List of the Best Cheap CS2 Skins

For the thrifty CS2 skin fans!

What’s something people love even more than CS2 skins? Cheap CS2 skins of course!

That’s why we’ve scraped the markets for you, assembling a list of the meanest, most epic cheap Counter-Strike 2 skins you’ll be able to find. With all the main weapons covered and each skin coming in at under $5, this is the best way to build a good CS2 inventory without spending much money.

1 . AK-47 | Uncharted (Factory New)

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AK-47 | Uncharted (Factory New)

This has to be one of the most unique skins you can find for the low price of under $5, and it just so happens to be on a gun we all use! With intricate carvings that make this AK-47 look like it’s got an ornate wooden cover, you can outfit your flagship gun in CS:GO without your bank taking a hit.

2 . AK-47 | Safety Net (Field-Tested)

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AK-47 | Safety Net (Field-Tested)

Where the AK-47 Uncharted was a low-key skin, this is anything but. With a bright orange to warn enemies who lay eyes on it - just as a wild animal might rely on its colorful patterning - there’s the perfect amount of color in this skin. The jet-black magazine finishes it off in the best fashion, with a touch of simplicity amidst all the chaos.

3 . AK-47 | Cartel (Field-Tested)

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AK-47 | Cartel (Field-Tested)

The AK-47 Cartel has been around in CS:GO forever, but it remains one of the coolest skins you can put on the gun. At first, it might look like it’s not even changed the default AK. But on a closer inspection, you’ll notice detailed symbols and patterns carved into the silver of the AK to produce what we could only call effortless symbol. It’s like it doesn’t try to look awesome, but succeeds even more because of that.

4 . AWP | Sun in Leo (Minimal Wear)

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AWP | Sun in Leo (Minimal Wear)

The AWP Sun In Leo is something of a hidden gem of a skin in CS:GO. It’s not massively used, and therefore will really stand out in the games you play, and yet it’s not expensive at all. Astrology signs are depicted across the luscious purple surface to give you the perfect backdrop to turn the Big Green Gun to the Big Purple Gun.

5 . AWP | Acheron (Minimal Wear)

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AWP | Acheron (Minimal Wear)

Acheron is a figure in greek mythology known as the god of the underworld river, and this skin’s ominous name is only surpassed by the macabre paintings on the skin itself. Skulls and bones along with a myriad of colors line the gun, truly making this the gun for you if you’re a bringer of death whenever you pick up the AWP.

6 . AUG | Aristocrat (Minimal Wear)

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AUG | Aristocrat (Minimal Wear)

As the name suggests, this AUG skin drips with prestige. From the deep blue that makes up the majority of this skin to the silver trimming on each of the edges to really seal the affluence this skin exudes, it’s perhaps ironic you can find this for so cheap. Flexing on a budget, we’d say!

7 . Desert Eagle | Oxide Blaze (Factory New)

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Desert Eagle | Oxide Blaze (Factory New)

We like to think of the Oxide Blaze as the budget version of the esteemed Desert Eagle Blaze. It holds the same base pattern, though admittedly with none of the flaming colors that make the original Blaze so stunning. Even so, for under $5 and in Factory New condition no less, this is a great weapon to land those one deags with.

8 . Desert Eagle | Conspiracy (Minimal Wear)

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Desert Eagle | Conspiracy (Minimal Wear)

From the effortless golden line that runs along most of this Desert Eagle skin to the delightful blend of black and dark grey, everything in this skin means business. And there certainly is a conspiracy at work if you can find this skin in good condition for such a low price!

9 . Glock-18 | Moonrise (Minimal Wear)

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Glock-18 | Moonrise (Minimal Wear)

A skin depicting a moonlit city, painted in ethereal purple with skyscrapers filling the sky? We need more skins like this! You’ll look forward to your T-side pistol rounds just so you can pull out this gun without the risk of landing 11 body shots and no kill. We need this pattern on more skins than just the Glock and the UMP, Valve!

10 . Glock-18 | Weasel (Minimal Wear)

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Glock-18 | Weasel (Minimal Wear)

Few skins in CS:GO look as cool as the ones that utilize some sort of animal to build the skin’s design around. And you can weasel into that category yourself for just a few dollars with the Glock-18 Weasel. In Minimal Wear condition too, you’ll have this playful, evasive animal alongside you as you hit those Glock headshots in pistol round.

