Guess How Much This Counter-Strike Skin Just Sold For

Zinger Key Points
  • A unique Counter-Strike skin sold for over $1 million, setting a new record.
  • Known as the Blue Gem AK-47, it had been hidden for over a decade.

In a record-breaking transaction, a Counter-Strike skin has just sold for over $1 million, making it the most expensive skin ever sold publicly in the game’s history.

According to Insider Gaming, the exact sale amount wasn’t revealed, but it’s confirmed to be “more than $1 million.” This highly sought-after item is a StatTrak Factory New AK-47 Blue Gem (Pattern 661), a unique skin that had remained hidden for over a decade.

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In January 2024, this exclusive Blue Gem AK-47 resurfaced, with many speculating it was originally unboxed from a CS weapon case.

Such a discovery could have instantly transformed an average gamer into a millionaire, but it’s believed a collector held the skin for several years. In 2022, a slightly worn version of this skin sold for $400,000.

Jake Lucky, a well-known figure in the gaming community, broke the news on social media, sharing an eye-catching montage of the weapon.

Counter-Strike skins have often been dubbed the “OG NFTs,” with their value far outlasting many popular NFTs.

For example, last year, a player unboxed a rare Blue Gem Karambit knife worth $150,000 just weeks into playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Similarly, a wealthy Chinese collector once bought a rare AK-47 skin for $160,000.

These high-value transactions underscore the unique status and enduring appeal of top-tier Counter-Strike skins within the gaming community. Unlike most NFTs, the value of these skins has not only persisted but continues to grow, making them a fascinating phenomenon in the gaming world.

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