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NEW: Introducing the OPSkins Trade Bot

You asked, and we listened! We have launched the beta version of our latest feature for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive the OPSkins Trade Bot. Whether you’re looking to freshen up your existing inventory for something better, or unload unwanted inventory for a new skin to rock, the OPSkins Trade Bot is a brand-new feature that allows you to trade quickly and efficiently. How does it work? Read on:

What is the OPSkins Trade Bot?

The OPSkins Trade Bot enables you to trade skins from your current CS:GO skin collection for other CS:GO skins available on OPSkins. Looking for a better float? Have extra skins you would like to pool together for a knife? With the new OPSkins Trade Bot, you can quickly dump your old skins to trade for something new.

OPSkins Trade Bot Features

When you first land on the OPSkins Trade Bot page you will notice several different features that are available. We have broken these features down to give you a better understanding of how to use the OPSkins Trade Bot, they’re detailed here from left to right:

Left – MY ITEMS / MY OFFER:

Here you will select the list of skins that you currently have available to trade and add them to “MY OFFER.” In your inventory tab you have three different functions: a search bar, Sort By, and refresh. Search allows you to search for a specific skin in your inventory, Sort By allows you to organize skins based on price, and refresh which will refresh your inventory to make sure your latest items are shown. Note: you may click on the item and add it to “MY OFFER” without finalizing the trade. Only after you click the big orange TRADE button does the transaction complete. The total amount of the items you have selected to trade will appear in green in the top right of that section.

Middle – Selecting your New Skins:

Once you have selected the items that you wish to trade, it’s time to find the items that you would like to trade for in the list of items available from OPSkins. You can narrow them down with the following filters:

Price Range: Here you can set the price range of the items you are looking to obtian. Use the sliders to set the minimum and maximum value of the skins you want.

Exterior Quality: Here you can select the exterior quality of the skins you are looking to obtain, from Battle Scared all the way to Factory New. By setting the exterior quality it will only show skins of the exterior quality you have selected. You can’t select more than one, but you can select all.

Type: Here you can filter the skins you are looking for to a certain type. It can range from all skins currently available for trade, to certain types that include pistols, smgs, shotguns, rifles, snipers, keys, and of course everyone’s favorite – knives. You can choose multiple options here.

StatTrak: Here you can filter between StatTrak weapons and non-StatTrak weapons to better narrow down your search for the perfect skin.

Rates: These are the rates for each item type. For example if you’re trading a knife from MY ITEMS, you’ll get 99% of the knife’s average price on the trade. If you’re receiving a knife from OPSKINS’ OFFER, you’ll pay 105% of the knife’s average price for the trade.

Right – OPSKINS’ OFFER:

Select the new items you want to get by clicking on them, which adds them to the OPSKINS OFFER. You can also use the search bar and Sort By here to help you find the items that match the filters you set in the middle section. By mousing over the item, you can choose to view it on OPSkins, in Steam, or inspect the item. Note: you may click on the item and add it to OPSKINS’ OFFER without finalizing the trade. Only after you click the big orange TRADE button does the transaction complete. The total amount of the items in the OPSKINS’ OFFER will appear in blue in the top left of that section.

Completing the Trade

Now that you have selected the items you’re unloading and which items you’re exchanging them for, it’s time to complete the trade.

Click the big orange TRADE button. You will get a Steam trade offer. Accept the trade offer and complete the transaction.

Give it a try, and let us know what you think!

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PUBG Test Server Update #3

This week PUBG continues its march to launch with the release of its second update to test the 1.0 build of the game. While this patch doesn’t feature anything that seems to change the game as dramatically as the release of vaulting, it seems as if its intended to build and refine upon the first test server update.

This weeks test will run on the following dates:

  • PST: November 21st 11:00PM – November 23rd 11:00PM
  • CET: November 22nd 08:00AM – November 24th 08:00AM
  • KST: November 22nd 04:00PM – November 24th 04:00PM

First on the list of changes coming with this week’s update is the one everyone always craves the most, Optimization. It will feature updates to character rendering, character animations, various effects, and adjustments to memory usage.

