Microsoft launches their Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Core controller
A cheaper Elite Series controller for gaming enthusiasts
Published: 7th September 2022 | Source: Xbox Wire |
Microsoft's new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller offers gamers more affordable pricing, and can be personalised with Xbox Design Lab
Xbox has just launched a new Elite series controller, a new model that arrives with a lower asking price and is available to pre-order today. This new gamepad is the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Core, which has launched with a white version.
Later this year, Microsoft has confirmed that their Elite Series 2 Core controller will be available though Xbox Design Labs, allowing gamers to customise their gamepad with new colour options, their gamer tag, and more. This allows Xbox users to enjoy both customisability and personalisation to get the best of both worlds.
The Xbox Wireless Controller Series 2 - Core will be available in the US for $129.99 USD, which is $50 cheaper than Microsoft's Elite Series 2 gamepad. As its name suggests, the Elite Series 2 Core controller gives gamers the "Core" Elite Series 2 controller experience, offering gamers adjustable-tension thumbsticks, a wrap-around rubberized grip, and shorter hair trigger locks. Using the Xbox Accessories app, gamers can also use exclusive button mapping options and enjoy a 40-hour battery life using the controller's integrated battery pack.
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core in white features adjustable-tension thumbsticks, wrap-around rubberized grip, and shorter hair trigger locks
- Users can enjoy “limitless customization” with exclusive button mapping options through the Xbox Accessories app
- 40 hours of rechargeable battery life and refined components that are “built to last”
- Elite Series 2 controllers come with Microsoft’s 1-year limited warranty
- Available for pre-order today in select Xbox markets worldwide for $129.99 USD MSRP
- Complete Component Pack is also available for pre-order for $59.99 USD MSRP
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core in white and Complete Component Pack will both be released on September 21, 2022
- Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is also coming to Xbox Design Lab
For those who want to upgrade their Core controller to access the full Xbox Elite gamepad experience, Microsoft has also launched their "Complete Component Pack" for $59.99 USD. This add-on allows gamers to tailor their controller to their preferred gaming style with interchangeable thumbsticks, paddle shapes, and D-pad. The pack also includes a carrying case, charging dock, and an additional USB-C cable.
With the Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Core, Microsoft has given gamers a cheaper entry point into their Elite controller ecosystem. This is great news for gamers, but only serves to highlight how expensive the company's other Elite series gamepads are.
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