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How to Inspect Skins in CS2

Find out how to inspect skins and crafts in Counter Strike 2

Topic: How to Inspect Skins in CS2

Since Valve released a closed beta for the upcoming installment of the Counter-Strike series: Counter Strike 2, much of the skin community has been very intrigued as to how their skins will look in the new Source 2 engine. Luckily we have for you a great guide as to how you can inspect your skins in the main menu, as well as some other info for the future of Counter-Strike 2 skins.

If you wonder: Are there any CS2 Skin Inspect servers publicly available right now? There are already some, you can find all information surrounding that topic here: CS2 Inspect Servers Guide.

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Inspecting Skins in CS2

By now, you are probably wondering how to inspect skins in CS2. Luckily the amazing Counter-Strike community has already discovered a method of inspecting skins in the main menu of Counter Strike 2! Here is a short guide:

1.) Ensure your developer console is enabled
To do this, go to the settings page, located on the top left of your in-game menu. Then, search for “developer console” in the settings search bar. To enable to developer console, select “Yes” next to “Enable Developer Console.”

2.) Copy the link of the skin you want to inspect
To find any skin’s inspect link, simply open the inventory of the owner’s skin, right-click the skin you want to inspect, scroll down to “Inspect in Game,” and copy the button’s link.

3.) Open your developer console
The console will be bound to “~” by default, but that can also be changed in settings.

4.) Paste the inspect link into the developer console
Simply press Ctrl + V on Windows or Cmd + V on Mac.

5.) Edit the inspect link
First, remove all of the text before the part of the link that says “csgo_econ_action…”
Next, remove the "percent 20" after the word “preview” and before the long string of numbers in the link
Finally, add a space after “preview”

6.) Enter the link
Once you press Enter, the skin will appear on your screen. Unlike CS:GO, in CS2, you can move around in all directions to inspect every corner of the skin. That method also works if you want to inspect crafts in CS2!

How to inspect skins in CS2

Inspecting your own skins in CS2 servers

Logically you can also inspect skins in CS2 if you have them in your inventory. For that, you can enter every play mode available in the Beta test and simply inspect your crafts and skins while playing. But as the article is mainly focused on inspecting skins you don't own yourself, let's continue with that!

How to inspect skins in CS2

The Future of Inspecting Skins in CS2

While the current method of inspecting skins in Counter Strike 2 may feel like a big downgrade from CS:GO, it's important to remember that this is just the beginning. Players will develop new WS servers and tools and make it again possible to inspect any skin and craft in CS2! The future of skins in CS2 is a bright one(both literally and figuratively), and we hope you will join us for the fun!


We hope you enjoyed today's article about how to inspect skins in CS2! If you want to learn more about CS:GO and CS2 skins, or if you're interested in more guides regarding Counter-Strike 2, please be sure to check out our other articles here at EsportFire and make sure to follow us on Twitter. Happy inspecting!

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