CS2 Cases

Which CS2 Weapon Cases are dropping?

Weapon Case drops fall into one of three categories, Prime, Rare and Discontinued. Any weapon case can be marked as rare. For example, the CS:GO Weapon Case is marked as a rare drop and as such has a very low drop rate.

The previous general rule of thumb was that when a new case was released it was initially an exclusive drop in the Prime Drop Pool. Meanwhile, the oldest case in the prime drop pool was moved to the non-prime drop pool. Consequently, the oldest case in the non-prime pool was then moved to the rare drop pool (often incorrectly referred to as 'discontinued').

Kilowatt Case

Released 06 February 2024

An unopened Kilowatt Case

Prime Drops

Prime weapon case drops are available to players who have Prime Status on their CS2 account. These are typically weapon cases which were introduced recently and currently consist of the Kilowatt, Revolution, Recoil, Dreams & Nightmares and Fracture cases.

Prime Status can be obtained by purchasing the Prime Status Upgrade from the Steam store. It was previously obtainable by reaching Profile Level 21 in CS:GO prior to the 'Adjustments to Non-Prime' CS:GO update on 3rd June 2021.

The Kilowatt Case is the most recent CS2 case to be added to the Prime Drop pool.

Consumer Grade Container
Kilowatt Case
Offers starting from$1.20
Introduced: 06 February 2024
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Revolution Case
Offers starting from$0.25
Introduced: 09 February 2023
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Recoil Case
Offers starting from$0.13
Introduced: 01 July 2022
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Dreams & Nightmares Case
Offers starting from$0.61
Introduced: 20 January 2022
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Fracture Case
Offers starting from$0.18
Introduced: 06 August 2020

Rare Cases

Rare weapon cases (often incorrectly referred to as 'discontinued') are available to prime players. These cases were typically either released several years ago or were previously exclusive to operation pass holders.

As the name would suggest, these cases drop in very rare instances with some players reportedly only receiving a 'rare' case drop once a year. Player collected data suggests that the percentage probability of receiving a rare case drop is 1%.

The weapon cases listed below are marked as rare for all players.

Consumer Grade Container
Snakebite Case
Offers starting from$0.17
Introduced: 03 May 2021
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Prisma 2 Case
Offers starting from$0.53
Introduced: 31 March 2020
Consumer Grade Container
CS20 Case
Offers starting from$0.45
Introduced: 18 October 2019
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Prisma Case
Offers starting from$0.44
Introduced: 13 March 2019
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Danger Zone Case
Offers starting from$0.52
Introduced: 06 December 2018
Consumer Grade Container
Horizon Case
Offers starting from$0.53
Introduced: 02 August 2018
Consumer Grade Container
Clutch Case
Offers starting from$0.35
Introduced: 14 February 2018
Consumer Grade Container
Spectrum 2 Case
Offers starting from$1.35
Introduced: 14 September 2017
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Hydra Case
Offers starting from$14.49
Introduced: 23 May 2017
Consumer Grade Container
Spectrum Case
Offers starting from$2.13
Introduced: 15 March 2017
Consumer Grade Container
Glove Case
Offers starting from$4.60
Introduced: 28 November 2016
Consumer Grade Container
Gamma 2 Case
Offers starting from$1.83
Introduced: 18 August 2016
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Gamma Case
Offers starting from$1.89
Introduced: 15 June 2016
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Chroma 3 Case
Offers starting from$1.70
Introduced: 27 April 2016
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Operation Wildfire Case
Offers starting from$1.74
Introduced: 17 February 2016
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Revolver Case
Offers starting from$1.41
Introduced: 8 December 2015
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Shadow Case
Offers starting from$0.70
Introduced: 17 September 2015
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Falchion Case
Offers starting from$0.68
Introduced: 26 May 2015
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Chroma 2 Case
Offers starting from$1.89
Introduced: 15 April 2015
Consumer Grade Container
Chroma Case
Offers starting from$2.23
Introduced: 8 January 2015
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Vanguard Weapon Case
Offers starting from$2.00
Introduced: 11 November 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Breakout Weapon Case
Offers starting from$4.78
Introduced: 1 July 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Huntsman Weapon Case
Offers starting from$6.99
Introduced: 1 May 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Phoenix Weapon Case
Offers starting from$2.23
Introduced: 20 February 2014
Consumer Grade Container
CS:GO Weapon Case 3
Offers starting from$5.62
Introduced: 12 February 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Winter Offensive Weapon Case
Offers starting from$4.80
Introduced: 18 December 2013
Consumer Grade Container
CS:GO Weapon Case 2
Offers starting from$9.71
Introduced: 8 November 2013
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Operation Bravo Case
Offers starting from$36.36
Introduced: 19 September 2013
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CS:GO Weapon Case
Offers starting from$68.50
Introduced: 14 August 2013

Discontinued Cases

Discontinued weapon cases do not drop at all and are only available via the Steam Community Market and through trading.