Next is some interesting gameplay changes, such as changes to damage, changes to scopes, new water, and finally bullet penetration through the water.

The UI will finally be getting an update with this patch as well, which is something that players have requested for a while. From the In-game Hud, to the inclusion of a new minimap the whole UI of the game has been touched-up or redesigned.

Finally, and what most people will enjoy the most is the addition of 2 new guns for the game! The first being the DP-28 and the AUG A3 Bullpup which is only obtainable via supply drops.

For a full list of the changes coming with this update be sure to head over to PUBG’s Official Steam Page for a full break down of the patch notes. Also, check out our article about the 45 potential new skins that have been found in the game and let us know which one is your favorite!

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45 New Skins found in PUBG Game Files!

The first test of the PUBG 1.0 build has come and gone, overall the patch has been a hit with the community. While we wait for the next official test the community has taken to digging deep into the files of the game to see if they could find any hints; surprisingly they stumbled across 45 new skins!

Source: https://skin-tracker.com

The 45 new skins were spotted by the team over at Skin Tracker, and while we have no official news on these latest skins and when or if they might become available, Skin Tracker has also found the Xbox One exclusive skins. These skins are coming with the Xbox One port of the game launching December 12 to early access.

The skins include a ton of new shirts, trench coats, and even hats that fit the theme of items currently in the game. The patch also has new parachute skins that could potentially become available as the game moves closer to launch.

Source: https://skin-tracker.com

Be sure to check out all 45 new skins over at Skin Trackers and let us know what skins you would pick up if this collection is included in the game!

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H1Z1 Pro League News from TwitchCon 2017!

At TwitchCon 2017 Twin Galaxies and Daybreak Games held a conference with the H1Z1 Pro Community to go over how the newly announced H1Z1 Pro League will operate.

One of the first topics addressed during the conference was regarding the franchise system for teams. Unlike most leagues, which currently require teams to compete and bid against each other while trying to buy into a league, the H1Z1 Pro League will be free. Teams wanting to compete in the league will apply and their applications will be approved based on criteria, such as: Team Brand, Financial Stability, and Proper Player Management. If approved a team will then be accepted into the league and required to meet certain conditions, such as the ability to provide their players with a $50,000 base salary for competing in the league.

Once approved by the league the teams will have free reign to build their roster for the first year if the players meet the following requirements:

  • Players must have achieved royalty in solo at any point before the end of preseason 7
  • Have a verified Twin Galaxies and Daybreak account that’s in good standing
  • Must be at least 17 years of age

Moving into the second year, Twin Galaxies will be building combined events that will establish a clear path for new players to become a professional and therefore qualify for the H1Z1 Pro League.

Another important point brought up during the conference was how exactly the teams and the players will make money while competing in the league. The main source of revenue for the league and its participants will consist of sponsorship deals, TV, and digital broadcasting rights, and of course everyone’s favorite: H1Z1 Pro League Crates! The current plan for crates is to release two to three H1Z1 Pro League Crates per year, these will highlight different teams and players who are competing in the H1Z1 Pro League. Overall the Teams will be given 25% of profits made from the league to help support the originations competing in the league and to provide a stable income for the players.

Speaking of teams and players, the league developers also announced the league’s Governance Community. The Community will have the final ruling on every change that impacts the league. The Governance Community will consist of the following members:

  • The Commissioner
  • Team Representative
  • Player Representative
  • Daybreak Representative
  • Twin Galaxies Representative

When it comes to any changes to the league, new rules, and more importantly changes to the game, the changes will only be implemented if the vote passes the community. This new league structure is one of the first of its kind and finally gives the Pro Players a direct voice in the game design and future of the game. This should help avoid problems moving forward, such as the Combat Update.

Something interesting that was addressed during the event was that they would not be enforcing any type of teaming rules moving forward. For example, since the league is based on a NASCAR point style system, if one team pulls ahead in the league the other teams would be allowed to team up and eliminate them before fighting each other. This is based on the mindset that the game will only allow for one winner; at some point, teams or players that decide to team together would have to face off against each other to determine the winner. With the lack of teaming rules, it will be interesting to see how it plays off but of course, just like everything else in the league, it is subject to change via the Governing Community.

