New Xbox Elite Controller 2 Video Provides a Deep Dive on "World's Most Advanced Controller"

Today, Microsoft released a brand-new unboxing video for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, its follow-up controller to the premium and popular Xbox Elite Controller that offers additional controller features and premium touches for more hardcore and competitive gamers. As you would expect, the video not only provides a great look at the controller, but provides a deep dive into its features and what makes it different from its predecessor.

Featured in the video is the principal designer at Microsoft, a manager at Xbox (who's also a former Gears of War pro player), a former Halo champion, and a streamer, all who go into why they are excited about the controller. In other words, there's a few different perspectives, all who are doing their best to sell you on fancy controller.

Speaking of the controller, it comes with a carrying case, a set of 6 varied, thumbsticks, a set of 4 varied paddles, two different d-pads, a thumbstick-adjustment tool, a charging dock, and USB-C cable. Of course, all of this doesn't come cheaply. In other words, it costs $180.

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  • Built for performance: Designed to meet the needs of today’s competitive gamers, the all-new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 features over 30 new ways to play like a pro. Enhance your aiming with new adjustable-tension thumbsticks, fire even faster with shorter hair trigger locks, and stay on target with a wrap-around rubberized grip.
  • Optimized for you: Tailor the controller to your preferred gaming style with new interchangeable thumbstick and paddle shapes. Save up to 3 custom profiles and 1 default profile on the controller and switch between them on the fly with the Profile button. Use Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth, or the included USB-C cable to play across your Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.
  • More ways to customize: Experience limitless customization with the Xbox Accessories app. Utilize exclusive configuration options such as button mapping to voice commands such as “record that” or “take a screenshot”. Assign a button to act as a ‘Shift key’ to enable alternative inputs for each of the other buttons.
  • Designed for extended gameplay: Stay in the game with up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery life and refined components that are built to last. Charge the controller either inside or outside the carrying case with the included USB-C cable and charging dock.*

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 will be available on November 4. At the moment of publishing, pre-orders are still being taken.

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