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25+ Red CS2 Skins for Every Weapon Type

KeyDrop Team

Red CS2 skins can make you stand out like none other. Whether you’re going for an all-red loadout or a mix of colors, you’re bound to find something of interest on this list.

Note that prices (which come from the Steam Community Market) are approximate. Plus, as usual, you may be able to find these skins at lower prices on third-party marketplaces. 

Assault Rifles: Best Red CS2 Skins

Let’s start with assault rifles—the first item on the list won’t surprise you, but perhaps the next ones will!

AK-47 | Bloodsport

Price: $100–$140

Ah, the good ol’ Bloodsport. You knew it’d make this list, so let’s get it out of the way early. Iconic, modern, and relatively affordable for a Covert AK-47 skin, Bloodsport is always a popular choice. 

Open cases with AK-47 | Bloodsport

AK-47 | Red Laminate

Price: $50–$615

Laminate rifle stocks are lightweight, durable, and customizable—which in this case means a bright-red color with a natural wood grain pattern. Despite being pretty simple, this skin is relatively expensive, just like real laminate stocks. 

For a simple, red AK-47 skin with a lower price (up to $20), check out the AK-47 | Orbit Mk01 skin as well. 

Open cases with AK-47 | Red Laminate

M4A4 | Evil Daimyo

Price: $2–$6

With various shades of red and gray, this skin should work well with most red-themed loadouts. In case you’re wondering about the name of this skin: in Feudal Japan, a daimyo was a great lord who owned land and answered to the shogun. In the design, this reference is underlined by Japanese-inspired symbols. 

Open cases with M4A4 | Evil Daimyo

M4A1-S | Hot Rod

Price: $1030–$1300

With a bright-red, polished-metal shine, the Hot Rod sure is eye-catching—especially to those who know its market price. You can get matching AUG | Hot Rod and MP9 | Hot Rod skins as well, though arguably the M4A1-S skin is the most impressive (and shiny). 

Open cases with M4A1-S | Hot Rod

AUG | Syd Mead

Price: $1.40–$8

Many CS2 skins have been created by community members. This one is extra-special: it was designed by Syd Mead, the concept artist responsible for the iconic aesthetics of Alien, Blade Runner, and Tron, among other things. Perfect choice for red loadouts, as well as sci-fi-themed sets. 

Open cases with AUG | Syd Mead

Galil AR | Signal

Price: $0.50–$1.50

Signal combines a red design over a dark-blue background—a departure from the usual red-and-black/gray combination. The hexagonal patterns applied to the red layer gives the skin a modern, detailed look, without a terrifying price tag. 

Open cases with Galil AR | Signal

Pistols: Best Red CS2 Skins

Pistols have one of the widest selections of red skins in the game. Here are our top picks.

USP-S | The Traitor

Price: $9–$60

Impressive and intricately designed, The Traitor features a beautiful shade of red as the base color. The design of The Traitor was inspired by the Tarot card “The Hanged Man”. In fact, this community-designed skin belongs to a wider Tarot collection—along with the ever-popular AK-47 | The Empress

Open cases with USP-S | The Traitor

Desert Eagle | Code Red

Price: $16–$85

Code Red features a bright-red base with white detailing, combined with a black grip, trigger, and trigger guard. Even at the lowest floats, this skin looks a little worn, giving it a rugged, realistic look.

Open cases with Desert Eagle | Code Red

Glock-18 | Water Elemental

Price: $3–$12

Water Elemental is probably the first red skin that comes to mind when thinking of Glock-18, so let’s go with it! The skin features a deep-red background with a blue water spirit on the side of the gun. Like all Custom Paint Jobs, it definitely looks at its best Factory New: high-float Water Elementals will show a lot of the gray undercoat.

Open cases with Glock-18 | Water Elemental

P250 | Muertos

Price: $5–$10

Muertos (meaning “dead”) features a red gradient, going from dark maroon on the grip to bright red on the barrel. Circular patterns cover the sides of the gun, with a small skull on the barrel. 

Open cases with P250 | Muertos

P250 | Nevermore

Price: $0.65–$1.40

If plain red is not your thing, this complex design should suit your preferences. Against the red backdrop, you’ll notice skeletal birds. These are likely a reference to Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Raven, which famously makes use of the word “nevermore”. 

Open cases with P250 | Nevermore

P2000 | Obsidian

Price: $1.30–$10

This community-made design was intended to resemble lava that gradually turns into obsidian as it cools. Either way, the red looks great, and the skin will suit every black-and-red loadout. 

Open cases with P2000 | Obsidian

Tec-9 | Isaac

Price: $2–$12

Even though this skin is mostly black, the red elements are eye-catching enough to dominate the color scheme. It’s a great (and budget-friendly) pick for a modern, red-themed loadout. 

Open cases with Tec-9 | Isaac

Sniper Rifles: Best Red CS2 Skins

Red sniper rifle skins are few and far in between in Counter-Strike, but we found a couple to share with you. 

AWP | Wildfire

Price: $30–$150

Okay, so it’s not exactly red… But you’ll find there are very few red CS2 skins for sniper rifles, so hey, this fire design will have to do. Plus, there are red elements on the sight, muzzle, and sides of the rifle. 

Open cases with AWP | Wildfire

SCAR-20 | Bloodsport

Price: $3–$7.50

Another entry from the Bloodsport series, the SCAR-20 skin features many of the same elements as the AK-47 | Bloodsport that opens this list. There are a lot of black elements in this design, but the red definitely stands out. 

