Gears Tactics gets new Locust Horde Limited Edition controller for Xbox launch

Gears Tactics Controller Image
Gears Tactics Controller Image (Image credit: Xbox)

What you need to know

  • Gears Tactics is a turn-based strategy game set in the Gears universe.
  • It launched on PC to rave reviews, but an Xbox version was only promised to come in the future.
  • Now that Gears Tactics has been confirmed as an Xbox Series X / S launch title, the game is getting a new Limited Edition controller.
  • The slick new controller from Controller Gear includes a charging stand and button mapping.

It's official. Gears Tactics, the excellent turn-based strategy game from Coalition, is coming to Xbox consoles this fall, including the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. To celebrate their console launch, Coalition, Xbox, and accessory company Controller Gear teamed up to create a new Limited Edition Xbox controller, dubbed Locust Horde.

The custom-designed controller features a pattern inspired by the Locust General RAAM, features a matching Pro Charging Stand, and is compatible with Xbox Series X / S, current-gen Xbox consoles, and compatible Bluetooth devices like Windows 10 PC's and Android phones.

The controller looks awesome, and is available to pre-order right now from Controller Gear, ahead of its launch on November 3, 2020. Gears Tactics comes to Xbox consoles on next-gen launch day, so you can be assured you'll have your new controller in hands when the game is officially available.

Will you be picking up the Limited Edition controller? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: Read our Gears Tactics full review!

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