The most expensive skins in games is a topic that interests even people who do not play the games in question. Find out in our article what are the most expensive skins in Rust including how much they cost on average and why they are so expensive!

Why are Some Rust Skins So Expensive?

Some of the Rust game skins are very expensive because they are simply much less popular and very rare. Another factor that increases the price a lot is how the skin looks and how much it affects the appearance of weapons or characters in the game. Remember to use the third-party marketplaces to trade Rust skins because you will find much better prices there than on the Steam Market.

When comparing Rust to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the most expensive skins in Rust are comparable to those in CS:GO, where the most expensive skins (such as AWP Dragon Lore) can sell for over $50,000! However, many players’ favorite survival game also has some gems that are extremely expensive, and you’ll find them all below! 

List of the 5 Most Expensive Skins in Rust

Punishment Mask – ~$1,800

The Punishment Mask skin which is an item for the Metal Facemask is currently the most expensive skin in Rust and is available on the outdoor marketplaces for around $1800! If you are wondering why it is so expensive it is very simple – there are only about 300 pieces of this skin in the game because the possibility to buy it was quickly turned off due to copyright claims.

And if you are curious why the skin was removed from Rust Store, here is a hint – probably the skin resembled too much Punisher’s logo from the Marvel universe.

Alien Relic SMG – ~$1,200

Another skin that is extremely expensive is Alien Relic SMG which is a skin for Custom SMG in Rust. Alien Relic is expensive for a few different reasons: firstly it’s rare, secondly, it glows and thirdly it’s YouTuber Rcham. These three factors make it worth paying about ~$1200 for this skin on the third-party market, while on the Steam Market it’s about $1800. In our opinion, this skin is a bit boring for its price and you can find much cooler skins for a lower price.

Big Grin – ~$700

Big Grin is a skin for Metal Facemask and is one of the most distinctive and recognizable items in the game Rust. The current price of this skin is around $700. Big Grin is expensive because it was one of the first skins for Metal Facemask and came into the game when very few people were still playing Rust. We will just add that the price of Big Grin when it was added to the game was around $10.

Tempered Mp5 – ~$610

Tempered Mp5 is one of our favorite skins for MP5A4 that is extremely colorful, but also unfortunately very expensive. The current price on external skin marketplaces is $550-$610. This skin perfectly matches Tempered Mask, which is in exactly the same colors as the variant for MP5A4. This skin is not often seen in the game and is rather intended for collectors because of its price.

Horror Bag – ~$480

Horror Bag is a limited edition skin that joined Rust on the occasion of Halloween 2015. The skin consists of bats and the whole thing is in pumpkin colors which is very associated with Halloween. If you want to sleep in such a scary sleeping bag unfortunately you will have to spend a lot of money. The current price of Horror Bag in Rust is about $480, and on Steam Market you can buy it for as much as $632. Is it worth it? We are not sure, but if you like spooky climates associated with Halloween then this skin is perfect for you!


Even though Rust doesn’t have as much skin trading as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it still has items that can reach dizzying prices. Did you like any of the skins on this list? We didn’t like them at all and you can get much better skins for a lot less money.

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