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Changes in CS:GO Skins and Keys Pricing since Valve’s Gambling Announcement

As you’re probably well aware, on July 13th Valve issued an announcement regarding CS:GO gambling sites. The announcement stated:

“Using the OpenID API and making the same web calls as Steam users to run a gambling business is not allowed by our API nor our user agreements. We are going to start sending notices to these sites requesting they cease operations through Steam, and further pursue the matter as necessary. Users should probably consider this information as they manage their in-game item inventory and trade activity.”

Following this announcement, many CS:GO players unloaded their item inventories onto OPSkins (which we would like to reiterate is NOT a gambling site, and is a marketplace where buyers and sellers connect to trade their items with each other). As we stated, since we aren’t a gambling site, we don’t know how this will affect us but we don’t believe that we will be asked by Valve to shut down, and are operating 100% normally. What followed was something akin to a stock market crash in our marketplace. Here’s some graphic proof showing the price changes in some of the most popular items sold on OPSkins:

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If you remember from a previous post, the lines on this graph represent the six most sold CS:GO skins in our marketplace, with the AK-47 Redline (Field Tested) being the gun skin that moves the most amount of units overall. The lines clearly show a decline starting on July 13th with a drop on July 14th, followed by a climb and somewhat stabilization on July 15th and 16th. It doesn’t look too drastic at first sight but when you look at the variance in average price, you can clearly see the impact the announcement had:

  • AK-47 Redline (Field Tested): 7.11% drop in the average price.
  • AWP Worm God (Minimal Wear): 13.56% drop in the average price.
  • Glock-18 Water Elemental (Field Tested): 10.53% drop in the average price.
  • AWP Asiimov (Field Tested): 9.67% drop in the average price.
  • AWP Worm God (Factory New): 8.00% drop in the average price.
  • Glock-18 Water Elemental (Minimal Wear): 7.50% drop in the average price.

When added together, the average drop for these skin prices was 9.40% between July 13th and July 14th. To put it into context, remember the last time the Dow Jones (a U.S. stock market index) dropped that hard (7%), the world fell into an economic recession.

We can also look at the behavior of the case keys in our marketplace this past weekend since they are also a measurable representation of the skins economy:

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Dramatic isn’t it?

First thing to note: The keys listed here are the highest selling volume keys in our marketplace. The price for all of them, except for the Chroma Case Key, seems to have stabilized between July 15th and July 16th, but at an average price lower than before July 13th. The variance in price for each one of the keys was more uniform than the variance in price for the gun skins (mostly because the keys are listed at a similar price and because traders used them to assess the price of a skin). Their variance from July 13th to July 14th was:

  • Operation Breakout Case Key: 6.80% decline in average price.
  • Operation Wildfire Case Key: 6.80% decline in average price.
  • Revolver Case Key: 6.37% decline in average price.
  • Shadow Case Key: 5.88% decline in average price.
  • Chroma 2 Case Key: 5.37% decline in average price.
  • Chroma 3 Case Key: 5.31% decline in average price.
  • Chroma Case Key: 5.24% decline in average price.
  • And the average was of 5.96% variance.

The sales during the next few weeks will be indicative of the state of the changes in the skins trading economy, and we’ll be reporting on it. As the largest online marketplace of it’s kind, OPSkins has worked tirelessly to create a safe trading platform for the community. As we stated in a previous post, we are here to facilitate the trade of CS:GO skins and to protect our customers from fraud. We appreciate the trust our community has placed in us and we will continue to evolve with the market changes to ensure your valuable item inventory and deposits can always be safely managed on OPSkins.

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CS:GO Gamma Case Price Updates

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It’s been 12 days since the Gamma Case came out and we are beginning to see how the skins are behaving in our marketplace. Of the 17 new skins featured in the case, four have a low suggested price that is higher than the suggested price of the case plus its key. That’s a little over a third of the gun skins in the case. The case itself isn’t cheap, with an suggested price of $4.06 and a low asking price of $3.35 – compare that to the $0.32 Chroma 3 case that came out a month before. Of course this is the price 12 days after it was released, so it will continue to drop.

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Since skins for this case have been slow to arrive to our marketplace, we have listed them with the lowest asking price overall, the lowest suggested price that we could find and the highest suggested price. Most of the skins have a StatTrak version available in our store and the ones that still don’t should be arriving any time in the near future. Without further ado then, here’s the chart:

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F-N: Factory New / M-W: Minimal Wear / F-T: Field Tested / W-W: Well Worn / B-S: Battle Scarred – Prices for this chart may vary with units sold in the marketplace.

