Guide to Opening CS2 Cases & What to Expect

In the modern world of video games, there is a unique culture and virtual economy in which game items have become an integral part of the entertainment process.

One exciting element in this context is the CS2 cases. In this article, we’ll look at what cases are in CS2, what types of cases exist, how you can get them, and, of course, how to open those mysterious cases that bring joy and excitement to players.

What Are Cases in CS2?

In CS2, cases are virtual containers that contain various in-game items. Cases can be opened using special keys, and the opening result is determined randomly. This mechanism creates a gambling and exciting aspect in the gameplay.

Inside each case, there may be skins for weapons, knives, gloves, and stickers that are designed to change the appearance of characters or weapons.

Skins represent different designs for in-game items and can vary in rarity, which affects their value on the in-game market.

Types of CS2 Cases

Case types can vary in theme, rarity of items, and events they are associated with. Here are a few types of cases you may encounter in CS2.

However, there are three main types of CS2 cases:

  • Black or classic: These CS2 cases were released directly by Valve and contain skins created by Valve designers.
  • ESports or cybersports: An eSports key opens such cases, and part of the amount from the sale of keys goes to the prize funds of competitive CS2 championships.
  • Yellow or community: These cases consist of skins created by the community, with a portion of the proceeds going to support their creators.

How to Open Cases in CS2?

cs2 casesIt’s time to study the case opening guide. After purchasing or dropping a case, you will need a key to open it. Keys can be purchased on the in-game Steam market or third-party platforms.

Go to your inventory in the game, find the case you want to open, and click on it. If you have the key, you will see the “Open Case” option.

Select this option. After using the key, the system will randomly select one of the possible items from the case.

The result of opening the case will be random, and you will receive an item that may vary in rarity and value.

What can you expect when opening cases? According to official data from Valve, the probability of obtaining skins of different rarities is approximately as follows:

  • Rare: 0.26%
  • Covert: 0.64%
  • Classified: 3.2%
  • Restricted: 15.98%
  • Mil-spec: 79.92%

Due to the random nature of opening cases, there is no specific number of openings that are guaranteed to result in receiving a valuable skin.

Some players can successfully obtain expensive skins after just a few unlocks, while others can spend significant amounts of money and never get the skin they want.

It is important to remember that opening CS2 cases is a form of gambling, and the costs of opening cases may not always be what you expect.

If you decide to open cases, it is recommended that you stick to reasonable spending limits and treat it as fun.

How to Get CS2 Cases?

In CS2, players can obtain cases through active play and achieving results. So, after the first rank up (not title, but rank), the player receives a drop within a week.

The game will ask you to choose 2 rewards out of 4 offered. The player can choose the skins or cases that he likes. The remaining options will disappear.

After a week, the player can repeat the process: he needs to increase his rank and choose a reward. An easier way to get a case is to buy it.

In CS2, obtaining a case through purchase involves several steps.

  • Open the CS2 game: Launch the Steam client and open the CS2 game.
  • Go to the store: In the CS2 main menu, find the “Store” or “Products” section. It is usually located at the top of the screen.
  • Select the section with cases: In the store, find the section dedicated to cases. It can usually be found among other goods and items.
  • Select a case to purchase: In the cases section, you will see a list of available cases. Each case has unique skins and items. Select the case that interests you and click on it.
  • Add the case to your cart: After selecting a case, add it to your shopping cart.
  • Complete your purchase: Go to the cart and follow the instructions to complete your purchase. Select a payment method, enter the required details, and complete the payment process.
  • Get the case in your inventory: After successful payment, the case will appear in your inventory in CS2.
  • Buy a key to open the case: To open the case and get the items inside, you need to buy a key. Typically, case keys can also be purchased from the CS2 Store or the in-game Steam Market.
  • Open the case: Please return to your inventory, find the case, and use the purchased key to open it. The system will randomly determine the item you receive.

You can also purchase cases and keys for them on third-party platforms. They may offer unique cases that are not found in CS2.

However, before choosing a platform, make sure it is reliable. Other ways to get a case with skins include post-match drops and Twitch stream drops.

Wrapping It Up!

Opening CS2 cases is a lottery in the virtual world. Each case contains a unique set of skins for weapons of varying rarity: from Consumer to Covert and Contraband.

At the same time, the mechanism for dropping rare skins remains a mystery, adding to the atmosphere of excitement.

Randomness, various skins, and hope for luck make this process popular among players. When purchasing cases, we recommend setting a budget and sticking to it to avoid overspending.

Bony Nakhale
A developer by profession, I'm passionate about new PC Games, Technology, and Development techniques. I'm a thirty-something gamer living in India who decided it was time to share his thoughts, opinions, and ramblings about video games with the world.


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