Glock-18 | Fade was added to the game on August 14, 2013, as part of The Assault Collection, which was released alongside “The Arms Deal” update.
The slide is chromed and coated with translucent paints creating a gradient. The pattern is made in various shades of purple, pink and yellow. The rest of the pistol is not painted. The color scheme of the gradient depends on the pattern index.
Float Value of the skin ranges from 0.00 to 0.08, which makes Glock-18 | Fade available only in Factory New and Minimal Wear condition. Abrasions are present on the muzzle already in Factory New condition. At levels of wear close to the maximum, the size of the the abrasions increases slightly.
The appearance of Glock-18 | Fade highly depends on the pattern index. The rarest and most valuable pattern variation is called “Absolute Max”, which is distinguished by a predominance of purple on the slide. The less valuable pattern variation is “Max Fade”, which has almost equal areas painted purple, pink and yellow. The pattern variation called “Full Fade” is distinguished by a predominance of pink and yellow on the slide and is also considered to be valuable. Pattern variations where the amount of purple reduces are called “95%”.
The quality of Glock-18 | Fade is Restricted. The skin is not available with the StatTrak counter and has no souvenir option. The skin belongs to the "Fade" series.
Glock-18 | Fade is currently one of the most popular skins, but it is rarely seen in the game due to its high price.