PAX East

March 10-12, 2017




Xbox @ PAX East

If you're headed to PAX East, make sure you stop by the Xbox Booth where we’ll have game demos, panels, sweepstakes, special edition goodies and more.  You won’t want to miss this chance to check out Halo Wars 2, Minecraft, and Mass Effect Andromeda to name just a few of the titles you can play. 


If you can’t make it or didn’t score tickets, don’t worry. Xbox Daily Live @ PAX East will bring the fun to you!  Tune in on Beam or Twitch


Read on for more details on other activities we’ll have over the weekend.


Get Xbox Gear

Wear the games you love to play and stop by the Xbox Booth to buy our special edition t-shirts featuring some of your favorite games and more.


These special edition t-shirts will only be available at PAX East and select Xbox experiences, so get them while you can.

Xbox Booth

Halo Wars 2

Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe in Halo Wars 2.


Come play Blitz Multiplayer with us and a few of our friends. Blitz is a new twist on RTS gameplay that combines card-based strategy with explosive combat. Your card deck is your army in Blitz.


Minecraft Mini Games

Come to the Xbox Booth to check out Minecraft mini games! In Tumble, break blocks and bring your foes low by destroying the very floor beneath your enemies' feet, sending them plummeting to their doom. In Battle, challenge 8 players in a fight for survival, where speed, strategy- and sometimes just pure luck- will make you the winner. 


Mass Effect Andromeda

Battle for a new home for the human race in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Take control of the Pathfinder—a leader of a squad of military-trained explorers—and recruit a team of elite operatives as you make choices that will determine the fate of humanity.



Take a break from the show and sit with us for a round of GWENT. It’s the Witcher’s favorite game and CD PROJEKT RED’s latest title. Test your skill and strategy as you bluff your way to victory, and pick up a closed beta key while you’re at it!


ID @ Xbox

Full Metal Furies

From the creators of Rogue Legacy comes FULL METAL FURIES, a brand new team-based brawler where cooperation is essential.  FMF is our take on modernizing the brawler genre for a new generation.


Voodoo Vince

The classic character platformer is back for the first time in over 13 years, and now in glorious high definition! Vince’s adventure takes him from the streets of New Orleans to the depths of a Louisiana bayou to find the whereabouts of his keeper, Madam Charmaine.


Thimbleweed Park

Lost along a dusty stretch of highway, Thimbleweed Park is a neglected and broken place, home to the now abandoned and forgotten. A body is found under the bridge. No one seems to care – in a town like Thimbleweed Park a dead body is the least of your problems.



RUINER is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok. A wired sociopath lashes out against a corrupt system to uncover the truth and retrieve his kidnapped brother under the guidance of a secretive hacker friend. Combine preternatural reflexes, augmented tools, and the arsenal of fallen foes to tear down and dismantle the corporate titans of virtuality dealers at HEAVEN.


Xbox Custom Controller Sweeps

Join the fun with Xbox @PAX East and take home one of these 12 Custom Controllers. Can you choose just one?


How To Enter:

Tweet or Instagram a photo from our booth of your favorite design


Retweet @Xbox’s PAX East #XboxSweepstakes Post 


Be sure to follow @Xbox and include #XboxSweepstakes


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY; void where prohibited. Must be a legal U.S. resident, 18+ at time of entry. For complete entry details, see Official Rules at Ends 11:59 p.m. PT on 3/13/17. Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98502.




Choose a title below to get a closer look at the individual design.

Halo Wars 2

Which leader do you choose? Is it Captain Cutter who fights for duty and honor and will hold the line no matter what the cost? Or maybe Atriox is more your style strengthened by his will to never bow again? These Halo Wars 2 designs were inspired by the leaders to help take you into battle.



Mass Effect Andromeda

This sleek design is inspired by Mass Effect Andromeda the game that takes players far beyond the boundaries of the Milky Way into the depths of the Andromeda galaxy. Use this controller and become the Pathfinder to lead humanity's search for a new home in this uncharted and unforgiving region of space.



