With the release of CS20 case there is officially over 30 cases in CS:GO. Each time new case released there are bright and fresh skin everyone is talking about. In CS20 It’s the covert magnum sniper rifle skin – Wildfire made by VLEK.
AWP | Wildfire is made to commemorate operation Wildfire – seventh CS:GO operation with it’s own exclusive skin collection that brought Bowie knives. Let’s take a look back at 2016 to check out best Wildfire collection skins and talk about their collectors’ and market value.
AK-47 | Fuel Injector
The rarest skin in the case, not including knives, this AK-47 skin is the king of yellow themed inventories, as it is the one and only normal looking yellow skin for this gun. It’s also rather popular among users, especially among connoisseurs of mechanical themed skins.
Because of its rarity and exclusiveness of WIldfire skins it’s slowly growing in price. For now, you can get factory new one for $135 on CS.MONEY and for $140 on Steam.
M4A4 | The Battlestar
The boring and uncatchy design made this skin a flop from the beginning. If you like this one – you are lucky, because. compering to an AK-47, this covert gun is much cheaper and it can be grabbed for $13.60 or for $13.80 on market.
AWP | Elite Build
This is where things get serious. There are still thousands of Elite Build connoisseurs all over the world. Great skin with strict, high-tech Call of Duty vibe design. It was a great alternative to other popular AWP skins of the time, because all of them were far from being realistic. Plus, the gun was never rare and even now you can find an affordable $14.30 offer on CS.MONEY or $15.70 offer on Steam.
Nova | Hyper Beast
The opposite of Elite Build – this skin has the brightest and most unreal design to offer. The brightest skin in Operation Wildfire case it was a big success for a Nova skin to get so popular and expensive at a time, but in 2019 the charm of a bright Nova skin is not enough to make people spend a fortune on skin for semi-useless gun, so the prices vary from $9.30 on CS.MONEY to $9.50 on the market.
Desert Eagle | Kumicho Dragon
This Desert Eagle is, arguably, the most iconic Operation Wildfire skin. It has a remarkable design that works perfectly for those who adore Japaneese culture. It’s also great top up for every purple inventory and a skin you won’t get bored with. The price for one of these is approximately $19.50 on both resources.
Breaking down prices for different knife types and skins is a theme for another article (and you know what to do, to make the article real ASAP.)
However, with few exceptions bowie’s aren’t considered popular or tier-1 knives. It’s a good choice when you want a nice looking knife without spending a bankroll.
Popularity of Operation Wildfire skins
Time is passing and with each operation and case bringing a whole new loadout, It’s hard to judge people for not loving a 2016 case. With few exceptions, such as AK-47 | Fuel Injector, Desert Eagle | Kumicho Dragon and AWP| Elite Build, skins from this collections are long forgotten.
Getting or buying Operation Wildfire skins
You know the drill for case opening – you need to grab a case and a key from the market. Please, consider that this will cost you ~$3 and you’ll end up with a junk 98% of the time. Investing in case-opening is always risky, but with unpopular cases like Wildfire it’s a no-win situation.
It’s cheaper and easier to buy an exact skin you want, especially on sites that have special offers. With 30% bonus of balance refill you can get FN Fuel Injector for $95 instead of $135. It feels good.
Operation Wildfire skins aren’t the worst, but they are outdated and not popular among users. With few exceptions we’ve mentioned before, it’s not worth to invest in them for trading. However, if you are a fan of a specific skin, don’t let the market price dictate you what to play with – enjoy CS:GO with skins you like, even if it is M4A4 | The Battlestar.