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It’s no secret that the Arms Deal update back in August 2013 completely changed the fate of CS:GO, in many ways, giving birth to the beautifully customized game we know today. The update was a game-changer in many aspects, including the introduction of the M4A1-S rifle and its associated skins, which is what we’re going to discuss today. Who could have thought that some of these designs would end up so pricey?

While there are many decent choices that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, we’ll focus on the 10 best M4A1-S skins of Counter-Strike 2. Yes, some of them may be awfully expensive, but they are amazingly pretty (and sometimes insanely rare).

Check out our other article on the 12 best M4A4 skins if you are more into that variation of M4.

Note that prices are current on March 2024 and are subject to change!

10. M4A1-S | Leaded Glass

Leaded Glass FN

FN

Leaded Glass BS

BS 

Before we jump into the high-end of the best CS2 M4A1-S skins, let’s visit the more affordable yet formidably beautiful rifle — Leaded Glass. Not only does it feature an exquisite mosaic pattern of blue and orange that resembles shattered glass, but its visibly 3D model adds some much-needed variety to the typically flat-textured CS2 skins.

Some may even find it to be the best 3D skin for M4A1-S, if not the best overall, as increasing Float Value doesn’t seem to add significant wear or scratches even to the Battle-Scarred model. This explains the design’s popularity, with around 500 purchases per month. These factors are the reason it’s on our radar for the CS2 best M4A1-S skins.

Popularity: 95%

Price:

$5.24 (BS) – $13.81 (FN)

ST:

$13.99 (BS) –  $37.18 (FN)

9. M4A1-S | Decimator

Decimator FN

FN

Decimator BS

BS

Similarly to the previous skin, a Battle-Scarred Decimator barely looks any worse than the Factory New one, and some people may even prefer BS to FN, as it adds more details and texture to the gun. This skin features a vaporwave combination of blue and pink highlights that seamlessly blend into each other. The skin will look especially good on bright maps with an abundance of natural light, like Italy or Dust 2. BlameF from ByBit is one of the proud owners of this amazing weapon.

Popularity: 99%

Price:

$13.83 (BS) – $43.62 (FN)

ST:

$30.13 (BS) –  $98.64 (FN)

8. M4A1-S | Atomic Alloy

Atomic Alloy FN

FN

Atomic Alloy BS

BS

Being released all the way back in May 2014, this skin is undoubtedly one of the true classics of Counter-Strike. It features sleek black components, wonderfully paired with parts anodized in orange candy coat. It comes as no surprise that this design is highly sought-after, as it’s probably one of the coolest M4A1-S skins in Counter-Strike 2. However, the increasing Float Value does not spare this gun at all, as you can probably tell from its BS version.

Popularity: 95%

Price:

$31.66 (BS) – $85.33 (FN)

ST:

$43.37 (BS) –  $149.58 (FN)

7. M4A1-S | Golden Coil

Golden Coil FN

FN

Golden Coil BS

BS

Our list of top skins for M4A1-S in Counter-Strike 2 could not miss this one. Thematic finishes like this one definitely add to the aesthetic value of the game and are widely appreciated by the community. It’s a combination of Patina and Custom Paint Job that gives the weapon an engraved look. With increasing Float Value, the gun’s golden elements become more dull, but once again, that may be a benefit for some players.

Popularity: 95%

Price:

$37.37 (BS) – $200.53 (FN)

ST:

$85.33 (BS) –  $456.52 (FN)

6. M4A1-S | Hyper Beast

Hyper Beast FN

FN

Hyper Beast BS

BS

Another veteran skin series that contains a whole range of weapons, with M4A1-S being the most expensive. Its discernible features, such as the monstrous artwork and a bold color scheme, have made it a favorite among long-term CS fans, bringing it to the top of most popular M4A1-S skins in CS2.

