If you haven’t been living under a rock, you would know that Valve officially launched Counter-Strike 2 to replace CS: GO. The CS2 launch brought many new features and updates. But the most interesting thing about CS2 is its new drop-based weekly reward system. The new drop system in Counter-Strike 2 is called the “Weekly Care Package.” This drop mechanic resets once a week. We will discuss this new weekly care package aka the weekly rewards in Counter-Strike 2 in this guide. We have also added a Weekly Care Package reset countdown timer so that you never miss the chance to claim your next million-dollar knife in CS2.
What is the Weekly Care Package in Counter-Strike 2
The Weekly Care Package is a reward system in the new Counter-Strike 2 game. The rewards are only available for Prime members of CS2. Valve is well-known for its random drops in games like CS: GO and Dota 2. Earlier these drops could get someone loads of rewards but some people would end up with nothing in their inventory for days.
Now, the Weekly Care Package screen in CS2 will present you with four randomized in-game skins and rewards (more on this below). You will have a chance to get two guaranteed rewards every week instead of these random drops after matches.
In Counter-Strike 2, you will get two active boosts in experience boost and weekly drops every week. During these active boosts, you will be able to get additional XP from playing games. Once you reach the next XP rank, you will receive your Weekly Care Package.
CS2 Weekly Care Package Reset Date & Time (Countdown)
The Weekly Care Package in Counter-Strike 2 refreshes every Tuesday at 8:00 PM CT (or 6:00 PM PT). According to this, the next CS2 Weekly Care Package reset will happen on December 5, 2023, at 8:00 PM CT, translating to Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 1:00 AM GMT.
We have included a countdown for the CS2 Weekly Care Package reset so that you never miss an update. So check out the CS2 Weekly Care Package reset countdown timer: CS2 Weekly Care Package Reset
Items You Can Get in Counter-Strike 2 Weekly Rewards
Once you visit the Store tab in your game, you will see the weekly rewards. The rewards in the Weekly Care Package can contain anything from knives and gun skins to graffiti sprays, and more across all rarities. However, the most important part of this weekly reward system is the mandatory case drops. Although Valve has not confirmed the CS2 case is mandatory, I have received cases on both Weekly Care Packages till now.
For example, in the first week, I received a Recoil Case, Nova (Sand Guns), Sealed Graffiti (Eco, Shark White), and Sealed Graffiti (Cocky, SWAT Blue). In the second week, I received a Revolution case, P90 (Sand spray), Tec-9 (Groundwater), and Chess King Graffiti in CS2. I would also like to remind you that these rewards differ from player to player. Who knows you might get two graffiti or cases in a Weekly Care Package.
How to Claim a Weekly Care Package Reward in CS2
The method to claim Weekly Care Package rewards in Counter-Strike 2 is simple, but we have still detailed the process here. Follow the steps below:
- Make sure you did not claim the reward for this week already. You can go to the store tab and check for it.
- Now, once you reach the next XP level on your account, you will see the “Weekly Care Package” pop-up right after the game.
- Alternatively, if you missed the pop-up screen, just go to the store tab and you will see the weekly rewards there.
- On the pop-up or store rewards screen, select the rewards you want to claim and click the green “CLAIM REWARDS” button. And that’s it; enjoy your new skins and graffiti drops.
So, that’s all you need to know about the Weekly Care Package in CS2, which resets on Tuesday every week. Have you claimed the rewards for the last two weeks? Share your rewards in the comments below. We would love to know if you got rare skin drops via this weekly drops system.
If you are just starting with Counter-Strike 2, you must check out the CS2 console commands list. Also, do not forget to check our quick Valorant to Counter-Strike 2 sensitivity converter guide if you are having trouble with mouse sensitivity in the new game.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone get the Weekly Care Package in CS2?
No. To be eligible for the Weekly Care Package rewards in Counter-Strike 2, you will need the Prime Status Upgrade. You can get the prime membership for $14.99 in CS2.