Since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive first added Operation Payback in April of 2013, hundreds of operation skins have been released from the 11 operations in the game's history.
These operations are responsible for some of the most popular and expensive skins in the game's history, so let's look at some of them and their price. All prices are based on BitSkins prices in U.S. Dollars and range from Battle Scarred to StatTrak Factory New unless otherwise noted.
Operation Payback: None
Unfortunately, no skins exist from the original Operation Payback, as they were not created until the operation ended in August 2013. However, we can only assume that if Operation Payback did come with some weapon skins, they would be some of the most notorious and expensive today.
Operation Bravo: AK-47 | Fire Serpent
The most expensive skin from Global Offensive's second operation, Operation Bravo, is the AK-47 | Fire Serpent. The skin features the stock AK-47 colors with a Fire Serpent painted on top of the middle of the gun. Its float is capped at a minimum of 0.06, making the skin almost impossible to find in Factory New, and a maximum of 0.76. The skin ranges from $383 to $9,000 and remains one of the most expensive skins in the game.
Operation Phoenix: AWP | Asiimov
While the AWP | Asiimov is significantly less expensive than the Fire Serpent, it still boasts similar popularity. In its time, the skin was used by the best AWPers of professional Counter-Strike, and the white, orange and black color scheme of the skin remains extremely recognizable to this day. The Asiimov has a unique float range between 0.18 and 1, making the skin only possible in Field Tested, Well Worn, and Battle-Scarred conditions. It ranges from a price of $54 to $207.
Operation Breakout: M4A1-S | Cyrex (Battle-Scarred)
Once again, the most expensive skin from CS: GO's 4th operation, Operation Breakout, is significantly cheaper than its predecessors. The skin features a high-tech red, white, and black design and has a maximum float cap of 0.5, making Battle Scarred versions of the Cyrex quite rare. It ranges from a price of $13 to $72.
Operation Vanguard: AK-47 | Wasteland Rebel
The most expensive skin from Operation Vanguard is yet another AK-47 skin, this one less high tier than the Fire Serpent but still quite expensive and famous. The AK-47 | Wasteland Rebel looks like a worn-out, old AK-47 with graffiti. However, despite its drab look, it still boasts an impressive price range of $20 to $1100.
Operation Bloodhound: AWP | Hyper Beast
Operation Bloodhound's most expensive skin barely beats its second most expensive: the Aquamarine Revenge, by a slim margin of a few dollars. The skin features a mythic beast painted bright colors on top of a navy blue background. It ranges from a price of $18 to $199.
Operation Wildfire: AK-47 | Fuel Injector
Once again, the most expensive skin from CS: GO's 7th operation, Operation Wildfire, is an AK-47 skin. The bright yellow and black Fuel Injector is a covert rifle skin in the Operation Wildfire Case. The skin features a custom-painted magazine that adds to the main body's machinery vibe and ranges from $65 to $625.
Operation Hydra: AWP | Oni Taiji
The AWP | Oni Taiji is one of the more unique AWP skins available in Global Offensive, with its unique royal purple base and imagery of a samurai on a bright background. Like the Cyrex, the Oni Taiji has a maximum float cap of 0.5 and ranges from a price of $173 to $710.
Operation Shattered Web: AWP | Containment Breach
The most expensive skin from Operation Shattered Web makes back-to-back AWP skins as we near the end of our list. However, the Containment Breach is quite different from the Oni Taiji. The skin features a bright neon green display of mutated rats in a glowing radioactive forest and ranges from $28 to $550.
Operation Broken Fang: M4A1-S | Printstream
The most expensive skins in CS: GO's penultimate operation makes the second M4A1-S skin in this article. The pearlescent black and white design Printstream is an extremely loved design within the community. The skin ranges from $73 to $750, making it one of the more expensive M4A1-S skins.
Operation Riptide: Desert Eagle | Ocean Drive
Incredibly, the final addition to our list of the most expensive skins from each CS: GO's 11 operations is not one of the significant rifles used in-game. Instead, it is a highly popular Desert Eagle that features an array of bright neon colors with small shapes layered on top. The skin ranges from a price of $8 to $250.
We hope you enjoyed looking at each operation's most expensive and popular skins. As one might expect, all but one of the most expensive skins was either an AWP, AK-47, or M4A1-S, as they are the most popular skins in the game. Please feel free to explore further and purchase any of these skins for prices far below the Steam Community Market on bitskins.com.
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