Help Microsoft celebrate PAX West and win an Xbox One S

Laurent Giret

Just two days before the beginning of PAX West 2016 on September 2 in Seattle, WA, the Xbox team has announced today the PAX West Custom Console Sweepstakes to give you a chance to win one of eight customized Xbox One consoles. If you’re in Seattle, you can check them out at the Xbox booth inside of PAX West event. This Sweepstakes will begin tomorrow September 1, 2016 at 11:am PST and will be open to all US residents above 18 years of age, and you don’t even need to attend the gaming show or pay anything to participate.

Here’s how to enter and get a chance to win one of the custom Xbox One S consoles featuring designs inspired by Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Forza Horizon 3, Dead Rising 4, ReCore, Sea of Thieves,Battlefield 1, and Final Fantasy XV:

On site

  • Take one photograph of a custom-branded Xbox One S console located at the Xbox booth and share it via Twitter or Instagram using the promotional hashtag “#XboxPAXSweepstakes” during the event hours (make sure you are following @Xbox on Twitter and Instagram).

From your home:

  • Create and share a post on Instagram tagged with “#XboxPAXSweepstakes” and “@Xbox” during the Sweepstakes Period (make sure you are following @Xbox on Instagram).
  • Retweet one of the Sponsor’s designated promotional Tweets containing “#XboxPAXSweepstakes” during the Sweepstakes Period. Retweets must be in the exact form as the original tweet to be eligible to receive an entry in the applicable random drawing (make sure you are following @Xbox on Twitter).
  • Send an e-mail to [email protected] during the Sweepstakes Period with the subject line “Microsoft PAX West Custom Console Sweepstakes” and include in the body of the e-mail you first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, daytime phone number, and e-mail address.
  • On your Xbox One console, you will automatically receive one Sweepstakes entry when you log into the Xbox Live service. Once you’re in, go to the “PAX West Custom Console Sweepstakes” landing page on the dashboard and click the designated area during the Sweepstakes Period as instructed.

Each Xbox One console will be a 2TB model ($399 value) though it seems the Gears of War 4 Xbox One S is the only one model to be truly customized. Sound off in the comments to tell us which custom Xbox One S model you would like to win!