Microsoft will be releasing two limited edition controllers based on the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians videogame. One of the pads pays homage to Master Chief while the other is patterned after Spartan Locke. So are the two Halo 5 Xbox One controllers worth buying? Let’s analyze each component of both products before you can come up with your own decision.
Being limited edition releases, both the Master Chief and Spartan Locke pads are priced at a premium when compared to the standard black-colored controller. You can check out the current price tags for all three with the following links: Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Master Chief Wireless Controller, Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Spartan Locke Wireless Controller and Xbox One Wireless Controller.
The main selling points of the two limited edition products are the aesthetics. The Master Chief version is designed to look like the iconic green armor suit. You can check out some images of the pad with our media gallery below this paragraph.
The other version is based on Jameson Locke, one of the main characters in the fifth main installment of the first-person shooting series. The metallic grey coloring matches the looks of the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One 1TB Bundle, which you can check out with this page. Take a look at the Spartan Locke pad with the media gallery located beneath this paragraph.
New Version of the Xbox One Controller
Another major factor that you may want to consider is that Microsoft made some improvements to the new gamepads, including the upcoming Master Chief and Spartan Locke versions, when compared to the original controller that launched with the Xbox One.
You will no longer need an adapter to connect a gaming headset to the controller as it now comes with a 3.5mm stereo jack. The bumpers have also been fine tuned while the pad is now capable of being updated via a firmware wirelessly.
So, if you are looking for an upgrade to the original Xbox One Controller, you should definitely check out the Master Chief and Spartan pads if you are a Halo fan.
The two limited edition controllers also include in-game bonuses for Halo 5: Guardians. You will receive a Req Pack, which includes the Resolute visor, if you decide to purchase the Spartan Locke version. For the Master Chief release, you will get a Req Pack featuring the in-game Dauntless visor.
Both the Master Chief and Spartan Locke pads should please fans of the first-person shooting series, especially with the aesthetics and in-game extras. You can purchase them with the following pages: Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Master Chief Wireless Controller and Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Spartan Locke Wireless Controller.
With that said, you can also purchase a regular Xbox One Wireless Controller if you don’t care about the looks and/or Halo 5: Guardians bonuses as the limited edition versions do not have any other advantages. You can buy the new version of the black-colored gamepad with this link.
The Master Chief and Spartan Locke controllers are releasing on the 6th of October, three weeks before the launch of Halo 5: Guardians.