Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Monday April 04, 2016

April Fools’ Prank Costs Counter Strike Players $53,000

For the most part, April Fools Day pranks were pretty good this year. A lot of tech industry giants put a lot of effort into their pranks and most were just harmless fun. Unfortunately the same can't be said about this prank, which actually cost a lot of CS:GO players money.

Naturally, purchasing 10 covert skins at $3 a piece and trading them in for a knife is such a lucrative deal, many players fell for it. CS:GO had a massive influx of in-game purchases for covert skins, mostly on low-cost weapons such as the AUG Chameleon or the MAC 10 Neon Rider. In about five hours, the prices for skins for these weapons increased ten-fold, and according to thesado, players ponied up over an estimated $53,531 worth of purchases.

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