On top of discussing the new league structures and the rules for the new league, the Daybreak team took the stage to answer some questions and provide a roadmap for what the course of the game will look like moving forward and what’s in the works. The following is on the list of features that will be coming:

  • Increasing Skill Gap
  • Working on Combat Tuning
  • Map Tuning
  • Improved Movement Quality
  • New Maps
  • Smaller Maps
  • New Weapons
  • Focusing on reducing the RNG
  • Pick your spawn point
  • Pro League Tournament Servers

Overall, the conference was very informative and offered great insight into Twin Galaxies and Daybreak’s plans moving forward with the H1Z1 Pro League, as well as the game itself. Judging by the success other games have seen from truly established leagues, it looks like the H1Z1 Pro League will ultimately be the next big thing for the H1Z1 community.

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The Most Expensive PUBG Outfit (Excluding the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET)

The PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Marketplace has been quickly growing over the last few weeks, leaving many to wonder if PUBG will turn out the be the next gold rush for skin traders. Continuing in our coverage of the growing PUBG Marketplace, this week we will take a look at the most expensive outfit in the game. We excluded the big-ticket items from the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET, which has already had many of its items reach the price limit it can be traded for on the Steam Marketplace.

Once you take away the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET, the price of items in the game drop rather dramatically.  For example, instead of paying $444 on the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Trench Coat you can get the COAT from the SURVIVOR CRATE for $50. Also in comparison, the GREY SHIRT runs for $80 and the RED HI-TOP TRAINERS for $230, whereas the SCHOOL SHIRT (OPEN) runs for $11 and the SNEAKERS (WHITE) for $25. This is a price difference of almost $700.

Moving down the list you start to come across some lower priced items such as the FINGERLESS GLOVES (LEATHER), CAMO CAP, and TWITCH PRIME BALACLAVA which are all under $15 an item. Up next is the oddest item on the list: the PROTECTIVE GLASSES from the WANDERER CRATE. They are currently sitting at $25 on the OPSkins Marketplace. Finally, to close out the list of the most expensive items in PUBG excluding the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET, is the SCHOOL SKIRT. The SCHOOL SKIRT is currently sitting at $255.

The total price of the current most expensive outfit is $378.66 at the time of publication. While still quite expensive, its nowhere near the price of the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET, which is currently $1,748.89 for the complete set or $1,553.33 if you buy the items individually from the OPSkins Marketplace.

So, what do you think about the most expensive outfit excluding the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET? Do you have any of the items? Any specific item you’re looking to pick up on the market? Be sure to let us know by dropping a comment below!

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Instant Sell is Now Available for PUBG and H1Z1: KotK!

Looking to sell your PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS or H1Z1:KotK items quickly? We got you covered! Traders now have the ability to instantly sell your PUBG and H1Z1: KotK items by using the Instant Sell Feature!

We rolled this out a few months ago for CS:GO but based on it’s success, we recently expanded it to include these two games. Instead of listing your item for sale and then waiting for a buyer to purchase it on the marketplace, you now have the option to directly sell your PUBG and H1Z1: KotK items directly to OPSkins for the price that we offer you.

In return for your item, when you use Instant Sell you will have the choice of getting either regular OPSkins Wallet Funds which you can cash out for real money, or Operation Points (OP) which is basically OPSkins store credit that can be used to buy other items on OPSkins (from any game).

So how do you use Instant Sell on OPSkins?

  1. Visit the Instant Sell Page
  2. Select the items from your inventory that you wish to Instant Sell
  3. Then choose your earnings preference – OPSkins Wallet Funds or OP

It’s that simple. So if you have any CS:GO, PUBG or H1Z1:KotK items you are looking to sell quickly, head on over to the Instant Sell Page now.

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The Hottest New Shirt In PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS!

With the limited amount of skins available in PUBG, any new item that’s added to the game quickly becomes sought-after by the top players and traders. Most recently, this has been the case with the shirt called the DMM T-Shirt.

