As terrorists’ side has their famous AK-47, its CT side has its counterpart – M4A4. The technical difference between the two rifles is small but important. While AK47 can kill an enemy with one well-placed headshot, M4A4 may take two. On the other hand, the American rifle has a higher rate of fire and better accuracy at long range.
Today, however, we will dive into M4A4 skins, how to get them and which are the most wanted by the CSGO trading community.
M4A4 Skins – Explained
M4A4 is one of the most common CSGO skins is widely used in any pro or casual game of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This means you will be seeing it A LOT, so it may be best to get your favorite skin and slap it on your M4A4.
There are as much as 29 CSGO M4A4 skins available. Some are quite common. Other M4A4 CSGO skins are almost impossible to get. Today we will focus on 5 Best M4A4 skins that you may have.
M4A4 | Howl
Is there a better way to start than with one of the most elusive and famous skins in the whole history of CSGO skins trading? This absolutely unique skin is one of the most expensive CSGO skins. It was removed from the cases and can’t be dropped anymore after a quite famous art theft case. However, a small amount of these skins that was already in the players’ inventories suddenly rose in price overnight. M4A4 | Howl is now obtainable only through trading. Currently, there is one listing of the M4A4 | Howl (Factory New) at a whopping $1700 with StatTrak version being calculated to reach almost $3000.
M4A4 | Poseidon
As a part of The Gods and Monsters Collection, Poseidon comes clad in a furious representation of a Greek god of the sea. Armed with a golden harpoon he rushes forward to punish the wicked. Being a very stylish and beautiful skin, M4A4 | Poseidon can be found in three wear qualities: Factory New, Minimal Wear, and Field-Tested. It can be bought for around $300 for the Factory New version. Please mind that the Poseidon’s price is on a stable rise.
M4A4 | Emperor
As a direct response to AK47 | Empress popularity, Emperor is currently one of the most wanted M4A4 Skins CS GO offers. Taking inspiration from the tarot representation of an Emperor, surrounded in gold and blue hues, this M4A4 skin is a true piece of art. As part of the latest Prisma Collection, it is not very hard to drop. Still, a StatTrak Factory New version can reach $850.
M4A4 | Neo-Noir
A part of the Neo-Noir collection, M4A4 Neo-Noir is an excellent choice wanting a stylish, popular yet valuable skin. Artwise it is, obviously, in Noir style – dark background complimenting acidic pinkish and blueish drawing of a woman ready to fight. All this complimented by white-gray details on the barrel and around the edges. When it comes to a price, it isn’t a very rare skin and can be easily bought and sold for around less than $40, however, a Factory New StatTrak M4A4 Neo-Noir can easily reach $500, so there is still a way to invest in it.
M4A4 | Asiimov
Another piece of the Asiimov collection, this M4A4 skin is traditonaly painted in industrial white, black and orange. Looks almost unfittingly fresh, so anyone, be that friend or foe, will be able to pick you from the crowd. It exists only in three bottom wears: Battle-Scarred, Well-Worn, and Field-Tested, so it won’t be as shiny as it could be. Pricewise, you can get Field-Tested for around $50. StatTrak versions are more expensive between $80 and $250.
Where can you get M4A4 skins?
As with any CSGO skins, there are various ways of obtaining M4A4 skins. For example, you may drop them through the normal game as a part of the weekly drop. However, this is time-consuming and won’t give you any rare and expensive skins. Another way to obtain M4A4 skins is to uncase them from the collection cases. You will have to have both the case and the key for that particular case and you still won’t have any assurance that you’ll drop one of the M4A4 CSGO skins you wanted. However, in case you do, the initial cost of both case and key will be very low.
If you wish to try your luck, we advise you to go for Prisma Cases. They are quite affordable (around $0,60 at the time in which this article is written) and the M4A4 | Emperor that comes from it will give you a good amount when sold. Of course, if you don’t want to try your luck, you can always buy the M4A4 skins directly from Community Market or one of the third-party websites.
Buying and selling M4A4 skins
If you want to sell your M4A4 Skins you can do this either on Steam Community Market, on third-party markets or through mass deposit service such as SkinWallet. Each of these options has naturally its own pros and cons. While the prices on the Steam Community Market are the highest, all money you earn that way lands in the SteamWallet of your account. This means you cannot pay it out in any way. Third-party market websites offer lower prices but the cash is available outside the Steam ecosystem. A problematic part is a huge number of frauds.
SkinWallet is the best choice if you need to sell a big number of skins and instantly pay your cash out to Paypal. To sell M4A4 Skins on SkinWallet, you have to set your Steam inventory to public, log in to SkinWallet with your Steam account and fill in your Trade URL (a guide how to find it is available here) and go to the deposit. Now, just check the M4A4 CSGO Skins you want to sell. The price of each individual item will be displayed beneath it. When you’re ready to go forward with your transaction, click on that button. A pop-up with security information will open up. To proceed, click on the available on the pop-up window. This is the safest way to complete the transaction as you will be redirected straightly to that particular trade in Steam. Check the details of the trade and accept it when you’re ready. Your funds should be available at your SkinWallet account in mere seconds.
You have two options when buying M4A4 skins. First is the Steam Community Market which is one of the safest but not very efficient ways. Please remember that the prices on the Steam Community Market are usually 10%-20% higher than on other third-party markets. As a buyer, you will have to also pay the transaction fee, so it’s an extra 15% on top of an already high price.
The second option is to go to one of the third-party markets and look for an interesting CSGO M4A4 skins listings. Even though the prices are usually much lower it is much less secure than Community Market.
Why are M4A4 skins so popular?
If we think about the popularity of M4A4 CSGO skins, for example, about those we discussed in this blog post, it seems that M4A4 skins popularity is closely related to three things.
First, the rarity and the price tag that goes with it. The rarer the skin is, the higher it’s potential value is, and the higher the craving for these skins will be. However, this reason can be applied to almost all skins available on the market. Secondly, M4A4 skins are popular because M4A4 is a popular choice of weapon in itself. Therefore, if you have to look at a weapon for the better part of the match, you may want it to look amazing. Plus, having a rare skin on a very popular gun makes it easier to show off, right?
Lastly, for some people, it is not the price, nor it is the rarity that dictates the need for M4A4 skins, but aesthetics. Many people just like particular skins and don’t want anything to do with other certain CSGO M4A4 skins, ignoring price and popularity. They do not look for the best M4A4 skins. They want the prettiest M4A4 skins. In the end, everyone can make their own choice and express themselves with weapon skins. After all, this is one of the basics standing behind the CSGO skins philosophy.