Do CSGO skins carry over to Counter-Strike 2?

CSGO skins Counter-Strike 2

Counter-Strike players are desperate to find out if CSGO skins will carry over to Counter-Strike 2. Following the official reveal of Counter-Strike 2, here’s what fans need to know about skins and inventory.

After the reveal of Counter-Strike 2’s Summer 2023 release window, the question on everyone’s minds quickly turned to whether or not CSGO skins will carry over to CSGO 2.

Counter-Strike has cultivated a dedicated die-hard fan base whose interest in the game’s cosmetics is not to be underestimated. Some players have been collecting CSGO skins for over ten years, so naturally many were concerned with the state of their current inventory.

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Here’s what you need to know about Counter-Strike skins carrying over to Counter-Strike 2.

Will Counter-Strike skins & inventory transfer to CSGO 2?

Yes, Counter-Strike skins and inventory will carry over to Counter-Strike 2. Longtime Counter-Strike fans who have been building up a collection of skins and other inventory can breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Given the significance of CSGO skins and their monetary value in real life, many had already suspected that this would be the case. Nonetheless, Counter-Strike players will be relieved to hear from the devs on this topic before the Summer 2023 launch of CSGO 2.

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Thanks to the Counter-Strike 2 reveal blog, we know that you will be able to “bring your entire CS:GO inventory with you to Counter-Strike 2.”

The devs didn’t stop there as they went on to confirm that “Not only will you keep every item you’ve collected over the years, but they’ll all benefit from Source 2 lighting and materials.”

Counter-Strike 2 will utilize the Source 2 engine to deliver a brand-new look to the game fans know and love. From drastic lighting changes to the way in which elements such as water, smoke, and bullets interact with each other, players will experience a new dynamic environment.

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Therefore, players can look forward to finding out how their beloved skins and inventory will look with the visual upgrades in Counter-Strike 2. Check out our guide on how to play the CSGO 2 playtest to get an early look.

The devs also confirmed that some weapon models would also receive changes: “In addition to supporting legacy models and finishes, all stock weapons have been upgraded with high-resolution models, and some weapon finishes take advantage of these new models.”

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Ultimately, players will be pleased to hear that their collection of skins will transition with them from Counter-Strike to Counter-Strike 2.

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