10 Best Cheap AWP Skins in CS:GO, Ranked

Getting No-Scopes in Style And on a Budget!

Cody Ryan
Cody Ryan
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When it comes to sniper rifles, the AWP has always been the weapon of choice for those seeking long-range dominance and devastating power. For skilled marksmen, this rifle is capable of turning the tide of battle with a single well-placed shot.

But for making those tide-turning shots, the default skin just won’t cut it. We also get the struggle of trying to find the right skin while also trying not to end up bankrupt. That’s why we’ve collected the best cheap/budget AWP skins in the game that will have you sniping in style without emptying your wallet. Let the headshots begin!


Hyperbeast (MW)

AWP Hyper Beast

Release Date: May 26th, 2015
Price Range: $16.08 – $114.42
Case: Falchion Case
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Ofcourse, we had to start our list of the best budget AWP skins with the Hyperbeast. This legendary skin showcases the image of the “hyper beast,” a fantastical creature colored in a psychedelic palette of green, red, orange, and blue, with a navy background to add contrast.

And while we do know that the Hyperbeast with StatTrak or inFactory New conditions is still a little too expensive for most, the skin’s true affordability shines through at Minimal Wear conditions at under $50. It’s a fantastic combination of style and value, making it one of the best cheap AWP skins to buy right now!



AWP Atheris

Release Date: March 13th, 2019
Price Range: $1.35 – $31.96
Case: Prisma Case
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Next up is the Atheris skin. This beautiful skin uses the black-painted body to create the perfect canvas for the central image of the African Tree Viper, rendered in captivating shades of blue and green. The snake’s scales are detailed and add a lot of depth and texture to the skin.

The scope of the AWP Atheris is also unique, featuring a pattern resembling the scales of a snake. This additional touch creates a seamless aesthetic from front to back. With its remarkable design and budget-friendly price (Factory New at under $10!), Atheris is definitely a solid option for anyone looking for stylish and cheap AWP skins.


Fever Dream

AWP Fever Dream

Release Date: March 15th, 2017
Price Range: $5.79 – $27.21
Case: Spectrum Case
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Against a dark black base, an assortment of otherworldly monsters in vibrant blue, pink, and purple hues dance across the surface of the Fever Dream Skin. Intertwined with the monstrous figures on this skin are inscriptions to add a little edginess, like “Wolves are at my door,” “Living Dead,” and “#Headshot.”

And with abstract patterns spreading over the scope, handguard, and handle, complimenting the colors of the monsters, it is a wonder how this skin is just under $12. With a price tag like that, this skin is an absolute steal!



AWP Neo-Noir

Release Date: December 6th, 2018
Price Range: $16.80 – $72.91
Case: Danger Zone Case
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Like all the other Neo-Noir skins, this one also takes inspiration from the neo-noir comic style with its captivating design. In the iconic color palette of intense black and vibrant shades of pink, purple, and blue, the body of the rifle features an image of two enigmatic girls, one of whom has a bionic arm.

The attention to detail extends to the barrel and scope, which are painted in a clean white hue. With a unique design and an affordable price point, this skin is easily one of the best budget skins money can buy and is an absolute no-brainer!



AWP Acheron

Release Date: September 3rd, 2018
Price Range: $0.65 – $46.05
Collection: The 2018 Nuke Collection
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The AWP Acheron skin is sure to make an impression on the battlefield, with the body of the rifle covered by a pattern of numerous skulls, each bearing a radiation hazard sign on its forehead. The background of the AWP Acheron skin features an uneven paint job in shades of beige and gray, creating a weathered and worn appearance.

To further enhance the theme of radioactive dystopia, the design incorporates scattered bones randomly placed throughout the skin. With its affordable price tag of under $5, the Acheron provides exceptional value for those looking to add a touch of darkness to their AWP.


Chromatic Aberration

AWP Chromatic Aberration

Release Date: July 1st, 2022
Price Range: $6.71 – $77.13
Case: Recoil Case
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Chromatic Aberration skin is a vibrant and eye-catching skin. The receiver and scope are adorned with pink and purple zebra stripes, while the remaining parts of the weapon are finished in black and gray, providing a contrasting backdrop.

Enhancing the overall aesthetic are numerous white icons and inscriptions such as “NO SCOPE” and “ONE SHOT ONE KILL,” all with the chromatic aberration effect applied to them. For the price, Chromatic Aberration is definitely worth a look if you want something visually appealing and budget-friendly.


Sun in Leo

AWP Sun in Leo

Release Date: May 26th, 2015
Price Range: $11.72 – $20.95
Collection: Gods and Monsters Collection
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Astrology fans, you’re going to love the Sun in Leo skin. Painted in a deep dark blue, this skin evokes the mystery of the night sky. Adorning the surface is an intricate zodiac map, rendered in a brighter shade of blue, showcasing some of the twelve astrological signs.

Each symbol and line is carefully placed within the pattern, creating a design that matches that of the stars. And with its low price point, Sun in Leo skin remains remarkably affordable, ensuring that astrology enthusiasts and budget-conscious players alike can play with a fun and unique AWP skin for cheap.



AWP Mortis

Release Date: February 14th, 2018
Price Range: $1.28 – $13.92
Case: Clutch Case
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Inspired by the enigmatic Death Tarot card, the Mortis skin is a haunting beauty. Its design portrays mortality, expressed through its combination of black, brown, and red colors. The Grim Reaper graces the stock of the AWP Mortis for all your opponents to see.

As you gaze down the scope, you’ll be greeted by the striking image of a skeletal horse against a checkered background, which continues onto the stock. Even in its highest quality, with StatTrak Factory New condition skins are available for under $20. This makes it one of the cheapest AWP skins out right now, and an easy recommendation!



AWP Phobos

Release Date: June 15th, 2016
Price Range: $2.71 – $5.22
Case: Gamma Case
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The Phobos skin adopts the futuristic aesthetic of the iconic movie “Blade Runner.” The skin features dark green metal plates and a striking pattern of black and yellow diagonal stripes on the handguard, scope, and stock.

Further adding to its theme of futurism are the various indicators, buttons, and switches, adding an extra layer of detail. And even with its impressive visual appeal, it remains an incredibly affordable choice for players, with StatTrak and Factory New condition skins available for under $10.



AWP Exoskeleton

Release Date: December 3rd, 2020
Price Range: $1.25 – $25.90
Case: Operation Broken Fang Case
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To end off our list of the best budget AWP skins, we’ve got Exoskeleton. With a gray-blue metal construction and delicate engravings that adorn the surface of this skin, Exoskeleton is a genuinely eye-catching skin. The centerpiece features an engraved image of a mysterious creature’s skull.

Moreover, the barrel, scope, magazine, and stock are constructed with the same gray metal and showcase the same intricate engravings that embellish the rest of the AWP Exoskeleton. And with Factory New skins available for under $10, Exoskeleton is an excellent choice for players looking to enhance their AWP’s aesthetics without breaking the bank!

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Cody Ryan is an avid gamer and content writer specializing in gaming and e-sports, he provides readers with in-depth reviews and unique perspectives in the gaming world. In his free time, he enjoys exploring virtual worlds and attending local e-sports tournaments
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