ST)

+

Five-SeveN | Case Hardened

Mythical / Restricted

$8.39 (BS) - $75.49 (FN, ST)

+

MP9 | Hypnotic

Mythical / Restricted

$11.79 (BS) - $47.98 (FN, ST)

+

Nova | Graphite

Mythical / Restricted

$6.89 (MW) - $27.66 (FN, ST)

+

 

Dual Berettas | Hemoglobin

Mythical / Restricted

$7.01 (FT) - $23.21 (FN, ST)

+

SCAR-20 | Crimson Web

Rare / Mil-Spec

$3.08 (BS) - $47.92 (FN, ST)

+

M4A1-S | Blood Tiger

Rare / Mil-Spec

$4.21 (FT) - $11.99 (FN, ST)

+

Tec-9 | Blue Titanium

Rare / Mil-Spec

$5.53 (FN) - $6.94 (FN, ST)

+

 

P250 | Hive

Rare / Mil-Spec

$3.59 (FT) - $6.80 (FN, ST)

+

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FAMAS | Hexane

Rare / Mil-Spec

$5.44 (WW) - $6.60 (FN, ST) 

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4. Operation Hydra Case

Operation Hydra, introduced in the 2017 CS:GO update, features skins and gloves created by the gaming community and at the moment worth around $15 including the key. The gloves  released alongside as a part of the Hydra operation package  were initially exclusive to players with the pass, but now you just need to buy a case, get an Operation Hydra Case Key, and have a whole bunch of luck. 

In the list of the most expensive cases in CS2, this one offers a lot of really cool-looking skins, not just the expensive ones. They are vibrant AWP | Oni Taiji, Five-SeveN | Hyper Beast, Galil AR | Sugar Rush, and we shouldn’t, of course, forget about every CT’s dream, USP-S | Blueprint. Overall, this case is surely worth buying if you like colorful designs and are already choosing among the most expensive Counter-Strike 2 cases. 

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Skin name

Rarity

Price $min - $max

StatTrak

AWP | Oni Taiji

Ancient / Covert

$150.35 (BS) - $730.57 (FN, ST)

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Five-SeveN | Hyper Beast

Ancient / Covert

$22.99 (BS) - $411.88 (FN, ST)

+

Galil AR | Sugar Rush

Legendary / Classified

$48.59 (BS) - $120.00 (FN, ST)

+

M4A4 | Hellfire

Legendary / Classified

$36.81 (BS) - $122.00 (FN, ST)

+

Dual Berettas | Cobra Strike

Legendary / Classified

$32.93 (BS) - $101.24 (FN, ST)

+

 

AK-47 | Orbit Mk01

Mythical / Restricted

$8.60 (BS) - $52.97 (FN, ST)

+

 

P90 | Death Grip

Mythical / Restricted

$4.44 (BS) - $26.42 (FN, ST)

+

P250 | Red Rock

Mythical / Restricted

$3.82 (BS) - $18.13 (FN, ST)

+

SSG 08 | Death's Head

Mythical / Restricted

$5.76 (BS) - $17.88 (FN, ST)

+

P2000 | Woodsman

Mythical / Restricted

$4.64 (BS) - $17.09 (FN, ST)

+

 

USP-S | Blueprint

Rare / Mil-Spec

$2.64 (BS) - $109.50 (FN, ST)

+

M4A1-S | Briefing

Rare / Mil-Spec

$2.49 (BS) - $31.99 (FN, ST)

+

Tec-9 | Cut Out

Rare / Mil-Spec

$2.50 (BS) - $15.02 (FN, ST)

+

 

MAG-7 | Hard Water

Rare / Mil-Spec

$3.72 (WW) - $4.64 (FN, ST)

+

MAC-10 | Aloha

Rare / Mil-Spec

$2.50 (BS) - $5.11 (FN, ST)

+

 

FAMAS | Macabre

Rare / Mil-Spec

$2.47 (BS) - $4.89 (FN, ST)

+

UMP-45 | Metal Flowers

Rare / Mil-Spec

$2.69 (BS) - $5.51 (FN, ST)

+

3. eSports Case 2013

We continue our list of the most expensive CS2 cases with the first-ever eSports dedicated lootbox. A portion of its sales revenue was even allocated to support and expand the CS esports community, creating opportunities for a broader range of players to enter the professional scene. Released long back in 2013 when the game’s player base was significantly smaller, it's no longer easily available by any means, hence the price of $30+.  

However, just the fact that something is old and limited doesn't mean it's a great buy. This case, in fact, has a relatively low return on investment per dollar. You should at least get something of purple rarity or with StatTrak (or both) to earn with this box. So, we only recommend going for it if you’re on a nostalgia trip or really want to test your luck.