Glock-18 | Wasteland Rebel StatTrak

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The most expensive skin from this case in our marketplace at the moment and probably one of the more grungy looking (which makes it all the more cooler), the Glock-18 | Wasteland Rebel StatTrak has only three units listed in our marketplace at the moment. There are more units from its normal version (eight to be specific) but since only two units have been sold we can’t really say how they will behave in the future.

M4A1-S | Mecha Industries StatTrak

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The second most expensive skins is the M4A1-S | Mecha Industries StatTrak, which is to be expected since the M4s are usually among the most, if not the most skins in several cases – certainly the most expensive gun skin in the Chroma 3 Case is an  M4A1-S.

StatTrak™ M4A4 | Desolate Space

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Special mention goes to the gun that is the headliner for this Case. Yet another M4 with an awesome paint job, it’s no wonder it was used as promotional material for the release of the Case. It is also expensive and quite rare in our marketplace, only three units are available at this time, but as with the rest of the skins in this case, we know that will change.

You might think that we are missing the knife skins that can be unboxed from this case and we haven’t. These knives are still very rare and very few have been featured in or marketplace for us to look at the behavior of their price. We are however, eager to write about the Gamma Dopplers (specially the Jades), the Lores, The Autotronics and the Black Laminates and we will, once we have more numbers listed in our market place, the largest of its kind in the world.

Prices and unit numbers were taken from the OPSkins marketplace on 6/25/2016.

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OPSkins at DreamHack Austin 2016 Recap!

The OPSkins team has been recovering from the amazing time that was DreamHack Austin 2016. We hope that if you participated either live or on Twitch you had an amazing time! Hopefully if you made it to the event you were able to drop by our booth and 1v1, get some merch, and meet the group behind OPSkins. If you couldn’t make it, I am here to let you know what you missed – hopefully you can come by the next event we are at and hang out!

The DreamHack 2016 Austin Scene:

The setup at DreamHack was amazing, with a couple HUGE LAN areas reserved just for those that wanted to bring their computers and game, an amazing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive stage for the 100K tournament that was being hosted by DreamHack, and huge stages for the multitude of other games that were being played at the event professionally. There were fantastic cosplayers and sponsors all over the place. All weekend you could walk around and stumble upon something you hadn’t seen the day before – it was an amazing experience.

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The OPSkins Crew
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One of the massive LAN areas made available!
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Some of the great cosplay on display

The OPSkins Booth at DreamHack:

OPSkins had a booth at DreamHack Austin 2016 and it was a ton of fun! Attendees stopped to play each other in 1v1s to win Case Keys, skins, OPSkins shirts, OPSkins hats, and keyboard bags courtesy of Division Zero. We also offered event exclusive merchandise for sale in the form of OPSkins Austin, Texas shirts and hats.

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The 1v1s were a hit!
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Winner of Keyboard Bag provided by Division Zero!

The BYOC Tournament Sponsored by OPSkins:

OPSkins also sponsored a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) tournament at DreamHack Austin 2016. Remember the Alamo were our champions, winning the Grand Final best of three match against second place Animosity. Remember the Alamo went home with $2,000 in cash and 5 Factory New Bayonet Fades to split between them – we made sure second place finishers Animosity did not go home empty-handed either, pocketing 5 Field-Tested AWP Asiimovs between them for their efforts.

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OPSkins BYOC Winners: Remember the Alamo!
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OPSkins BYOC 2nd Place Winners: Animosity

The CS:GO Tournament:

The main event Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament held by DreamHack was no slouch either. An interesting tournament as there were NO European teams, we would see the best of North America and Brazil show what they can do in this tournament, and they did not disappoint.

Luminosity Gaming were the clear favorite coming into the tournament with the recent Valve Major tournament win, showing they were the best in the world, and with no EU teams present they would continue to show their dominance in the North American scene. In fact the Grand Final was between the two Brazilian teams in attendance (Tempo Storm and LG). Luminosity would prove to be far and away the best team at the event, winning all their matches handily

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The DreamHack CS tournament was awesome!

– even against their Brazilian counterparts in the grand final – a 2:0 stomping in what was to be a best of three event.

