Steam Trading Cards

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Trading Cards are virtual cards earned by playing games on Steam. Sets of cards can be turned into game badges and tradable Steam community items.
―Steam FAQ[1]

The Steam Trading Cards system was released on May 15, 2013 as a new element to the steam community. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the first Counter-Strike game to support Steam Trading Cards and so far, the only one.

Playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for some time will grant the player random trading card drops. When the game is purchased, a player will receive a limited amount of free card drops. To get more, he must purchase items within the game.

These cards can also be obtained by trading with friends or buying them from the Steam Market. Collecting the entire series allows them to be traded in for a level 1 badge (or upgrade it to the next level if the player already has one. The maximum level is 5), a randomly selected emoticon, and a randomly selected Steam profile background.

The first upgrade will earn 100 experience points, the second is 200, the 3rd is 300, and the 4th is 400. T the maximum level is worth 500 points. There is also a special highlighted Foil version which is rare and requires highlighted Foil cards to get this badge. These cards usually cost more and are rarer.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Current

Badges

Level 1 - Chicken Chaser

Level 1 - Chicken Chaser

Level 1
Chicken Chaser

Level 2 - Brass Recruit

Level 2 - Brass Recruit

Level 2
Brass Recruit

Level 3 - Dusty Veteran

Level 3 - Dusty Veteran

Level 3
Dusty Veteran

Level 4 - Guardian Angel

Level 4 - Guardian Angel

Level 4
Guardian Angel

Level 5 - Global Sentinel

Level 5 - Global Sentinel

Level 5
Global Sentinel

Foil - Elite Crewman

Foil - Elite Crewman

Foil
Elite Crewman

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Cards

Emoticons

The Emoticons can be used on profile description,status, comment and chats.

Csgoa

Csgoa

:csgoa:
Common
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Csgoanarchist

Csgoanarchist

:csgoanarchist:
Common
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Csgob

Csgob

:csgob:
Common
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Csgocross

Csgocross

:csgocross:
Common
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Csgoct

Csgoct

:csgoct:
Common
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Csgoglobe

Csgoglobe

:csgoglobe:
Common
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Csgogun

Csgogun

:csgogun:
Common
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Csgohelmet

Csgohelmet

:csgohelmet:
Common
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Csgox

Csgox

:csgox:
Common
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Csgoskull

Csgoskull

:csgoskull:
Uncommon
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Csgostar

Csgostar

:csgostar:
Rare
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Backgrounds

B

B

B
Common
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Guarded

Guarded

Guarded
Common
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Camo

Camo

Camo
Uncommon
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Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern
Rare
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Deprecated

Less than 2 weeks after their introduction, the design for badges and cards were changed on May 29th, 2013.

These old versions of trading cards and badges are no longer obtainable, every existing badges and cards have been updated to their newer counterpart.

Badges

Old - Level 1 - Grenade Spammer

Old - Level 1 - Grenade Spammer

Level 1
Grenade Spammer

Old - Level 2 - Bullet Spray

Old - Level 2 - Bullet Spray

Level 2
Bullet Spray

Old - Level 3 - Master of Defusion

Old - Level 3 - Master of Defusion

Level 3
Master of Defusion

Old - Level 4 - Headshot

Old - Level 4 - Headshot

Level 4
Headshot

Old - Level 5 - Sniper Elite

Old - Level 5 - Sniper Elite

Level 5
Sniper Elite

Old - Foil - Chicken Dinner

Old - Foil - Chicken Dinner

Foil
Chicken Dinner

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Cards

A Separatist card seems to have been planned at first but never reached the final version. It was visible in an image on the official Steam page for Steam Trading Cards, but the image was later deleted.

Separatist card

Separatist card

Behind the Scenes

  • Same Badges can be found in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive‘s game files. its hint toward unluckable “display” slot items by crafting badges[2].Feature never implemented.

References

  1. ↑ http://steamcommunity.com/tradingcards/
  2. ↑ csgopak01_dir.vpkresourcesflasheconstatus_iconssteambadge_s1_csgo01.png (01-06)

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