How to Get Cases in CS2

But maybe this one's the knife!

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Playing Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) is fun enough, at least most of the time. However, you’ll likely want more than the monotonous idea of playing game after game with nothing to do on the side. Other game modes help freshen things up if you want, but there’s a bit of extra fun if you’re willing to fork over a little cash. Here’s how to get cases in CS2.

How to Earn Cases in CS2

There are two different ways you can get cases in CS2. The first is through the Weekly Care Package system, found on the Store page of the main menu. For the first two levels you get each week, you can choose two of four different options as rewards. When leveling up the first time each week, you’ll have the opportunity to get yourself a case.

As for the other method, you’ll unfortunately need to pay for a case using real money. You need to do this anyway when getting a key for one, but it’s extra money on top of that. Cases range anywhere between just less than $1, to several dollars in price, depending on the case contents. The cheapest case is the Snakebite Case, which offers the M4A4 | In Living Color and USP-S | The Traitor as red rewards.

Should You Open or Sell the Cases You Get?

Unless you’re the type to do some gambling (provided it’s responsible gambling), then you’re better off selling your cases. Any cases you sell send money directly to your Steam wallet, which means you can use that money to purchase any game on Steam. For Steam sales, that money saved can be a game changer.

If you’re looking for more information on the game, check out our guide on the best CS2 graphics settings to improve performance.

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Shawn Robinson

Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.