Recap of DreamHack 2016 in Austin, TX:

Overall from the amazing production put on by DreamHack, to the experience we (both visitors and exhibitors) had at the OPSkins booth, the BYOC tournament we put on, to the competitive tournament put on by DreamHack on the main stage – the first North American DreamHack did not disappoint. I think I speak for all of us when I say we cannot wait for the next chance to attend an event and meet all of our OPSkins users and fans. We hope everyone had a fantastic time and urge everyone to come out to the next event we are at, we promise a good time will be had!

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Lumonisity’s main AWPer, In-Game Leader, and eventual Champion: Fallen!

 

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Updates to the OPSkins UI: Easily Viewing Skins with stickers

Behind the scenes of the worlds largest marketplace of it’s kind, our developers have been busy making improvements to the site for our customers.

The most recent update on OPSkins.com allows users to inspect stickers on the CS:GO skins through the their icons in the store. Gone are the days of confusion about what sticker the skin has, or the inconvenience of having to load CS:GO every time you wanted to inspect a skin and see if it had stickers. Now the skins’ stickers are all neatly displayed vertically in the top left corner of the icon if you are looking at several skins at the same time, or horizontally if you are looking at one skin. You just have to place your mouse pointer over the icon and you will see the name, the wear on the sticker (how much it’s been scratched by previous users) and the description.

 

We’re aware that there are a lot of customers requesting a feature that would allow them to search for an item by stickers in our marketplace, and while this feature is not currently available, our brightest minds are working to make that dream a reality for all our customers in the future.

Here at OPSkins we are constantly working on ways of making our marketplace easier to use and more convenient for our customers, so keep making suggestions and we will keep improving. You can ask, we will do what we can to make it happen. Will the new update improve your browsing experience? Tell us what you think in the comments.

Update: We have also added a new feature that shows when an item is listed below the suggested price. It is marked by a box next to the asking price, showing the difference in percentages (see below)

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Chroma 3 Cases have arrived

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The new Chroma 3 case, introduced in the April 27th update, brings us a whole new arsenal of skins. 17 new skins makes for a pretty decent load-out, including rifles, sniper rifles, SMGs, handguns, shotguns and LMGS. While there are no new knife skins, there is the possibility of unboxing a rare knife from the original Chroma series.

The current price of the case itself on our marketplace is between $6.00 and $7.00. The quantity is low at the moment, but expect a gradual increase in volume in the near future.

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P250 Asiimov – Factory New
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Galil AR Firefight – Factory New

The new skins in this case are: the PP-Bizon Judgement of Anubis, M4A1-S Chantico’s Fire, AUG Fleet Flock, P250 Asiimov (Yes Asiimov), UMP-45 Primal Saber, CZ75-Auto Red Astor, Galil AR Firefight, SSG 08 Ghost Crusader, Tec-9 Re-Entry, XM1014 Black Tie, Dual Berettas Ventilators, G3SG1 Orange Crash, M249 Spectre, MP9 Bioleak, P2000 Oceanic, Sawed-Off Fubar and SG 553 Atlas. All of them will be available in our marketplace 7 days after unboxing (so around May 3rd).

The price of the new skins ranges from $2.15 to $483.77 but at this moment it’s anybody’s guess because the weapons are barely a day old, so there aren’t many of them.

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M4A1-S Chantico’s Fire – Factory New

At the moment it is difficult to tell if the price will go up, down or in circles since there is little to no information with regards to market behavior. We can assume that the M4A1-S Chantico’s Fire could remain the most expensive weapon in the case (apart from knives), but we can agree that all of the skins look sick and I for one, can’t wait to get my hands on a Galil AR Firefight.

Got a Chroma 3 Case? Sell it on the largest marketplace in the world of its kind, OPSkins. Otherwise, happy unboxing.

 

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CS:GO Tournament Stickers: Collectibles and Memorabilia

Not only are stickers a visual modification to make your gun look cooler, but they’re also memorabilia from a tournament, making them potentially valuable collectibles. Anyone with a Pokemon Card can tell you nowadays, collectibles can be worth a lot of money over time.

Sticker prices can go up slowly, or skyrocket overnight (as was the case with teams that had players banned or were forced to close down shop). Not many stickers will add value to the skin, unless you sell it to someone who actually wants a skin with a sticker or they come with a souvenir gun. So unless you just want a cool looking customized skin for yourself, you’re better off not putting the sticker on a gun if you want to resell it.

