Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment keep improving their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) game, luring in millions of players worldwide. One of the most popular multiplayer FPS games comes with tons of exciting features, such as skins for decorating in-game weapons.
So, before joining a team of eager players who can’t wait to pit against each other in an ultimate match between Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, check out some of the best CS:GO skins out there.
CS:GO Offers Lots of Skin Variety
Did you know that there are nearly 1,000 unique skins in CS:GO? That’s quite a lot of options for changing the appearance of your weapons. You can use skins to decorate every weapon except shockers and grenades.
All those available skins differ in terms of quality, rarity, and value. There are eight quality grades, which are directly proportional to the skins’ rarity and value.
The lowest-grade skins are quite common and available in random case drops. The higher a skin’s grade is, the harder it is to obtain it and the higher its price gets.
Skins are also available in different conditions, including Factory New, Minimal Wear, Field-Tested, Well-Worn, and Battle-Scarred.
You can get skins in random drops, as rewards after a match, through Trade Up Contracts, and by trading on the Steam marketplace.
If you want to try your luck, you can also consider CSGO gambling. It’s not what you think, as there’s no real money involved. It requires using virtual goods to try and win various in-game items, including skins.
For Fans of Sci-Fi
Some CS:GO skins have a rustic feel to them, some look quite modern, others are a bit elegant, while some have a futuristic design that appeals to every sci-fi fan out there.
If you’re looking to channel your inner cyberpunk through a futuristic CS:GO weapon skin, these are some of the best you should get.
A shout out to Isaak Asimov, the famous sci-fi writer and biochemist; the Asiimov collection brings several weapon finishes that you can’t help but love.
The Asiimov AWP skin for the Covert Sniper Rifle is one of the best designs that perfectly portrays Asimov’s sci-fi work, such as I, Robot.
Available as part of The Phoenix Collection, this skin has a StatTrack option and comes in three quality grades, including Field-Tested, Well-Worn, and Battle-Scarred.
Ventilators Dual Berettas
Thanks to Global Offensive, Dual Berettas are no longer exclusive only to Terrorists. Counter-Terrorist units can now wield the .40 Dual Elites as well and channel their inner Max Payne or Trinity from The Matrix.
The Ventilators skin for Dual Berettas looks incredibly cool, with its shiny aluminum body and some orange details for a futuristic and mechanical feel.
Part of The Chroma 3 Collection, this skin is Mil-Spec grade, available in all conditions except Battle-Scarred, and comes with an option for a StatTrak count.
Cyrex USP is one of the most beautiful USP skins for Counter-Terrorists. It came out as a part of The Glove Collection to give the default CT pistol a futuristic feel for just about a dozen dollars.
It has a black body with red stripes and other white and red details, including a solid-white trigger guard.
The Cyrex USP skin has a Restricted quality, a StatTrack option, and is available only in the Factory New condition.
The iconic Desert Eagle also got stunning skins in CS:GO. The Directive Desert Eagle aka Directive Deagle skin, looks quite robotic and futuristic, with its textured panels and metal paints that make it look like it came straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Released in The Gamma 2 Collection, this skin comes in all conditions, but only in the Restricted quality grade, and has a StatTrack counter.
If you want your USP to look entirely cyberpunk, the Neo-Noir skin from the Spectrum Collection is your way to go.
Sporting a neo-noir comic book style, its unique design in glowing neon colors will instantly awaken the cyberpunk within you.
You can get it in all skin conditions. Although it has a Covert quality, it’s not as rare as you may think, nor is it expensive.
The Gamma 2 Collection brought another cool skin, this time for the MP9 submachine gun, exclusive to CTs. Quite different from the previous ones on the list, this skin is perfect for any sci-fi aficionado, especially Star Wars fans.
Its white body with grey stripes, mechanism parts, and inscriptions gives off a Stormtroopers feel. There are tiny red details as well, and a solid-red magazine that breaks the monotony.
This unique skin is Classified and comes in all conditions, as well as a StatTrak option.
The easily recognizable P90 became more popular after the release of the futuristic Trigon skin in 2014. Part of The Phoenix Collection, Trigon is a Classified skin, but one that’s neither rare nor expensive.
If you use this skin, you’ll make your submachine gun look fantastic. The orange and grey triangular grid on a black-and-gray body screams sci-fi. You can get it in all conditions except Factory New, and you can track the kills with StatTrak.
Syd Mead AUG
The Syd Mead skin for the AUG assault rifle comes as a tribute to Sydney Jay Mead, the brilliant neo-futurist concept artist whose designs graced the big screen in movies such as Blade Runner, Star Trek, Aliens, 2010: A Space Odyssey, and Elisyum.
The Syd Mead skin’s red, yellow, and gray design, reminiscent of old sci-fi movies, is a must-have for every sci-fi fan. Available in all conditions as a part of The Gamma 2 Collection, it has a Classified quality and comes with a StatTrek counter.
The Redline skin for AK-47 is similar to the Cyrex USP, except there are no white details. It’s entirely black, with metal parts sporting a carbon fiber look and several red pinstripes to make it more stylish.
You can get this Phoenix Collection skin of a Classified quality in any condition except Factory New, and you can enrich it with a StatTrak kill counter.
CS:GO continues to impress with stunning skins and other items that aren’t merely cosmetic. With more people craving sci-fi themes, we’re bound to witness even more exciting skins in the future.
Have you ever used any of these CS:GO futuristic skins? They may not enhance your gameplay, but they’ll make you look fantastic on the battlefield.