Open cases with SCAR-20 | Bloodsport

SMG: Best Red CS2 Skins

Here are our favorite red SMG skins:

MP9 | Ruby Poison Dart

Price: $0.80–$2

The Ruby Poison Dart blends shades of red, orange, and purple in a pattern that brings poisonous tree frogs to mind. In fact, these animals are known as poison dart frogs, and they can be red and black. Anyway, of the few SMG skins that feature red, this one’s definitely the most interesting. 

Open cases with MP9 | Ruby Poison Dart

PP-Bizon | High Roller

Price: $2$11

This casino-themed Bizon skin really stands out, doesn’t it? The design features dice, card color symbols, and a truly excellent poker hand. Note the magazine, which is made to look like a stack of casino chips.

Open cases with PP-Bizon | High Roller

Shotguns: Best Red CS2 Skins

For shotgun enthusiasts, there are quite a few red CS2 skins to choose from. Here are the best ones: 

Nova | Bloomstick

Price: $7–$70

Bloomstick comes with a cherry blossom theme. Even though this design features a tree branch and flowers, the red background definitely dominates. 

Open cases with Nova | Bloomstick

Nova | Candy Apple

Price: $0.07–$0.13

Candy Apple is pretty much as red as it gets. The design consists of high-gloss flat red, and… well, that’s it! It’s not only one of the reddest, but also one of the cheapest skins on our list—you can get a Factory New Candy Apple for around 10 cents (unless you’re going for Souvenir versions, which will cost you considerably more). 

You can also get several other Candy Apple skins, including: 

Open cases with Nova | Candy Apple

Sawed-Off | Brake Light

Price: $1

Brake Light features a glossy red base with a contrasting white pattern. Thanks to a float range of 0–0.08, it only comes in Factory New and Minimal Wear, and you’re unlikely to spend more than a dollar on either. 

Open cases with Sawed-Off | Brake Light

Machine Guns: Best Red CS2 Skin

Not the most popular weapon type in the game, but definitely worth a try now and again: here’s our top pick for the best red-themed machine gun skin. 

M249 | System Lock

Price: $0.10–$0.50

This one’s pretty underrated—and very cheap, too. The combination of red and black, with a modern pattern and white accents, makes for a cool-looking skin with a distinct sci-fi/futuristic feel. 

Open cases with M249 | System Lock

Knives: Best Red CS2 Skins

There’s a huge selection of red knife skins in CS2, though as with all knives, they tend to sport rather impressive price tags. Let’s take a look at some of the best: 

Gut Knife | Autotronic

Gut Knife | Autotronic CS2 skin

Price: $170–$485

The Autotronic knife collection combines bright red, steel, and black, including a mesh pattern on most knives. It looks awesome on any knife, but the contrast is particularly visible on the Gut Knife. 

The other knives for which you’ll find Autotronic skins are: Butterfly, Huntsman, Falchion, Bowie, Karambit, M9 Bayonet, Bayonet, Flip Knife, Gut Knife, Shadow Daggers. 

Open cases with Gut Knife | Autotronic

Talon Knife | Crimson Web

Talon Knife | Crimson Web CS2 skin

Price: $500–$3000

Crimson Web is a design that features a dark red background with a thin black web on top (not unlike a spider’s web). If you’re treating this list as a practical guide (and have a large budget), be aware that you’ll have trouble finding a Factory New skin of this type—there are only 26 FN Talon Knife | Crimson Web skins currently in existence. In terms of availability, a Minimal Wear version is a much more realistic goal—although it’ll cost you around $1k. 

Crimson Web skins are available for every knife type, plus Desert Eagle, R8 Revolver, CZ75-Auto, and SCAR-20. Oh, and gloves—those are coming up next. 

Open cases with Talon Knife | Crimson Web

Gloves: Best Red CS2 Skins

Red is one of the most common colors in glove skins in CS2. Here are our top picks for red glove skins: 

Specialist Gloves | Crimson Web

Specialist Gloves | Crimson Web CS2 skin

Price: $175–$1600+

On most of the Crimson Web weapon skins, the base is dark red, and the web is black. On the gloves, you’ll notice the opposite: a red web on a dark background. There are other red elements, though, so you won’t be disappointed! 

Open cases with Specialist Gloves | Crimson Web

Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono

Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono CS2 skin

Price: $1000–$11 000+

The shade of red used in the Crimson Kimono design is bright and eye-catching, especially in contrast with the deep black of the other elements. The only downside of these gloves is the price—but hey, one can dream, right? 

You can get a matching P250 | Crimson Kimono skin as well.

Open cases with Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono

Driver Gloves | Crimson Weave

Driver Gloves | Crimson Wave CS2 skin

Price: $200–$2000+

The red-and-brown checkered pattern on these gloves is definitely memorable. You’d be hard-pressed to find Factory New Crimson Weave gloves, since there are fewer than 40 of them in public inventories, but Minimal Wear conditions are much more abundant (1k+) and still look pretty good. 

Open cases with Driver Gloves | Crimson Weave

Moto Gloves | Blood Pressure

Moto Gloves | Blood Pressure CS2 skin

Price: $114–$1000+

With a red pattern reminiscent of blood vessels set against a deep black background, these gloves sure are a striking sight. Float values start at 0.06, which means that Factory New ones (0.06–0.07) are exceedingly rare. In fact, there are currently fewer than 100 Factory New Blood Pressure gloves in circulation (pun unintended). 

Open cases with Moto Gloves | Blood Pressure

Got your eye on a few red skins for your new loadout? Have fun searching for the best listings, or open cases here on Key-Drop to get them for a fraction of the price!

KeyDrop Team


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