Whilst not officially confirmed, it is widely accepted within the CS2 community that the eSports cases available between 2013 and 2014 are no longer available as their original purpose was to raise funds for the major prize pools.

The cases for Operations Shattered Web, Broken Fang and Riptide were discontinued at the conclusion of their respective operations. They do not appear to drop as part of the 'Rare' drop pool and as such are classified as discontinued.

Consumer Grade Container
Operation Riptide Case
Offers starting from$3.97
Introduced: 22 September 2021
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Broken Fang Case
Offers starting from$3.38
Introduced: 03 December 2020
Consumer Grade Container
Shattered Web Case
Offers starting from$2.83
Introduced: 18 November 2019
Consumer Grade Container
eSports 2014 Summer Case
Offers starting from$6.93
Introduced: 10 July 2014
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eSports 2013 Winter Case
Offers starting from$7.77
Introduced: 18 December 2013
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eSports 2013 Case
Offers starting from$39.99
Introduced: 14 August 2013

Non-Prime Drops

Non-Prime drops were discontinued on 3rd June 2021 and can no longer be obtained through the weekly drop scheme. This section has been kept for historical record only.

Non-Prime weapon case drops were only available to players who did not have Prime Status on their CS:GO account. However, the non-prime drop pool was discontinued with the CS:GO update 'Adjustments to Non-Prime' on 3rd June 2021.

Non-Prime players no longer receive weapon cases, skins or graffiti drops. Prime status can no longer be obtained for free by levelling up to Profile Level 21.

The CS20, Horizon, Spectrum 2, Gamma 2, Chroma 3 and Revolver cases have since been moved to the 'Rare' drop pool.

Consumer Grade Container
CS20 Case
Offers starting from$0.45
Introduced: 18 October 2019
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Horizon Case
Offers starting from$0.53
Introduced: 02 August 2018
Consumer Grade Container
Spectrum 2 Case
Offers starting from$1.35
Introduced: 14 September 2017
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Gamma 2 Case
Offers starting from$1.83
Introduced: 18 August 2016
Consumer Grade Container
Chroma 3 Case
Offers starting from$1.70
Introduced: 27 April 2016
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Revolver Case
Offers starting from$1.41
Introduced: 8 December 2015

CS2 Operation Weapon Cases

Operation Weapon Cases are initially only available to operation pass holders throughout the duration of the operation. For operations Bravo through Wildfire, at the conclusion of the operation these weapon cases were made available as drops to all players. However, the most recent operations Hydra, Shattered Web and Broken Fang immediately discontinued these weapon cases at the conclusion of each operation and as such have increased in value due to their increasing rarity.

Players who do not hold an active operation pass can only obtain these weapon cases from the Steam Community Market, trading or via a third-party marketplace.

Consumer Grade Container
Operation Riptide Case
Offers starting from$3.97
Introduced: 22 September 2021
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Broken Fang Case
Offers starting from$3.38
Introduced: 03 December 2020
Consumer Grade Container
Shattered Web Case
Offers starting from$2.83
Introduced: 18 November 2019
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Hydra Case
Offers starting from$14.49
Introduced: 23 May 2017
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Wildfire Case
Offers starting from$1.74
Introduced: 17 February 2016
Consumer Grade Container
Falchion Case
Offers starting from$0.68
Introduced: 26 May 2015
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Vanguard Weapon Case
Offers starting from$2.00
Introduced: 11 November 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Breakout Weapon Case
Offers starting from$4.78
Introduced: 1 July 2014
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Operation Phoenix Weapon Case
Offers starting from$2.23
Introduced: 20 February 2014
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Operation Bravo Case
Offers starting from$36.36
Introduced: 19 September 2013

Operation Payback

The first CS:GO operation known as Operation Payback did not include an exclusive weapon case. It remains to date as the only operation to not feature a new weapon case.

Operation Bravo

The Operation Bravo Case was available to all players with or without the operation pass for the duration of Operation Bravo (19 September 2013 - 5 February 2014), but players who had activated the operation pass had a significantly higher chance of receiving a Bravo case drop.

Operation Phoenix

The Operation Phoenix Weapon Case was available exclusively to players throughout the duration of Operation Phoenix.

Operation Vanguard

The Operation Vanguard Weapon Case was available exclusively to players throughout the duration of Operation Vanguard.

Operation Bloodhound

The Falchion Case was available exclusively to players throughout the duration of Operation Bloodhound. It was also the first operation weapon case to not feature the name of the operation itself, with the case being named 'Falchion' after the new Falchion knife it introduced as opposed to 'Bloodhound'.