11 . M4A1-S | Basilisk (Field-Tested)

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M4A1-S | Basilisk (Field-Tested)

A CS:GO skin that has passed the test of the time, the M4A1-S Basilisk still looks as cool now as did years ago. If the silver and black body wasn’t enough to love, you’ll also see a deadly Basilisk engraved onto the play side of the weapon, which is the cherry on top of an already cool skin if you ask us.

12 . M4A1-S | Leaded Glass (Field-Tested)

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M4A1-S | Leaded Glass (Field-Tested)

For those that like skins with a lot of color to them, we’d say the M4A1-S Leaded Glass is the obvious choice for you for a budget skin. Only the Field Tested version is in that $5 budget whilst keeping the quality of the skin to a good level, but we think that mirage of colors draws 99% of the focus making that almost redundant.

13 . M4A4 | Magnesium (Minimal Wear)

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M4A4 | Magnesium (Minimal Wear)

The M4A4 Magnesium is for someone who values cool, calm scientific strength. With an attractive color scheme using a cold steel color matched with a dark grey, the skin is topped off with the slight presence of some sort of flames present on the play side of the weapon. That, in minimal wear, for $5? Ez skins.

14 . M4A4 | Converter (Minimal Wear)

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M4A4 | Converter (Minimal Wear)

This skin really lives up to its name as a Converter: it will convert you if you thought finding an epic M4A4 skin for cheap wasn’t possible. Red and dark grey / blue meet in a chaotic fusion that looks old and new all at the same time. There really is beauty in chaos, after all.

15 . M4A4 | Griffin (Field-Tested)

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M4A4 | Griffin (Field-Tested)

A cheap M4A4 skin that has existed in CS:GO for a lot of years now is the Griffin, though it’s rarely been topped. It was one of the original skins that utilized having an animal of the weapon to elevate it. Its namesake - a massive winged Griffin - is placed centrally on the skin and even extends to the magazine, which is something we really like.

16 . P250 | Ripple (Factory New)

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P250 | Ripple (Factory New)

This is the sort of skin that grows on you the more you use it. Sure, at the beginning it’s a pretty cool skin that blends different shades of blues pretty nicely, but the more you use it the more its artistic appeal will shine through. You can’t leave out the less-used weapons like the P250 when jazzing up your inventory!

17 . P250 | Nevermore (Factory New)

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P250 | Nevermore (Factory New)

Fiery is the first word that comes to mind when seeing this skin. Whether its the explosive shapes that morph in and out of the skin or the choice of colors, we think you’d agree that this will really heat up any inventory.

18 . SG 553 | Tiger Moth (Field-Tested)

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SG 553 | Tiger Moth (Field-Tested)

We’ve got a hidden gem of a cheap skin for you if you’re a fan of the SG 553 (or Kreig), too! From the awesome name to the sun-kissed skin design, nabbing this skin without spending much money is as easy a decision as choosing the SG over the AK. If that’s your preference, of course.

19 . UMP-45 | Exposure (Minimal Wear)

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UMP-45 | Exposure (Minimal Wear)

Disregarding the fact that this looks like it could be a (pretty good) attempt at a Halloween costume, you have to admit that detailing a skeleton on a CS:GO skin is pretty badass. The colors don’t hurt, too; a vibrant blue on a jet black background will always go down well!

20 . UMP-45 | Moonrise (Minimal Wear)

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UMP-45 | Moonrise (Minimal Wear)

You can find the Moonrise skin type on the Glock-18 as well, and it loses none of its appeal when transferred to the UMP. A vibrant cityscape illuminated by the pulsing glow of a full moon: it sounds more like the beginning of the next big Netflix series rather than a UMP skin. Now we just need to find a skin we can relate to Stranger Things and buy one for ourselves...

21 . USP-S | Guardian (Factory New)

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USP-S | Guardian (Factory New)

The staple weapon of the CT’s, everything about this weapon screams that you’re one of the good guys. The calming color set, the CT logo stamped onto the top of the pistol and the inscription on the silencer: you know you’re fighting to defend when you’re wielding a weapon called the Guardian.

22 . USP-S | Stainless (Minimal Wear)

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USP-S | Stainless (Minimal Wear)

For those of you who like minimalist design in apartments, architecture and anything else, we’d bet this USP appeals to you. The stainless is impeccable, and looks straight out of a Bond film. Elegance and strength in simplicity. We’d love to see more Stainless skins.

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