CS2 Key Price | Buying and Selling Keys

CS2 Key Price

A big part of playing Counter-Strike 2 is earning cases and opening them to get skins. However, in order to open a weapon case you’ll need to buy a key. This guide discusses the current CS2 key price, how to obtain CS2 keys, and what you can do with them.

Key Takeaways

  • CS2 keys cost just $2.50, so they’re not very expensive. They are used for opening CS2 cases.
  • You can buy CS2 keys on the Steam Market.

What Is a CS2 Key?

How Much do Keys Cost in CS2

Keys in CS2 don’t work like real keys. Once they are used, they are consumed and disappear. This means that you will need to buy a new CS2 key each time you want to open a weapon case. Don’t try to search for ways of opening CS2 cases without a key because you simply cannot do it.

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How to Get Keys in CS2

CS2 key price

You can use keys to open even the best CS2 cases you can buy on the market.

When you right-click on a weapon case from your inventory, you can select the Unlock Container option. That will take you a screen that shows you the content of the case. But to actually open it, you will need to use a key. If you don’t already own one, the suggestion to buy a CS2 key for that particular weapon cases will be shown to you.

CS2 keys can be purchased with ease because Valve sells such items. The process is very intuitive. All you need to do is to click on Unlock Container after right-clicking on a case and then click on the green price button located near the bottom of your screen. That will take you to Steam, where you’ll be able to complete your purchase.

Counte­r-Strike 2 keys can be bought in bulk, so there is no need to buy one at a time. If you know you’ll be using at least 10 in the coming weeks, you can instantly buy yourself 10.

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How Much Do Keys Cost in CS2?

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The current CS2 key price is around 2.35 Euro or $2.5. It may not seem that much at first, but if you open lots of cases per month, it can quickly add up to 50 or even 100+ Euro. That’s why you need to be careful and practice opening cases responsibly.

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Types of CS2 Keys

CS2 key price

Every case CS2 users has a specific key tied to it. As such, there are a huge number of case key out there that you can buy. While some cases don’t require a key, they’re usually tied to an event, and you must perform certain actions to get them or buy them. Due to those requirements, there’s no need for a key.

Here are most of the keys you will encounter in CS2:

  • CS2 Case Key – Unlocks CS2 Weapons Case, CS2 Weapons Case 2, CS2 Weapons Case 3, or Operation Bravo Case.
  • eSports Key – Unlocks eSports 2013 Case, eSports 2013 Winter Case, or eSports 2014 Summer Case.
  • Winter Offensive Key Case Key – Unlocks a Winter Offensive Weapons Case.
  • Operation Phoenix Case Key – Unlocks an Operation Phoenix Weapons Case.
  • Huntsman Case Key – Unlocks a Huntsman Weapons Case.
  • Operation Breakout Case Key – Unlocks an Operation Breakout Weapons Case.
  • Operation Vanguard Case Key – Unlocks an Operation Vanguard Weapons Case.
  • Chroma Case Key – Unlocks a Chroma Case.
  • Chroma 2 Case Key – Unlocks a Chroma 2 Case.
  • Chroma 3 Case Key – Unlocks a Chroma 3 Case.
  • Falchion Case Key – Unlocks a Falchion Case.
  • Shadow Case Key – Unlocks a Shadow Case.
  • Revolver Case Key – Unlocks a Revolver Case.
  • Operation Wildfire Case Key – Unlocks an Operation Wildfire Case.
  • Gamma Case Key – Unlocks a Gamma Case.
  • Gamma 2 Case Key – Unlocks a Gamma 2 Case.
  • Glove Case Key – Unlocks a Glove Case.
  • Spectrum Case Key – Unlocks a Spectrum Case.
  • Spectrum 2 Case Key – Unlocks a Spectrum 2 Case.
  • Operation Hydra Case Key – Unlocks an Operation Hydra Case.
  • Clutch Case Key – Unlocks a Clutch Case.
  • Horizon Case Key – Unlocks a Horizon Case.
  • Danger Zone Case Key – Unlocks a Danger Zone Case.
  • Prisma Case Key – Unlocks a Prisma Case.
  • CS20 Case Key – Unlocks a CS20 Case.
  • CS:GO Capsule Key – Unlocks a Valve-made CS:GO Sticker Capsule.
  • Community Capsule 1 Key – Unlocks a Community Sticker Capsule 1.
  • Kilowatt Case Key – Unlocks a Kilowatt Case

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CS2 keys are a commodity and the current CS2 key price is not very high. But you still need to be careful about opening cases because it tends to be quite addictive. If you want a specific skin, the best and cheapest option is to buy it directly on Tradeit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you buy keys in CS2?

Yes, you can. Just try to unlock a case from your inventory and you will be offered the option to buy CS2 keys.

Are all keys the same price in CS2?

CS2 keys generally cost $2.50.

How can I get CS2 keys for free?

You can’t.

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William Westerlund

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