Best SMG Skins in CS:GO – TOP 5

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is famous for many things, and skins are on the list. There are numerous weapon cases that you can open and hundreds of skins that you can buy and use, here we talk about best SMG skins in CS:GO.

One of the game’s most frequently used weapons is the SMGs or the submachine gun. There are seven of them in total, and you will find plenty of great skins for every single one. This article will teach you more about the best SMG skins in CS:GO.

1. MP9 | Wild Lily

SMG Skins in CS:GO
SMG Skins in CS:GO

This is a Classified SMG skin, and it’s wonderful. The person who created it is very talented at this, and Valve decided to include their work in The St. Marc Collection.

Wild Lily is a collector’s skin because its price is quite high. You’ll have to pay around $1000 to get it, but you can be confident that it will retain this value as time passes. The availability of this skin is low, and the demand is high. There are more than 3000 waiting in line to purchase one at almost $1100. And that’s for a Field Tested version!

Undoubtedly, this MP9 skin is one of the most recognizable, and professional players and casual enthusiasts spread its fame. Having it shows a lot of devotion to this esport, which can go a long way when trying to make friends in this game or find a team.

The visual design of Wild Lily, as the name itself suggests, revolves around flowers. At first, you might think it’s a rather strange combination: why put a flower on a gun? But if you think about it, it works pretty well. There’s a reason why Guns N’ Roses is a catchy name.

You can also find all MP9 skins here.

2. P90 | Emerald Dragon

Emerald Dragon is a highly desired CS:GO skin from the Operation Bravo case. Its rarity class is Classified so that you can get it relatively frequently. But the case costs nearly $40, which is an enormous amount for a mere case. However, if you find something valuable when you open it, you’ll probably make a decent profit.

The name of this skin comes from the dragon painted on it. Its design is not scary but not cartoonish, either. It will give you a feeling of strength and mystery, and the pattern is easily recognizable. In Chinese culture, people often draw dragons in this manner. In the Western world, such creatures often resemble those from Skyrim.

Emerald Dragon costs between $80 and $200. Some versions cost a bit more. In particular, the Factory New StatTrak model costs a lot more. You’ll need to pay around $800 for it. But it’s worth the price if you use the weapon quite frequently and care about the number of frags you’ve gotten with it.

Check the best P90 skins here.

 3. MAC-10 | Hot Snakes

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This skin is not for everyone. People generally don’t like the feeling of holding a snake in their hands. And this skin was designed to give you that feeling. The skin looks fantastic, but it’s also terrifying. You will have the impression that it’s snake skin, not weapon skin, as the name suggests.

You will need to pay for this skin for $60-$130. Given how often you will utilize the MAC-10, it doesn’t hurt to have a skin for it that’s visually memorable or perhaps even inspiring for some.

4. UMP-45 | Fade

Fade is another Classified SMG skin that costs a lot but is worth every penny. What’s strange about it is that the price variation is almost inexistent. The high float versions and the low float ones cost roughly the same amount: $200.

When using this skin, expect to draw a lot of attention because it shines. And its color palette is very eye-catching.

This CS:GO skin can be found in several souvenir packages, including Antwerp 2022 Dust II and Rio 2022 Dust II. The third package is Stockholm 2021 Dust II. You will find all three of them for sale but they’re a bit expensive, despite being relatively new.

More UMP-45 skins here.

5. MP9 | Bulldozer

The name of this skin comes from its yellow color. The weapon does look like a bulldozer when equipped with it. The price ranges from $20 to $320, which shows you just how important the float value is for this skin. 

The Minimal Wear Version is much better than a Well Worn or a Battle Scarred version. And that’s because the yellow color covers almost the entire surface of the skin. Therefore, scratches are much easier to see and will ruin, to some extent, the bulldozer effect.

This skin can be found in The Assault Collection, which is a bit hard to find these days.

Access more MP9 skins from CSGO here.

How to Find Good SMG Skins in CS:GO

CS:GO weapon skins can be found by opening cases. But the best weapon skins, such as knife skins and rare skin collections, are quite hard to find. They’re so rare that you might need to open hundreds of cases to get your hands on one. Whether you’re trying to find high-quality SMG skins or expensive pistol skins, this is not the best approach.

The in-game case drops are rare, and most of them don’t contain the top-quality SMG skins you are looking for. Weapon skins in CS:GO cannot be reliably obtained in this way unless they’re common. An expensive skin is hard to come by.

Affordable skins can be found quite quickly, and you will often get the same skin multiple times. But the best skins should be bought directly from a skin trading website. Because that’s the cheapest way to get them.

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William Westerlund

William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO. He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.