With the release date of Counter-Strike 2 on the way, CSGO cases are unlocking and opening in staggering and record numbers as Valve FPS game players search for new skins in preparation for the full arrival of CS2. We already know that items will be transferred in the wake of the Steam shooter, and Global Offensive fans will apparently be trying to bag the hottest CSGO skins before market values ​​change too drastically.

For the uninitiated, CSGO crates are awarded to players at the end of matches on Valve’s dedicated servers. Although the boxes are free, the digital keys to unlock them cost $2.50 (£2 GBP) to open.

Los contents de un estuche son aleatorios, aunque a menudo el precio de la llave will exceed el valor de los designers de armas en el estuche, if there is the possibility of receiving a rare CSGO designer and extremely valuable that can be exchanged for large cantidades de dinero real. money. The ‘Case Hardened Karambit Blue Gem’ skin, for example, has an estimated value of around $1.5m (£1.2m).

The arrival of Counter-Strike 2 is likely to create volatility in the CS market, as Valve will introduce new skins for weapons and knives. It’s already been confirmed that players will be able to transfer their entire inventory of CSGO skins to CS2, which could spur an increase in case openings as people scramble to get the best skins before prices change.

In February, approximately 27.7 million CSGO records were opened in the shooter’s player base, setting, at the time, a new monthly record. However, in March, that number jumped to 39.5 million, another new high, according to figures calculated by CSGO Case Tracker.

At $2.50 per box opened, some quick math reveals that digital box keys generated approximately $98.750 billion in gross revenue for CSGO in March. That’s a ballpark figure, and Valve has remained private as to exactly how Counter-Strike earnings are broken down and received. However, as we anticipate all of the upcoming changes to Counter-Strike 2, it seems that interest in the flagship shooter on PC is at an all time high.

Take a look at all of the confirmed Counter-Strike 2 maps, many of which are completely rebuilt in Valve’s Source 2 engine. You’ll also want to know about all of the changes to Counter-Strike 2’s smokes, which may seem minor, but actually have the potential to change the whole game.

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