The original Xbox Elite controller released as far back as October 2015, enhancing the standard Xbox One wireless controller’s design by adding in rear paddle buttons and various performance features. However, 2015 was now a long time ago, giving Microsoft good cause to improve the Xbox One gamepad experience yet again with the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller. It’s the same classic design players are familiar with, only now it includes even more ways to play like a pro.
The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller packs in all the customisation functions any dedicated Xbox One or PC player would need, including adjustable-tension analogue sticks, a rubberized grip on both sides and a slew of re-engineered components. It also includes shorter hair trigger locks compared to the first Elite controller, meaning that the time to fire in first-person shooters is substantially shortened. Combine elements like this with an interchangeable thumbsticks and paddle shapes, and you have the ability to tailor the act of play to your own personal preferences.
If you’re someone that regularly plays in competitive tournaments or the many eSports realms, the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is a gamepad specifically designed for you. Mappable back paddles grant you easy access to whatever button functions you like, giving an edge against opponents and helping you make the most of faster reaction times. Better still, the Xbox Elite Series 2 features reliable charge times, letting you play via Bluetooth (unlike the standard Xbox One controller) or traditionally using the included USB-C cable.
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