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6 gift ideas for Xbox players | Gift Guide

This holiday season marks the launch of not one but two new Xbox consoles. The excitement is in the air but brainstorming gifts can sometimes be overwhelming. We’ve compiled our Xbox gift guide to help you get the perfect gift for that gamer in your life (or for you, we don’t judge).

Xbox Series X

It should come as no surprise, but Microsoft’s high-end next-gen Xbox made its way onto our gift guide. The 1TB SSD Xbox Series X features up to 8K HDR support and up to 120 FPS, while running on AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architecture. The Xbox Series X is a safe bet to maximize that next console experience.

Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is a low-cost entry point into next-gen gaming. This diskless gaming experience offers 512GB SDD and targets 1440p with up to 120 FPS support. All the while, the Xbox Series S offers the same Xbox Smart Delivery perks and Xbox Velocity Architecture.

Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S

Games are only getting bigger in size. With the new consoles releasing, it may be useful to maximize the amount of storage to fit the upcoming games as well as the backlog. Seagate offers a 1TB expansion card that replicates Xbox’s Velocity Architecture, meaning faster loading times.

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

I’ve had my Xbox Elite Series 2 controller for almost a year now. It’s become one of my favourite controllers based on the build quality, battery life, and customizable features. The back paddles are an excellent bonus, especially for competitive games.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month subscription

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is arguably the best value in gaming. Over 100+ games, many of which are developed by Xbox Game Studios, are accessible. Plus, additional services such as Xbox Live Gold, cloud gaming, and EA Play have been rolled into the subscription.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of this fall’s hotly-anticipated titles. Launching on Xbox One as well as Xbox Series X/S, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will take advantage of Xbox Smart Delivery. This means you can purchase the game on Xbox One and receive the game on Xbox Series X/S, fully optimized at no extra cost.

This season is the season of next-gen console gaming. We’ll have more gift guides landing on SQUAD so keep your eyes peeled!

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Steve Vegvari

Steve is based in Toronto, Ontario. His adoration for everything gaming began very early on in the SNES-era. He’s gone on to write honest content around the web. While not writing about games, Steve is often looking for the next big narrative-driven title. Something with an impactful story, regardless of genre or platform. Bonus points if it has an appealing achievement/trophy list!
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