Get a Second Controller Free with a New Xbox One X Purchase

People looking to dive into a new Xbox One X will get a bonus from the Microsoft Store: a second controller, perfect for co-op games.

on March 4, 2018 4:02 PM

Microsoft is no stranger to bundles — only last month, the Xbox manufacturer revealed that the mid-generation Xbox One S would be getting a new bundle that came packed in with the ever-popular PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. While this pack-in is only available for the Xbox One S, Microsoft is now offering a new incentive for those picking up a new Xbox One X from the Microsoft Store: a free controller.

Obviously all gaming consoles come packed-in with a controller, so we aren’t talking about this one. Instead, this is a bonus controller that should save local multiplayer fans a cool $60. Purchasers won’t get an option of the controller — however — so don’t go in expecting the newly-revealed Combat Tech controller or the fan-favorite Sea of Thieves controller.

While this generation hasn’t been the best for local co-op, there are some terrific games in the near horizon boasting local co-op. These includes DualShockers’ favorite indie game of last yearCuphead, which got a 9.0 out of 10 in our review. Looking into the future, the upcoming EA Originals title is A Way Out — eccentric developer Josef Fares’ game that bases itself almost entirely in co-operative gameplay.

Xbox One X is available to purchase now at most retailers — however, those looking for the deal should make sure to grab the console from the Microsoft Store.

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.