The Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 came out on November 4th, 2019 and I was one of the early adopters that bought one with pre-orders and got my own controller the day of release and having had the Xbox Elite Controller Series 1 for the past 2 years I was excited to see what the new controller brought to the table and so like any self respecting YouTuber would do I made a review. Now 8 months later I want to update you on the last 8 months since I bought it and how the controller has fared to my gamer needs and usage.
For those who don’t know this is an unnecessary piece of tech that one does not need in order to fully enjoy or excel at games, because I know players who are better at me at Gears 5 and they don’t have one, but they do claw and a bunch of weird tricks with how they hold the controller that, me personally, after studying about these hand/finger positioning I have come to the conclusion that doing it for prolonged periods of time it can actually hurt your muscles and joints causing unwanted damage on your hands. I personally don’t play competitive games as much anymore since I have been doing mainly competitive since I my early teens so I have recently been wanting to go back to where my journey began as a gamer with single player games.
I have a goal that before Cyberpunk 2077 comes out I will finish most of my back catalog of games which current projections I’m on track to completing all the Assassins Creed games from the Second entry in the franchise all the way till Odyssey which is currently the latest title available as of this writing. I will attempt to do Batman Arkham Trilogy then Metal Gear Solid and if you would like to join in on the journey I invite you to come over to my twitch channel and lets get these games completed from scratch together https://www.twitch.tv/endwaro7
Now back to the controller. The Elite 2 is a great sequel to the original Elite. I love this controller and up to this point I have had no issues with it. The left bumper that usually broke within 3 months of playing 2-3 hours a day none stop doesn’t give up on this updated version. The bumpers and all buttons for that matter are doing great. I do take care of my controller by cleaning it often and making sure I don’t miss handle it by hitting it or throwing it so the rubber which some people, I hear, say that comes off has no signs of doing that to me. The controller looks and feels great still and yes the thumb stick heads are a bit worn, but that is too be expected from playing 2-3 hours everyday, pretty much, since its release date.
The battery is the one thing that eventually I will have to replace and that is something I’m very curious to see how Microsoft handles the situation when I come calling for their support. I have Geek Squad warranty (Best Buy) so they will replace it for 1/4 of what it costs to buy a new one so I might just ask for that replacement instead of a battery swap if that is even a thing since I don’t know if Microsoft gives you a new unit or just replaces the battery. If you would like to stay in touch and find out what a battery replacement event will be like stick around Streaming Live Academy and mph social media accounts such as instagram or Twitter under ENDWARO7
To wrap things up if you want to mentally treat your gaming more professionally, feel better about your controller having more grip or paddles so you don’t have to let go of the thumb sticks when you are jumping/parkoring in Assassins Creed and all this with a 30+ battery life and wireless charger than I highly suggest getting the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller for you won’t regret your purchase and 8 months in from a full time content creator and gamer like me the controller is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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