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How to Get Cases in CS2: Paid & Free CS2 Cases

KeyDrop Team

For many CS2 players, cases are where it’s at. These virtual treasure chests hold the promise of unique weapon skins, stickers, and other exclusive in-game items that can make your gameplay more personalized. And if you get really lucky, they can even make you rich. 

If you’re wondering how to get cases in CS2, you’ll be glad to know that there are several options, including free ones. Let’s get you some cases!

How to Get Free Cases in CS2

They say nothing in this world is free, but CS2 cases might just be an exception… Kind of. If you’re not in a rush to pick up new cases and skins, there are a couple of ways to get them as a free bonus. 

Play the Game

Okay, I know. I head that “Duh!” from here. But while it may seem obvious, it’s still worth mentioning that the easiest way to get free cases is by playing the game, especially since the drop system has changed in CS2 compared to CS:GO. 

Back in the CS:GO days, you could get free cases as random drops after matches. But in CS2, Valve replaced random drops with Weekly Care Packages. These are only available for players who have the paid Prime account in CS2, so it could be argued that they’re not entirely free, but either way, you don’t have to pay extra for them. Level up your private rank at least once in a given week, and you’ll get to choose two out of four random items. One of the items is always a case, and the other three include skins and sprays. 

Get Your Free Daily Case From Key-Drop

You don’t have to look very far for free cases—you’re already in the right place. If you haven’t already, check out our Daily Case feature, where you can open one case per day entirely for free. 

By using Key-Drop regularly and completing minor objectives, you’ll unlock higher-level cases with better odds of landing rarer, more valuable skins. 

The best part is that our cases don’t require a key, so you don’t have to spend any money on unlocking them. You’ll open your free cases right here on the platform and collect the skins directly to your Steam inventory. 

How to Buy Cases in CS2

Free stuff is always good, but waiting and/or playing the game to get free cases isn’t always practical, especially for traders. If you want to get your hands on a case right now, there are several options for where and how to purchase one (or several!). 

Visit the Steam Community Market

The most popular place for buying and selling CS2 cases is the Steam Community Market. Just search for CS2 cases, take your pick, and make your purchase. Remember that you can filter the results by game to make the search easier. 

Note that you’ll need to buy a corresponding key to open your case. You can get the key in the Market or buy it via an in-game feature—when you go to open the case in your in-game inventory, you’ll get the option to automatically purchase the correct key. 

Browse Third-Party Sites

A quick Google search will point you towards several third-party websites that enable users to trade official CS2 cases. They offer quite similar services overall, though they may differ in functionality. For instance, on some sites, you need to pay directly with money, while on others you may be able to trade in your CS2 items in exchange for a case or for virtual credit. 

The biggest advantage of using third-party sites concerns users looking to sell cases or items. You may be able to sell your skins and cases for cash there, while the Community Marketplace only lets you exchange in-game items for credit to spend on Steam. 

Before spending any money, check that the website is legit. Try to find user reviews online to make 100% sure it’s not a scam of some kind, though keep in mind that users sometimes downvote websites just because they didn’t get what they wanted, rather than due to being genuinely scammed. And remember you’ll still need to get keys for cases bought on third-party sites. 

Try Case-Opening Sites

CS2 case-opening websites (like the one you’re on right now) let you open cases directly without adding them to your inventory and with no keys. Just top up your on-site credit and open away. 

The cool thing about cases on Key-Drop and similar sites is that you get a much broader choice. We feature custom-made cases that differ from the official CS2 ones, giving you a bigger choice and sometimes better odds on specific items you might want. Plus, on Key-Drop you get to see what each case may contain, along with the exact odds of dropping each item. 

So, as you can see, there are a few tried-and-tested ways of getting CS2 cases, each with its own advantages. Remember to pick up your free Daily Case!

KeyDrop Team


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