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

An example of a weapon case

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 or from someone else via the Steam Market. 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 when opening the case.

The 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 the proceeds going to support the CS:GO eSports gaming 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 Rare items (darker blue) to Ancient items (Red), the relative probability of getting an item one grade higher than the current grade is 1:5.
  • For ultra rare tier items (yellow), its relative probability to Ancient items (Red) 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
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

An example of a Sticker Capsule

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's sticker series.

The types of sticker capsules include:

  • Yellow - Valve created stickers received as a random drop requiring a yellow capsule key
  • Red - community created stickers received as a random drop requiring a red capsule key with a portion of the proceeds going to the authors of the stickers
  • Blue - event based stickers sold directly from the in-game store during major tournaments or events with the proceeds being shared amongst the organizations included

Souvenir Packages

An example of a Souvenir Package

Souvenir Packages are a type of container dropped during a championship match in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or purchased from the in-game store.

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

Collectible Pins Capsule

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StatTrak™ Radicals Box

Active series

* Available only as in-game offer

Rare series

Retired series

* 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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