Remember that cases (loot boxes) with random cosmetic items, for example in CS:GO, fall out at the end of a game, but to access their contents you need to pay Valve for a key – it costs $2.5.
Prior to the announcement of Counter-Strike 2 in February 2023 (when rumors of a new version of the game were just gaining momentum), the record for the number of cases opened in one month in CS:GO was 27.7 Millions.
According to CS:GO Case Tracker, CS:GO players opened nearly 39.5 million cases in March, spending a total of about $98.7 million. One particularly big jump came on March 22, the day Counter -Strike 2 was announced.
With the release of Counter-Strike 2, Valve will not deny cases. In addition, the studio has already confirmed that all users’ cosmetic items will be carried over to the new version of the game.
Wccftech journalists believe that the increase in the number of cases opened per month in March was the result of major changes – players are stocking up on goods in anticipation of the inevitable shock to the in-game economy.
Counter-Strike 2 is scheduled for release in summer 2023. Now there is a limited test of the shooter, which can only be participated in by invitation from Valve – it is no longer possible to increase the selection chances.