The 10 best cases to open in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Want to know what cases in CS:GO are the best for your buck? We’ve got you covered!

When you aren’t making the clutch plays to win the round for your team in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you are probably looking for the next weapons skin you want. Skins are the name of the game for the game’s Cases that you can open, with each case guaranteeing it will give you one of a specific group of skins.

The easiest way to get a case is to simply play the game. Cases are randomly rewarded to players at the end of every match, with no rhyme or reason. The other way is to buy them from the community marketplace. The prices of the cases can vary, some being incredibly cheap and others being rather expensive.

You also may want to avoid paying money for the case, as you will need a key to open every case, which costs $2.50. Each key will only open one case, so it may be a better idea to focus on using your money for those.

Regardless of how you get the case, you may be wondering which ones are worth opening. Many cases give you some great skins and have the best amount of rewards to give, and we have the best of the best right here on this list.

Chroma 2 Case

If you look across the community, the Chroma 2 case is regarded as one of the best options for cases. The skins in this box are all worthwhile, even the more common ones. It’s pretty much guaranteed that you will be happy with whatever you get from this case.

Case Contents:

  • AK-47 | Elite Build
  • MP7 | Armor Core
  • Desert Eagle | Bronze Deco
  • P250 | Valence
  • Negev | Man-o’-war
  • Sawed-Off | Origami
  • AWP | Worm God
  • MAG-7 | Heat
  • CZ75-Auto | Pole Position
  • UMP-45 | Grand Prix 
  • Five-SeveN | Monkey Business
  • FAMAS | Djinn
  • M4A1-S | Hyper Beast
  • MAC-10 | Neon Rider
  • Exceedingly Rare Special Item, such as Bayonet | Urban Masked

Horizon Case

Pokemon Masters

The Horizon case’s brightly-colored skins are almost cheery enough to help you forget about the person you are killing with your shots. This case has some of the most standout skins and offers some good probability of unlocking a good skin. They are all well-designed and a good contrast to the darker skins that are in other cases.

Case Contents:

  • AUG | Amber Slipstream
  • Dual Berettas | Shred
  • Glock-18 | Warhawk
  • MP9 | Capillary
  • P90 | Traction
  • R8 Revolver | Survivalist
  • Tec-9 | Snek-9
  • CZ75-Auto | Eco
  • G3SG1 | High Seas
  • Nova | Toy Soldier
  • AWP | PAW
  • MP7 | Powercore
  • M4A1-S | Nightmare
  • Sawed-Off | Devourer
  • AK-47 | Neon Rider
  • Desert Eagle | Code Red
  • Exceedingly Rare Special Item, such as Gut Knife | Case Hardened

Glove Case

While most cases offer the chance for an extra-rare skin, usually for a knife, the Glove Case offers you one for, well, gloves. But even beyond the chances of some super rad gloves to rock in-game, the case also features some nice, tropical-themed skins for some of the more popular weapons.

Case Contents:

  • CZ75-Auto | Polymer
  • Glock-18 | Ironwork
  • MP7 | Cirrus
  • Galil AR | Black Sand
  • MP9 | Sand Scale
  • MAG-7 | Sonar
  • P2000 | Turf
  • Dual Berettas | Royal Consorts
  • G3SG1 | Stinger
  • M4A1-S | Flashback
  • Nova | Gila
  • USP-S | Cyrex
  • FAMAS | Mecha Industries
  • P90 | Shallow Grave
  • Sawed-Off | Wasteland Princess
  • SSG 08 | Dragonfire
  • M4A4 | Buzz Kill
  • Exceedingly Rare Gloves

Clutch Case

Pokemon Go Global Challenge written on a blue screen

If these brighter skins we have been advocating for aren’t your thing, then the Clutch Case offers some darker skins designed for those players looking to lurk in the shadows, waiting to strike. All the skins offered here are sleek and clean, making you feel like a boss without even doing anything! It’s also a case that gives you a skin for your gloves.

Case Contents:

  • PP-Bizon | Night Riot
  • Five-SeveN | Flame Test
  • MP9 | Black Sand
  • P2000 | Urban Hazard
  • R8 Revolver | Grip
  • SG 553 | Aloha
  • XM1014 | Oxide Blaze
  • Glock-18 | Moonrise
  • Negev | Lionfish
  • Nova | Wild Six
  • MAG-7 | SWAG-7
  • UMP-45 | Arctic Wolf
  • AUG | Stymphalian
  • AWP | Mortis
  • USP-S | Cortex
  • M4A4 | Neo-Noir
  • MP7 | Bloodsport
  • Exceedingly Rare Special Item, such as Karambit | Lore

Chroma 3 Case

Just like the Chroma 2, you can’t lose with the Chroma 3 case! Every single skin, in this case, is one that is worth having in your possession. They are all wonderfully designed and look awesome to use. If you want to invest in a case with the best odds, the Chroma 3 is one that you need to consider.

Case Contents:

  • Dual Berettas | Ventilators
  • G3SG1 | Orange Crash
  • M249 | Spectre
  • MP9 | Bioleak
  • P2000 | Oceanic
  • Sawed-Off | Fubar
  • SG 553 | Atlas
  • CZ75-Auto | Red Astor
  • Galil AR | Firefight
  • SSG 08 | Ghost Crusader
  • Tec-9 | Re-Entry
  • XM1014 | Black Tie
  • AUG | Fleet Flock
  • P250 | Asiimov
  • UMP-45 | Primal Saber
  • PP-Bizon | Judgement of Anubis
  • M4A1-S | Chantico’s Fire
  • Exceedingly Rare Special Item, such as Falchion Knife | Rust Coat

Danger Zone Case

No Man's Sky Beyond

Introduced in the incredibly-impactful Danger Zone update, this case offers another great selection of skins to vie for. The Asiimov skin for the AK-47 is our personal favorite of the bunch and looks so good. Another standout is the Neo-Noir skin for the AWP. Even the lower-tiered skins of the case are still highly sought after by players.

