CS2/CSGO Case Unboxing Report

Which CS2 weapon cases are currently dropping? Here, we look at all the CSGO case unboxing statistics you need to know.

If you are already familiar with the CSGO case stats viewer, you’ll be aware that weapon case drops are categorized into three groups: Prime, Rare, and Discontinued. Any weapon cases can potentially be marked as rare. For instance, the CS:GO Weapon Case is described as a rare drop – and, as this title suggests, has a very low drop rate.

Previously guidelines stated that when a new case was released, it was initially only ever dropped in the Prime Drop Pool. As such, the oldest case in the prime drop pool would then be transferred to the non-prime drop pool. Following on from this, the oldest case in the non-prime pool was then moved to the rare drop pool – often erroneously referred to as ‘discontinued’.

Prime Drops

Prime drops are only available to players with Prime Status on their CS2 account. These drops usually include the most recently introduced weapon cases – such as Kilowatt, Revolution, Recoil, Dreams & Nightmares, and Fracture cases.

You can achieve Prime Status by purchasing the Prime Status Upgrade from the Steam store. Previously, you could achieve this by reaching Profile Level 21 in CS:GO – but that was before the ‘Adjustments to Non-Prime’ update on June 3, 2021.

The Kilowatt Case is the latest addition to the Prime Drop pool.

Here are the current prime drops available for CS2:

  • Kilowatt Case
    • Consumer Grade Container
    • Offers starting from $1.32
    • Introduced: February 6, 2024
  • Revolution Case
    • Consumer Grade Container
    • Offers starting from $0.25
    • Introduced: February 9, 2023
  • Recoil Case
    • Consumer Grade Container
    • Offers starting from $0.16
    • Introduced: July 1, 2022
  • Dreams & Nightmares Case
    • Consumer Grade Container
    • Offers starting from $0.70
    • Introduced: January 20, 2022
  • Fracture Case
    • Consumer Grade Container
    • Offers starting from $0.20
    • Introduced: August 6, 2020

Rare Cases

Rare cases, sometimes mistakenly referred to as ‘discontinued,’ are also accessible to prime players and include cases that were released years ago or previously only available to operation pass holders. These cases, as the name suggests, drop rarely, with some players reporting receiving a ‘rare’ case drop only once a year, which shows there’s around a 1% probability. The following cases are marked as rare for all players:

  • Snakebite Case
  • Prisma 2 Case
  • CS20 Case
  • Prisma Case
  • Danger Zone Case
  • Horizon Case
  • Clutch Case
  • Spectrum 2 Case
  • Operation Hydra Case
  • Spectrum Case
  • Glove Case
  • Gamma 2 Case
  • Gamma Case
  • Chroma 3 Case
  • Operation Wildfire Case
  • Revolver Case
  • Shadow Case
  • Falchion Case
  • Chroma 2 Case
  • Chroma Case
  • Operation Vanguard Weapon Case
  • Operation Breakout Weapon Case
  • Huntsman Weapon Case
  • Operation Phoenix Weapon Case
  • CS:GO Weapon Case 3
  • Winter Offensive Weapon Case
  • CS:GO Weapon Case 2
  • Operation Bravo Case
  • CS:GO Weapon Case

Discontinued Cases

Finally, we have discontinued cases – which are no longer dropped and can only be obtained through the Steam Community Market or via trading.

Though not officially confirmed, most people in the CS2 community believe that the eSports cases from 2013 to 2014 have been discontinued since they were initially intended to raise funds for major prize pools.

Cases from Operations Shattered Web, Broken Fang, and Riptide were discontinued after their respective operations came to an end. These cases do not seem to drop as part of the ‘Rare’ drop pool and are thus classified as discontinued.

  • Operation Riptide Case
  • Operation Broken Fang Case
  • Shattered Web Case
  • eSports 2014 Summer Case
  • eSports 2013 Winter Case
  • eSports 2013 Case

Non-Prime Drops

Non-Prime drops stopped being available on June 3, 2021, and are no longer accessible through the weekly drop system. This section is retained for historical purposes.

Previously, Non-Prime weapon case drops were only available to players who didn’t have Prime Status on their CS:GO account. However, with the CS:GO update ‘Adjustments to Non-Prime’ on June 3, 2021, the non-prime drop pool was actually discontinued.

Non-Prime players no longer receive drops of weapon cases, skins, or graffiti. Additionally, you can no longer achieve Prime status for free by reaching Profile Level 21.

The CS20, Horizon, Spectrum 2, Gamma 2, Chroma 3, and Revolver cases have been relocated to the ‘Rare’ drop pool.

  • CS20 Case
  • Horizon Case
  • Spectrum 2 Case
  • Gamma 2 Case
  • Chroma 3 Case
  • Revolver Case

Operation Weapon Cases

Operation Weapon Cases are initially only accessible to operation pass holders for the duration of the operation. Following Operations Bravo through Wildfire, these cases then became available as drops to all players after the operation ended. However, recent operations like Hydra, Shattered Web, and Broken Fang immediately discontinued these cases when the operation ended – which led to increased rarity and value.

If you don’t have an active operation pass, you can acquire these weapon cases from the Steam Community Market, trading, or third-party marketplaces.

Operation Riptide Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $4.08
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021

Operation Broken Fang Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $3.34
  • Introduced: December 3, 2020

Shattered Web Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Starting price from $2.75
  • Introduced: November 18, 2019

Operation Hydra Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $6.12
  • Introduced: May 23, 2017

Operation Wildfire Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $1.61
  • Introduced: February 17, 2016

Falchion Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $0.66
  • Introduced: May 26, 2015

Operation Vanguard Weapon Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $2.01
  • Introduced: November 11, 2014

Operation Breakout Weapon Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $4.99
  • Introduced: July 1, 2014

Operation Phoenix Weapon Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $2.12
  • Introduced: February 20, 2014

Operation Bravo Case

  • Consumer Grade Container
  • Offers starting from $35.20
  • Introduced: September 19, 2013

Operation Payback

Operation Payback, the very first CS:GO operation, notably did not introduce an exclusive weapon case, making it the only CSGO operation that didn’t offer this feature.

