In this blog post, you will learn the mysteries behind the CS2 drop pool. Armed with this knowledge, you can boost your chances of getting valuable items such as skins and cases.
What you will learn from this article:
- How to unlock exciting rewards and rare cosmetics from CS2’s drop pool.
- How to analyze the rarity and value of each drop.
Understanding the CS2 Drop System
The drop system in CS2 rewards players with Care Packages that contain a random weapon skin, a weapon case, and a few graffiti. Unlike CS:GO’s system, CS2’s gives players a bit more freedom, in the sense that they can choose what they want to receive as their weekly rewards.
Each time you receive a Care Package, you can select two rewards from it. Most players will choose a weapon case and a weapon skin because that’s the best deal from a financial standpoint.
Care Packages in CS2 are offered just once per week and only to those who level up their CS2 profile.
The skins and cases that you can receive in your weekly Care Package come from the Active Drop Pool, which changes constantly based on Valve’s internal decisions and new case releases.
To be eligible to receive CS2 drops, you must upgrade your account to Prime. Without the Prime Upgrade, you won’t get the excellent rewards that Valve has in store for its player base. And what is even worse, you cannot play ranked matches.
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The Active Drop Pool
The Active Drop Pool offers an array of exciting cosmetics as rewards for your first experience rank up each week. Valve, the game developer, determines the best CS2 cases that can drop based on its own internal rules.
Let’s dive deeper and explore the weapon skins, collections, and new case drops available in the Care Package.
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CS2 Skin Rewards
Here are the CS2 collections used to determine the possible skins that you’ll find in your weekly CS2 Care Package:
- The 2018 Inferno Collection
- The 2018 Nuke Collection
- The Bank Collection
- The Italy Collection
- The Lake Collection
- The Safehouse Collection
- The Train Collection
- The Dust 2 Collection
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CS2 Weapon Case Rewards
These are the CS2 cases that you can find in your weekly CS2 Care Package:
Related: Trade CS2 Cases here.
Analyzing the Rarity and Value of CS2 Drops
To truly make the most of the CS2 drop system, it’s essential to understand the rarity and value of the drops you receive. In this section, we’ll dive into the factors that determine the value of CS2 drops, such as weapon skin rarity, case rarity and value, and graffiti sprays.
By understanding the rarity and value of these items, you’ll be better equipped to make strategic decisions when trading, using Tradeit or the Steam Community Market.
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Weapon Skin Rarity
In the world of CS2 weapon skins, rarity is key. There are eight captivating rarity levels of weapon skins: Consumer Grade, Base Grade, Industrial Grade, Mil-Spec, High Grade, Restricted, Remarkable, and Contraband. Generally, the rarer the skin, the higher its value. These come with a float value, and the lower it is, the better the skin is.
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Case Rarity and Value
Cases in the CS2 drop pool also come in varying levels of rarity: Mil-Spec (Blue), Restricted (Purple), Classified (Pink), and Covert (Red). Mil-Spec cases are the most common yet still valuable, while covered cases are the rarest and most highly valued.
Understanding the rarity levels and value of cases can help you determine which cases to open or trade.
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Graffiti sprays are an exciting type of item in the CS2 drop system, adding a touch of personal flair to your in-game experience. While graffiti sprays are typically valued at less than a dollar, they can still add some extra value to your drop system.
Some graffiti sprays, like the Recoil AWP, can be sold for a more impressive $8-$10, making them sought-after items in the drop system.
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Throughout this blog post, we’ve explored the fascinating world of CS2 drops. By taking advantage of this knowledge, you’ll be well-equipped to make the most of the CS2 drop system and enhance your gaming experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You get one Care Package per week and it contains a few skins, a few cases, and a few graffiti. You can choose two of those rewards.