You may have noticed all the cool weapon skins that other players use with their weapons. However, when you look at how much they cost, you may want to look for a way to get them without having to spend that much. Here are a couple of strategies you can try to get some skins for free.

Giveaways on YouTube and Twitch

If you’re really into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you will probably also enjoy watching content related to the game on YouTube and Twitch. Not only will this give you a chance to improve your game by watching how professionals do it, but there’s also a bit of a chance for you to get some free stuff. If you follow streamers regularly, you may have noticed that sometimes they will host giveaways for their followers and subscribers. This won’t always be possible but it’ll probably be worth it to keep an eye out for any giveaways. It will often be in the title and instructions on how you can take part will be given. This won’t be super consistent but you may get lucky.

In-Game Drops and Trading

You will sometimes get random drops when you level up in CS:GO. These are usually not very expensive but they are often usable skins. You can get better drops and crates roughly once every week. If you want to get some of the more expensive skins for free, you may want to save up some of these skins and trade for what you want. This may take some time but at least you can still use the random skins during the meantime.

Many players will also often attempt to get some of the more expensive skins by trading up to that point. You may have to save up a decent amount of skins and then start making a profit. CS:GO trading is a complex topic but the basics are simple enough. You need to figure out which items are in demand and how much they cost. You can do this by spending time in CS:GO trading subreddits on Reddit, as well as other community sites for CS:GO trading. After that, you’ll have to try to get items for lower than they usually cost and then sell them for at or near market value. You won’t get rich fast but, if you’re patient enough, you can build up a decently valuable inventory.

Donation Groups and Communities

One of the best things about this game is how strong the community is. While it can certainly be unsavory sometimes, this community can be pretty awesome too. There are loads of donation groups on Steam, which regularly perform raffles to give away skins and other items to new players. Sometimes, to enter these giveaways, you’ll have to perform certain tasks like watching a YouTube video or retweeting something. The ‘Donation Box’ group on Steam even allows users to request certain skins that they want. Similarly, the RandomActsofCSGO features loads of experienced community members who are willing to let go of some of their weapon skins to help out newer players.

Survey Sites and Games

Over the years, many websites have formed around the idea of earning free CS:GO skins by answering surveys, as well as playing small minigames with other players from around the world. There are some mobile apps that will allow you to complete tasks to earn points that you can use to redeem as Steam Wallet gift cards. Similarly, sites like allow you to earn coins that you can trade-in for CS:GO skins. You can earn these coins by completing some actions. These including watching videos, as well as by answering questions. Joining social media profile and Steam groups will also you to get additional coins. These websites will also host some giveaways for regular members, so they’re definitely worth checking out if you want some free skins.

Getting free CS:GO skins isn’t really a straightforward process and it may be pretty different for anyone who tries. Many of these methods rely at least partially on luck, so your mileage may vary on how fortunate you are. Overall, you will probably have the most success by using a mix of the methods highlighted in this article. This way, you’ll maximize your chances of getting a great free skin.


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