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Trainwrecks makes expensive mistake with CSGO souvenir case

Published: 10/Sep/2019 12:21 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 13:07

by David Purcell

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by opening up an expensive Souvenir Package, only to find out seconds later why it was the worst decision he could have made. 

These Souvenir Packages are available to purchase in the popular first-person shooter game, offering up some of the most expensive and desirable weapons – while also plastering them in the highly-sought-after gold tournament stickers. 

The packages are only available during the Valve-sponsored Majors, but can be held until after the event is finished and placed on the Steam Community Market for a huge price. While these are expensive commodities to get ahold of, what’s inside can be worth so much more. 

Counter-Strike blogTrainwrecks decided to go for one of the MLG Columbus 2016 souvenir packages.

Unfortunately for Trainwrecks, though, his MLG Columbus 2016 Cobblestone Souvenir Package turned out to be exactly that – a train wreck. 

After splashing a whopping $175 on the pack, the Twitch streamer left viewers in suspense for a few moments and he built towards the final reveal of its contents. “Oh my god! Oh my god,” he said repeatedly as the package stared back at him on the screen, waiting to be opened. 

There are a number of extremely valuable weapons inside the package, but it chooses – at random – just one for the owner to take away from it. 

One of the best case scenarios at this point would have included the AWP Dragon Lore, which has variants that can sell on Steam for just over $1,400 – according to CS:GO Stash. Landing a weapon like that would pay for plenty of other Souvenir Packages in-game, or perhaps even a vacation for some people!

However, things couldn’t have gone down much worse than they did as a Souvenir UMP-45 Indigo was the weapon inside. 

For those that aren’t aware, the max price of this souvenir weapon is a mere $12.51 – according to CS:GO pricing at the time of writing. Not only did the player not get back a return on his investment, but this was a heavy loss and he couldn’t quite believe what was happening.

“Shall we get one more dude?” he joked, after taking a moment to let the disappointment sink in. 

While there might be some incredible things waiting inside these Souvenir Packages at times, it just goes to show how much of a gamble these can be. Maybe next time he’ll think twice about spending so much on one of them. 

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All new CSGO skins in Operation Broken Fang: four new collections

Published: 4/Dec/2020 3:20

by Andrew Amos

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The new CS:GO Operation Broken Fang has introduced nearly 100 skins into the game across four collections: Broken Fang, Ancient, Control, and Havoc. Here’s a peek at all of them, so you can try before you buy.

Operation Broken Fang has arrived, a year after the release of the previous one in Shattered Web. It comes jampacked full of content, including seven new maps, a battle pass, and the Retakes game mode.

It also comes with nearly 100 new skins spread across four different collections. Each of the Broken Fang, Ancient, Control, and Havoc skins have a distinctive theme.

Before you decide which ones you want to spend your hard-earned stars on, have a look right here.

Broken Fang Case

Broken Fang

Of course, there has to be a new case named after the operation. The Broken Fang Case has 17 new skins, including Covert skins for the M4A1-S and the Glock-18.

The case is a mix of themes, featuring the bright and bubbly Five-SeveN Fairy Tale, to the monochromatic SSG 08 Parallax.

  • M4A1-S | Printstream
  • Glock-18 | Neo-Noir
  • M4A4 | Cyber Security
  • USP-S | Monster Mashup
  • Five-SeveN | Fairy Tale
  • AWP | Exoskeleton
  • SSG 08 | Parallax
  • Dual Berettas | Dezastre
  • Nova | Clear Polymer
  • UMP-45 | Gold Bismuth
  • MP5-SD | Condition Zero
  • Galil AR | Vandal
  • P250 | Contaminant
  • CZ75-Auto | Vendetta
  • M249 | Deep Relief
  • G3SG1 | Digital Mesh
  • P90 | Cocoa Rampage

The Ancient Collection

The Ancient Collection

“Sneak in, run out, hit high and low.” That’s the motto behind the Ancient Collection, featuring patterns and relics from centuries past. It’s got a heavy focus on animal prints, including a sick Welcome to the Jungle Snake print for the M4A1-S.

These skins aren’t in any cases yet, so you’ll only find them through in-game drops or by purchasing them in the Operation Broken Fang store with stars.

  • M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle
  • AK-47 | Panthera Onca
  • P90 | Run And Hide
  • MAC-10 | Gold Brick
  • USP-S | Ancient Visions
  • XM1014 | Ancient Lore
  • AUG | Carved Jade
  • Galil AR | Dusk Ruins
  • FAMAS | Dark Water
  • Tec-9 | Blast From The Past
  • CZ75-Auto | Silver
  • P2000 | Panther Camo
  • MP7 | Tall Grass
  • G3SG1 | Ancient Ritual
  • R8 Revolver | Night
  • SSG 08 | Jungle Dashed
  • SG 553 | Lush Ruins
  • P90 | Ancient Earth
  • Nova | Army Sheen

The Control Collection

The Control Collection

The Control Collection is much the opposite of the Ancient one. It features bright, fluorescent colors, and even kits out the AWP with its own Fade.

The M4A1-S gets a Blue Phosphor Sapphire tint, while reds and other neons make an appearance across the 19 skins. As you go down in rarity, they get a little bit more dull though.

  • AWP | Fade
  • M4A1-S | Blue Phosphor
  • USP-S | Target Acquired
  • FAMAS | Prime Conspiracy
  • Five-SeveN | Berries and Cherries
  • UMP-45 | Crime Scene
  • SSG 08 | Threat Detected
  • M4A4 | Global Offensive
  • SCAR-20 | Magna Carta
  • P2000 | Dispatch
  • MP5-SD | Nitro
  • MAG-7 | Carbon Fiber
  • Dual Berettas | Switch Board
  • Desert Eagle | The Bronze
  • P250 | Forest Night
  • CZ75-Auto | Jungle Dashed
  • MP9 | Army Sheen
  • AUG | Surveillance
  • XM1014 | Charter

The Havoc Collection

The Havoc Collection

The Havoc Collection is much like the Ancient one. There’s a heavy focus on animal prints, and even features a Glock-18 decked out in 100 dollar bills.

  • AK-47 | X-Ray
  • AWP | Silk Tiger
  • MAC-10 | Hot Snakes
  • SG 553 | Hypnotic
  • Glock-18 | Franklin
  • Galil AR | Phoenix Blacklight
  • Desert Eagle | Night Heist
  • P250 | Bengal Tiger
  • Negev | Phoenix Stencil
  • P90 | Tiger Pit
  • Nova | Rust Coat
  • MP7 | Vault Heist
  • UMP-45 | Houndstooth
  • R8 Revolver | Phoenix Marker
  • M249 | Predator
  • Dual Berettas | Heist
  • Tec-9 | Phoenix Chalk
  • Sawed-Off | Claw Ambush
  • PP-Bizon | Death Rattle

You can pick up these new collections in CS:GO right now after the launch of Operation Broken Fang. If you’re lucky, you might just snag an ultra-rare AWP Fade to flog on the market.