Skins that received an upgrade since the release of CS2
Topic: Skins That Got An Upgrade In CS2
CS2 introduced many new features and visual enhancements that improved the game's look overall. However, some skins, in particular, used these upgrades to elevate their appearance better than others. So, in today’s article, we will be taking a look at some skins that got an upgrade in CS2.
M4A1-S | Blue Phosphor (Factory New): $573.98Buy Options & Information
The M4A1-S | Blue Phosphor is one of the most sought-after M4A1-S skins, and for good reason. Its shiny dark-blue color and crystal paint finish are reminiscent of a sapphire knife, making it very unique as a weapon skin. In CS2, these features were only amplified further, with the shine of CS2 giving the skin a 3D effect and a more metallic finish.
Glock-18 | Gamma Doppler (Factory New): $48.86Buy Options & Information
Standing as the only Doppler weapon skin, the Glock-18 | Gamma Doppler had an improvement similar to the M4A1-S | Phosphor. The skin went from a more matte finish in CS:GO to a more crystalline and metallic finish in CS2. Pictured below is the Gamma Doppler (Emerald); however, all Glock-18 | Gamma Doppler phases had impressive visual improvements that significantly increased this skin’s desire.
USP-S | Purple DDPAT (Factory New): $10.32Buy Options & Information
The USP-S | Purple DDPAT is among the best USP-S skins for players on a budget. In CS:GO, the Purple DDPAT appeared rather dark, with its design looking somewhat flat and painted on. However, in CS2, the skin has a more glossy texture, appearing as though the sun is shining into the skin. This skin stands out as it was one of the only skins in the “DDPAT” group to have a change like this.
MP7 | Fade (Factory New): $8.25Buy Options & Information
All fade skins got a big update in CS2; however, we chose the MP7 | Fade as it is one of the more affordable “Fade” variants. CS2 makes the Fade “Pop” a lot more than in CS:GO, as the brightness of CS2 makes the colors more vibrant and lifelike. Additionally, the skin has a more metallic finish in CS2, making the skin look more sleek and smooth.
SSG 08 | Abyss (Factory New): $2.39Buy Options & Information
The next skin that got an upgrade in CS2 is the SSG 08 | Abyss, which sticks out as its colors shine more clearly. In CS2, the blues and whites are significantly more vibrant than in CS:GO, creating a mix of colors reminiscent of flowing water. As the CS2 shine hits the skin, the colors seem to glimmer, creating a mesmerizing effect that makes this a very desirable skin for a relatively low price.
AUG | Carved Jade (Factory New): $19.34Buy Options & Information
The AUG | Carved Jade went from a near-solid green color in CS:GO, to a vibrant collage of greens in CS2. This skin resembles the Gamma Doppler (Emerald) finishes, as a distinct crystal and metallic look emerges best in the Shine of CS2. The increased desire for this skin is shown clearly in our EsportFire Skin Database, as the price for the AUG | Carved Jade increased by around 266% following the release of the CS2 beta.
SSG 08 | Acid Fade (Factory New): $1.02Buy Options & Information
Perhaps the most significant change to the SSG 08 | Acid Fade in CS2 was the addition of the weapon skin spreading to the scope. This makes the skin look more complete and viable as a play skin than in CS:GO. Furthermore, its collage of colors appears more vibrant and sleek in CS2, similar to the effect of the MP7 | Fade.
Five-SeveN | Copper Galaxy (Factory New): $8.42Buy Options & Information
Despite claiming the name “Copper,” the Five-SeveN | Copper Galaxy looks more gold than anything in CS2. In CS:GO, the Copper Galaxy embodied a brown color and a rough surface. However, in CS2, the skin resembles polished gold, as the reflection of the surrounding map can nearly be seen on the skin. The rough texture transitions to a smooth one that glistens in the sun in CS2, providing a much-improved look from CS:GO.
Glock-18 | Twilight Galaxy (Factory New): $189.48Buy Options & Information
The Glock-18 | Twilight Galaxy in CS:GO remained a lackluster skin for some time. With the lighting changes in CS2, this skin quickly drew interest as its dull cyan color transitioned to a vibrant Sea-Blue color. Similar to the Copper Galaxy, the lighting of CS2 makes this skin glisten in the sun, making it much more desirable than in CS:GO.
MP9 | Starlight Protector (Factory New): $16.15Buy Options & Information
The MP9 | Starlight Protector experienced a dramatic change from CS:GO to CS2. In CS:GO, the Starlight Protector has a matte white finish. However, in CS2, each white part has become a reflective silver. Previously a dull skin for a covert, this change makes the skin reflect sunlight considerably more, making it much more desirable.
Tec-9 | Titanium Bit (Factory New): $6.64Buy Options & Information
CS2’s new lighting makes the Tec-9 | Titanium Bit look better than ever. The revolving stripes around the gun benefit from CS2’s lighting as it gives the skin a mesmerizing 3D appearance, as though the stripes are protruding from the gun. Considering this technology wasn’t available in CS:GO, it’s safe to say this skin got a major upgrade in CS2.
FAMAS | Djinn (Factory New): $9.05Buy Options & Information
The FAMAS | Djin is another skin that benefited greatly from CS2’s new lighting. The Djin in CS:GO had a dull and dark appearance, with the artwork appearing flat. However, with CS2’s lighting, the artwork now takes on a metallic and 3D look, almost as though the artwork was engraved into the surface. For a skin that remained unremarkable for a long time, CS2 definitely improved upon its CS:GO edition.
We hope you enjoyed this article on skins that got an upgrade in CS2. Hopefully, you were able to find some skins that you can add to your loadout, or you were able to learn about how skins are taking advantage of CS2’s newest features. Be sure to check out our EsportFire Skin Database to find where to buy these skins at the lowest price, and feel free to check out our other articles below!