Operation Wildfire

The Operation Wildfire Case was available exclusively to players throughout the duration of Operation Wildfire.

At the conclusion of the operation the Wildfire Case was made available to all players. This would be the final operation weapon case to be made available after the end of an operation.

Operation Hydra

The Operation Hydra Case was the first operation case to be severely restricted in volume with each player only being eligible to obtain up to a maximum of 9 cases. As a result this heavily limited the total number of Hydra cases that were awarded to operation pass holders, which in turn has driven up the price of the case higher than any other operation case (with the exception of the Bravo case).

At the conclusion of Operation Hydra the case was immediately moved to the rare drop pool.

Operation Shattered Web

The Shattered Web Case was available exclusively to players through the battlepass system introduced in Operation Shattered Web.

This was the second operation weapon case to not include the word 'Operation', though it did include the name of the operation itself, unlike the Falchion Case from the Bloodhound operation.

Operation Broken Fang

The Operation Broken Fang Case was available to players who had activated an Operation Premium Pass. It could be purchased from the Operation Broken Fang store within the CS:GO game client for 2 stars.

Operation Riptide

The Operation Riptide Case was available to players who had activated an Operation Premium Pass. It could be purchased from the Operation Riptide store within the CS:GO game client for 2 stars.


In Chronological Order

These weapon cases have been ordered by release date with the most recent at the top.

Consumer Grade Container
Kilowatt Case
Offers starting from$1.20
Introduced: 06 February 2024
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Revolution Case
Offers starting from$0.25
Introduced: 09 February 2023
Consumer Grade Container
Recoil Case
Offers starting from$0.13
Introduced: 01 July 2022
Consumer Grade Container
Dreams & Nightmares Case
Offers starting from$0.61
Introduced: 20 January 2022
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Riptide Case
Offers starting from$3.97
Introduced: 22 September 2021
Consumer Grade Container
Snakebite Case
Offers starting from$0.17
Introduced: 03 May 2021
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Broken Fang Case
Offers starting from$3.38
Introduced: 03 December 2020
Consumer Grade Container
Fracture Case
Offers starting from$0.18
Introduced: 06 August 2020
Consumer Grade Container
Prisma 2 Case
Offers starting from$0.53
Introduced: 31 March 2020
Consumer Grade Container
CS20 Case
Offers starting from$0.45
Introduced: 18 October 2019
Consumer Grade Container
Shattered Web Case
Offers starting from$2.83
Introduced: 18 November 2019
Consumer Grade Container
Prisma Case
Offers starting from$0.44
Introduced: 13 March 2019
Consumer Grade Container
Danger Zone Case
Offers starting from$0.52
Introduced: 06 December 2018
Consumer Grade Container
Horizon Case
Offers starting from$0.53
Introduced: 02 August 2018
Consumer Grade Container
Clutch Case
Offers starting from$0.35
Introduced: 14 February 2018
Consumer Grade Container
Spectrum 2 Case
Offers starting from$1.35
Introduced: 14 September 2017
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Hydra Case
Offers starting from$14.49
Introduced: 23 May 2017
Consumer Grade Container
Spectrum Case
Offers starting from$2.13
Introduced: 15 March 2017
Consumer Grade Container
Glove Case
Offers starting from$4.60
Introduced: 28 November 2016
Consumer Grade Container
Gamma 2 Case
Offers starting from$1.83
Introduced: 18 August 2016
Consumer Grade Container
Gamma Case
Offers starting from$1.89
Introduced: 15 June 2016
Consumer Grade Container
Chroma 3 Case
Offers starting from$1.70
Introduced: 27 April 2016
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Wildfire Case
Offers starting from$1.74
Introduced: 17 February 2016
Consumer Grade Container
Revolver Case
Offers starting from$1.41
Introduced: 8 December 2015
Consumer Grade Container
Shadow Case
Offers starting from$0.70
Introduced: 17 September 2015
Consumer Grade Container
Falchion Case
Offers starting from$0.68
Introduced: 26 May 2015
Consumer Grade Container
Chroma 2 Case
Offers starting from$1.89
Introduced: 15 April 2015
Consumer Grade Container
Chroma Case
Offers starting from$2.23
Introduced: 8 January 2015
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Vanguard Weapon Case
Offers starting from$2.00
Introduced: 11 November 2014
Consumer Grade Container
eSports 2014 Summer Case
Offers starting from$6.93
Introduced: 10 July 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Breakout Weapon Case
Offers starting from$4.78
Introduced: 1 July 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Huntsman Weapon Case
Offers starting from$6.99
Introduced: 1 May 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Phoenix Weapon Case
Offers starting from$2.23
Introduced: 20 February 2014
Consumer Grade Container
CS:GO Weapon Case 3
Offers starting from$5.62
Introduced: 12 February 2014
Consumer Grade Container
Winter Offensive Weapon Case
Offers starting from$4.80
Introduced: 18 December 2013
Consumer Grade Container
eSports 2013 Winter Case
Offers starting from$7.77
Introduced: 18 December 2013
Consumer Grade Container
CS:GO Weapon Case 2
Offers starting from$9.71
Introduced: 8 November 2013
Consumer Grade Container
Operation Bravo Case
Offers starting from$36.36
Introduced: 19 September 2013
Consumer Grade Container
eSports 2013 Case
Offers starting from$39.99
Introduced: 14 August 2013
Consumer Grade Container
CS:GO Weapon Case
Offers starting from$68.50
Introduced: 14 August 2013

