The best Xbox Series X controller in 2022 (2023)

By Tabitha Baker

Contributions from

Rob Dwiar, Jasmine Mannan

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These are the best Xbox Series X controllers to add to your setup in 2022 no matter your budget

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The best Xbox Series X controllers are more than just buttons and thumbsticks. These comfortable gamepads can keep your gameplay competitive and customized with adjustable components, speedy face buttons switches, and lightning fast wireless connections. Of course, with so many models vying for the top spot, it can be hard to find the right set of buttons.

That's where we come in. We've been putting all the latest and greatest Xbox Series X controllers through their paces since release, clocking hours with first and third party options across the full price range. We're rounding up all our findings here, so you can head straight to the best Xbox Series X controller for your setup and budget. That's because we've kept our search wide, comparing budget options against each other while also pushing premium releases to their limits.

Due to excellent forward, backward, (and sideways - many of these gamepads double as some of the best PC controllers) compatibility, a lot of the best Xbox Series X controllers are also top Series S contenders, and candidates for best Xbox One controller, too. That's excellent value for money, especially if you're spreading your library across a range of devices.

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1. Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

The best Xbox Series X controller overall

Specifications

Wireless: Yes

Powered by: Lithium-ion internal pack

Battery life: 30-40 hours

Reasons to buy

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Unparalleled customization

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Incredible build quality

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Wired or wireless use

Reasons to avoid

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Requires a healthy investment

You probably knew it was coming but near the top of any best Xbox Series X controller list, we simply have to feature the Elite Series 2 pad. It really is the one to beat for many Xbox (and PC) users, with none bettering its performance and feature set.

Naturally, it often demands a price tag to match its premium nature, but we have seen this level out at a new, lower price range which is encouraging (or potentially is heralding the arrival of the Elite Series 3 perhaps...). But anyway, what that means, in reality, is the Elite Series 2 is just more affordable than it has ever been and if you want a premium beast for the new-gen of consoles then this is still the one to beat.

Included are replacement thumbstick heads, a classic cross-design D-pad, and tools to tailor the feel of the controller to your liking - with physical adjustments to almost every part of the controller. Also, there's a better, extended 40-hour battery life which represents a good 8-hour bump up from the Xbox Series X gamepad's lifespan between charges.From our testing, the experience of using the Elite Series 2

On the whole, if you can stretch the budget, the Elite 2 justifies its asking price through its premium design and suite of features.

Read more: Xbox Elite 2 controller review

2. Xbox Wireless Controller

The best Xbox Series X controller for most people

Specifications

Wireless: Yes

Powered by: AA batteries

Battery life: Depends on your AAs/battery packs

Reasons to buy

+

OG quality and reliability

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Works both wired and wireless

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Native compatibility

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Improved feel in the hand

Reasons to avoid

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Not changed too much from the Xbox One pad

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Still uses batteries

All things considered (so to speak), it really is no shock that we think the best Xbox Series X controller for most people is the official console controller - now also called the core Xbox pad.

Predictably, we've found it to work smoothly and beautifully via cable or the usual pairing mode, and it's got that excellent performance and comfort by default. It will be very familiar to Xbox One owners from the last generation but there are subtle tweaks that do make it an objectively better controller.

This time around we have USB-C charging which is faster than Micro-USB (if you use a rechargeable pack at least) and there's a 'hybrid' D-pad that takes its cues from a more premium Xbox controller that we'll mention later. Like with many other players, we have found the big inclusion to be the share button which was missing all of the last generation (while the DualShock 4 had it from the start) - which does exactly what it should, enabling you to take snaps or clips and share media easily.

However, there's an overwhelming reason why this iteration is easy for us to recommend and why it is similar to the previous generation's - if it isn't broken, you don't fix it. And that's why we have a superb Xbox Series X/S controller in the shape of the updated core controller. You cannot go wrong with this one, and our testing proved that the Xbox core controller is a brilliant one.

Read more: Our impressions of the Xbox Series X controller

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3. Turtle Beach React-R

The best Xbox Series X controller under $40 / £40

Specifications

Connection: Wired

Buttons: 23

Remappable buttons: 2

Headset connection: 3.5mm

Cable length: 2.5m

Weight: 271g

Reasons to buy

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Grippy texture

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Well balanced and spaced

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On the fly remapping

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Smooth movement

Reasons to avoid

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No rubberized grip of Recon model

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Bumpers feel slightly hollow

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No chat mix on PC

The Turtle Beach React-R is a revolution in budget Xbox Series X controllers. You're getting some serious value for money baked into that $39.99 / £34.99 price tag, with a comfortable, grippy form factor, on-the-fly remappable paddles, Turtle Beach's Superhuman Hearing mode, and solid button feel to boot. This feels like a far more premium gamepad than it really is - we noted excellent balance overall and a particularly responsive tension in the thumbsticks in our own testing.

