5 Best Cheap Options for AK-47 Skins in CS2

Updated on April 22, 2024
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Let’s take a look at some of the cheaper, but still presentable options for AK-47 such as Phantom Disruptor and Blue Laminate!

5 Best Cheap Options for AK-47 Skins in CS2

AK-47 Phantom Disruptor

The design of the Phantom Disruptor is both creative and stylish. It's coated in a matte black finish, with an intricate monster design covering the entire gun. While it's not the cheapest skin out there, it's still one of the more affordable options among the usually pricey AK-47 classified skins.

For this skin, you don't need a Factory New or Minimal Wear version for it to look decent — Field-Tested is more than enough. It only costs $6.62, making it a great choice for budget-conscious players. It might not have the flashiness of a Neon Revolution or Neon Rider, but it’s definitely a solid option if you want something cool without breaking the bank.

AK-47 Cartel

The Cartel is unique in that it retains the classic look of the original AK-47 while adding its own distinctive design. The pattern covering the entire body features engravings of flowers, skulls, and snakes. Although it might seem simplistic at first glance, you can truly appreciate the complexity of the engravings when you look closer.

The quality doesn't degrade with this skin; only the color does, so I'd recommend going for the cheapest option available. There's really no reason not to pick up this budget-friendly classified AK-47 skin; it’s a great choice if you want something stylish yet affordable.

AK-47 Elite Build

The Elite Build design is one of the cleanest and most sought-after skins for lower-budget inventories. The gray and black color scheme creates a sleek look, and the orange accents add a nice touch that completes the entire design. Another great thing about this skin is that it's among the cheapest AK-47 skins, yet it doesn't compromise on style.

If you've got $5.50 to spare, you can go for a Factory New version. But if you're looking to save some cash, Minimal Wear ($2.30) and Field-Tested ($1.50) versions offer the same design at a fraction of the cost. It’s a great choice for someone who wants a quality skin without breaking the bank.

AK-47 Slate

This might be one of the simplest skin designs in CS2, but it's definitely one of my favorites for its sleekness. There's something about matte black designs that just exudes mystery and style, like a perfectly tailored suit. The solid black look is clean and versatile, making it a great addition to any inventory.

If you're considering which condition to get, you don't need to aim for Factory New or Minimal Wear — the quality doesn't degrade with lower condition. Well-Worn is the best choice for this skin because it's the cheapest option. You can enjoy the same sleek design without breaking the bank, making it a great pick for budget-conscious players.

AK-47 Blue Laminate

The Blue Laminate is a unique skin, mainly because of the memories it holds for many players. It’s been around since 2013, giving it a sort of nostalgic charm, and it remains somewhat popular to this day due to its reputation and affordable price. The design itself isn't particularly flashy, but the blue wooden pattern is what makes it stand out and is the main selling point.

The prices for this skin are a bit odd, with Minimal Wear often being the cheapest condition, and prices for lower conditions fluctuating quite a bit. But it doesn't really matter in the end because every condition offers a similar, if not nearly identical, quality. If you want a skin that carries a bit of CS2 history and has a classic yet subtle design, the Blue Laminate is a solid choice.