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Damage Guide in CS2



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Players are often curious: Do skins age? And more importantly, does the wear and tear on older skins affect weapon performance? We’re here to delve into these questions and more. Let’s kick things off by understanding the basics, then we’ll explore how damage impacts skin pricing. In other words, we’ll help you grasp how certain characteristics can elevate or diminish a skin’s value. Finally, we’ll showcase some of the best skins that maintain their appeal even with visible damage. Here we go!

What Does Damage Mean in CS2?

When we talk about damage in CS2, we’re usually referring to the condition or wear level of the skin. If a skin is described as having “damage,” it means it’s not in perfect condition and might show signs of wear, scratches, or other imperfections.

What are Float Values and Wear Levels?

In CS2, the wear levels describe how skins look, going from perfect to really worn out, and float values are just numbers showing how much wear a skin has.

Factory New (FN): Skins in factory new condition look brand new without any visible wear and tear. They have vibrant colors and sharp details, making them highly sought-after and often priced the highest in the market due to their pristine condition. Players aim to get factory new skins by opening the best CS2 cases, as they’re valued highly and widely popular among the community.

Minimal Wear (MW): Minimal wear skins have minor signs of wear, like small scratches or abrasions. While not as flawless as factory new skins, they still look pretty good and are sought after by players, retaining a good portion of their value.

Field-Tested (FT): Field-tested skins show moderate wear with noticeable scratches and scuffs. Despite these imperfections, they remain visually appealing and are usually more budget-friendly than factory new or minimal wear skins. Field-tested skins offer a balance between looks and affordability.

Well-Worn (WW): Well-worn skins have significant wear and tear, with noticeable damage and fading. They may look dull or faded compared to factory new skins.

Battle-Scarred (BS): Battle-scarred skins are heavily worn with extensive damage, scratches, and wear marks. They often have an aged appearance, showing significant deterioration in visual quality.

As mentioned, “float values” is a related term that you will frequently encounter when analyzing certain skins. They refer to numerical values assigned to cosmetic items such as skins. These values represent the degree of wear, damage, or aging that a skin has undergone.

Factory New – 0 – 0.07

Minimal Wear – 0.07 – 0.15

Field-Tested – 0.15 – 0.38

Well-Worn – 0.38 – 0.45

Battle-Scarred – 0.45 – 1

Do Skins Age or Tear?

No! Skins in games like CS2 don’t actually age or degrade over time. Once they’re assigned a float value, they maintain that condition indefinitely. So, even if a skin sees heavy use in-game, it won’t transition from a factory new state to a battle-scarred one. Each skin keeps its assigned float value regardless of how much it’s used.

How Damaged and New Skins Differ in Pricing

The pricing of skins in CS2 is heavily influenced by their float values. Skins with lower float values, indicating a new or minimal wear condition, are generally priced higher than those with higher float values, which suggest more damage or wear. This pricing difference stems from the perception of rarity and desirability among players. New or minimally damaged skins are often considered more attractive and valuable, leading to higher demand and subsequently higher prices in the market. Conversely, skins with noticeable wear or damage are perceived as less desirable and are priced lower to reflect their diminished appeal.

The Best Examples of Damaged Skins in CS2

We’ve observed that damage typically lowers skin prices, but there’s an interesting twist—some skins actually appear better with a touch of wear and tear. Shall we explore a few examples of these skins? Yes, here are they:

Karambit | Gamma Doppler

The Karambit | Gamma Doppler boasts a cool design with colors that change across the blade, making it really stand out. When we talk about float values, they show how worn the skin is, with lower values meaning it’s in better condition, like Factory New or Minimal Wear. This means you get to see its bright colors and detailed patterns at their best.

AK-47 | Bloodsport

The AK-47 | Bloodsport first appeared in the game on March 15, 2017, boasting a design inspired by sports themes. Painted in red, gray, and white, this rifle is available in all conditions except Battle-Scarred, with Float Values ranging from 0.00 to 0.45. It’s categorized as Covert quality, offers a StatTrak option, and belongs to the “Bloodsport” series.

AK47 | Fuel Injector

The next skin is also from AK47 series. The Fuel Injector stands out with its futuristic design and is widely loved as one of the coolest AK-47 skins ever. It’s pretty rare to come across it in regular gameplay because it’s classified as Covert. You can find this skin in any condition, from perfect to heavily used, with a Float Value between 0.00 and 1.00. The skin additionally can be acquired from, one of the best cases in CS2, Wildfire Case.

FAMAS | Eye of Athena

The FAMAS | Eye of Athena has a design inspired by Greek mythology, showing the eye of the goddess Athena in bright blue colors. It’s in the “Classified” rarity category, so it’s easy for players to get their hands on. Its cool and distinctive design has caught the attention of some pro players, but it’s not as widely used as some other top-tier skins in global matches.

M4A1-S | Black Lotus

The M4A1-S | Black Lotus is worth mentioning too. Yes it’s one of those skins that actually look better with some damage. It’s moderately priced, averaging around $25. Being classified as covert, it’s priced fairly, right? You can find it in all wear levels, and you can get it by opening the Kilowatt Case.


That wraps up our CS2 damage chapter! 🙂 But seriously, we’ve covered damages and float values extensively. Just remember, they’re fundamental yet easy-to-grasp concepts, especially if you’re into skins. If you’re having trouble distinguishing them for now, don’t worry, it’ll become second nature the more you play. Now, go ahead and enjoy your game!

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