Some of the best CS2 skins using the new weapon models.
Topic: Best Budget Skins Using The New CS2 Weapon Models
The release of CS2 brought about many changes to Counter-Strike’s cosmetic items, with some skins receiving complete overhauls and appearances in the brand-new engine. However, a small selection of skins, exclusively previously designed by Valve, have also received fresh and updated high-quality model designs. These are the same new models currently used by the default weapon finishes. In today’s article, we have decided to take a look at some of these skins, with a particular focus on highlighting some of the best budget options available.
M4A1-S | Nitro (Minimal Wear): $2.08Buy Options & Information
First up we have the simplistic, yet effective orange and black design of the M4A1-S Nitro. Like several other skins featured in today’s article, this restricted M4A1-S skin was added to the game in the early years of CS:GO, first introduced as part of 2013’s Safeguard collection. Apart from the M4A1-S Blue Phosphor, a notably more expensive choice, the Nitro is the only other silenced A1-S option currently available which makes use of the shiny new weapon model. Furthermore, as the Nitro has gained a very clean and scratch-less appearance in CS2, this classic affordable skin is a great choice for those wanting to try out the new models without breaking the bank!
Desert Eagle | Night (Field-Tested): $8.80Buy Options & Information
The new Desert Eagle model distinctively differs from the classic Global-Offensive design currently used on most Deagle skins. However, amongst the select few skins ported onto the new design, the Night stands out in CS2 for its effective clean design. This skin also serves as an excellent canvas for potential crafts. Throwing a few Furia stickers on it, for example, should allow for a unique standout budget craft.
M4A4 | Tornado (Field-Tested): $3.16Buy Options & Information
Before CS2’s release, the M4A4 Tornado was not an M4A4 skin on everyone’s radar. However, in the new game, the Tornado has been transformed with the introduction of a new model and its scratch-less appearance, even in Field-Tested condition. If you have been using the default M4A4 for a while and are looking to buy an M4A4 skin with that new model, this is a great choice which will also provide a great foundation for a lot of potential 4x or 3x budget crafts.
Galil AR | Blue Titanium (Factory New): $3.59Buy Options & Information
Next up, we have an underrated and affordable Galil, the Blue Titanium. Alongside making use of the new model, Blue Titanium skins have received a shiny new look in the new engine. On the Galil, this shiny appearance goes great with the crisp brand-new high-quality Galil model. Affordable in Factory New condition, this Galil is an amazing choice, especially for those with blue-themed inventories.
USP-S | Whiteout (Field-Tested): $24.01Buy Options & Information
Whiteout skins have always been a classic favourite due to their potential to have an extremely clean appearance based on the float, however in CS2, the USP Whiteout now also looks great even in Field-Tested condition. If the white theme is for you, or maybe you just want to try out the new USP model in-game, the Whiteout is a great choice which also has endless crafting opportunities and potential.
AWP | Safari Mesh (Minimal Wear): $0.06Buy Options & Information
Coming up we have CS2’s brand-new AWP model, on the somewhat controversial Safari Mesh finish. Aside from rocking the default skin, there are currently very few AWP options available which make use of the new models. The Safari Mesh is one of the most affordable AWP skins, and it cannot be ignored that unlike in CS:GO, where the scope was black, the Safari Mesh design now covers the entire skin. If you want to try out the new model on a skin, or perhaps are a proud Safari Mesh enjoyer, you won’t lose any sleep picking up one of these AWPs due to its very affordable price!
Souvenir Famas | Faulty Wiring (Factory New): $0.27Buy Options & Information
Next up for the best budget skins using the new CS2 weapon models is the Famas Faulty Wiring, which has always been a great and underrated budget Famas skin. However, in CS2, it has also now been ported onto the new high-quality model. With affordable Souvenir options available as well, you should consider checking out this 2021 Vertigo Collection Valve-designed Famas – it goes great with the Vertigo Souvenir sticker!
Glock-18 | Candy Apple (Factory New): $0.66Buy Options & Information
Next up, we have a classic skin which was added to the game over 10 years ago! Alongside the expensive Glock Fade, The much cheaper Valve-designed Glock Candy Apple also makes use of the new high-quality Glock weapon model. Amongst the new models, the Glock has to be one of our favourites as it is a clear upgrade from the old CS:GO Glock. Furthermore, with five affordable Candy Apple skins currently in-game, picking up this Glock will allow you to create a tasteful red-themed loadout for a very reasonable price.
SSG 08 | Acid Fade (Factory New): $0.86Buy Options & Information
The SSG Acid Fade has made appearances in several other of our articles following CS2’s release. This has primarily been due to its amazing new shiny green scope, an addition not present in Global Offensive. However, it should also be mentioned that this clean and inexpensive Scout choice is also one of the only skins in CS2 which utilises the new SSG model design. Keep an eye out for one with a high Fade percentage, and you can’t go wrong with the Acid Fade!
UMP-45 | Blaze (Factory New): $16.11Buy Options & Information
Lastly for today, we have a classic Valve design, which you might recognise from its more famous Deagle counterpart, the UMP Blaze. Although it is a bit more expensive than the other skins featured today, the new UMP model looks amazing in CS2 and combos well with the Blaze design. Added to the game as part of the original Mirage Collection, this skin is a must-have for fans of the UMP, or perhaps those lucky enough to already own the Deagle Blaze!
We hope you enjoyed today’s article about the best budget skins using the new CS2 weapon models. Hopefully, it has helped you get a sense of some of the best affordable skins which currently make use of the new high-quality weapon models. Whilst new cases and skins will most likely also use the updated models, the options showcased today remain great budget choices, definitely worth checking out. Thanks for reading, have a great rest of your day and feel free to check out our other articles below.