CS2 skin worth around $1 million finally discovered after 10 years: AK-47 Blue Gem

Calum Patterson
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An ultra-rare, never-before-seen AK-47 Case Hardened skin in Counter-Strike has finally been discovered, after over 10 years of never being in existence. The exact skin is a one-of-one, and is estimated to be worth around $1 million, if put up for sale.

Skins in CS2 come in countless variations, based on the weapon type, pattern, float (wear) and more. In particular, Case Hardened skins come in a rare type called Blue Gem – where the majority of the weapon is covered in a shiny blue patina.

These are often the rarest and most expensive items in the game. For example, the owner of a rare Blue Gem knife was offered over $1.5 million to sell it – and turned it down.

Now, an equally rare Blue Gem has been found, this time for the AK-47, CS2’s best and most popular weapon, and as it’s also a one-of-one, has an insane valuation.

Despite the Case Hardened AK-47 skin being added to CS:GO back in 2013, no one had ever unboxed or crafted a StatTrak, Factory New, 661 pattern version. Although multiple StatTrack 661 Pattern AK’s exist in ‘Minimal Wear’ condition, the ‘Factory New’ Version had never been found.

Then, suddenly, on June 15, a new skin appeared on the database of Chinese trading site Buff, finally confirming the existence of the almost mythical AK-47 Case Hardened StatTrak Factory New 661 pattern.

Popular Twitch streamer ohnePixel posted about the discovery on X/Twitter, estimating the value of the skin, if the owner were to sell, at between $800,000 and $1 million.

However, given the hype surrounding the item, there’s no reason to say it couldn’t even eclipse that figure.

Despite this sky-high price, it still would not be the most valuable skin in Counter-Strike, a crown still firmly worn by the 387 Pattern Karambit Case Hardened, with its estimated value of over $1.5 million.

It’s also currently unclear who owns the skin, and it may be held in a private inventory. The weapon has no stickers applied either, which can greatly influence the value. For example, a Minimal Wear version of the StatTrak 661 set a new record for a public sale at over $400,000 in 2022.

About The Author

Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he's also an expert in popular shooters like Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at calum.patterson@dexerto.com.