Crackdown 3

This custom design was inspired by Crackdown 3. Jump into the game’s sandbox of mayhem and destruction and become a Super-Powered Agent dedicated to Justice by any means necessary. Explore the heights of a dangerous futuristic city with a controller to match, and wield amazing abilities to dismantle a ruthless criminal empire.


Sea of Thieves

This exclusive controller design adds a dash of pirate flair to any player’s performance, courtesy of the distinctive Sea of Thieves Reaper’s Mark.



State of Decay 2

What will you do to survive? This custom design was inspired by State of Decay 2.



Gears of War 4

Armed with this Gears of War 4 custom controller inspired by “Old Man Marcus” and the iconic Gears Omen, you’ll be well equipped to face the oncoming Swarm. 



Forza Horizon 3

Pave your own way down under in the highest-rated racing game of this generation with this Forza Horizon 3 inspired custom controller.  



Tekken 7

The custom TEKKEN 7 Xbox One controller features an erupting volcano, the battlefield for one of the most epic showdowns between Kazuya and Heihachi. The sheer power of the volcanic eruption matches the rage that burns within each generation of the Mishima Clan.  The best fights are personal! TEKKEN 7 arrives on Xbox One on June 2nd, 2017. 




The design of this custom Xbox One controller is inspired by GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. Featuring art for all factions, it doesn’t play favorites when it comes to allegiance, but it makes sure you’re summoning heroes and slinging spells in style.



Injustice 2

The biggest fight in the universe is now in your hands with a controller design inspired by the epic DC legends of Injustice 2.




The IGN controller is entitled Food Quest and was inspired by all the delicious snacks we at IGN like to eat while indulging in an all-night game-a-thon, but with a classic RPG twist! Embark on a new adventure with these little snack buddies.


How to Enter
Halo Wars 2
Mass Effect Andromeda
Crackdown 3
Sea of Thieves
State of Decay 2
Gears of War 4
Forza Horizon 3
Tekken 7
Injustice 2

Xbox Daily Live @ PAX East

Join Xbox Daily Live @ PAX East to experience PAX East in the comfort of your home. Xbox Daily Live @ PAX East is filmed live out of our Xbox booth and will feature Xbox games, developers, and even game code giveaways! You can watch Xbox Daily Live @ PAX East on Beam!



11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

GWENT, Tekken 7, Beam, State of Decay 2


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Halo Wars 2, VooDoo Vince Remastered, and special guest Geoff Keighley



11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Gears of War 4, Elder Scrolls Online, Mass Effect Andromeda, Thimbleweed Park, IGN Unlocked


4:00 – 6:00 PM EST

Halo Wars 2 Panel, RiMe, Ruiner



11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Trove, Little Nightmares, Thumper, Minecraft


4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Halo Wars 2, Prey, Full Metal Furies, Bulletstorm Remastered Edition, ID@Xbox with Chris Charla

Watch on Beam

Xbox Panels at PAX East


Major Nelson Podcast

Date: Saturday, March 11, at 1:30 PM EST

Location: Albatross Theater


We’ve been here since the beginning of PAX East in 2010. Seven years later we’re still being allowed in. Quick, come see this live show before someone figures it out! Join Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, lollip0p, and JEF United as we record an episode of the award winning officially unofficial Xbox-centric podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of you, our studio audience.  


It will be an hour of awkward audience participation, Xbox prizes, guests, and maybe some fun.  




Note: Due to legacy Commonwealth blue laws, clowns and/or open toed shoes are not permitted before, during, or after this session.

Halo Wars 2: Creating the Story, Art, and content yet to come

Date: Saturday, March 11th at 4PM EST

Location: Main Theatre


Panelists: Dan Ayoub, Kevin Grace, and Jeremy Cook


Join the 343 Team as they host a discussion on the Story, Art, and content yet to come for Halo Wars 2. The team will host an entertaining talk on what it took to bring a captivating story, characters, and art to the next chapter in the Halo Universe. 

Streaming 101: Starting your quest

Date: Sunday, March 12 at 3PM EST

Location: Albatross Theater


Every streamer has to start somewhere. Seasoned streamers share the tools you need to begin your journey into the world of livestreaming. Join us as we go over how to setup your channel, choose the right moderators, and go live with style.


Event Location

PAX East takes place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210


Booth #13019