CS:GO Winter Offensive Case Begins the Era of Community-Designed Weapon Skins


CS:GO Winter Offensive Case Begins the Era of Community-Designed Weapon Skins

Winter Offensive Weapon Case is the First to Feature Community Designs

Immersive interactive online games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive unite players from every corner of the globe, fostering camaraderie and unforgettable moments. As these gaming giants endure the test of time, fresh, updated content is vital for an engaging experience. It’s not uncommon for developers to inject a dash of holiday cheer when December rolls around, adding whimsical reindeer chickens and holiday lights. And, while these temporary adornments bring joy to the CS:GO community, players ultimately want treasures they can keep with them. Thankfully, the team at CS:GO understood the depths of this and in 2013, they gave players not one, but two extraordinary cases.

A Look at the Winter Offensive Case

The introduction of community-designed skins in the CS:GO Winter Offensive Case marked a significant milestone in the game's evolution. With the inclusion of 12 designs from the talented CS:GO community, this case became a testament to the creativity of players worldwide. Released on December 18, 2013, the Winter Offensive Case opened up new possibilities for aspiring skin designers to have their creations featured in the game. Players eager to explore the unique and diverse range of skins offered by the community had to obtain a Winter Offensive Case Key to unlock the treasures concealed within. As the first of its kind, the Winter Offensive Case not only brought an array of visually stunning skins but also fostered a sense of community involvement and artistic expression within the CS:GO universe.

What’s Inside the CS:GO Winter Offensive Case?

The Winter Offensive Collection showcased some of the most sought-after and beloved community skin designs that had gained popularity in the Steam Community Workshop. From sleek and minimalist finishes to vibrant and intricate artwork, the Winter Offensive Collection offered a wide spectrum of visual styles to cater to every player's taste and preference.

Players eagerly delved into the case, hoping to claim one of these extraordinary skins for their favorite weapons. The collection's appeal was further heightened by the fact that each skin bore the creative essence of CS:GO enthusiasts, making them a reflection of the game's passionate and talented community. As players opened the Winter Offensive Case with anticipation, they discovered the artistry and craftsmanship of their fellow players, solidifying the collaborative spirit that has become a hallmark of the CS:GO experience. The full list of skins in this case includes:

  • Mil-Spec
    • Galil AR | Sandstorm
    • Five-SeveN | Kami
    • M249 | Magma
    • PP-Bizon | Cobalt Halftone
  • Restricted
    • FAMAS | Pulse
    • Dual Berettas | Marina
    • MP9 | Rose Iron
    • Nova | Rising Skull
  • Classified
    • M4A1-S | Guardian
    • P250 | Mehndi
    • AWP | Redline
  • Covert
    • M4A4 | Asiimov
    • Sawed-Off | The Kraken

The weapons crate also holds the renowned Arms Deal knives, each carrying immense value and prestige. These iconic knives have made appearances in a total of 11 different cases, granting players abundant opportunities to acquire these highly sought-after items. Embodying elegance and rarity, the Arms Deal knives have become symbols of distinction within the CS:GO community, coveted by both collectors and players. The illustrious list includes:

  • Gut Knife | Urban Masked
  • Gut Knife | Vanilla
  • Gut Knife | Blue Steel
  • Gut Knife | Boreal Forest
  • Gut Knife | Case Hardened
  • Gut Knife | Crimson Web
  • Gut Knife | Slaughter
  • Gut Knife | Stained
  • Gut Knife | Fade
  • Gut Knife | Forest DDPAT
  • Gut Knife | Night
  • Gut Knife | Safari Mesh
  • Gut Knife | Scorched
  • M9 Bayonet | Urban Masked
  • M9 Bayonet | Vanilla
  • M9 Bayonet | Blue Steel
  • M9 Bayonet | Boreal Forest
  • M9 Bayonet | Case Hardened
  • M9 Bayonet | Crimson Web
  • M9 Bayonet | Slaughter
  • M9 Bayonet | Stained
  • M9 Bayonet | Fade
  • M9 Bayonet | Forest DDPAT
  • M9 Bayonet | Night
  • M9 Bayonet | Safari Mesh
  • M9 Bayonet | Scorched
  • Bayonet | Urban Masked
  • Bayonet | Vanilla
  • Bayonet | Blue Steel
  • Bayonet | Boreal Forest
  • Bayonet | Case Hardened
  • Bayonet | Crimson Web
  • Bayonet | Slaughter
  • Bayonet | Stained
  • Bayonet | Fade
  • Bayonet | Forest DDPAT
  • Bayonet | Night
  • Bayonet | Safari Mesh
  • Bayonet | Scorched
  • Karambit | Urban Masked
  • Karambit | Vanilla
  • Karambit | Blue Steel
  • Karambit | Boreal Forest
  • Karambit | Case Hardened
  • Karambit | Crimson Web
  • Karambit | Slaughter
  • Karambit | Stained
  • Karambit | Fade
  • Karambit | Forest DDPAT
  • Karambit | Night
  • Karambit | Safari Mesh
  • Karambit | Scorched
  • Flip Knife | Urban Masked
  • Flip Knife | Vanilla
  • Flip Knife | Blue Steel
  • Flip Knife | Boreal Forest
  • Flip Knife | Case Hardened
  • Flip Knife | Crimson Web
  • Flip Knife | Slaughter
  • Flip Knife | Stained
  • Flip Knife | Fade
  • Flip Knife | Forest DDPAT
  • Flip Knife | Night
  • Flip Knife | Safari Mesh
  • Flip Knife | Scorched

Market Value and Rarity

The Winter Offensive Case is currently in the rare drop pool. This means it rarely drops for players at less than a 1% chance. It can also be purchased on the Steam Community Market. At this time, there are less than 1,800 listings for the case, and it has a purchase price between $7 and $8.

The knives within the case are extraordinarily rare, lending to their remarkable value. In the marketplace, it is not unusual to witness these knife skins listed for prices around or even surpassing the $2,000 mark, with multiple skins fetching well over $1,000. The possibility of obtaining one of these prized drops is a driving force behind the vibrant and dynamic economy of CS:GO. With such rare and valuable items at stake, the CS:GO community is constantly abuzz with excitement, making every opening of the case an adrenaline-pumping experience.

Looking at the Winter Offensive Collection itself, the most valuable skin from the case is the ever-popular Asiimov design for the M4A4. Players will recognize the style of this design in later skins as well. Named after the famous science fiction author Isaac Asimov, this skin is set at a price of about $585 for the Field-Tested StatTrak version. The Redline skin for the AWP with StatTrak is another high-priced skin with listings around $200. And the M4A1-S Guardian skin in Factory New Condition with StatTrak technology joins the list at a price of about $120.

Get Your CS:GO Winter Offensive Weapon Case

Prime Status players who receive this case after their first weekly level-up certainly have something to cheer about given the chance of finding one of these rare high-valued skins. However, drops are few and far between from the rare drop pool. For those who don’t want to wait, it is possible to pick up this case through purchase or trade. However, if it’s a specific skin they’re after they may consider weighing the chance of that skin being in the case against the price of the skin itself.

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