|Name||StatTrak™ USP-S | Cortex (Battle-Scarred)|
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Skins, also referred to as finishes, are a new feature in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, introduced in the Arms Deal update. They are weapons with different textures that can be equipped in-game. They are entirely cosmetic, holding no gameplay function.
To acquire a skin, one must either:
- Earn them through random drops by playing in online community and official servers.
- “Uncrate” them from opening weapon and promotional containers.
- Trade 10 skins for one of a higher rarity with a Trade Up Contract.
- Trading with other players. Buying skins from the Steam Market is considered a trade.
Also, some variants include a StatTrak™ device, a counter that shows the total amount of kills acquired with the weapon by the current owner. Pressing the inspect key [F] (default) will allow the player to ‘inspect’ the gun in greater detail and give a better view of the StatTrak™ counter. The player character will turn and inspect both sides of the gun before returning to normal aiming. The inspection can be canceled by reloading, shooting, or switching the weapon.
Access to the inventory is unavailable when the player is alive and after the warm-up in Competitive game.
Many skins also have unique descriptions, and provide extra flavor text to their weapon descriptions. A number of them reference characters in CSGO campaigns.