Case Contents:

  • MP9 | Modest Threat
  • Glock-18 | Oxide Blaze
  • Nova | Wood Fired
  • M4A4 | Magnesium
  • Sawed-Off | Black Sand
  • SG 553 | Danger Close
  • Tec-9 | Fubar
  • G3SG1 | Scavenger
  • Galil AR | Signal
  • MAC-10 | Pipe Down
  • P250 | Nevermore
  • USP-S | Flashback
  • UMP-45 | Momentum
  • Desert Eagle | Mecha Industries
  • MP5-SD | Phosphor
  • AK-47 | Asiimov
  • AWP | Neo-Noir
  • Exceedingly Rare Special Item, such as Gut Knife | Damascus Steel

Revolver Case

For the pistol enthusiasts, this case offers you some of the best skins for pistols. The case comes with 2 Revolver, a Tec-9, a Five-Seven, a P2000, and a Deagle skin, so you can feel good about walking away from opening this case with something you want. Even the non-pistol skins are great, so the odds are really working in your favor.

Case Contents:

  • R8 Revolver | Crimson Web
  • AUG | Ricochet
  • Desert Eagle | Corinthian
  • P2000 | Imperial
  • Sawed-Off | Yorick
  • SCAR-20 | Outbreak
  • PP-Bizon | Fuel Rod
  • Five-SeveN | Retrobution
  • Negev | Power Loader
  • SG 553 | Tiger Moth
  • Tec-9 | Avalanche
  • XM1014 | Teclu Burner
  • AK-47 | Point Disarray
  • G3SG1 | The Executioner
  • P90 | Shapewood
  • M4A4 | Royal Paladin
  • R8 Revolver | Fade
  • Exceedingly Rare Special Item, such as Bayonet | Boreal Forest

Spectrum 2 Case

Bubble Bobble villain Baron von Blubba

The offerings, in this case, are unique for the simple fact that there are skins for both the AK and M4 in this case, which isn’t common. Even less common is that both skins look good, and both of the skins in this case are great! You combine those with skins for the Sawed-Off, Tec-9, CZ75-Auto, MP9, and more, and you’re looking at good returns.

Case Contents:

  • Sawed-Off | Morris
  • AUG | Triqua
  • G3SG1 | Hunter
  • Glock-18 | Off World
  • MAC-10 | Oceanic
  • Tec-9 | Cracked Opal
  • SCAR-20 | Jungle Slipstream
  • MP9 | Goo
  • SG 553 | Phantom
  • CZ75-Auto | Tacticat
  • UMP-45 | Exposure
  • XM1014 | Ziggy
  • PP-Bizon | High Roller
  • M4A1-S | Leaded Glass
  • R8 Revolver | Llama Cannon
  • AK-47 | The Empress
  • P250 | See Ya Later
  • Exceedingly Rare Special Item, such as M9 Bayonet | Bright Water

Shattered Web Case

The skins in this case are worthwhile due to the simple fact of how artistic they are. Nearly all of these skins are some kind of graffiti-style skin, and the AWP skin is one of the most coveted skins in the game for its post-apocalyptic look.

Case Contents:

  • MP5-SD | Acid Wash
  • Nova | Plume
  • G3SG1 | Black Sand
  • R8 Revolver | Memento
  • Dual Berettas | Balance
  • SCAR-20 | Torn
  • M249 | Warbird
  • PP-Bizon | Embargo
  • AK-47 | Rat Rod
  • AUG | Arctic Wolf
  • MP7 | Neon Ply
  • P2000 | Obsidian
  • Tec-9 | Decimator
  • SG 553 | Colony IV
  • SSG 08 | Bloodshot
  • AWP | Containment Breach
  • MAC-10 | Stalker
  • Exceedingly Rare Mystery Item

CS20 Case

Jirachi in front of a rocky background

Our final case on this list is the case designed for the 20th anniversary of the game. When released, Valve lets players submit community designs for the best ones to be chosen. Because of this, every single skin is something special and one that you should try for. They were designed by players to honor the game, and that is pretty cool.

Case Contents:

  • MAG-7 | Popdog
  • SCAR-20 | Assault
  • Tec-9 | Flash Out
  • MAC-10 | Classic Crate
  • Dualies | Elite 1.6
  • FAMAS | Decommissioned
  • Glock | Sacrifice
  • M249 | Aztec
  • Five-Seven | Buddy
  • P250 | Inferno
  • UMP-45 | Plastique
  • MP5 | Agent
  • P90 | Nostalgia
  • MP9 | Hydra
  • AUG | Death By Puppy
  • FAMAS | Commemoration
  • AWP | Wildfire
  • Exceedingly Rare Special Item, such as the Classic Knife | Fade

There’s really not a case that you can go wrong with here; they all bring something great to the table and offer great selections of possible skins. While not knowing for sure what you are going to get can be frustrating, all of these cases do a lot to help with that.

You simply can’t lose with these cases.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is available now on PC.