Packages

Packages (not to be confused with Souvenir Packages) are purchasable containers in CS2. Unlike weapon cases, they do not require a key to open.

Anubis Collection Package

Consumer Grade Container
Anubis Collection Package
Offers starting from$1.26
Introduced: 24 April 2023

X-Ray P250 Package

Consumer Grade Container
X-Ray P250 Package
Offers starting from$2.33
Introduced: 30 September 2019

Dreams & Nightmares Case

Dreams and Nightmares Case

The Dreams and Nightmares Case is a CS:GO weapon case that was announced on 21 July 2021 and later released the following year on 20 January 2022.

The case contains 17 skins, all of which were selected from the Dreams & Nightmares contest which ran from 22 July 2021 through to 21 October 2021.

This was the second CS:GO weapon case contest, the first being the CS20 Case from 2019 which was a celebration of 20 years of Counter-Strike. Similar to the CS20 Case, the Dreams and Nightmares Case also has a unique case gradient colour that deviates from the usual yellow community cases.


Opening Cases

Opening a CS2 Weapon Case requires the case-specific key to be purchased from within the CS2 game client. The exceptions to this rule is souvenir packages, gift packages and the X-Ray P250 Package.

These keys were previously sold regularly on the Steam Community Market but after changes imposed by Valve in an update on 28 October 2019 keys have since become a collectible item. This is due to the fact that any keys purchased within the CS:GO game client after 28 October 2019 are non-tradeable and non-marketable, and therefore locked into the Steam account which purchased them.


What is the CS2 case probability?

The following odds are based on opening 125.12 CS2 cases. The odds of unboxing a StatTrak skin are 10% of the normal skin odds.

Rarity Normal StatTrak
Mil-spec 79.92% 7.99%
Restricted 15.98% 1.59%
Classified 3.2% 0.32%
Covert 0.64% 0.064%
Rare Special Item 0.26% 0.026%

StatTrak

StatTrak skins are exclusive to weapon cases and are near identical to their normal counterpart but include a digital six digit counter attached to the weapon.

The counter increments by one for each kill a player makes with the StatTrak weapon skin. Kills made against bots are not counted. If another player picks up someone elses StatTrak weapon the counter will begin flashing between "ERROR" and "UNKNOWN USER". Any kills made by this player will not be counted.

The counter is reset when the skin is traded or sold on the Steam community market. The value of the StatTrak counter can be transferred to another StatTrak skin using the StatTrak™ Swap Tool which can be purchased ingame and via the Steam community market.


Release Date

The release date for weapon cases has never been consistent. Valve very rarely announces a weapon case in advance of the update that makes it available ingame.

When the next CS2 weapon case will be released is not known. However, the recent trend has been three weapon cases released each year. The first in Q1, the second in Q3 and the third in Q4.

Year Weapon Cases Total
2024 Kilowatt Case 1
2023 Revolution Case 1
2022 Dreams & Nightmares Case, Recoil Case 2
2021 Snakebite Case, Operation Riptide Case 2
2020 Prisma 2 Case, Fracture Case, Operation Broken Fang Case 3
2019 Prisma Case, CS20 Case, Shattered Web Case 3
2018 Clutch Case, Horizon Case, Danger Zone Case 3
2017 Spectrum Case, Operation Hydra Case, Spectrum 2 Case 3
2016 Operation Wildfire Case, Chroma 3 Case, Gamma Case, Gamma 2 Case, Glove Case 5
2015 Chroma Case, Chroma 2 Case, Falchion Case, Shadow Case, Revolver Case 5
2014 CS:GO Weapon Case 3, Operation Phoenix Weapon Case, Huntsman Weapon Case, Operation Breakout Weapon Case, eSports 2014 Summer Case, Operation Vanguard Weapon Case 6
2013 CS:GO Weapon Case, eSports 2013 Case, Operation Bravo Case, CS:GO Weapon Case 2, eSports 2013 Winter Case, Winter Offensive Weapon Case 6