The PUBG DMM T-Shirt was originally released as a promotion for a PUBG event held in Japan by DMM, a Japanese entertainment site. Following the event, PUBG DMM began giving away codes for the shirt to anyone who purchased PUBG through the DMM store. The limited method of obtaining the shirt, combined with its inability to be traded, made this shirt one of the most sought-after PUBG items during the last week.

Once this was learned by the community, sites such as Skin Tracker quickly began posting guides for users on how to pick up the shirt through the DMM Store. This led to many players flocking to buy the game so they could get access to this extremely rare shirt. However, as the news broke and more players flocked to DMM to pick up the shirt, DMM quickly suspended automatic distribution of the code to players who purchase the game. This shut down access to the shirt and increased the rarity of the item.

While the item is not currently tradable in the game, many are speculating that the item might become tradable after a short period of time like the Twitch Prime set did after its original release into the game. If the item does become tradable, due to the limited means of currently acquiring the shirt, the prices are sure to quickly rise on the market.

As of now, the only way to secure the PUBG DMM T-Shirt is through traders willing to sell the codes they managed to stock up on during the promotion, and no one knows if it will ever become more accessible.  These factors have led the DMM T-Shirt for PUBG to be now one of the most highly coveted items in the game.

As always, the team at OPSkins is closely monitoring this new PUBG DMM T-Shirt and will let the community know if the shirt becomes tradable. Until then what are your thoughts on the newest item added to PUBG? Do you love it, do you hate it, have you picked one up? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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H1Z1: KotK New Trickster Crate!

With Halloween on the horizon, Daybreak Games have dropped its newest collection of skins, the Trickster Crate! The Trickster Crate includes the brand new Black Magic Set as well as the Lunar Hellfire 4-6.

Each Trickster Crate contains one randomly inserted item from the set. Locked crates will drop during gameplay and can be opened in the game using the crowns currency system. However, if you don’t want to rely on luck to pick up the fancy new items, like the Trickster Mask or Green Bone Skull Mask, as soon as the items are tradable you will be able to pick them up on the OPSkins Marketplace!

Which of the new skins in the Trickster Crate is a must-have on your list and what do you plan on picking up once the skins become tradable? Let us know by leaving us a comment!

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H1Z1: KotK AMA

The last few months have brought huge changes to H1Z1: King of the Kill. With the introduction of the combat update and the focus on quicker matches, Daybreak Games have been performing massive changes to the game. While these changes have been met with some controversy from the H1Z1: KotK community, the General Manager of H1Z1 at Daybreak Games Anthony Castoro took to Reddit to perform an AMA. He answered the community’s rising concerns and outlined Daybreak Studio’s goals with the changes they are making to the game.

Overall during the AMA, the team made it clear that while they are seeing a drop in the number of concurrent players due to the streaming ban in China, as well as the banning of thousands of bots, the games core community is actually growing. Many new players are being drawn to the game as the team continues its push towards quicker matches and faster gameplay to set itself apart from the growing competition in the Battle Royal Genre.

One of the main points the community has been arguing about has revolved around Concurrent Players due to the combat update. When asked about the drop in concurrent players since the release of the update, the team offered the following response:

“The short answer is that the combat update/current direction is not the cause of the CCU changes people are observing on Steam. Our DAU and peak concurrency has been significantly affected by the streaming ban in China. This has had knock-on effect on the West-coast NA population, which is multiplied by two other factors: A) we’ve been aggressively banning thousands of cheater/hacker accounts a day, the majority of which emanate from China. B) The combat update included a new system to prevent high ping players from using VPN to work around the ping lock, which is something most players wanted. Removing that, East Coast US and European DAU have been UP since the combat update.”

This answer provided some interesting details that many in the community were not aware of. Such as, while the overall number of players has dropped, Daybreak has seen a growing amount of Daily Active Users on the East Coast of the US as well as in Europe.

