New PUBG Special-Edition Xbox One Controller Revealed, See It Here

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Microsoft's Xbox Insider broadcast from Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany included a look at the inner-workings of PUBG Soeul's offices in Korea, which lead nicely into the announcement that PUBG will see its 1.0 release on the console on September 4, and that Microsoft would be releasing a specially designed controller to celebrate the milestone.

Microsoft's Limited Edition PUBG controller can be pre-ordered now, and while it's in most ways the same controller Xbox One users have used until now, there are obvious cosmetic details and a subtle physical difference that set it apart. The controller is covered a digital-camo pattern, and this finish is accented by a blue ring around the left analog stick (a throwback to the game's shrinking blue circle that limits the battlefield,) a sight scope on the right analog stick, and a red X on the right trigger.

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Appearances aside, it's the new triggers that could make a tangible if small difference in the way you play. In order to prevent your trigger fingers from slipping during tense moments, Microsoft has implemented rubberized triggers--a first for an official Xbox controller.

A close-up of the new rubberized triggers.
A close-up of the new rubberized triggers.

Microsoft also revealed new customization options for anyone who wishes to create a personalized Xbox One controller on its website. In addition to being able to change the color of the body of the controller and various buttons, you can now apply one of five new camo patterns, or a shadow finish, which puts a gradient color transition from top to bottom. For a limited time, until September 30, you also have the option of picking a silver shadow option.

In addition to its new controller announcements, Microsoft had plenty more to share during its Xbox Insider broadcast. For all of those stories and more from Gamescom 2018, head over to our event page to catch everything we've covered so far.

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