The React-R was introduced to sit alongside the slightly more expensive Turtle Beach Recon Controller. There's a $20 / £15 difference in these two rates, and the Recon still holds its value well with the addition of a precision aiming mode and rubber grips (the React-R swaps this for textured bumps). However, when it comes down to pure price to performance value, the React-R takes the cake.

You're spending far less than you usually would for these features. Compared to similarly priced (and sometimes more expensive) offerings from PowerA and PDP, for example, the differences in spec sheets and feature lists are stark. Even the paddles along the back feel larger (and therefore far easier to hit reliably in our testing) and more premium.

The only indication that this is a cheaper Xbox Series X controller is the slightly hollow shoulder buttons and the lack of chat mix on PC. Those are mild nit-picks though, this really is the best value gamepad we've had our hands on for a while.

Read more: Turtle Beach React-R review

4. Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro

The best Xbox Series X controller for customization

Specifications

Wireless: No

Powered by: USB

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Battery life: N/A

Reasons to buy

+

Bigger than average build

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Great weight

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Different D-pads are viable

Reasons to avoid

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Always plugged in

Personally my favorite Xbox Series X controller (read more on that in our full Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro review). It's brilliant for accessibility and changing a controller to be exactly what you need it to be in terms of the 'main' features - the D-Pad and sticks - but beyond that, we also think this is just a brilliant Series X controller. And one that's very worthy of its price tag; as it'll give you more options, features, and customization options than you can swing a bat at.

The main core of the feature set of the eSwap X Pro is its modular design which can be changed to however you prefer - we even tried having three analog sticks for fun, for example. This enables a quick swap from symmetric to asymmetric with a wave of a tool and sets the scene for a great controller build. Elsewhere the rear buttons proved to us to be excellent to use and program, though perhaps not quite as intuitive as more paddle-like solutions. However, we did really like the actuation of the bumpers and face buttons which are satisfying and punchy, and the triggers are also excellent.

It's a chunkier pad than most, but I have managed it with smaller hands, and with it being wired you know you're getting the fastest input from your actions possible.

And if you want to top it off with even more customization options, be aware that you can swap out the wing panels, sticks, and D-Pad for different colors and LED parts to bring your pad to life. This is a great controller.

Read more: Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro review

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5. Razer Wolverine V2

The best Razer Xbox Series X controller

Specifications

Wireless : No

Powered by: USB

Battery life: N/A

Reasons to avoid

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Wire doesn't detach

If a specialist, feature-filled third-party Xbox Series X controller is what you're after but you don't have the budget to throw money at the situation then the Razer Wolverine V2 is a great candidate for you, and one we can heartily recommend.

Tweaking and tinkering really is the name of the game with this controller; especially for its 'mecha' tactile buttons - which were satisfyingly clicky in our testing - and the adjustable sensitivity of the two analog sticks. It is wired, however, something that may not gel with those looking to sit a decent distance away.

We really think that this successfully builds on the initial iteration of the Wolverine from the last console generation, (still a great controller in itself for Xbox consoles), and given the V2's price is not too much more than the MSRP of the standard Xbox gamepad, it's worth a second look if some extra features and button are what you're after.

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6. Scuf Instinct Pro

The best Xbox Series X controller for eSports

Specifications

Wireless: Yes

Powered by: Batteries

Battery life: Up to 30 hours

Reasons to buy

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Superb back buttons

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Customize the design yourself

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Great overall build-quality

Reasons to avoid

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So much more expensive than the competition

It's fair enough to be skeptical of the design-it-yourself Scuf Instinct. For starters, it's expensive. Incredibly expensive. But if you can move past that, you'll find a genuinely excellent Xbox Series X controller with the best back buttons we've ever used. These things are a revelation.

Sure, you can mix and match designs ranging from simple color-swaps to golden Japanese Koi art. It also has a satisfyingly ergonomic rubber coating at the front for better grip. Oh, and you can change the shape of the thumbsticks before checkout as well. That's not what stays with you when you boot up a game, though. Rather, it's the savvy back button placement that makes them so easy to activate in the middle of a Destiny firefight or Call of Duty battle. Because they form a shell of sorts around your index finger, all you need to do is press down or lift up to activate them. It's much more intuitive than the other alternatives we've tried - and we've tried more than our fair share.