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Skin name

Rarity

Price $min - $max

StatTrak

P90 | Death by Kitty

Ancient / Covert

$27.41 (FT) - $177.16 (MW, ST)

+

AWP | BOOM

Legendary / Classified

$58.66 (FT) - $605.15 (FN, ST)

+

AK-47 | Red Laminate

Legendary / Classified

$29.41 (BS) - $948.30 (FN, ST)

+

Galil AR | Orange DDPAT

Mythical / Restricted

$9.55 (WW) - $191.00 (FN, ST)

+

P250 | Splash

Mythical / Restricted

$16.80 (MW) - $60.82 (FN, ST)

+

 

Sawed-Off | Orange DDPAT

Mythical / Restricted

$8.69 (FT) - $112.09 (FN, ST)

+

M4A4 | Faded Zebra

Rare / Mil-Spec

$2.26 (BS) - $65.69 (FN, ST)

+

 

MAG-7 | Memento

Rare / Mil-Spec

$3.56 (FT) - $5.90 (FN, ST)

+

FAMAS | Doomkitty

Rare / Mil-Spec

$2.96 (MW, ST) - $3.11 (MW)

+

2. Operation Bravo Case

This case comes in second among the most expensive CS cases and was launched along with Operation Bravo. In total, it offers you 15 different and reasonably expensive weapon skins, even those of the Mil-Spec rarity. If you’re into realistically designed weapons, then the second-most expensive CS2 case is your ideal choice. Whether you get camouflaged USP-S | Overgrowth, M4A1-S | Bright Water, or even SG 553 | Wave Spray, the design will look like something you can see in real life, or at least in an action movie. Also, there is always a chance of getting a knife in cs2 case, which is the main object of desire for all players.

However, to cover the price of the case and its key (which is $40), you will need to be particularly lucky, as most items are typically worth several times less than this amount.

Picture

Skin name

Rarity

Price $min - $max

StatTrak

AK-47 | Fire Serpent

Ancient / Covert

$384.30 (BS) - $4,259.99 (FN, ST)

+

 

Desert Eagle | Golden Koi

Ancient / Covert

$62.35 (MW) - $166.97 (FN, ST)

+

P2000 | Ocean Foam

Legendary / Classified

$106.62 (MW) - $247.29 (FN, ST)

+

P90 | Emerald Dragon

Legendary / Classified

$69.30 (MW) - $984.59 (FN, ST)

+

 

AWP | Graphite

Legendary / Classified

$112.19 (BS) - $308.94 (FN, ST)

+

 

USP-S | Overgrowth

Mythical / Restricted

$16.35 (BS) - $208.65 (FN, ST)

+

M4A4 | Zirka

Mythical / Restricted

$26.31 (FT) - $108.93 (FN, ST)

+

 

MAC-10 | Graven

Mythical / Restricted

$16.30 (BS) - $103.73 (FN, ST)

+

M4A1-S | Bright Water

Mythical / Restricted

$18.93 (MW) - $47.65 (MW, ST)

+

 

Galil AR | Shattered

Rare / Mil-Spec

$5.19 (FT) - $65.00 (FN, ST)

+

Dual Berettas | Black Limba

Rare / Mil-Spec

$5.41 (BS) - $46.02 (FN, ST)

+

UMP-45 | Bone Pile

Rare / Mil-Spec

$5.41 (FT) - $30.18 (FN, ST)

+

Nova | Tempest

Rare / Mil-Spec

$5.67 (FT) - $31.73 (FN, ST)

+

G3SG1 | Demeter

Rare / Mil-Spec

$4.99 (BS) - $58.29 (FN, ST)

+

SG 553 | Wave Spray

Rare / Mil-Spec

$4.30 (BS) - $50.76 (FN, ST)

+

1. CS:GO Weapon Case

So, what is the most expensive CS2 case? CS:GO Weapon Case, one of the first cases introduced to the game, debuted shortly before the eSports 2013 Case, and now it is worth an exorbitant $70. This box was part of the Arms Deal update in August 2013 and could be acquired as a random drop for playing on any VAC-secure server.

In the whole list of the most expensive cases in Counter-Strike 2, this one is notable for its AK-47 | Case Hardened. The thing is, this family of skins has slight variations that affect the design’s colors and patterns, and most importantly, also have different chances to drop. Players even place these patterns into different tiers depending on their rarity, with tier 0 currently occupied by the Blue Gem pattern (661). This skin variant is so coveted because it is yet to drop for the first time, i.e., it exists in the game but no player currently owns it. It is estimated that the price for AK-47 | Case Hardened with this pattern will be $400,000 - $1,000,000.

If you are interested in more recent skins, you can check out the list of the newest cs cases on our website.

Picture

Skin name

Rarity

Price $min - $max

StatTrak

 

AWP | Lightning Strike

Ancient / Covert

$469.00 (FN) - $860.39 (MW, ST)

+

AK-47 | Case Hardened

Legendary / Classified

$142.78 (BS) - $731.13 (FN, ST)

+

 

Desert Eagle | Hypnotic

Legendary / Classified

$74.83 (FN) - $146.66 (MW, ST)

+

Glock-18 | Dragon Tattoo

Mythical / Restricted

$62.00 (FN) - $241.10 (FN, ST)

+

M4A1-S | Dark Water

Mythical / Restricted

$53.71 (FT) - $100.58 (MW, ST)

+

USP-S | Dark Water

Mythical / Restricted

$50.00 (FT) - $99.44 (MW, ST) 

+

SG 553 | Ultraviolet

Rare / Mil-Spec

$11.71 (BS) - $82.78 (FN, ST)

+

AUG | Wings

Rare / Mil-Spec

$14.39 (MW, ST) - $15.43 (FN, ST)

+

MP7 | Skulls

Rare / Mil-Spec

$14.06 (FT) - $14.95 (MW, ST)

+

Final Words

Concluding our roundup of the most expensive Counter-Strike 2 cases, it's important to note that while the likelihood of acquiring an infrequent and valuable skin from any given case is low, these most valuable CS2 cases are still worth considering for their diverse collection of truly stunning skins. So, you will be interested to know how to get cases in cs2 to get the most valuable skins from there.

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