Don’t smash controllers, friends. No matter how bad the lag, your controller doesn’t deserve the trauma that comes from this type of behavior.
Popular Twitch streamer GoldGlove experienced a bit of lag, died, lost his cool and spiked his controller down.
The multiplayer arm of Gears of War 4 has been plagued by severe lag since launch. Developer The Coalition has noticed and is working on the problem, but the issues haven’t been resolved yet. There’s a thread on the game’s official forums that’s now more than 40 pages deep with tons of complaints, so it’s safe to say this is a widespread issue.
The controller in question looks like the custom red one that ships with the limited edition Gears of War 4 Xbox One S. If so, this one will be hard to replace.