Fans Left Bewildered by Massive CS: GO Inventory Worth Over $2 Million Gets Stolen

Published 06/22/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

A CS: GO inventory filled with premium and rare gun and knife skins is definitely a source of delight for an owner. With that being said, the owner also has to spend a lot to procure such a diverse collection in the popular tactical FPS. Now, imagine all of it vanishing!

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$2,000,000+ worth of CS: GO skins were reportedly hacked and stolen from a player’s account a week ago. According to the informant, the stolen items are being continuously sold on trading platforms.

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In CS: GO, players can buy and collect a wide variety of gun skins, knife skins, sprays, and more. Moreover, a gun skin has a rarity and a condition rating that affects its value. It takes a lot of time and money to build such an expensive collection.

Hacked CS: GO player’s inventory contained legendary skins

According to the Twitter user, ohnePixel, HFB (Steam Name: Caseapia) had the most expensive inventory filled with legendary items in the history of the game. He is known as one of the biggest skin collectors in CS: GO.

As mentioned by ohnePixel, the inventory featured legendary skins like Souvenir Dragon Lores, No-Star Karambit, and #1 Blue Gems. Caseapia, like others, had set his premium inventory to private.

ohnePixel urged any official from Valve to help Caseapia as the hacker is still in the process of siphoning the inventory. While the alleged intruder quick sold half of the skin, he sent the other half to his Steam account and those are currently in a trade hold.

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It’s surprising that a game like CS: GO on a platform like Steam couldn’t counter such a situation. As many pointed out, Steam endorses two-factor authentication to secure accounts. Moreover, CS: GO imposes a 7-day trade hold when a player logs in from a new device.

As it happens, Caseapia’s account was actually compromised a week ago. He wasn’t active in the game and hence, didn’t notice the change of email and password.

Many collectors are now stressing how easy it is to break into a CS: GO account.

Will Valve be able to fix this?

While the situation is serious, Steam or CS: GO teams will probably not be able to help Caseapia get back his entire inventory. ohnePixel keeps hope for Caseapia because some of the gun skins are still on trade hold. The Valve may actually be able to retrieve a part of his inventory if they consider the request.

 

In fact, Valve has previously removed hacked skins from inventories, even though players buy them with real money. As it happens, hackers tend to trade skins on platforms like Buff, and if suspected, Valve will take an action.

Moreover, some have pointed out that Valve may have been banning suspected buyers of Caseapia’s skins manually.

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Valve has not publicly responded to the mess, so we cannot confirm the above cases of bans. Neither has ohnePixel updated fans regarding the current situation. Lastly, Valve should make sure the hacker face consequences of his wrongdoing.

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Gun and knife skins don’t offer players any winning benefit in CS: GO. However, they make up some of the most scintillating CS: GO inventories. It definitely feels great to bag those counter-terrorist or terrorist kills with an equally mesmerizing and deadly weapon.

We hope Caseapia gets at least a portion of his inventory back!

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

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