Due to their limited availability, most tournament stickers are worth buying. Team stickers and stickers autographed by professional CS:GO players are available for purchase in-game during the time of the tournament with 50% of the proceedings going to the players and the organizations. You can buy the sticker or a sticker capsule in-game a couple of weeks before and during the tournament; the day of the final, the stickers for that tournament will have a discount on their price. The ones that serve as a commemoration for past tournaments hold a higher value for memorabilia’s sake.

And stickers, like all other CS:GO items, will find their way to OPSkins Marketplace to be bought and sold. Here’s an analysis of sticker prices and trends on OPSkins:

The Most Expensive CS:GO Stickers

Usually tournament stickers are the most expensive in our market. Anything from Katowice 2014 goes for no less than $30, when they initially sold for $2.04. That was over a span of two years.

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Team Dignitas Katowice 2014 Sticker
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TSM Kinguin Katowice 2015

Katowice 2015 stickers however sell for much less. You can get a cheap one from TSM Kinguin for as low as $1.17. This sticker started out at $1.14, and now it’s worth 3 cents more. Woohoo.

The most expensive sticker from that same tournament on our market is the Titan Foil that currently goes for $80.14, and yes there are some sellers asking for $800. At its launch, it was valued at $15.85. Compare that to the Titan Holo from 2014 priced in the lower thousands and you can start noticing the difference. Mind you, this isn’t the most expensive sticker from from 2014; that title goes to the iBUYPOWER Holo, which is currently valued at around four figures in our marketplace.

Although the price of stickers from Cologne, Dream Hack and Cluj Napoca are climbing, they are still in their infancy with price tags under $5 because these tournaments were held last year.

Sticker Prices from MLG Columbus 2016 Teams

If you look at the stickers from MLG Columbus 2016, you can clearly see a difference in price tags.

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iBUYPOWER (Holo) Sticker Katowice 2014

The teams that participated in this event were Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Astralis, Fnatic, Team Liquid, Counter Logic Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, Virtus.pro, FlipSid3 Tactics, mousesports, FaZe Clan, Splyce, Counter Logic Gaming, Gambit Gaming, Cloud9, G2 Esports.

Most of the stickers vary between $2 and $5 in our market, but there are some that clearly exceed that price range.

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Splyce MLG Columbus 2016

Splyce stickers would be first in this list. As a small team that probably won’t appear again in a CS:GO Major, the stickers are very few and far between, making them a desirable rarity. The suggested price for a Foil is already at $25.39, but the current asking price is higher, between $40 and $100.

Obviously winning the tournament brings value to your promotional items. Luminosity stickers have some units valued around $75 (Holo) in our market, which initially had a price tag of $2.55. The Foil version is currently over $150, when it initially sold for $6.00.

Next up, Cloud9 stickers, with prices ranging from $40 to $50 for the Foil version. These stickers went for as low as $9.00 in mid March.

Not a bad investment.

This is only the first tournament for the 2016 season and there are plenty more to come with the next one being in Cologne. All of them with promotional stickers that are worth checking out and acquiring as a future investment to be sold at the worlds largest skins marketplace, OPSkins.

 

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Titan Foil Sticker Katowice 2015

 

 

 

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CS:GO Knives: Marble Fade Skins

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M9 Bayonet Marble Fade (Factory New) Tricolor

Marble Fade skins come in a tricolor (red, blue and yellow), yellow and blue pattern and in Fire and Ice (blue and red), with the tricolor being the most common, the yellow and blue being less common, and the ice and fire being the rarest of the three. This is a good example of how complicated the pricing system for skins can be: depending on the percentage of each color on the blade, the price will vary (like Dopplers) – but in this case, no blade has a single uniform color, and subjectivity regarding the percentage of each color can be a defining factor. On top of that, Karambits have a different fading pattern due to the fact that their blades are curved.

So yes, the community has gone to great lengths in order to make the pricing as complicated as possible.

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Karambit Marble Fade (Factory New)

Fortunately, their wear is limited to Factory New and Minimal wear and there are some parameters that can be used to assess the skins, like the pattern number, exterior quality (the aforementioned Factory New or Minimal Wear), and when it’s visible to the naked eye you can estimate the percentage of each color on the blade. And just like you would with jewelry, these skins can also be appraised.

