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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 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 recieve.

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 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

Probability

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

The Sticker Capsule, featuring the very first player applicable stickers in 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 Global Offensive.

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

Notes

  • 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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