The skin in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is described by a whole set of parameters: rarity, collection, index of the picture, and the most important parameter – wear. And with the last parameter are connected most of the nuances. First of all, new skin lovers are interested in one question: do skins in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive wear out over time?
To answer this question, you need to understand how skins generally appear. You can add coloring for weapons to your inventory in three ways: by opening a case, signing a contract, or changing the skin with another user. However, in the third version, the skin still appears after opening a chest-loot box or exchanging dozens of “skins” through a contract.
At the moment when the skin is added to inventory, it is assigned the values of pattern template and wear rating, it is also a float. The first is responsible for the drawing itself, or rather, for the position of the skin relative to the weapon model. Some of the skins differ markedly with different values of pattern, for example, USP-S | Night Ops.
The wear rating value is responsible for the degree of wear and is in the range from 0 to 1, where 0 is the perfect condition, and 1 is the most shabby skin. In addition to the numerical value, the degree of skin wear is also determined by the text value (from best to worst): “Factory New,” “Well-Worn,” “After Field Tests,” “Well-Worn,” and “Battle-Scarred”. Due to the nature of the game mechanics, even skins with a similar wear rating may have different signs of wear. Roughly speaking, each “skin” in the game is unique, albeit in little things.
The values of template pattern and wear rating are assigned to the skin at the time of its creation and cannot be changed! This means that no matter how long you play with the skin, whether you stick stickers on it or do something else, the applied pattern and the degree of wear do not change. So you can run in every match with your favorite Kalashnikov skin, shoot in all directions and discard teammates – nothing will happen to him!
It is worth noting the unique cases when the skin can still change. While there are precedents for replacing the skin image in connection with copyright infringement. This happened to M4A4 | Griffin, however, the replacement itself did not affect the wear rating, nor the rarity of the skin.
Summarizing – the wear of the skin and its pattern are determined at the time of its creation and remain unchanged. Even if for some reason the skin changes, its parameters remain the same. It is impossible to influence the degree of wear by in-game actions; it is “fixed” to the skin on an ongoing basis. And even shorter, the answer to the question “Do skins deteriorate over time in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” – no!