Xbox One Armed Forces Controller Is Coming Back

The $65 controller returns November 23.


The special edition Xbox One Armed Forces controller, which sports a camouflage pattern to give it a military look, is coming back. Microsoft has announced that the controller, originally released in October 2014, will start showing up again at retailers starting on November 23.

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Apparently, the first run of controllers sold through. Microsoft writes on its product page that the Armed Forces controller is "back by popular demand." The only difference over the original unit appears to be that this new one has a 3.5mm stereo jack, while the first model did not.

The controller will sell for $65, which is $5 north of what the standard pad goes for. The camo controller was originally accompanied by a matching headset, and that remains available to buy for $60.

It's not the only special edition Xbox One controller, as others include the Lunar White and Covert Forces units. In addition, special edition controllers based on Halo 5: Guardians and Forza 6 are available. On top of those, you can also buy the new Elite transforming Xbox One controller for $150.

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Looks like the Xbox has no shortage of special controllers.

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Should've added the rubber grips too. I got the Lunar White and Forza 6 controllers which have that and don't want to use my older ones now. At least I can still sell them though.

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I got spoiled with the elite controller, i cant play with a regular one now without feeling that i m missing something. So bring colored elite controller and i would consider buying.

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@zinten: I map sprint (L3), crouch and melee to the paddles. It is great not having to rely on the true left stick button to register when you need to run.

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@theduckofdeath: I did the same !! The Elite Controller was a good purchase !!

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@theduckofdeath: Same it never felt natural to me having to push the l3 while using the same stick to move around,.

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Thought this was gonna be a controller for people in the military who'd lost an arm.

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Guess what happens when a soldier in a remote location without internet gets an xbox one?

Nothing, it won't work without internet.

Wonder why msft still, 2 years later, has not patched this before distribution?

Oh, and that camo is horrible, better than ACU, but still horrible.

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WTF are you on now the Xbox One will work without an internet connection. Are you really that dumb or so you just like being wrong?

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@Mirimon78: cool story troll

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I really wish it wasn't this particular pattern. There was a multicam one of these for the 360 that looks WAYYYY nicer.

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It should cost the same price as the black one. So stupid.

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It's really crappy that different colored controllers cost more money.

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Bring more elite controllers!! What is this bullshit 3 controllers per house hold? And then you sold out? I need to buy 3 more, best xmas gift for friends and family.

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Does that mean that i am constantly in a stealth mode while using it? lol

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i wonder if i could trade/exchange my old non used Armed Forces Controller for the new one with the 3.5 jack input

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Needs to be elite. No point in buying normal controllers anymore.

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@muzza93: That's very true actually, the Elite is a fantastic bit of kit !!

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@muzza93: Lol riiight, becaue everyone wants to spend $150+ on a damn controller!

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@nl_skipper: Its worth it !! Costs Less than my SCUF and its of good quality !!