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Containers are a type of item exclusive to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. When opened, they will provide a player with a cosmetic item, randomly selected from the container's selection of cosmetic items, with those of higher rarity having a smaller chance to appear.

Weapon Cases

The CS:GO Weapon Case, the first weapon case in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Weapon Cases were introduced in the Arms Deal update. Players have a chance to receive weapon cases as a drop after each completed game on a VAC secured server.

In order to open a weapon case, the player requires a matching key which can be bought in-game. Alternatively tradable keys can be bought from another player via the Steam Market, but these tradable keys are limited in quanity. Tradable keys were removed in the Key Change update on October 28th, 2019, which made all future keys restricted to the purchasing account. Each weapon case contains a collection of weapon skins ranging from Mil-Spec (rare) skins to exceedingly rare knife skins. Unique to weapon cases, there is also a chance to receive a StatTrak™ version of the weapon skin you receive.

Types of weapon cases include:

  • Black - Valve created weapon skins requiring a CS:GO Case Key
  • eSports - Valve created weapon skins requiring an eSports Key, with a portion of proceeds supporting the CS:GO eSports scene.
  • Yellow - Community created weapon skins requiring unique keys with a portion of the proceeds going to support the skins' authors


On September 11, 2017, Perfect World CS:GO Team released information regarding the probability of item quality available from Weapon Cases, in accordance with policy from the Ministry of Culture mandating that Chinese video games with lootbox-type microtransactions need to announce their loot quality stats.[1]

The probability of items received in a weapon case are calculated under the following rules:

  • From Mil-Spec items to Covert items, the relative probability of getting an item one grade higher than the current grade is 1:5.
  • For Rare Special Items, its relative probability to Covert items is 2:5.
  • Different items of the same quality will have the same chance to appear.
  • Any items that have a StatTrak variant will have a 1/10 chance of coming with one.[2]

In percentage forms, the probability of individual item grades are as follows:[3]

Quality Normal Variant Probability StatTrak Variant Probability
Rare Special Items 0.25575% 0.02558%
Covert 0.63939% 0.6394%
Classified 3.19693% 0.31969%
Restricted 15.98465% 1.59847%
Mil-Spec 79.92327% 7.99233%

The probability of individual items in each item grade is then divided equally for all available items. The properties of the item itself (e.g. float & wear values) are further randomized.

Sticker Capsules

The Sticker Capsule, featuring the very first player applicable stickers in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Sticker Capsules are a type of container in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Dropped sticker capsules require a corresponding sticker capsule key to be used in order to be opened. When opened, the player will receive a random sticker from the capsule contents.

The types of sticker capsules include:

  • Key Capsules - The first three sticker capsules in Global Offensive dropped to players after matches on VAC secure servers. They required keys to open & have a small lock on the front. The Sticker Capsule & Sticker Capsule 2 shared the same key.
  • Shop Capsules - After briefly experimenting with coupon drops in the Community Sticker Collection 2, which had no capsule. Valve would transition to direct in-game sticker sales for many community stickers with no capsule & also created the Enfu Sticker Capsule, which does not require a key to open. These are the traditional capsules you will see added to Global Offensive today, like the Battlefield 2042 Sticker Capsule.
  • Event Capsules - Event based stickers sold directly for a limited time from the in-game store, during major tournaments or events with the proceeds being shared amongst the eSports organizations & teams who qualified. These capsules do not require a key to open.

Souvenir Packages

The DreamHack 2013 Souvenir Package, the first souvenir package in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Souvenir Packages are a type of container dropped during a championship match in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Since the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, souvenirs can only be purchased by using souvenir tokens.

Unlike other containers, they do not need any key to be used or opened. When opened, they drop a Souvenir quality weapon skin with one or more tournament stickers already applied.

Graffiti Boxes

Patch Packs

CS:GO Patch Pack, the first Patch pack in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Patch Packs are a type of container in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Patch packs can be purchased from the In-game Store, though some patches are exclusive as operation rewards.

They do not require a key to open. Once opened they will drop a patch which can be applied to an agent.

Collectable Pin Packs

Music Kits


Prime Drops

Only available for players with the prime status upgrade, the prime drops are cases which are typically released recently. The Recoil Case is the most recent addition to the prime drops pool.

Store Only

Store offers are available through either the In-game Store, or through an operation store (if an operation is active).

In-game Store

Rare series

Often incorrectly referred to as "discontinued", rare series are available as drops to prime players only. These are dropped far less often than the Active series drops.

Retired series

Retired series are discontinued. They either no longer drop, or have been removed from the In-game Store, Operation store, or Major store. Whilst these series can still be purchased through the Community Market, their supply is finite.

* Formerly available only as in-game offer
** Dropped only during event
*** Non-container (gift item type), available only as in-game offer during the winter holidays


  • Opening containers is restricted in Netherlands and Belgium[4].
  • In France containers can no longer be purchased from Steam Community Market, but can still be sold[5].

Behind the scenes

  • In game files, an unused model for a weapon crate can be found, named weapon_crate_a.mdl, suggest that it could be possible to inspect a container model. The feature was later added to the game along with an opening animation in the Panorama UI update.



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