Revamped Armed Forces II Xbox controller goes all in on camouflage

Microsoft today announced the new Armed Forces II Special Edition (opens in new tab) Xbox controller, a revamped version of the original (opens in new tab) with some slight design tweaks.

All told, the look of the controller is nearly identical to its predecessor. You'll get the same green camouflage pattern, but it now extends up through the top of the middle portion above the menu buttons, as is common on Microsoft's modern controller designs. Also different is that this is built around Microsoft's latest design, featuring Bluetooth connectivity and a textured grip.

Lastly, the Bind button is now orange, making it pop out from the top of the controller.

This is the second new controller design Microsoft has introduced in the past week, following up on the minty fresh Sport White Special Edition.

The Armed Forces II Special Edition will be available starting August 14 and is available to preorder for $69.99 now (opens in new tab).

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  • Wish they would bring these kind of designs to design labs, along with the like laser etched ones. Being able to add two or three accents to them would be awesome.
  • what camo is this supposed to be?
  • Microsoft Digital? 😉