AK-47 is a truly legendary weapon. In addition to high damage, the AK-47 has several additional advantages, including high accuracy of the first shot. This is why it has always been valued in the professional arena.
Despite its noise, it has excellent power and accuracy of fire. And in terms of price and overall efficiency, it is far superior to its M4A4 counterpart.
With the release of CS2, many users, especially beginners, began to show an interest in ak 47 skins. They are very beautiful and bright, so many people love them for their elegance and aesthetics.
Why Do Many People Choose This Type of Weapon?
Any distance is not a serious problem with the AK-47. During prolonged firefights, it is worth remembering that the first few bullets can easily hit the target. It is enough just to lower the machine gun down due to the heating of the barrel. Some professional players even hone their shooting skills on special maps.
If we talk about the disadvantages, the first is the high return. The maps feature not only a shootout but also a shooting range with this machine gun, which can show how to shoot correctly. After all, prolonged firing can scatter most of the cartridges in different directions which has a serious impact on accuracy.
A low rate of fire is the choice that players have to make when shooting. Otherwise, you can add a bunch of wasted ammunition to its noise issue. This is basically where all of its shortcomings end and the rest can be revealed through specific use by players.
Which Skins Are Popular Among Gamers and Traders?
The AK-47 has a large number of skins, but today we will look at those that may be of interest to both shooter fans and traders due to their popularity and potential price increases in the future.
AK-47 | Fire Serpent
Fire Serpent is one of the most expensive skins for this machine. Let’s look at the specific cost:
- from $2,680 for Factory New;
- from $1,200 for Minimal Wear;
- from $840 for Field-Tested;
- from $660 for Well-Worn;
- from $520 for Battle-Scarred.
On this skin, images of a green, fiery dragon and gray clouds have been applied to the surface of the receiver and magazine. The rest of the machine looks standard.
On the Well-Worn exterior, the paint has rubbed off mainly only on the cartridge magazine; the rest of the painting also has scratches, but are only visible if you look closely.
AK-47 | Frontside Misty
Frontside Misty has an average price among the skins of this machine (in the FN exterior it costs from $57.) On this skin, black paint has been applied as a background. On top of the paint is a bright blue spray color reminiscent of ice. This picture conveys the frosty atmosphere very realistically.
On the Well-Worn exterior, the surface of the ammo magazine, front sight, and gas tube has the worst paint wear. But the rest of the skin does not have significant damage, so the skin still looks incredible.
AK-47 | Elite Build
Elite Build is rightfully considered one of the cheapest skins for this machine. Its price starts from $0.75, and in the FN exterior, it can be purchased from $5.
The black surface of the fore-end and buttstock is visible on the skin. Camouflage-style patterns are on the surface of the receiver, and the barrel magazine and gas chamber has black and several shades of gray paint. The gas tube and part of the front sight are painted gray. Orange stripes, inscriptions, and various symbols are on some parts of the weapon.
The only thing that can be noticed is abrasions on the gas tube and a little on the butt and magazine for cartridges. However, these shortcomings are not very noticeable, so the skin looks nice in any exterior without much wear and tear on the paint.
AK-47 | Jungle Spray
Jungle Spray is one of the average skins for this machine when it comes to cost. The minimum price for the Factory New exterior is $123, while for the Battle-Scarred exterior, the skin can be purchased for $5.
On this skin, jungle camouflage has been applied to the entire surface of the machine gun. Here you can see stripes of varying thickness and length, in emerald, gray, and green.
Speaking of paint and how it degrades over time, the Well-Worn and Battle-Scarred exteriors have some serious wear on the stock surface, front sight, and gas tube. On the surface of the magazine, abrasions look as if they are part of the design and the camouflage completely hides these inaccuracies.
The remaining parts of the skin do not show obvious signs of wear, so overall the skin has good properties and is popular among professional gamers and shooter fans.
How to Make a Profit Using Skins
Skins are no longer just a beautiful element in the game — they are already becoming something else, namely an investment. Imagine that the news alone of CS2’s release raised skin prices by an average of 10%, and caused additional excitement and demand for popular skins.
It turns out that on average the cost of skins can increase by 20% or even 30%. Now add these percentages to the cost of the skins described above. This can be a considerable amount. Hence the conclusion is that skins can become a new currency that can generate significant income, on an ongoing basis.
The most important thing is to know what users need, what they buy and sell, and at what price. It is also important to follow trends and opinion leaders. This is what creates demand in the market, which is what traders depend on. But all this can only come through practice and constant trading.