The trigger locks are right on the money as well. They enable much faster responses than you'd find from the console's standard controller; we're definitely not that quick on the draw in Halo the rest of the time. Even the thumbsticks feel bouncier and more taut than usual.

So, is the result worth the money? Should you buy one instead of the Elite Series 2 - the current gold standard? It's a subjective matter best left in your capable hands, but if you do decide to invest, you'll find a handset at the top of its game.

Read more: Scuf Instinct Pro review

Which controller is best for Xbox Series X?

The best Xbox Series X controller overall is the Microsoft Elite Series 2, but we'd recommend the majority of players check out the Xbox Wireless controller. It works smoothly and has all the features any casual gamers would need. The most affordable Xbox Series X controller, however, has to be the Turtle Beach React-R. It presents features which are typically only present in much more expensive controllers.

Is the Xbox Series X controller different to Xbox One?

The Xbox Series X Core controller does differ from the original model released with the previous generation console. The most noticeable change is the redesigned D-Pad, offering a concave approach to ensure diagonal inputs are a lot smoother. The Xbox Series X controller also makes use of a low latency connection with Series X consoles and adds a Share button to the face. The newer gamepad also charges via USB-C, carries a slightly smaller form factor, and replaces the shiny plastic covering of the Xbox One model with a matte finish.

What is the Xbox Series X controller compatible with?

The official Xbox Series X controller is compatible with the new generation, the Xbox Series S, all Xbox One models, PC, Android, and iOS.

How we test Xbox Series X controllers

In brief, every controller that we have had our hands on is used in a series of different video games to accommodate for most genres. This means that we'll test the responsiveness of the sticks, face buttons, bumpers, triggers, and any other additional features found on the unit. If a controller is wired or relies on rechargeable batteries, then the duration of the lifespan is tested, too. The same can be said for any specialist software, such as drivers, that may be included with the gamepad as well.

For more onhow we test controllers at GamesRadar+check out our full article, and for something more representative of our holistic approach to the latest gear, check out ourHardware Policy.

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Tabitha Baker

Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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FAQs

Which Xbox Series X controller is best? ›

For most people, Microsoft's standard controller for the Xbox Series X and S is the best option available right now. This wireless controller has all the basic controls you need and a good weight and feel so you can game for hours without issue.

Is there a new Xbox controller for Series X? ›

(Pocket-lint) - It took a while coming, but the Xbox Series X really has been out for a while now, alongside the Xbox Series S. As is expected, with new consoles came a new controller, although old Xbox One controllers also work on the Series X and Series S.

What controller do pros use? ›

Scuf Gaming is the official controller partner of major gaming leagues, including CDL, MLG, ESL, Gfinity, EGL and UMG.

Who makes the most reliable Xbox controller? ›

The best premium controller for Xbox

The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is Microsoft's fancied-up, premium version of the stock controller.

Which Xbox controllers last the longest? ›

To the people willing to pay top dollar, the Elite Controller is the very best around. It'll last many years longer than a regular controller and is packed with serious features. The Series 2 also adds Bluetooth into the mix for easy wireless pairing with your Windows 10 PC.

Is new Xbox controller better? ›

A refined design of a proven controller

The Series X controller is smaller than the Xbox One controller and built to fit an average eight-year-old's hands. Improved handling choices exist throughout the new Series X controllers.

Is Xbox making an elite 3 controller? ›

Xbox Elite Controller Series 3 release date rumors

There's no confirmed date for the Xbox Elite Controller Series 3 just yet. Despite being nearly three years in, the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 still takes the top spot as one of the best controllers you can get today.

What is the most expensive Xbox One controller? ›

1/10 Solid Gold Xbox Controller (~$87,500)

Created by popular YouTube content creator, Linus Sebastian, also known as Linus Tech Tips, the solid gold controller was featured in one of his videos.

Why the Xbox controller is the best? ›

The Xbox One controller has a 40-hour battery life, superior triggers, and better thumbstick placement and texture, making it the perfect fit for PC gaming.

Is the Elite 2 controller worth it? ›

TechRadar Verdict

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 improves upon the quality-of-life issues of its predecessor, offering a durable, premium controller with plenty of customization options for you to try out. It's the best Xbox controller on the market - but it doesn't come cheap.

Are SCUF controllers worth it? ›

It's definitely worth it for the jumping and building aspect, the biggest advantage is being able to switch back to your gun faster than the opponent in a build battle. Once you're comfortable you can also add a third paddle on the elite controller and never take your hand off aim in order to pull out your pickaxe.

