Flex on your friends with this new gold Xbox controller

This is one of the coolest-looking Xbox Series X gamepads yet

Xbox Gold Controller

Are you looking for a new way to impress your friends? Microsoft has your back.

The tech giant has revealed a new ‘Gold Shadow’ Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller. Rather than purely gold, the gamepad fades to black in a really cool way towards the front of the gamepad.

The Series X gamepad features “diamond-pattern” side grips and textured grip on its triggers, bumpers and back-case.

In other Xbox gamepad-related news, I’m still waiting for my replacement Xbox Elite Series 2 Custom Controller after encountering issues with its left shoulder button and right upper paddle. It appears Microsoft is sending me a brand new gamepad created with the same colour selections.

The gamepad is available to pre-order now and will be released on October 17th for $79.99.

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Image credit: Microsoft