In CS:GO, souvenir skins are special weapon finishes that commemorate Major tournaments, one of the biggest and most prestige competitive events in the eSports world. In this article, we will find out what CS:GO Souvenir Packages are, how to get Souvenir Skins in CS:GO, and what’s inside Paris Major Souvenir Packages.
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What are Souvenir Skins in CS:GO
Souvenir skins are unique weapon finishes that can only be acquired by unboxing a Souvenir Packages. Souvenir Packages are containers that exclusively feature CS:GO skins from a specific skin collection in Souvenir quality. The most popular Souvenir Skins are AWP | Dragon Lore and M4A1-S | Knight, both from the Cobblestone Collection.
These souvenir-quality skins feature multiple unique stickers applied to them and cannot be used in trade-up contracts. Souvenir skins are much rarer than regular ones, and most of them are more expensive.
How Do Souvenirs Work in CS:GO?
Like other weapon skins, CS:GO souvenir skins are purely cosmetic items and do not give any in-game advantage to their owners. However, what differentiates them from the other finishes is that they only drop from the Souvenir Packages having pre-applied Tournament Stickers onto them.
Each Souvenir Package corresponds to a specific map played in the tournament and contains weapon skins from the respective map’s weapon collection. For example, opening the Paris 2023 Vertigo Souvenir Package will return a random skin from The 2021 Vertigo Collection.
Now that we know what CS:GO Souvenir Packages are and how they work, let’s find out how to get CS:GO Souvenir Packages.
Ways to Get CS:GO Souvenir Skins
Now that we have figured out what souvenir skins are, let’s find out how to get souvenir skins in CS:GO.
Until 2019, viewers could receive CS:GO Souvenir Packages through random drops while watching the Major Championship matches live on Twitch or via the in-game GOTV system . After 2019, however, Valve reworked the system of obtaining Souvenir Packages and made them exclusively available to holders of the Major Viewer Passes, which could be bought in-game.
CS:GO Major Viewer Pass comes with the pass itself, a Major commemorative coin, and a token, which you can exchange for a Souvenir Package from a match you choose and open the container to get a CS:GO Souvenir skin from it. These tokens are obtainable, and you can get more either by buying them or by predicting the results of the Major Stages.
Everyone who buys a Viewer Pass for $10 gets one exchangeable token, and those who buy a Viewer Pass for $18 get three additional tokens. Also, players can claim up to three more coins by successfully predicting the results of the three Major Stages (Challengers, Legends, Champions) in the so-called Pick‘Em, one token per each. It sums up to seven tokens in total.
Every token you get, you can exchange for a Souvenir Package by choosing a Major match and clicking on the gift icon.
If these seven tokens are not enough and you still want to get more Souvenir Packages, you can buy tokens separately, each costing $3. There is no restriction on the number of tokens you can buy, so you can all in and get a Souvenir Package from every match of a Major!
Buying Through the Steam Market
Apart from buying a Major Viewer Pass, you can buy Souvenir Packages or particular Souvenir CS:GO skins from other users via Steam Community Market or third-party services. Here is how to get souvenir skins in CS:GO on the Steam Market.
To do that, open Steam and go to the Community Market. Select Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the “Browse by Game” tab on the right side of the screen. Then, click “Show advanced options…” and find the Item Categories list in the filter menu. Click “Souvenir” and hit the “Search” button there.
You can also check out which souvenir skins from a particular event are available on the Community Market. To do that, scroll down in the filter menu and tick the event you are interested in. For example, if you want a souvenir from Rio Major, tick the box near the name of this event.
If you want to test your luck by opening a package, here is how to get CS:GO souvenir packages. Select both the event and the “Container” Type near the Tournament section.
What Skins are in Paris Major Souvenir Packages?
There are seven Paris Major 2023 Souvenir Packages, each named after and “themed around” a CS:GO map represented in the Active Duty Pool and played in the official matches. As of May 2023, these maps are as follows:
Each of the Paris Major 2023 Souvenir Packages contains a variety of weapon finishes for different guns, but all of them share one feature, which is having pre-applied gold stickers. Overviewing all souvenir skins in CS:GO would take us quite a while, so let’s take a closer look at the CS:GO souvenir skins that the Paris Major Packages contain and briefly rate the best ones.
