$65 Xbox One "Midnight Forces" Controller Revealed

The blue controller is exclusive to Best Buy and features a camouflage pattern.

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Microsoft today announced another addition to its Xbox One camouflaged-themed controller lineup. The special edition "Midnight Forces" controller was designed to have a "unique military look," Microsoft says on its official website. The controller, which will sell for $65--$5 more than a standard pad--will be available exclusively at Best Buy and only for a limited time

The Midnight Forces Xbox One controller has a blue hue, compared to the more traditional camouflage color for the other camouflage controller revealed in July. According to the Best Buy product page, the Midnight Forces Xbox One controller will go on sale at the end of September. You can preorder it today.

If you're in the market for a new Xbox One controller, but don't want either of the camouflage controllers or the standard black pad, you can always wait for the special edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Sunset Overdrive controllers coming later this fall.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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Cool looking controller to bad I wont spend a dime at Best Buy maybe Ill pick one up off craigs list.

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Not going to lie, I really dig that camo color and design. Not enough to get it mind you but I might should my old controller die on me.

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i was playing with this thing out in the backyard, like i often do with my controllers, and i got tons of compliments. francine loved it. best controller ever!

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The Titanfall controller design is still the best-looking, but this one's not bad. Fav controller design of all time was the Gears 3 controller for 360 -- I still use that one when gaming there.

But the green camo one is simply atrocious. Is that one a Wal-Mart exclusive? ;)

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What's with MS and the "camo" designs??

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Probably going after the CoD crowd.

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Waiting for the Sunset Overdrive ones.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Looking at the pic, it just looks mostly white w/black trim. I'd like to see some of the logos or orange "splatwork" in there to give it some distinction.

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color scheme = good, price = not good

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I actually like the color scheme but the price is ridiculous and it is an X bone controller so double fail.

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@Martyr77 Its $5 more than a regular controller, so either you are broke or just a complete idiot, or as it seems both (that would be my guess). But to say its a rip off is quite funny. Yes its n Xbox one controller, which means it better than a ps4 controller.lol You probably use PS Now and think that's a bargain. Morons these days, they are in too much abundance

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Sorry to say, but replying to this guy is the fail here.

He's a 15-year old Sony fanboy who goes out of his way to give 1's to ANYTHING XBAWKS!

Just check his profile.

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That's pretty cool, but I think I'm more of a fan of just getting a standard and using Toasty Stickers to customize my design.

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Next there will be a red/white camouflage one from Target

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<< LINK REMOVED >> That would actually be cool.

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Eh not a fan.

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Do Xbox One controllers work for PC yet?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Have you ever used Google?


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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yes. Only through USB, I think.

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65$ i rather buy a game

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tbh that looks ugly

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The only flaw with blue camo controllers is that you can't find them when you drop them in the bathtub. It's been a problem.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I hate when that happens.

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Videogames, war, videogames, war, the US army ads on gaming sites, war, videogames, more war, millitary themed controllers, war, war, war....

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And what's your non-confrontational game concept?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> War never changes

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> War. Console war never changes.
Since the dawn of fanboy kind, when our ancestor first discovered the consoles, blood has been spilled in the name of everything: from Atari to Xbox to simple, family friendly Wii.
In the year 2077, after millennia of armed conflict, the destructive nature of fanboys could sustain itself no longer. The world was plunged into an abyss of nuclear fire and radiation.
But it was not, as some had predicted, the end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse was simply the prologue to another bloody chapter of console history. For fanboys had succeeded in destroying the world - but war, console war never changes.
In the early days, thousands were spared the horrors of the fanboys by taking refuge in enormous underground shelters, known as vaults. But when they emerged, they had only the hell of the wastes to greet them - all except those in Vault 101. For on that fateful day, when fire rained from the sky, the giant steel door of Vault 101 slid closed... and never reopened. It was here you were born. It is here you will die.
Because, in Vault 101: no one ever enters, and no one ever leaves.

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I like this person.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Overly completed comment.

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Looks good to me.

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I'd like to have one of each camo controller , both the green & blue. But I can't justify buying them for the small amount of time that I play my XB1 (because there's NO GAMES!). Not to mention that I already have 2 black controllers.

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It's still, Made in China.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> so are ipads. stop with the stereotypes, 'made in china' is being used on your daily basis.

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I want the Advance Warfare controller badly.

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here we go again, MS trying to charge extra for a coat of paint and stupid end users will just grab this Sh** up....

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So what? The controller will be used throughout the console lifecycle. I'd gladly throw down an extra $5 for a design I dig.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Thats the point you didnt have to when you bought a special 360 controller. Doing it now is just plain stupid

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Of course I don't *have* to do it. In the same way as you don't *have* to buy a next gen console because the last gen's are still selling games, and that there is such thing as a PC. It's an irrelevant point you're making. If I wanted to buy a 2nd controller, I'd buy this because I like it and prefer it to the standard issue. Simple. If the extra $5 is too much of a hassle, then gaming probably shouldn't be on your to-do list anytime soon...

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@dz99ls True! They should just be like Sony and charge $20 for a piece of plastic stand for their console.

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@mprince131 Or Microsoft should charge $25 dollars just for a rechargeable battery and charging cord instead of including it in the controller to begin with! Oh, wait...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> pathetic attempt. How about MS charging $100 for wifi ability for the original 360... move on fanboy

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Lol you say move on yet you made a reference that was 9 years old and I made a relevant one about this generation. Haha classic GameSpot point evader.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You should ask yourself...why would that bother you?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> why, you cannot be that bad of a consumer can you really. If we the end user continue to fall for scams like this companies weill continue to take more and more.

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