Microsoft announces Night Ops Camo and Sport Blue Xbox One controllers at Gamescom 2019

What you need to know

  • Microsoft just announced two new special edition Xbox One controllers.
  • The Night Ops Camo features an urban military pattern.
  • The Sport Blue stands out with its dark and light blue contrast.
  • You can preorder both through the Microsoft Store for $70.

Instead of focusing on many special edition consoles like Sony, Microsoft has instead been putting out a lot of amazing Xbox Wireless Controllers. Not only are they comfortable to hold, but they look like a million bucks. At Gamescom 2019, the company unveiled two more. The Night Ops Camo Special Edition and the Sport Blue Special Edition should entice any collectors out there.

Night Ops Camo Special Edition

The Xbox Wireless Controller: Night Ops Camo Special Edition is the first in a brand-new series of controllers and Microsoft's take on a pattern that is classic and iconic. The dark palette of black, grey, and warm metallic gold on a slightly textured body gives the Night Ops Camo Special Edition a rugged and urban street vibe.

You can preorder one right now or pick it up on October 8 for $70.

Sport Blue Special Edition

Inspired by sports lifestyle, activewear, and pop culture, the Xbox Wireless Controller: Sport Blue Special Edition is the third installment in the Sport Series. Like its predecessors, the Sport White Special Edition and Sport Red Special Edition, the Sport Blue Special Edition features a geometric design with eye-catching metallic accents and a metallic D-Pad.

You can preorder one right now or pick it up on September 17 for $70.

If you like keeping your controllers on charging stands, we have great news. Microsoft also revealed that Controller Gear would release a Night Ops Camo Charging Stand and Sport Blue Charging Stand. Both launch the same day as their respective controllers, and cost $50.



Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories

Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.

PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)

This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.

ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)

This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.

Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)

Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.