Popularity: 99%

Price:

$16.40 (BS) – $157.50 (FN)

ST:

$43.37 (BS) –  $465.52 (FN)

5. M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle FN

FN

Welcome to the Jungle BS

BS

Released relatively recently, this skin has quickly become quite expensive due to its rarity. It features some nice artwork that undoubtedly matches its name and its flavor text, ‘Strike without warning’. It should also be noted that it’s a nice addition to the CS ecosystem, since it matches  the overall feel of the game and the existing skins, which couldn’t be said about something like ‘Imminent Danger’. The skin is owned by electroNic (NaVi), dev1ce (NIP), Twistzz (Team Liquid), and more.

Popularity: 35%

Price:

$524.82 (BS) – $2,141.09 (FN)

Souvenir:

$555.69 (BS) –  $5,600.00 (FN)

4. M4A1-S | Printstream

Printstream FN

FN

Printstream BS

BS

One of the ‘new era’ skins, Printstream features an immaculate pearlescent coat, making it one of the ‘cleanest’ weapon designs in the game right now. It is very popular among both pros and casual CS enthusiasts, and we believe it is well-deserved! Its simple yet eye-catching visuals make the gun perfect for customizing it with stickers. An amazing M4A1-S skin overall, even though it tarnishes quite a bit with increasing Float Value.

Popularity: 99%

Price:

$83.41 (BS) – $365.39  (FN)

ST:

$140.29  (BS) –  $745.13 (FN)

3. M4A1-S | Icarus Fell

Icarus Fell FN

FN

Icarus Fell MW

MW

Valve’s old tradition of creating references to mythology continues here with ‘Icarus Fell’. A hydrographic design allows the skin to have a variety of different patterns, as you can see in the two pictures here. There are different ornaments resembling the sun, feathers, and melted wax that align with the legend about Icarus and his father, Daedalus.

The pattern version most popular among the community members is the one where the sun and feathers cover most of the M4 body — this allows the amazing artwork to truly shine during the game. However, some players may like the M4 body to stay dark. Whatever your personal preferences, it is definitely one of the best skins for M4A1-S in CS2.

Popularity: 35%

Price:

$423.62 (MW) – $405.22 (FN)

2. M4A1-S | Hot Rod

Hot Rod FN

FN

Hot Rod MW

MW

Hot Rod is one of the oldest skin series, with this finish arguably being one of the best-looking M4A1-S skins in CS2. It’s simple and clean, has no unnecessary details, and grabs your attention with a sleek red candy coat applied over the metal components. Like many other skins in our list, its Float Value range is capped.

Interesting fact: Minimal Wear quality in a lot of such skins is worth more than FN due to the fact that Float Value is limited, meaning you’re much less likely to obtain an MW-quality Hot Rod than an FN one. A lot of players find it to be unreasonable and ridiculous, but sometimes the market works in mysterious ways.

Popularity: 35%

Price:

$771.84 (MW) – $686.17 (FN)

1. M4A1-S | Blue Phosphor

Blue Phosphor FN

FN

Blue Phosphor MW

MW

The finalist of this article and the number one of the top M4A1-S skins in Counter-Strike 2 is Blue Phosphor. It wouldn’t be sensible to give it such a title in CS:GO, but in CS2 the skin has been updated with a fresh new look. The reflective, glossy textures of this gun were made more prominent, making it a true new-era skin.

Due to its brand-new updated version and the fact that it’s impossible to get it from a case, its price quickly skyrocketed. Additionally, a lot of CS players associate it with the prestigious ‘Doppler Sapphire’ knives, which is completely understandable due to similar color schemes.

Popularity: 90%

Price: $578.10 (MW) – $530.00 (FN)

Conclusion

Just like that, we have seen the list of the best M4A1-S skins in CS2 which includes a whole range of designs. Relatively affordable and luxurious, rare and easy to come by, minimalistic and complex, they reflect the scope of the game’s aesthetic repertoire. We hope that now you’ve got a better idea of the best M4A1-S skins in CS2, and what their standing is in the CS2 community!

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