CS:GO Contraband Skins: M4A4 | Howl

Contraband Skins

One of the key distinctions between CS:GO and past CS iterations is the absence of the well-known M4A1.

The current game balance has swung in favor of the new weapon variant because the vast majority of players now use it.

CS:GO Contraband Skins

Appearance Background 

M4A4 Howl was included in the Hunt Collection, which was made available as part of “The Hunt Begins” update on 1 May 2014. One of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s most intriguing features is the ability to smuggle. Only two things can be directly linked to smuggling. Why? Everything is very straightforward: at some moment, the developer opted to include weapons like the M4A4 | Howl. They neglected to investigate the creator’s integrity or whether they plagiarized material from other sources. 

Lawsuits poured down on the game creator, or Valve, once the weapon appeared in the game. The texture of the weapon was in fact stolen at one point, and the original creator did not like it, naturally. As a result, Valve was forced to swiftly remove the weapon from all cases while the users who had already purchased it could keep it.

The M4A4 | Howl, the game’s most expensive weapon, debuted in this manner. It alludes to the game’s smuggled weapon type.

An Explanation of the Pattern

The color scheme for the skin is red and black. Across the background of the case’s central part is a picture of a wolf’s head with its mouth gaping wide. An orange-to-white gradient is used to color the wolf’s head. Red flames are arranged in a pattern on the rest of the weapon. The handle is all red.

Influence of the Float Value

The skin’s Float Value spans from 0.00 to 0.40, making M4A4 | Howl available in all circumstances except for battle-scarred. The body is still in Factory New condition, however, the first scratches are already visible. The image of the wolf’s head is nearly intact despite close to maximum wear levels when the entire body is coated in major abrasions.

Pattern Variations

The skin’s appearance is unaffected by the pattern index.

Skin Qualities

M4A4 | Howl is the sole “Smuggled” caliber skin in the game and is available in an option with a StatTrak counter. Due to copyright infringement, the skin’s design was altered on 11 June  2014, and the skin was taken out of the Hunting Gun case. M4A4 | Howl is currently only accessible through purchase or exchange. It is the most costly skin for the M4A4, and there are just a few copies left.

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The Skin’s Popularity

M4A4 | Howl is one of the most popular skins right now, however, because of its costly price, it is seldom ever used in gameplay. Howl is the most costly, well-liked, and unquestionably most recognizable skin in CS:GO. Everyone will try to pick up the gun and run around with it for at least one round if it is in the rink and someone has it.

Most significantly, no CS:GO skin has a history as complicated and controversial. But using a weapon with a rich history is always enjoyable.

Even the most affordable Howl models were already worth several hundred dollars following the Hunting case’s release, and the price only rose once it was taken out of the packaging. Even in the worn state (the version of the skin with numerous scratches), this skin cannot be obtained today for less than $4,000, and the StatTrak option (a weapon with a kill counter) costs more than $20,000.

Chris Evan was born in Quebec and raised in Montreal, except for the time when he moved back to Quebec and attended high school there. He studied History and Literature at the University of Toronto. He began writing after obsessing over books.

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