Nova | Antique was added to the game on February 20, 2014, as part of The Phoenix Collection, which was released alongside the start of Operation Phoenix. The skin was created by Ancient ❤™, HO-OH™, and IgorTheLight.
The design of the skin resembles an antique weapon. The buttstock and the handguard are adorned with a brown pattern that imitates the texture of wood. The back part of the buttstock is decorated with a gold floral ornament. The barrel and the receiver are painted with a pattern that imitates a layer of patina with inclusions of rust. The receiver is complemented by a gold floral ornament.
Float Value of the skin ranges from 0.00 to 0.30, which makes Nova | Antique only available in Factory New, Minimal Wear and Field-Tested conditions. Small abrasions are already present on individual parts of the body in Factory New condition. At levels of wear close to the maximum, the number and size of abrasions increase.
The pattern index does not affect the appearance of the skin.
The quality of Nova | Antique is Classified. The skin has a StatTrak option and belongs to the "Antique" series.
Nova | Antique is currently a rather popular skin, which is often seen in the game.