Complete Trade-Up Contract Guide

This post should guide you through the trade-up contract. To understand to the trade-up, you need to understand the basics:

  • Rarities
  • Float Values

Rarity of a CS:GO skin

There are many CS:GO skins, all of them have one thing in common: they have a rarity grade.
These are all the possible rarities with their color:

  • Customer GradeLight Gray
  • Industrial GradeLight Blue
  • Mil-SpecBlue
  • Restriced Purple
  • Classified Pink
  • Covert Red
  • Contraband Yellow/Sienna
  • Rare Special ItemKnives/Gloves
The legendary M4A4 | Howl, the only contraband skin in the game.

These are all the possible rarities, which get more rare from Customer Grade to Contraband.
You are unable to trade-up to Rare Special Items, these can only be unboxed from a case.
One little side-note: It’s currently...

AWP | The Empress added to Steam workshop

The “Tarot” collection is almost as popular as the Asiimov, Cyrex and Hyper Beast skins.
The users “Zaphk”, “OniLolz” and “2Minds” recently submitted a new skin to the community workshop – the AWP | The Empress.
It might look similar to a skin you already know – that is because it matches the theme with the AK-47 | The Empress.
Also, out of the 9 skins in the “Tarot” collection, two have been added to the game already: the AK-47 | The Empress and the AWP | Mortis (in the workshop named “AWP | Death”).
Besides those 9 skins already published, the designers are currently working on a P90 skin.

One of the artworks submitted to the Steam workshop.

Here is the AWP in-game:

In-game screenshot of the AWP | The Empress on de_dust2 (idle animation)
And the inspect animation of the ...