The next community hot topic has been the addition of new Points of Interest in the latest patches. Many have enjoyed the new Points of Interest, however others have wondered why they are including new POI’s instead of replacing the old POIs. When asked about this, the developers released the following answer:

“Some people in the community have asked for fewer POIs. Some have said “That’s enough” and others like the new POIs. The team looks at all of this and will continue to evaluate, but we don’t intend on adding more POIs after this update. re: faster games: The team understands that having more places to gear up allows some players to avoid conflict longer. On the other hand, the vast majority of players die in the first few minutes of the game, followed by a lull in the mid-game. This is a multi-dimensional problem that relates to more than just the number of POIs, including gas timing, gas speed, loot distro, starting player density, as well as vehicle availability.”

For the full write-up of the AMA and the response to all the questions the development team answered make sure to check out their site! Also get the latest info on the all-new Halloween themed Trickster Crate Here!

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Is PUBG The Next Trader’s Gold Rush?

Since its release, PLAYERUNKOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has been growing at an outstanding rate. Record after record has fallen to the game as it has climbed its way to the top of the Steam charts, becoming the game with the most concurrent players in the history of Steam at over 1 million. Which the game growing so large and seeing so much success it’s important to take a look at the history of the marketplace so far and consider that PUBG may be the next huge trading market.

Source: SteamDB

One of the goals for the developers at Bluehole since the game hit early access has been building a successful marketplace. Creative Director Brendan “Player Unknown” Greene believes a PUBG marketplace is vitally important for the game to remain successful after launch.

When the game launched into early access, those who had pre-ordered the game were given the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET. This Crate was the first release of rare items into the game and quickly became highly coveted as the most-wanted outfit. For those who didn’t pre-order, the only way to acquire the outfit is to purchase it through the marketplace. This has caused the price of the items in the crate to quickly go from the $487 on 4/27/17 to its current price of $1,299.50 at the time this article was written.

The release of the August Update saw the addition of new items inspired by the Battle Royale movie which inspired the creation of the Battle Royal game mode seen in Arma, H1z1, and not the newest and most successful interation PUBG. These skins were added to the Survivor Crate, Wanderer Crate, as well as the inclusion of a new Gamescom Invitational Crate. While the Wanderer Crate and the Survivor Crate were free to open, the Gamescom Invitational Crate could only be opened with a key purchased for $2.50 each. Not only did this update add new cosmetic items, it also added a rarity level for items which consisted of the following, in order from most to least rare: Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, and Gray.

The release of the Gamescom update pumped new life into the PUBG Market. The rarest items quickly grew in value on the marketplace, such as the School Skirt which became the most valued item in the new update and currently sits at $244 on the marketplace. The introduction of the new rarity levels also helped increase the values of the free to open crates, leading to a price increase of the rarer items with the top items such as the PLEATED MINI-SKIRT being valued at $135. After Gamescom, the Gamescom Invitational crates were pulled from the game which made the marketplace the only place to obtain the crates and the skins in them. However, the items available in the Wanderer Crate and the Survivor Crate still remain available in the game to be earned via Battle Points.

While the Gamescom Update was mainly used as a test for the crate system, it also gave traders a look at the direction Bluehole might take with the future of the crate system. If Bluehole continues in the direction of adding limited edition crates to be opened with keys, and the addition of new skins in the Battle Point, it will create a two-tier system which will continue to help the growth of the marketplace. The limited edition crate items should keep rising in price as they are removed from the game because there is no more supply, while items from the Battle Point crates continue to be available and so priced lower. This will close the gap between the price ranges on the marketplace, helping to provide an entry point for traders not wanting to spend hundreds of dollars for a single item. This system will also allow dedicated traders to play the market as prices fluctuate, earning enough through trading to give them the ability to pick up the limited edition higher priced items as they grow in rarity, and allowing them to increase their profits.

With the success of the game, the rapid growth of the user base, and the success of the games marketplace, all trends point to PUBG quickly becoming one of the largest economies in the world of in-game trading. With the relatively new trading scene, it’s easy to deduce that the market will only continue to grow as the game is released and more items are added. This makes it the perfect time for a player to become a trader.

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