Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) is a popular first-person shooter game with a range of exciting features. One of the most interesting features is the Trade Up Contract, which allows players to exchange their skins for a chance to obtain a skin of higher quality. This article will explain how the Trade Up Contract works, where it comes from, and how players can use it to their advantage.
What are Trade Ups?
The Trade Up Contract feature comes from the Arms Deal Contract, which was introduced when the game was first launched over 10 years ago. The feature is a variation of the Arms Deal Contract, and the basic idea behind it is the same: exchanging unwanted skins for a chance to obtain a skin of higher quality.
When players play CSGO, they can obtain skins and weapon cases, which can accumulate over time. Trading up allows players to exchange 10 skins of the same rarity for one skin of a higher rarity. For example, 10 Mil-Spec skins can be traded for one Restricted skin. This feature is useful for players who have accumulated many low-value skins and want to obtain a higher-value skin.
How do you use the Trade Up feature?
To use the Trade Up Contract feature, players need to go to their CSGO inventory, right-click on a skin and then select trade-up. Players will then be asked to select 10 skins of the same rarity. The system will automatically remove any skins that are not suitable for the trade-up, as players can only combine items of the same rarity. Players can select skins of any wear class, but the result will reflect the overall wear class of the skins they have chosen.
The Trade Up Contract feature is not designed to be a way to generate infinite amounts of money. Profitable trade-ups are hard to find, and players are more likely to lose money than make money using this feature. However, profitable trades are possible if players select skins of the same quality and wear class. One website that provides data on trade-ups is TradeUpSpy which provides information about the profitability of various trade ups, but you should always keep in mind that any form of trade-up has risks.
How can I use it to my advantage?
One important principle to remember when using it is that players should aim to use skins that are listed below expensive rare skins to allow for a chance to trade up towards something of value. One of the most popular trade ups on YouTube are Dragon Lore trade ups, where people would use the M4A1-S Knight skin to attempt a 10% trade up for the AWP Dragon Lore skin. Using Classified skins for example that can be upgraded into expensive Covert skins is a great way to try and get your dream skins.
In conclusion, the Trade Up Contract feature is a useful way for players to exchange their unwanted skins for a chance to obtain a skin of higher quality. However, players should be aware that profitable trades are hard to find, and they are more likely to lose money than make money using this feature. To increase their chances of obtaining a high-value skin, players should aim to use skins of the same quality and wear class.