December 9, 2020

Why Are CS:GO Cases Priced so Differently?

Gaming without skins is a thing of the past, at least in CS:GO. As soon as the first skins were introduced in 2013, games all around the world became obsessed with them. Some of them are even willing to pay thousands of dollars for just a few pixels that look different. On the other side, there are gamers that open CS:GO cases in hope of getting expensive skins and resell them later. Some of them even opt-in for third-party case opening websites like csbet for cheaper cases and better drops. But why are CS:GO cases priced so differently? Is it actually easier to get knives from more expensive cases or is it something else?

The Price of CS:GO Cases

To answer your question immediately, no, it is not. Every CS:GO case has exactly the same drop rates and probabilities of getting expensive skin, which is around 0,26%.

CS:GO Case Odds:

  • Mil-spec (Blue) – 79,92%
  • Restricted (Purple) – 15,98%
  • Classified (Pink) – 3,2%
  • Covert (Red) – 0,64%
  • Knife/Glove – 0,26%

So, if the drop rate is not the case, why are they priced differently? The price of a single CS:GO case is affected by multiple factors. Its price can vary depending on the case release date, how frequently the game drops the case, the value of skins inside the case, and the rarity of the case itself.

The most expensive regular CS:GO case is “CS:GO Weapon Case” priced at $20,50. That is the first case ever released. We all know that the game randomly drops cases after every match but the older the case is, the lower the possibility to get it as a drop. In other words, those cases are rare and that is the sole reason why are they expensive. It is not possible to get it in any other way other than via drop. With that in mind, the price of “CS:GO Weapon Case” can only go up because there aren’t many of them left.

Cases released after 2015, such as Spectrum Case, are all pretty much valued at less than a dollar because it is easy to get them in drops and there are millions of those cases on the market. The only exception is operation cases that are dropped during the operation. For example, Hydra Case is currently valued at $6,11 because the game rarely drops it. However, during the Hydra operation, the value of this case was around $0,1 as the market was floated with them. Those who were smart enough to invest in Hydras back then earned a great profit.

The newest CS:GO operation Broken Fang was released just a few days ago with a new Broken Fang case. Be smart and don’t sell any Broken Fang cases immediately. Instead, collect them and wait for the operation to end. The price of this case will surely go up and you will be able to sell each one of them for more than $5. The longer you wait, the higher the price will be.

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Peter Hatch

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