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Flip Knife Marble Fade (Factory New)

Just like Doppler skins, knives with Marble Fade skins include the Flip Knife, Gut Knife, Karambit, M9 Bayonet and the Bayonet and they are obtained from the Chroma and Chroma 2 cases. Unlike the Dopplers, the number of units sold in our marketplace is lower; then again, there are fewer color combinations to go around. Some of them also come with StatTrak, which obviously increases the price of the piece, but most of them remain cheaper than their Doppler counterparts.

Don’t get me wrong, they’re still quite expensive and a rare find. If you were to get your hands on a Fire and Ice Bayonet, M9 Bayonet or a Karambit, you’d be sitting on quite a pile of money. Visit OPSkins.com to buy, list, or browse.

 

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CS:GO Knives: Rare & Pricey Doppler Skins

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M9 Bayonet Doppler Sapphire Factory New

The pricing can get tricky on these knives, because even though the Doppler skins drop from the same Chroma and Chroma 2 cases, their price will vary depending on the pattern that they hold. So if you see one that looks like a good deal, make sure to inspect it before buying or you might end up paying more than what you should have.

Doppler knives have three different types of patterns (Mythical, Legendary and Ancient) and they’re all priced at different levels. Mythical patterns are cheaper than Legendary, and both are cheaper than Ancient. Each pattern holds a color scheme. The Mythical pattern has four different “phases” (phase 1 & 2 have purple and pink colors while 3 & 4 have black and blue with a small percentage of green in some cases) and the Legendary pattern has a Ruby or Sapphire texture. The value of knives with phases 1 and 2 will vary depending on the amount of purple or pink on the blade and the knives with phases 3 or 4 will vary depending on the amount of black or blue. Then there’s the Ancient pattern (Black Pearl) that is the simplest, but most expensive of the lot.

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M9 Bayonet Doppler Ruby Factory New

Oh, and on top of that, the wear for the skins in our marketplace varies from Factory New to Minimal Wear. There is no formula for determining the exact price of these knives, you can only judge the percentage of color (be that blue, black, purple or pink) on the blade and some sellers choose to have their skins reviewed by specialists before listing them in the market.

The knives that drop with these skins are the Flip Knife, Gut Knife, Karambit, M9 Bayonet and the Bayonet.

The suggested price on CS:GO Analyst for the Flip Knife varies between $148.54 and $210.76, but as you can see from the actual prices on our store, these are only slight references. Some Doppler knives have a higher asking price than what is suggested and some have a lower asking price. This is determined by what people are looking for, and that is the most uniform color on the blade. The thing is that a knife is already rare, a knife with an expensive skin is rarer and in the case of Dopplers, because the pattern is randomly generated, a knife with a uniform color is almost impossible to find, hence, the high price of the Ruby, Sapphire and Black Pearl.  Remember the patterns and colors? That’s why.

The same goes for the other knives, which means that you can say bye-bye to a kidney if you want to buy one; or hello to that down payment on your new car if you manage to sell a Sapphire, Ruby or Black Pearl.

Ready to spend your grandma’s inheritance on a knife that technically doesn’t cut? Apart from those minor details in pricing, these skins do sell very well, with a Factory New Karambit selling 32 units a day on average; add rarity to that equation and you have an item that is worth holding on to. They also look pretty cool.

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M9 Bayonet Doppler Phase 3 & 4 Factory New

Remember to look at the color patterns on the Doppler skins since they determine the actual price. Keep in mind that Purple plus Pink is cheaper than Black and Blue, entirely Black is the most rare Doppler knife skin in CS:GO, and a completely Red or completely Blue blade are typically the most expensive Doppler knife skins in our store.

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M9 Bayonet Doppler Phase 1 & 2 Factory New

 

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Operation Wildfire: Bowie Knife and New Skins

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Bowie Knife Vanilla
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Operation Wildfire Case

Ready to gain a much-needed boost to your XP and enhance your CS:GO experience? Less than a year after their last operation ended, Valve has released a new operation consisting of two new campaigns with more than 50 missions, a new case, 16 new skins and a revamped map.

Operation Wildfire has a Game of Thrones sound to it and also brings with it a new knife model, the Bowie Knife, which is named after an American knife fighter and not the singer (RIP). This miniature machete comes in 13 different skins: the Forest DDPAT, Vanilla, Night, Crimson Web, Fade, Urban Masked, Scorched, Blue Steel, Stained, Case Hardened, Slaughter, Safari Mesh, and Boreal Forest.

