Description of the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller

Summary

The article describes the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller. This product becomes available on August 16, 2011, for a limited time only. Contact your local retailer for availability.

Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller

More Information

The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller was custom designed by Microsoft and Epic Games, the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller puts the fate of Delta Squad in your hands. This custom controller comes with five downloadable in-game weapon skins.

Note The downloadable content included in this controller can only be used with the Gears of War 3 game, available worldwide starting September 20, 2011. Users trying to redeem the content prior to this date will receive an error stating the code is not valid. Users should reattempt to redeem the code when they have the game.

Features

  • Exclusive Gears of War 3 graphics
  • Infected Omen Weapon Pack downloadable content
  • Custom multiplayer skins for the game's five starting weapons: Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun
  • Transforming D-pad

Connect an Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller

Your Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller "connects" wirelessly to your Xbox 360 console. You can connect up to four controllers to your Xbox 360 console.

When you connect a wireless controller to your Xbox 360 console, the console assigns that controller to a specific virtual port. For example, the controller that turns on your console is assigned to the first port. The second controller that you connect is assigned to the second port. This process continues until you connect the last controller to the console.

To connect an Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller to an Xbox 360 console, follow these steps:
  1. Press the power button on the Xbox 360 console to turn it on.
  2. Press the Xbox Guide button on the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller to turn it on.
  3. Press the Connect button on the front of the Xbox 360 console.
  4. Press the Connect button on the top of the wireless controller.

Note You can also connect an Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller to a computer by using the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. Make sure that the computer is turned on, and then follow these same steps except for steps 1 and 3. In step 1, turn on the wireless gaming receiver. In step 3, press the Connect button on the wireless gaming receiver.

Power button indicator light

The power button on the Xbox 360 console has a light around it with four sections. This light provides information about the controller connections and the current state of the console. For example, when you connect a wired controller to the console, and then press the Xbox Guide button to start the console, the console assigns that controller to port 1 and a green light in the upper-left section comes on. The console has four ports that can be assigned to controllers.

The lights correspond to each port on the console as follows:
  • Port 1: Upper-left position
  • Port 2: Upper-right position
  • Port 3: Lower-left position
  • Port 4: Lower-right position

Note The orientation of the lights remains the same whether the console is in a vertical or horizontal position. In other words, if you position your console horizontally, port 1 is in the upper-left position; if you position the console vertically, the light adjusts so that port 1 is still in the upper-left position.

Batteries

The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller includes an AA battery pack that accepts two AA (L6) batteries to power the controller. You can use alkaline or rechargeable batteries in the wireless controller.

You can also use the Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit to power the controller. This kit includes the Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack and a charge cable so that you can continue to play games as you charge the battery.

Expansion ports

The expansion port on the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller lets you connect other devices such as the Xbox 360 Headset to the controller. The expansion port features a 2.5 millimeter audio connector and other connectors for additional devices.

Note The Xbox 360 Headset is sold as a separate accessory.

Availability

The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Gears of War 3 Wireless Controller becomes available as a separate accessory August 16, 2011, for a limited time only at retail locations around the world. Note that the Game and Limited Edition Console will not be available until September 20, 2011.

Xbox Support

Please visit the following website for information about how to contact Xbox Support:

References

For more information and troubleshooting help, see the following articles:

911111 You Xbox 360 Wireless Controller disconnects frequently or cannot connect to your Xbox 360 console

The Rechargeable Battery Pack does not charge when it’s connected to your Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit

For more information, visit the following Microsoft website:
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