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Shattered Web CSGO skins already selling for insane prices

Published: 20/Nov/2019 13:31 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 14:16

by Jacob Hale

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Valve have added a brand new CSGO operation called Shattered Web to the game along with a bunch of new skins – which are already selling for truly insane prices.

Operation Shattered Web brought in a huge amount of changes to the first-person shooter, including five new multiplayer maps, a new Danger Zone map and an assortment of weapon nerfs and buffs.

The new update introduced a number of new skins for fans to get excited about, with the CSGO marketplace always a hotbed for making some money if you’re lucky enough to get a rare skin from a case.

Though, some of the prices people are paying for the Shattered Web skins seem a little excessive – reaching in excess of $1000 depending on the weapon the skin is attributed to.

ValveOperation Shattered Web released in mid-November, 2019, with a lot of new content.

Of the new skins, the most expensive so far is the AWP’s Gungnir skin, which has sold nine times thus far, the highest price being £1006, or just over $1300 dollars.

The Containment Breach AWP skin is also up for sale for up to $993.34, and The Prince AWP skin for up to $1,136.80.

Evidently, AWP skins are the most expensive, but the Wild Lotus AK-47 skin is at an asking price of $1,051 and the Stalker Mac-10 is also up for in excess of $200.

ValveThe Gungnir AWP Skin is currently most valuable on the market since Shattered Web released.

In the past, some skins have sold for tens of thousands of dollars, so $1000 doesn’t seem all too bad in comparison. Whether or not this new collection of cosmetics reach those heights remains to be seen.

The most expensive CSGO skin in history, though, was a Souvenir AWP with the Dragon Lore skin, complete with stickers marking some of the most prestigious teams, players and tournaments in Counter-Strike history. This includes Cloud9, G2, PGL and Skadoodle’s Boston Major 2018 MVP skin.

That AWP sold for $61,000 dollars, which is enough for a classy AMG Mercedes-Benz, a year’s rent in Manhattan or a beachfront lot in Belize.

So while the Shattered Web skins aren’t quite reaching $61,000 (yet), CSGO players will no doubt be opening cases over the next few days, desperately hoping to pick up a Gungnir AWP skin or a Wild Lotus skin for their AK-47.

If buying and selling skins isn’t really your thing, you can take a look at full patch notes for Operation Web Shattered and hope that the Krieg has finally seen the nerf it’s been waiting for.

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3kliksphilip claims CSGO’s Deagle doesn’t need buff despite player outrage

Published: 28/Nov/2020 3:33

by Andrew Amos

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Philip ‘3kliksphilip’ Dyer has weighed into the CS:GO Desert Eagle debate, saying that the $800 hand-cannon doesn’t need a buff like players have suggested. Instead, the popular YouTuber believes the gun is well-balanced.

The Desert Eagle is one of Counter-Strike’s most iconic guns. Countless plays have been made with the hand-cannon, from Happy’s Play of the Decade Ace, to Xizt’s huge clutch way back in the 1.6 days for Fnatic.

However, recently players have gotten in an uproar over the gun feeling weaker than it ever has before. Dozens of posts have skyrocketed to the top of the /r/globaloffensive subreddit, all claiming the Deagle doesn’t live up to its former glory.

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The Deagle has been put under the microscope by the community for being weaker than ever before, but 3kliksphilip believes the claims are baseless.

“The Desert Eagle is flawed. Not because it is overpowered or underpowered, but because its intention is missed by the developers. It is supposed to be a high skill, high reward type of gun. Yet that doesn’t seem to be the case,” one post by Woody_S said.

However, YouTuber 3kliksphilip has debunked these claims, saying they’re not backed by facts. They’re reliant on nostalgia, which doesn’t even really exist, to base a point that the Deagle needs a buff.

“I think it’s dangerous to see older games as to what CS:GO should aspire to imitate. Compared to any other game in existence, CS:GO’s weapons have been far more rigorously balanced to ensure they all serve some sort of purpose,” he said in a November 27 video.

“All those frags you’ve seen from pros are as much luck as anything else. There was one difference back then, and that was the second shot fired was just as precise as the first.”

He broke down the stats of the Deagle to prove his point. The gun is one of the most accurate in the game, beating out all other pistols, and even most of the rifles. While it’s never claimed to be the “most accurate,” it’s still “surprisingly accurate,” like the weapon’s description says.

“The gun has never claimed to be the most accurate in the game, not by a long shot. The Deagle does live up to its expectation of being surprisingly accurate though.”

Valve did try to fill the community niche for a sniper-like hand cannon in the R8 Revolver, but that missed the mark due to the long wind-up. Now, the community wants that ideal gun to be the Deagle, which Philip says is illogical.

“For what people want from the Deagle, you’d be better off making an entirely new weapon to fulfil these criteria. But Valve did make a new weapon ⁠— they made the Revolver, which players can opt for instead of a Deagle, but don’t because it’s a bit rubbish.”

R8 Revolver in CSGO
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The R8 Revolver has failed to fill the void CS:GO players want.

There has been a decent patch proposed by community modders. The Weapon Balance Mod’s latest update, which 3kliksphilip highlighted, would decrease the Deagle’s high damage drop off, while reducing its base damage and armor penetration to reward headshots.

While these changes won’t be making it into the game properly, at least for now, 3kliks wants the community to realise that the Deagle is in a better spot than ever before. He used a side-by-side of 1.6 vs CS:GO as a comparison, and the Deagle in the 2012 release is far more accurate.

“As far as competitive Counter-Strike goes, RNG has always had a part to play with the Deagle. Those wanting less of the random element should be praising the gun for the state that it’s in right now in CS:GO in 2020.”