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Best Cheap M4A1-S Skins in CS:GO

Top-15 Cheapest M4A1-S skins

Topic: Best Cheap M4A1-S Skins in CS:GO

For years, the M4A1-s has dominated the meta, and despite several nerfs to the weapon's magazine and range in the past year, its loyal users continue to pop heads with this classic gun. It is a staple weapon in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and its legacy are sure to continue in CS2, and for that reason, we have decided to take a look at the best cheap M4A1-S skins which are sure to be a perfect fit in your inventory both now in CS:GO and when CS2 comes this summer.

All prices are in the form of (Field-Tested)/(StatTrak or Souvenir Field-Tested) and in USD.

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Fizzy POP: $0.85

This retro-themed M4A1-S skin was released in Operation Riptide as a part of the 2021 Train Collection, and its tan, red, and black texture is a great fit in any inventory, especially since it is the cheapest M4A1-S skin available. It has a unique maximum float cap of 0.57 and ranges from a price of $0.85 to $2.25.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Fizzy Pop

Flashback: $1.06/$4.57

Although the skin has been around since the Glove Case was released in 2016, some players still fail to see through the green camouflage pattern to discover the irony of the skin. Painted on the body of this weapon is the ironic phrase: “make love, not war,” as well as other anti-war messages and symbols. Despite being almost 7 years old, this skin is still the second cheapest M4A1-S skin with a price range between $1.01 and $19.00.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Flashback

Night Terror: $1.29/$4.49

Next up is a one-year-old skin from the Dreams and Nightmares case, and this skin sure is quite the nightmare! It features an image of an insomniac with their thoughts scattered throughout the skin. Thanks to its 0.7 float cap and its extra-scary appearance, the battle-scarred version of this skin is nearly as expensive as the factory-new version, and the skin has a price tag between $1.31 and $11.97.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Night Terror

Blood Tiger: $4.10/$11.50

Next up is a nearly 10-year-old M4A1-S skin from the CS:GO Weapon Case 2, making this not only one of the best budget M4A1-S skins, but also one of the oldest. The skin features a simple red and black “jungle tiger” pattern, and features an extremely low maximum float cap of just 0.3, making it only available in field-tested condition or better, and it ranges from a price of $4.00 to $15.75.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Blood Tiger

Briefing: $2.76/$7.89

Next up is a skin that features an entirely different vibe from the previous skins, which were relatively darker and less exciting. This blue, red, and grey skin from the Operation Hydra Case of 2017 represents a topographical map, and with a float cap of 0.8, it ranges from a price of $2.58 to $37.19.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Briefing

Emphorosaur-S: $4.17/$9.50

This gun not only features a play on words, but its artwork is an incredibly well-designed Velociraptor clawing its way out of the skin, with the bonus of the dinosaur’s claws sticking out of the body of the weapon. This skin is not only the newest M4A1-S skin added to CS:GO, but also one of the best budget M4A1-S skins with a price range of $3.92 to $42.98.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Emphorosaur

Leaded Glass: $5.64/$11.87

This nearly 6-year-old M4A1-S skin from the Spectrum 2 Collection features a shiny bright pattern of broken blue and orange glass over the gun’s black base. It is an awesome option for a budget M4A1-S craft, and with a maximum float cap of 0.7, it ranges from an affordable price of $5.64 to $40.65.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Leaded Glass

VariCamo: $1.27/$17.95

Back to the theme of older skins, this nearly 10-year-old M4A1-S skin from the original Dust 2 collection of 2013, and its simple camouflage artwork make it a great choice for fans of the realistically themed CS:GO skins. Even better than the artwork is the low price tag: this ancient skin can still be purchased for as low as $0.88 and up to $48.27 in its souvenir factory new version.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S VariCamo

Basilisk: $4.78/$14.84

This extremely simple M4A1-S skin from Operation Vanguard in 2014 features a simple silver base with a detailed basilisk having been etched into the body of the weapon, and the skin almost seems like the Counter-Terrorist counterpart of the AK-47 | Cartel. This 0.68 float-capped skin ranges from a price of $4.67 to $46.00.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Basilisk

Moss Quartz: $13.99

Despite being an industrial-grade collection skin, this crystalised dark green skin finds itself on the higher end of this list of the cheapest M4A1-S skins due to the popularity of the higher-tier skins in the Norse Collection. The skin is extremely rare in battle-scarred conditions due to its 0.5 float cap and ranges from a price of $13.63 to $24.77.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Moss Quartz

Decimator: $12.45/$26.59

After a few skins on the more drab side of the color spectrum, we have this stunning neon skin that is widely considered to be one of the best cheap M4A1-S skins in CS:GO. The skin features a geometric pattern with an intense blue color topped off by bright pink highlights. This stunning skin from the Spectrum Collection can be purchased for as little as $11.40 and as much as $82.00.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Decimator

Nightmare: $11.31/$28.00

Although this skin sounds like something out of the Dreams and Nightmares Case, it comes from the Horizon Case of 2018. The skin is painted with an intricate design of a disturbing black silhouette of some unidentified creature over a cyan night sky, and ranges from the affordable price of $7.14 to a quite expensive price of $123.99.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Nightmare

Cyrex: $17.14/$43.40

The M4A1-S | Cyrex is one of four different weapons with this high-tech black, white, and red finish, but none of them rock this finish as well as the A1-S does. This eight-year-old skin from the Operation Breakout Weapon Case has a float cap of 0.5, making it relatively rare in battle-scarred condition, and is easily one of the best cheap M4A1-S skins with a price range between $14.64 and $112.61.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Cyrex

Guardian: $22.83/$49.30

As we reach the end of the list, we start to lean toward older skins that have been well-known in the CS:GO skin scene for a long time. No skin fits this definition better than the M4A1-S | Guardian, which features a simple blue base with a Counter-Terrorist logo painted onto the magazine. The skin, which was released back in December of 2013, is float capped at 0.5 and ranges from a price of $20.50 to $100.66.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Guardian

Bright Water: $28.52/$58.35

Taking the final spot on our list of the best cheap M4A1-S skins is one even older than the Guardian: the M4A1-S | Bright Water. This skin is by far one of if not the most classic A1-S skins in all of CS:GO, and its simple blue camouflage pattern will be easily recognized by any CS:GO skin veteran. The skin was added in September 2013, just one month after the first CS:GO skins were created, and features an extremely small float range between 0.1 and 0.22, making it only available in field tested and minimum wear conditions. It ranges from a price of $28.52 and $64.71.

CS:GO Best Cheap M4A1-S Bright Water


We hope you enjoyed looking through this list of the 15 cheapest M4A1-S skins in CS:GO! Feel free to check out more skin-related articles from EsportFire, and if you want to check out some amazing budget M4A1-S crafts that use some of the skins featured in this article, check out our “Best CS:GO M4A1-S Sticker Crafts and Combos” article!

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