What are all the types of items I can get in a drop? Can knives drop in game? Can StatTrak weapons drop in game?

Can I get key drops in game? I heard that you can get key drops as well.

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For item drops, it boils down to 5 categories:

  1. Weapons
  2. Cases & Capsules
    • There are always 3-5 cases in rotation in the item drop system
    • As new cases come in, old cases are phased out.
    • Some cases are for Operation pass-holders
      • For instance, the current operation is called Operation Breakout, with a case called Operation Breakout Case
      • This means that the Operation Breakout Case will drop for only for Operation Breakout pass holders
    • Older Operation drops are available to anyone, but this usually up to Valve's discretion
      • The previous Operation, Operation Phoenix, had it's own case specific for its own passholders, called the Operation Phoenix Case
      • The Operation Phoenix case used to be only for passholders, but can now be received as an item drop by anyone
    • Sticker Capsules can drop
    • Exclusive Sticker Capsules cannot drop. For example, the Katowice 2014 Challengers capsule (had to be bought in-game)
  3. Missions
    • This was introduced in Operation Breakout
    • Missions WILL not drop for players without the Operation Breakout Pass
    • Completing a mission will give you a weapon drop from 3 specific collections:
  4. Souvenir Packages

    • There are sometimes tournaments that come around that Valve designs Souvenir packages for. By linking your CS:GO account to a Twitch account or GOTV account, you can watch matches and have a chance to receive a Souvenir Package after a match ends
    • It doesn't matter if you've paid for a ton of skins for the game or never spent a cent on the game, you can get Souvenir packages regardless.
  5. Graffiti

    • Valve released a new update to CS:GO. It include graffiti/spray as well as other fixes. Most of them are Paid Sprays.
      • However, you can still get a basic spray as an item drop.

Knives, StatTrak weapons, and keys can not be dropped in-game or from a mission. Knives and StatTrak weapons can only be obtained from opening crates or bought on the Steam Market while keys can only be bought from Valve or the marketplace.


  • Kys can also be bought on the marketplace. Tho they do not drop and have to be bought from valve in the first place. They are not unusual to see as a part of trading for some skins.
    – Sharain
    Feb 6, 2015 at 7:42

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