5 Best Cases to Open in CS2 [2024 Ranking]

Updated on April 23, 2024
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See the top 5 must-open cases in CS2, including the Operation Bravo Case, and the rare ESL One Cologne 2014 Cobblestone Souvenir Package.

5 Best Cases to Open in CS2 [2024 Ranking]

Operation Bravo Case

The Operation Bravo Case was introduced on September 19, 2013, as an addition to the Operation Bravo update. This case was known for its higher price years ago, and that can be credited to one of the skins within it. The AK-47 Fire Serpent and Desert Eagle Golden Koi were the stars of this case, but the Fire Serpent quickly became one of the most expensive skins in CS2.

As a result of the Fire Serpent’s notoriety, players would trade in 10 Classified rarity weapons from the Bravo Case for a chance to get either the Fire Serpent or Golden Koi. People obviously hoped for the Fire Serpent, as it netted them a big chunk of profit

ESL One Cologne 2014 Cobblestone Souvenir Package

Players who watched the ESL One Cologne major in 2014 got the opportunity to acquire this case and then the slim chance to unbox an AWP Dragon Lore and M4A1-S Knight. The Dragon Lore is an exceedingly rare and special item, it immediately became one of the best CS2 skins, but the chance of unboxing it was nearly impossible. This is why players resorted to trading up Classified M4A1-S Knights in an attempt to get their hands on the Dragon Lore.

Glove Case

The Glove Case was introduced to CS:GO on November 28, 2016, and its selling feature were the all-new Glove skins. Traffic and hype in the skin community was somewhat stagnant prior to the release of this case, and Valve most likely wanted to diversify their collection of in-game skins. The Glove collection did just that.

The prices of these Gloves immediately shot up, as they were similar in rarity to knives. However, you could only unbox gloves via the Glove Case in 2016, so the price of better gloves exceeded even the prettiest of knives back then. Although you can unbox gloves from more cases now, the prices are about the same or even higher

The rarest and most expensive pair of gloves in this collection are the Vice Sport Gloves, and the best minimal wear float version goes for $9,000 on the market. Factory new versions of these gloves have yet to appear on the market, but I am waiting until they come out so I can pair them with my karambit skins.

CS20 Case

The CS20 Case was released on October 18, 2019, with the Cache and Release update. The release of this case commemorated Counter-Strike’s 20th Anniversary, and it introduced the Classic Knife skin to CS:GO.

Counter-Strike veterans were very excited for this, so people were naturally happy when the update dropped. The Classic Knives were released with the same designs as the original CS:GO Weapon Case knives, and the prices are about the same. In conclusion, this update may have not intrigued newer players as much, but it definitely stands as a piece of memorabilia from Counter-Strike’s vast history.