How far will the AWP Sun in Leo go?
Following the Counter-Strike 2 announcement, one of the most asked questions was whether CS:GO skins would transfer over. Valve has confirmed players will retain all their existing skins as well as loadouts. And CS:GO players are busy buying the AWP Sun in Leo driving up its price in the matter of a few hours.
The Counter-Strike 2 announcement mentioned some existing weapons will be upgraded to high-resolution versions of themselves. And so began the search for item price changes in the Steam community market.
Hours after the announcement, the AWP Sun in Leo has almost tripled in price. Why, You ask? The Sun In Leo, a rather unknown AWP skin has received a colored scope in Counter-Strike 2.
A simple cosmetic change like that has drastically improved its visibility and made the skin look a lot cooler. Previously, the scope part was black and the entire skin did not seem as seamless as it does in the image below.
The announcement videos showed slightly different models for the AWP. And CS:GO players quickly noticed that the AWP Sun in Leo was one of the best-looking AWP skins in the new game.
The weapon has nearly tripled in value over the course of just a few hours. With some weapons receiving enhanced visuals in Counter-Strike 2, the prices of weapons will see massive fluctuations over the next few weeks.
The relatively bright and less sombre Counter-Strike 2 visuals match up well against the brighter AWP Sun in Leo. Whether the price will continue to increase is still up for debate.
What’s new in the Counter-Strike 2 update?
The Counter-Strike 2 update brings improved smoke grenades, visual upgrades, and a new sub-tick system. The game will release in Summer 2023 although Valve has not confirmed the exact date just yet. The game is already in beta and players can expect an invitation from Valve over the next few weeks. Here’s all you need to know about the Counter-Strike 2 Limited Test beta.