Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Series 2
Available Nov. 4

Microsoft unveils Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and you can preorder now

The new Xbox Elite Series 2 controller features up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery, adjustable-tension thumbsticks, interchangeable components, and more. It costs $179.99, and you can preorder today.

Microsoft is launching the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, which is promised to be “the world’s most advanced controller” for gaming on Xbox One or Windows 10.

In the Series 2, the company is going back to board and re-engineering the wireless controller to offer new adjustable tensions thumbsticks to improve pression. There are redesigned bumpers and shorter hair-trigger locks for faster shooting. You can add even more customization to the paddles and thumbsticks, and the trigger grips have also been updated.

This time around, the controller will include a USB Type-C port and Bluetooth connectivity, and a rechargeable battery that should last for 40 hours on a single charge. Though, it’s unclear if you’ll be able to replace it as many gamers may deplete it quickly.

While the new Xbox wireless controller share many of the same design characteristics of the traditional controller, it’s a significant update from the previous Elite version. It even includes a new wrap-around rubberized grip, more customization than ever before, and you now have the ability to switch between different profiles.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is expected to be available in November 4, 2019. It’ll cost $179.99, and you can preorder it now at the Microsoft Store.