Want the Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller? You're not the only one. As a limited edition (and a rather handsome one, at that), it got snapped up almost right away from the official Microsoft store. So, where in the hell can you buy it now that it's finally out in the wild?
We've got some good and bad news. The good news is that it's available right now at Game for £180. However, the bad news is that it doesn't seem to be on sale anywhere else at the moment. This means US readers will have to wait just a little longer to secure their version of the Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller.
Because Xbox has noted down official retailers where it should (emphasis on 'should') be available, all we can suggest is checking them every now and then to see if you get lucky. We've listed those stores below, so keep an eye on them in the coming days for another crack at getting the Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller. With any luck, we'll get some stock in time for the Black Friday Xbox Series X deals or the wider Black Friday gaming deals.
Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller - USA
Bad news, folks - we've not been able to track down the Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller anywhere in North America after it initially went on sale. In fact, many retailers have taken down their listing page for the handset and there's no word on when it'll come back.
That's not a reason to give up, though. Xbox lists the following stores as official merchants for the Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, so it's worth checking them occasionally to see if it's back in stock yet.
- Xbox.com - Listing page is live, but no deals are available
- Microsoft - Unavailable
- Amazon - Unavailable
- Walmart - Unavailable
- Best Buy - Unavailable
- GameStop - Unavailable
- Target - Unavailable
- Antonline - Unavailable
Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller - UK
Sorry to disappoint, but the Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is very hard to find on this side of the pond. Indeed, the only place we've seen it available is Game.
Don't throw in the towel just yet, though. While other retailers have taken down their listing page, Amazon still has one so may be in line for more stock. And because Xbox has name-checked the following stores as an official source, it's worth keeping an eye on them just in case they get more units in soon.
- Game - 'Pre-order' available
- Xbox - Listing page is live
- Microsoft - Out of stock
- Amazon - Unavailable
- Argos - Unavailable
- Very - Unavailable
- Currys - Unavailable
- Smyths - Unavailable
Is the Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller worth it?
No matter where you go, the handset will set you back $199.99 in the USA and £179.99 in the UK. While that may seem steep, it's worth bearing in mind that this isn't a standard Xbox controller. Instead, it's a reskinned version of the advanced Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 that launched in 2020. That means it's crammed with extras like back paddles for greater control, custom thumbstick tension adjustment, alternate thumbstick, and d-pads, and Hair Trigger Locks. It's these features that also make this pad one of the best PC controllers for gaming you can get too.
Naturally, it's also sporting a unique design modeled after Master Chief himself. Battle-worn thanks to weathering effects and sporting cool nods like a pattern on the back that mimics the helmet card slot for AI such as Cortana, the Halo Infinite Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is a nice ode to the franchise.
Announced alongside a Halo Infinite Xbox Series X that's just launched, this handset was one of the standouts from the Gamescom: Opening Night coverage. It wasn't the only notable reveal, though; we also got a Halo Infinite version of the Razer Kaira Pro headset and a Master Chief Seagate 5TB Game Drive, so you can kit out your setup with a Spartan theme if you're quick (and have lots of money).
Don't forget about our Halo Infinite guide if you want to catch up on the game ahead of launch this December. And to make sure you're ready with the best audio and visuals, be sure to drop in on our best Xbox Series X headsets and best TV for Xbox Series X guides.