Paris 2023 Nuke Souvenir Package
Paris 2023 Nuke Souvenir Package contains eighteen CS:GO skins from the 2018 Nuke Collection.
The most expensive finish from this package is a Classified M4A1-S | Control Panel . This collection also includes AWP | Acheron , AUG | Random Access , MAG-7 | Core Breach , and other great-looking CS:GO skins.
Paris 2023 Ancient Souvenir Package
Paris 2023 Ancient Souvenir Package features nineteen CS:GO skins originating from a Valve-made The Ancient Collection that was released alongside the start of Operation Broken Fang in December, 2020.
This collection is made of jungle-themed skins with a bunch of them adorned with animalistic prints like P90 | Run and Hide and P2000 | Panther Camo . The Covert M4A1-S | Welcome to the Jungle is this collection’s rarest and the most expensive skin, followed by AK-47 | Panthera Onca .
Paris 2023 Inferno Souvenir Package
Paris 2023 Inferno Souvenir Package holds eighteen vivid weapon finishes from the 2018 Inferno Collection released in September, 2018.
This collection has no Covert skins, but the Classified SG 553 | Integrale and Dual Berettas | Twin Turbo is among the most colorful ones. Other attention-worthy skins from the Paris 2023 Inferno Souvenir Package are MP7 | Fade and AK-47 | Safety Net .
Paris 2023 Anubis Souvenir Package
The Paris Major is the first (and the last) CS:GO Major to feature Anubis in the map pool. Paris 2023 Anubis Souvenir Package contains nineteen Valve-made CS:GO skins from the newest Anubis Collection.
Valve released The Anubis Collection on April 24th, 2023. We have already made an overview of the ten best CS:GO skins from it, so head over to our article and see them all if you haven’t already.
Paris 2023 Vertigo Souvenir Package
Paris 2023 Vertigo Souvenir Package consists of nineteen CS:GO skins from The 2021 Vertigo Collection.
The most popular and expensive skin from this souvenir package is M4A1-S | Imminent Danger , a striking and beaming finish. SG 553 | Hazard Pay and Galil AR | CAUTION! both share a black-and-yellow color palette, and Five-SeveN | Fall Hazard is probably the best pistol skin from this collection. Also, this collection brought us AK-47 | Green Laminate .
Paris 2023 Overpass Souvenir Package
Paris 2023 Overpass Souvenir Package has only fifteen CS:GO skins which come from The Overpass Collection, released all the way back in July, 2014.
Skins from this package are mostly in a dull color palette, and M4A1-S | Master Piece really stands out with a colorful graffiti pattern. USP-S | Road Rash features a hand-painted bullet motif, and AWP | Pink DDPAT is one of the few colorful skins from this collection. Among other CS:GO skins worth mentioning are SSG 08 | Detour and Desert Eagle | Urban DDPAT .
Paris 2023 Mirage Souvenir Package
Paris 2023 Mirage Souvenir Package features nineteen skins from The 2021 Mirage Collection that was added to the game in September, 2021.
AWP | Desert Hydra is one of the most expensive skins in this collection and the whole game. The Classified Desert Eagle | Fennec Fox and MP5-SD | Oxide Oasis share a peach-and-turquoise color scheme. Other great skins from the Paris 2023 Mirage Souvenir Package are Glock-18 | Pink DDPAT and AUG | Sand Storm .
What Skins are in Rio Major Souvenir Cases?
Every Rio Major Souvenir Package contains the same skins as the ones from the Antwerp Major and the Paris Major. However, the Dust 2 Package, which is available among Rio 2022 packages, was replaced with the Anubis Package prior to the Paris Major due to the Active Duty Map Pool changes.
Rio 2022 Dust 2 Souvenir Package contains AK-47 | Gold Arabesque , one of the game’s most expensive and elegant skins. Also, this collection features UMP-45 | Fade and MAC-10 | Case Hardened from the popular skin families.
To Wrap Up!
All souvenir skins in CS:GO tell a story. They are a great way to commemorate Major events, and having a few in your inventory is almost equal to bringing actual souvenirs from LANs. Be sure to get your Paris Major Viewer Pass and redeem your CS:GO Souvenir Packages and skins from the last CS:GO Major in history!
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