You can bet all of them will be expensive – new skins usually are and never mind a new weapon model – when they hit the OPSkins marketplace. The current estimates are all based on the Steam Market, so any price that you might have at the moment outside of Steam is speculation and you won’t be able to address skins with randomized patterns (Case Hardened, Slaughter, Fade and Crimson Web), which this knife has, until a unit gets un-boxed.

The Wildfire case also includes new skins for the AWP, the M4A4, Ak-47, Desert Eagle, Nova, FAMAS, Five-Seven, Glock, MAG-7, MP7, PP-Bizon, Dual Berettas, MAC-10, SSG 08, Tec-9 and USP-S. We will be following the performance of these skins in the marketplace in order to check their popularity and market acceptance after the trade restriction is lifted from them in a few days.

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Bowie Knife Blue Steel (Factory New)

For the moment, however, we will be left in the unknown until one week is up since new skins have to wait that amount of time before they can be traded and thus sold. In the meantime we are getting ready for the onslaught of the new knife and its skins, and the new skins belonging to the Wildfire Operation. So when you do get that rare drop and wish to sell it, you know OPSkins is your best choice (but you knew that already).

All photos from CS:GO Analyst

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Bowie Knife Fade (Factory New)
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Bowie Knife Case Hardened (Factory New)
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CS:GO Knives: Damascus Steel Skins

Damascus Steel Skins: The CS:GO equivalent of jewelry and as expensive as the real-life thing. This skin set sports a very clean look and is one of the newer additions to the CS:GO skin arsenal. It drops from the Chroma and the Chroma 2 cases and pays homage to a real life type of steel said to be manufactured during the Middle Ages in the capital of Syria.

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Bayonet Damascus Steel Factory New

We could talk about all of them at once but that would make most of you think “Yeah, tl;dr.” For that reason we’ll start at the beginning (naturally), with the simplest patterns and make our way up to the more complex ones. So lets get the easy patterns out of the way.

Bayonet

In its Factory New version(shown above) the suggested price starts at $165.53, while the StatTrak starts at $268.10. We can’t really delve into sales volume because all knife skins are extremely rare, you can get a lower grade knife and that is fair game as well. You can pretty much be sure that it will earn you money in the long run because of its exclusivity.

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M9 Bayonet Damascus Steel

M9 Bayonet

Nothing short of a sword, this is the upgraded version of the Bayonet. It sports a serrated spine and a thicker blade, plus a suggested price tag that ranges between $117.00 and $221.00.

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Flip Knife Damascus Steel Factory New

It’s available in Factory New, Minimal Wear, Field Tested, Well Worn and Battle Scarred, but only the first three have a StatTrak. The price depends on the state of the skin, so the higher the amount of wear, the lower the value of the knife.

Flip Knife

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Gut Knife Damascus Steel Factory New

One of the smallest stocks in our marketplace, we only have 27 of them at the moment. You’d think this makes it a very rare and expensive skin. Actually, it isn’t that expensive when compared to other knife skins. The most expensive one sells for about $140.00 and the cheapest goes for $60.00; that being said, it still manages to include Factory New, Minimal Wear, Field Tested, Well Worn and Battle Scarred in our store, plus several of them come with StatTrak.

Gut Knife

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StatTrak Karambit Damascus Steel Factory New

With a higher amount of units in our marketplace (61), but cheaper than the Flip Knife, the most expensive is sold for about $110.00 while the cheapest has an asking price of $42.00. It also has a Factory New, Minimal Wear, Field Tested, Well Worn and Battle Scarred versions. This skin also sports StatTrak that starts at about $60.00 and can be acquired from the Chroma and Chroma 2 cases, if you’re lucky.

Karambit

A testament to the popularity of this model, this skin is by far the most expensive in this list. Its Factory New StatTrak version easily fetches $472.50 and there are more Karambit skins for sale than any other Damascus Steel skin in our marketplace. You want an investment? This is the way to go, if you have deep pockets. As with the previous models, you can get a Factory New, Minimal Wear, Field Tested, Well Worn and Battle Scarred if you’re scoping for options.

That breaks down the first set of patterns for knife skins, these are part of the simpler sets in our marketplace but there will be plenty more to come.

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