Operation Bravo

During Operation Bravo (September 19, 2013 – February 5, 2014), the Operation Bravo Case was accessible to all players, whether they had the operation pass or not. However, pass holders did have a much better chance of obtaining a Bravo case drop.

Operation Phoenix

The Operation Phoenix Weapon Case was only available throughout the duration of Operation Phoenix.

Operation Vanguard

Similarly, the Operation Vanguard Weapon Case was only obtainable during Operation Vanguard.

Operation Bloodhound

Operation Bloodhound saw the introduction of the Falchion Case – which was the first one not to use the operation’s name. Instead, it was named after the new Falchion knife it introduced.

Operation Wildfire

The Operation Wildfire Case was only available throughout Operation Wildfire. After the operation ended, the case then became accessible to all players – and it was the final operation case to follow this pattern.

Operation Hydra

Operation Hydra introduced the Operation Hydra Case, notable for being limited to a maximum of 9 cases per player. This made it rare – which in turn led to increased case values, rivalled only by the Bravo case.

When Operation Hydra came to an end, the case transitioned immediately to the rare drop pool.

Operation Shattered Web

Operation Shattered Web featured the Shattered Web Case, which was distributed only to players through the introduced battle pass system. Unlike the Falchion Case from Operation Bloodhound, it did include the operation’s name.

Operation Broken Fang

The Operation Broken Fang Case was only available to players with an activated Operation Premium Pass, which could be purchased from the Operation Broken Fang store within the CS:GO game client for 2 stars.

Operation Riptide

Similarly, the Operation Riptide Case was only available to players who had an activated Operation Premium Pass, which you can get from the Operation Riptide store within the CS:GO game client for two stars.

CS2 Case Probability

The probability of unboxing various rarities in CS2 cases is determined based on data collected from opening 125.12 cases. For StatTrak skins, the odds of unboxing these are 10% of the normal skin probabilities.

Rarity Normal Probability StatTrek Probability

Mil-spec 79.92% 7.99%

Restricted 15.98% 1.59%

Classified 3.2% 0.32%

Covert 0.64% 0.064%

Rare Special Item 0.26% 0.026%


StatTrak skins, exclusive to weapon cases, are identical to their normal counterparts, but they also include a digital six-digit counter attached to the weapon.

The counter goes up by one with each kill you make using the StatTrak skin – not including kills against bots. If another player uses your StatTrak weapon, the counter displays “ERROR” or “UNKNOWN USER,” and kills made by that player won’t be counted.

The counter will reset when you trade or sell the weapon skin on the Steam Community Market. However, the StatTrak counter’s value can be transferred to another StatTrak skin using the StatTrak™ Swap Tool, which you can buy in-game and on the Steam Community Market.

Release Dates

Valve rarely announces weapon cases in advance of their availability in-game – and as such, there have been very inconsistent release dates.

While the release date of the next CS2 weapon case remains unknown, recent trends suggest that they release approximately three cases per year. Typically, one case is released in Q1, another in Q3, and a third in Q4.

Year Weapon Cases Total

2024 Kilowatt Case 1

2023 Revolution Case 1

2022 Dreams & Nightmares Case, Recoil Case 2

2021 Snakebite Case, Operation Riptide Case 2

2020 Prisma 2 Case, Fracture Case, Operation Broken Fang Case 3

2019 Prisma Case, CS20 Case, Shattered Web Case 3

2018 Clutch Case, Horizon Case, Danger Zone Case 3

2017 Spectrum Case, Operation Hydra Case, Spectrum 2 Case 3

2016 Operation Wildfire Case, Chroma 3 Case, Gamma Case, 

Gamma 2 Case, Glove Case 5

2015 Chroma Case, Chroma 2 Case, Falchion Case, Shadow Case, 

Revolver Case 5

2014 CS:GO Weapon Case 3, Operation Phoenix Weapon Case, 

Huntsman Weapon Case Operation Breakout Weapon Case, 

eSports 2014 Summer Case, Operation Vanguard Weapon Case 6

2013 CS:GO Weapon Case, eSports 2013 Case, Operation Bravo Case,

CS:GO Weapon Case 2, eSports 2013 Winter Case, 

Winter Offensive Weapon Case 6

CSGO Case Opening Stats FAQs

What Does the Kilowatt Case Contain?

The Kilowatt Case in CS:GO contains a variety of weapon skins with a Kilowatt theme. These skins are basically cosmetic items that can change the appearance of weapons in the game. The Kilowatt Case offers different grades of skins, ranging from Consumer Grade to Covert. You’ll have the chance to unbox these skins by opening Kilowatt Cases or by buying them from the Steam Community Market.

Do I Need a Steam Account to Open a Case?

Yes, you’ll need to visit your Steam account to open a case in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. You can only open a case within the game client, which will need you to have a Steam account to access.

How Many Cases Are Opened Per Month

It has been calculated that around 30+ million boxes are unboxed per month, although this can fluctuate. For example, in September 2023, 31.1 million cases were unboxed, and in March 2023, around 39.5 million cases were unboxed.

How Do I Open a Case in CSGO?

To unbox a case in CS:GO, you’ll need to have access to cases and their corresponding keys. Then, go over to your inventory in the game and pick the case you want to open.

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