Counter-Strike: Global Offensive operation passes were now always that popular. Nowadays, buying an operation grants you exclusive cases, collections, and drops, which are non-obtainable for other players. However, back in the days, when the first operations were released, even cases were common for every single player. And Vanguard Weapon Case, which was released in November 2014, was not an exception.
- 1 What contains the Vanguard Weapon Case?
- 2 Knives in Vanguard Weapon Case
- 3 The drama with Vanguard Container
- 4 What about the profit from the cases?
- 5 Benefits of Vanguard Container
- 6 Does Vanguard Case worth attention?
What contains the Vanguard Weapon Case?
Vanguard Weapon Case is still a good container, which can provide extremely nice drops which may satisfy the tastes of picky players. The case contains the following weapon skins:
- AK-47| Wasteland Rebel;
- P2000| Fire Elemental;
- XM1014| Tranquility;
- SCAR-20| Cardiac;
- P250| Cartel;
- Sawed-off| Highwayman;
- M4A4| Griffin;
- Glock-18| Grinder;
- M4A1-S| Basilisk;
- MP9| Dart;
- UMP-45| Delusion;
- MAG-7| Firestarter;
- G3SG1| Murky;
- Five-seveN| Urban Hazard;
The good condition of the drops combined with the float value may make them really profitable, but still not the most expensive.
Knives in Vanguard Weapon Case
Usually, different weapon cases are popular for their special items. Gamma Cases may contain rare Gamma Doppler knife skins, which are extremely expensive.
However, Vanguard is not the one, which contains something rare. Depending on the fact that the case was released in 2014 we can see a poor variety of knives. You cannot get the following knife types:
- Gut Knife;
- Flip Knife;
The patterns are common either. You can get Fade, Slaughter, Case Hardened, Crimson Web, Night, Scorched, Blue Still, Stained, Forest DDPAT, Safari Mesh, Boreal Forest, Urban Masked, and Vanilla. StatTrak versions are also available.
Nevertheless, all these knives are still expensive and valuable on the market and the poor variety allows having a higher chance to get a good knife.
The drama with Vanguard Container
One of the common issues with CS:GO skins is the copyright. Skins for containers are being chosen from the Steam Workshop. In rare situations, people can use someone’s artwork to make non-unique skin and get money for it. The most famous situation was with M4A4| Howl.
When this happened, Valve changed the pattern of the skin and deleted it from Huntsman Case. All the copies changed their rarity from Covert to Contraband, which affected the price in the most positive way for the ones, who had this skin.
The same situation was about to happen with M4A4| Griffin from the Vanguard Weapon Case. Users found out that the drawing of Griffin is stolen and Valve had to do something about that. Many people started buying Griffins, which significantly increased the price. Even more, people traded Contraband Howl to Griffins, because everyone believed, that the Vanguard M4A4 was about to become the second limited skin in the game.
However, Valve did not remove the skin from the container. They just changed the pattern of the M4, so skin became neither exclusive nor limited. The community was mad about that fact and didn’t know what to do with all the M4A4 they bought.
What about the profit from the cases?
In spite of the fact, that the case is old it is not expensive now. This fact affects the drops price and the popularity of the container itself.
The very first reason why the case is not that popular is the content. Unfortunately, the items which can be obtained are not popular in the CS:GO community. The only popular skins are M4A1-S| Basilisk and M4A4| Griffin. Their patterns are still in use by many people and have a good value for them.
Nevertheless, the other skins are sort of disliked by many people, which makes them cheap and unnecessary.
For that reason, buying cases as an investment doesn’t seem a good idea. Even the fact, that Vanguard Weapon Case can be rarely dropped after the game (very low percent, quite similar to Bravo Case), doesn’t make them worthy.
Moreover, you cannot get exclusive knives from the container. Even the Operation Breakout Container, which was the previous one before Vanguard, gives an opportunity to get an expensive Butterfly knife.
Nevertheless, buying some of them for the current price, about 70 cents for one container, will not be a bad idea. CS:GO market is a speculative place, where rich collectors can change the value of everything in any minute.
Benefits of Vanguard Container
The only benefit of the Vanguard Case and Vanguard collection is the price of the items. Due to the fact that they are not popular, you can buy even Covert AK-47| Wasteland Rebel for only 20$.
Even popular skins like Basilisk or Griffin are sold for only 1.5-2 dollars, which can make a good deal. Having these skins will be not only a pleasure for eyes but also can make be a profitable deal. Regular rifle updates can significantly change prices.
Also, having a P250| Cartel may be a good decision, because of its good appearance and low float changes.
Does Vanguard Case worth attention?
Operation Vanguard weapon crate is a good container, which provides high-quality skins. Even the fact, that community does not appreciate them doesn’t make them ugly. The best way for many players is to buy skins for a low price, because the unstable CS market may change the prices of everything in only a moment.
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