CS:GO’s Trade Up Contract: What Is It About?

In CS:GO, trade up is a popular game mode. But what is it exactly?



The Trade Up Contract was once known as the Arms Deal Contract. It’s a tool accessed from the CS:GO player’s inventory which enables players to exchange 10 normal weapons skins or 10 StatTrak skins of the same grade from any collection for a new skin with the next highest grade tier randomly selected from one of the collections.

How it Works

To exchange, a player should first open the contract and pick 10 skins. A contract screen will then be displayed, showing a contract with the player’s name, the rank, form number, date, and a confirmation that 10 skins are picked for trade, as well as a prompt that the player should sign the contract and confirm the trade up.


Players could sign anything and anywhere on the contract using the mouse. In case a player changes his mind, he could still cancel the contract before clicking the last “Submit Contract” button. Don’t worry about filling out the contract; the contract will do that. after which, and “Approved” stamp will be marked on the contract, and reward the gamer with a skin that’s traded up.

Note that you could also mix weapons from varying collections, as long as the skins used are at the same tier.

Skins that will be received are always selected randomly. The ratio utilized is unknown, but it’s possibly directly related to the amount input. That means if you’ve inputed more from a single collection, you’ll probably get something from the same collection.

Here are the possible weapon grade results:

Five-SeveN-hyperbeastIndustrial – Light blue (uncommon)

Mil-Spec – Darker blue (rare)

Restricted – Purple (mythical)

Classified – Pink (legendary)

Covert – Red (ancient)

Excluded Weapons

Note that some weapons cannot be used in the Trade Up Contract. They are the following:

  • Knives
  • Red Covert (Ancient) weapon skins
  • Light Brown Contraband (Immortal) weapon skins – These were discontinued
  • Souvenir weapon skins
  • Skins from one collection grade that do not have a next highest grade skin available including mixing collections – For instance, the Tec-9 Ossified skin has a Mil-Spec grade, but it can’t be used in the Trade Up Contract because it’s the highest tier skin available in the Aztec Collection.

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The Perks of a Personal Loan and a Line of Credit Loan

Need more cash to help someone or support a group that focuses on equality? Then take out a personal loan or a line of credit loan today. Here are the reasons why they’re beneficial:

Advantages of a Personal Loan


Fast Transaction

If you’re out of time and you need to get cash quickly, then taking out a personal loan is an excellent option for you. Most of the time, you could get the money within 24 hours, which is perfect for emergency situations.

Minimal Requirements

One of the reasons why getting a personal loan is fast is because it doesn’t require too many documents unlike when you’re getting a car loan or home loan. Because of this, the processing time is shorter.


These loans can be used for various purposes, including medical expenses, travel expenses, and more. You could even take out a personal loan to purchase the latest and best phone as of the moment.



Because you don’t need collateral, it’s easier for anyone to loan. Personal loans also don’t require any form of security, which means your assets will stay safe. It will also be helpful for those who do not own any assets like home, car, shares, etc.

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Advantages of a Line of Credit

Fast Money

If you want instant cash, you can either use your line of credit loan, your home as collateral, or home equity line of credit (HELOC) to get quick money whenever you need it.

Lump Sum of Cash

If you need to obtain a large amount of money, you can choose to take out a line of credit loan. This works for homeowners with equity in their houses. Remember, the line of credit loan is the difference between the value of your home in the market and what you owe on the house. Just be wary of second mortgages.

Low-Interest Rates


Unlike other kinds of consumer loans, the interest on the line of credit loans is more bearable. This is because you only have to pay the interest on the amount you use, instead of the whole available amount.

Interest Is Tax Deductible

Usually, the interest that you ought to pay on this type of loan is tax deductible. Remember to consult your financial advisor regarding this issue before you take out a line of credit loan.


Just like personal loans, you can take out a line of credit loan and use the money for any purpose. With it, you can purchase your second home, buy a new car, send someone to school, remodel your house, pay medical expenses, travel afar, so on and so forth. Just remember to borrow the amount you need and avoid loaning more often than necessary. Remember to jot down your financial responsibilities and check the risks that come along with borrowing.


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Four Good Reads on the State of Being Equal


Ask random people about the state or quality of being equal and you will likely see more blank stares than hints of understanding or enthusiasm about the topic. Not that you can blame them. Equality is right alongside injustice and other concepts that not many people think about much unless something happens that affects them personally. Whether you are looking for information or merely curious about equality, here are some books worth reading on the topic.

1. Inequality and the 1% by Danny Dorling
Why read it: This book explores the huge gap between the richest 1% and the rest. It examines not just the economic inequality but also the potentially damaging effects it has on our society.

2. The Equality Effect by Danny Dorling
Why read it: While some countries continue down the path to inequality for varied reasons, there are others that challenge prevailing assumptions that nothing can be done in curbing it. Despite the challenges of globalization, some countries have shown that striving to be more equal is achievable and how it creates a positive impact on everyone who gets to enjoy it.

3. The Equality Illusion: The Truth about Women and Men Today by Kat Banyard
Why read it: Despite the giant strides women from around the world have made, gender equality remains to be one of the biggest social justice issues today. This book provides insights into feminism and the various challenges women in dealing with sexism and other gender related problems.

4. The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future by Joseph Stiglitz
Why read it: The Price of Inequality takes a look into the chilling effects of inequality, not just on the economy but on people’s way of life.

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Moving On From The Death Of A Loved One

Losing someone you love is a traumatic event that lingers in our hearts. How can you heal when the wound is to deep? Getting used to the life without the person you care about is hard specially if the bond is too strong to break. But life goes on, it will not stop. Try to live it with happiness and hope that one day, the pain will go away.

Release All Your Grief

It’s okay to let your emotions show. You don’t have to try to keep it to yourself. Keeping it to yourself will make moving on harder to achieve. Just let the emotions flow. Just let the tears flow until you can’t cry no more. Don’t embarrassed showing what you truly feel. It is your right to express your emotions, we all emotional beings after all.

Talk To Your Family And Friends

When you lose someone dear to you, it is important that you gather the people who care. Surround yourself with support and love to fill the emptiness you feel inside. It takes humans to heal the emotional wounds created by a death of someone. No man is an island. It will always stay that way. So pick up the phone and call someone you trust.

Know That You Will Go Through The Stages Of Moving On

First Stage: Denial

You are in a trauma or a shock. Your mind can’t still comprehend what’s going on. In this stage, you will experience the confusion between reality and truth.

Second Stage: Anger

It’s normal that you get angry. It is part of releasing all those negative emotions towards with what happened. Know that you are in this stage but you can’t stay in this stage forever. Don’t let the anger consume you.

Third Stage: Bargaining

At this stage, you try to bargain with God. You ask if there could be a second chance. You try to change the reality but deep inside you, but you know you can’t.

Fourth Stage: Depression

Some people skip this process but for most people, they go through a series of depression. It happens because you cannot undo the past. You are here while that person you love already passed away, these thoughts will bring grief that leads to depression.

Fifth Stage: Acceptance

Wounds will heal eventually. Just give it time. When you finally get used to the situation and realized that there is still a life ahead of you, you learn to accept the truth.


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