Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

Armenius

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The new version of the Elite controller was finally revealed. From the outside it looks largely the same with a couple key differences. All the internals have been upgraded, along with some trickle down from SCUF including adjustable stick tension. Other upgrades include shorter hair trigger locks, wraparound rubberized grips, one additional profile slot on the controller, internal rechargeable battery, USB-C connectivity, and it comes with a USB-C charging dock. The new controller releases November 4, 2019 for $179.99. $30 more than the original, but the upgrades and included charging dock may be worth it.

https://www.xbox.com/xbox-one/accessories/controllers/elite-wireless-controller-series-2
 

BiH115

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I have the original, and I thought it was worth the price of admission for sure. If I used my Xbox more I'd be interested in trying and buying (on paper, it seems like a lot of great modifications). I wonder if we'll see anything like this thing again, with its airflow feature:

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Was there anything like it after?

Would be nice for controlling hand sweat. My hands tend to get pretty warm when handling controllers over longer periods (1 hour and on).
 

exlink

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I have the original Xbox One Elite controller and have preordered the Series 2. My current one has developed a very slight, but still noticeable, left stick drift.

Also, excited to see that they allow for changing the stick tension on the new version. My biggest complaint with the Xbox One controller was the loose sticks.
 

Domingo

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I'm very curious about the supposedly re-worked bumpers. Those things are notoriously fragile and I'm not about to bite on a $180 controller that hasn't fixed that issue. Even if you can repair them - for $180 it's stupid that you should even have to. For these you have to find a set that matches, too.
A good controller can essentially last for a decade, though. I still have 3 Xbox 360 controllers that work 100% fine 12-14 years later.
 

Armenius

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I'm very curious about the supposedly re-worked bumpers. Those things are notoriously fragile and I'm not about to bite on a $180 controller that hasn't fixed that issue. Even if you can repair them - for $180 it's stupid that you should even have to. For these you have to find a set that matches, too.
A good controller can essentially last for a decade, though. I still have 3 Xbox 360 controllers that work 100% fine 12-14 years later.
I've never had an issue with the bumpers on any of my 360 or One controllers. My roommate in university went through 360 controllers like expiring milk, though. My original Elite controller is still going strong with no issues after 3.5 years.
 

Domingo

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I've never had an issue with the bumpers on any of my 360 or One controllers. My roommate in university went through 360 controllers like expiring milk, though. My original Elite controller is still going strong with no issues after 3.5 years.
I'm on my 7th Xbox One controller. I love the action on them but I keep breaking the damn bumpers. I blame Street Fighter and Dark Souls I guess. One minute it'll seem like the button doesn't work and the next thing I'll see is that the bumper has sunk into the controller. Those tiny little pegs that hold them in place are small and fragile. The Elite controller's bumpers are the same as the normal controller's. They look metal, but that's just the sheen on the plastic. One of my friends managed to get his replaced since it broke inside a month, but when the replacement broke a couple months later, MS just shrugged at him.
 

CptCabbit

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I'm curious as to how the elite v1, v2, and SCUF controllers will compare.

I suppose I'm specifically curious about the SCUF vs the Elitev2 since i don't have a v1. I prefer the feel of a PS4 controller that i could get with SCUF over an Xbox one, but not so much to be outweighed by a superior product.
 
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