Finding the perfect Christmas gift for gamers can prove challenging. Thankfully, Xbox has offered some handy ideas to make your gift shopping a little easier. Here are our favourite offerings from Xbox, perfect for the gamer in your life, regardless of their level of experience.
Our Top Picks
Xbox Game Pass is a monthly subscription-based service that provides a selection of downloadable video games, playable on Xbox One. The service gives subscribers unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games on Xbox One for only NZ$10.95 a month. Not only that, but subscribers also get access to all new Xbox first party titles as soon as they release globally. Xbox Game Pass not only offers gamers more choice but also makes gaming affordable and accessible to everyone.
Get pro-level precision with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, featuring an arsenal of swappable components, Hair Trigger Locks, and limitless customization with an easy-to-use app. Choose from a variety of thumbsticks, D-pads, and paddles for a tailored feel that provides game-changing accuracy and speed. Flip the Hair Trigger Locks to fire faster. Improve your control with interchangeable paddles and rubberized diamond grip. Designed to meet the needs of today’s competitive gamers, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller brings it all together with an app, where you can tweak everything from trigger sensitivity to button mapping.
Survive the ultimate life and death fight with the Xbox Wireless Controller – PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Limited Edition, featuring a distressed black digital camo design. Be the last one standing with the new and exclusive trigger grip to help you stay on target in the final circle. Enjoy custom button mapping and plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm stereo headset jack. Also includes Bluetooth® for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets.
Get the Xbox One X Battlefield V Gold Rush Special Edition Bundle and enter mankind’s greatest conflict as Battlefield goes back to its roots: World War 2. Join the ranks with full-game downloads of Battlefield V Deluxe Edition and Battlefield 1943. Enhanced for Xbox One X and supporting 4K resolution and HDR graphics, the Deluxe Edition includes paratrooper apparel, Special Assignments to test your skill, and weekly items coming with Airlift. Lead your Company in all-out multiplayer with new experiences like the massive Grand Operations on the fastest, most reliable gaming network. Plus, enjoy one-month of EA Access.
This Xbox One X features a unique dark grey to gold design and includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K Video Streaming, Spatial Audio, and a matching wireless controller. With over 1,300 great games, immersive true 4K gaming, and 40% more power than any other console, there’s never been a better time to game with Xbox One X. (Both games require Xbox Live Gold, sold separately. Battlefield 1943 playable online only.)
If you’re looking to squad up with your friends in Fortnite, listen up! This Xbox One S Fortnite bundle comes packed with in-game content you can find first on Xbox One. With the Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle you get an Xbox One S console with a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Fortnite Battle Royale with the full Eon cosmetic set (Legendary Eon Character Outfit, Epic Aurora Glider, and Rare Resonator Pickaxe), plus 2,000 V-Bucks (enough to purchase a Battle Pass along with multiple in-game items) and 1-month trials to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.
Sea of Thieves offers the essential pirate experience, from sailing and fighting to exploring and looting – everything you need to live the pirate life and become a legend in your own right. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose. Whether you’re voyaging as a group or sailing solo, you’re bound to encounter other crews in this shared-world adventure – but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?
Dynamic seasons change everything at the world’s greatest automotive festival. Go it alone or team up with others to explore beautiful and historic Britain in a shared open world. Collect, modify and drive over 450 cars. Race, stunt, create and explore – choose your own path to become a Horizon Superstar.
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