Is there a new Xbox controller coming out? ›

The Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 — Core launches on September 21, 2022, according to the Microsoft website. You can pre-order the controller through the site right now, with free shipping.

What is r on Xbox controller? ›

RT = Right trigger = bottom right. RB = Right button = top right. LT = Left trigger = bottom left. LB = Left button = top left.

Are Taller joysticks better? ›

Short Thumbsticks are designed for quicker movement speed. Tall Thumbsticks are designed to have more angle to play with and more precise aiming.

What controller does DisRespect use? ›

Every aspect of Instinct was designed to live up to its name. Four embedded, rear remappable paddles, three configuration profiles, switchable instant triggers, interchangeable thumbsticks and non-slip performance grip make this our most innovative Xbox controller yet. Play better.

Is there an Xbox controller that doesn't break? ›

The old Xbox 360 controllers were unbreakable, and also the Xbox One ones had a long lifespan, but over time their build quality decreased. The number of players with controller issues is higher than in the past, and there is no way to avoid them completely.

Are there any controllers that don't drift? ›

GuliKit KingKong 2 PRO Controller is the first controller with electromagnetic joystick in the world to solve drifting completely. Generally instead of carbon film material, the stick uses permanent magnet materials and linear Hall technology to achieve precise positioning in games.

Which is better wired or wireless controller? ›

However, when it comes to multiplayer games, such as sports games and shooters, there can be a tiny amount of lag present. Again, most will not notice. However, those who want to have every single advantage possible when they are gaming might want to choose a wired controller.

How do I stop my drift from sticking? ›

The best way to prevent stick drift is to make sure the controller isn't passively exposed to stuff that might be floating in the air. Additionally, we recommend not snacking while gaming.

How long do Xbox consoles last? ›

How long are Xbox One consoles built to last? If you mean before it breaks. I would say 3–5 years because Xbox One is just a specialized computer and computers generally last 3–5 years.

Do elite controllers make a difference? ›

The Elite controllers has a few more bells and Whistles than the standard controller. Those are, Left and Right Trigger range control. You can shorten the range on the triggers. This works really good for rapid fire in FPS games.

Should I buy DualSense or Xbox controller? ›

For modern features, the PS5 DualSense is the best option, but for versatility and battery life, nothing is better than the Xbox Gamepad. However, it all comes down to preference and there is no clear winner here.

What is the newest Xbox called? ›

Xbox Series X is compatible with thousands of games across four generations of Xbox. And, with Smart Delivery games, you buy a game once and get the best version of that game for the console you're playing on.

How long does the Xbox Elite Series 2 last? ›

The Elite Series 2 has a battery life of up to 40 hours when used wirelessly without a headset. Battery life varies significantly with additional accessories (such as headsets), usage, and other factors.

How do you stop stick drift in Elite Series 2? ›

How to Fix Analog Drift on XBOX One or Elite Controller Series ... - YouTube

When did the Elite controller come out? ›

Elite controller

Two button profiles can be assigned to a switch on the controller for quick access. The Elite Controller was released on October 27, 2015.

What is the most expensive controller ever? ›

This comes from YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips (opens in new tab) (thanks, VGC (opens in new tab)), who has constructed the solid gold Xbox controller from a Canadian company called Expert Casting. It's said that the Xbox controller is made up of 1.5kg of 18-karat gold, and cost around $87,500 to make.

Are wired controllers better? ›

Wired controllers are less likely to experience input lag.

Gaming is a huge industry, and wired controllers are less likely to experience input lag. This is because wired controllers are directly connected to the console, and don't have to rely on Bluetooth or other wireless technologies.

Which console has the best controller? ›

BAFTA has just asked the public which controller design is the best of all time – and the result has surprised me. From the N64 pad to the Switch Joy-Cons, BAFTA games asked Twitter users to name the best controller ever. But rather than a retro delight, it was the PS5's DualSense controller that emerged victorious.

Is Playstation or Xbox better? ›

It may seem odd to come to a conclusion on the best last-generation console, but as these machines are still getting games made for them, they are far from irrelevant. Ultimately, the PS4 is the overall winner, all down to its larger selection of exclusive games.

Do Xbox controllers wear out? ›

How long your controller lasts entirely depends on how well you take care of it, and how frequently you use the controller. If you play regularly, then common wear and tear of the controller is to be expected, but that shouldn't serve too much of a problem as the controller would still be fully functional.

How long do elite controllers last? ›

Internal, rechargeable battery with up to 40 hours of battery life per charge.

Are expensive Xbox controllers worth it? ›

Pro or premium controllers all typically hit the same beats, but the difference in quality can be staggering. The most expensive options will have excellent build quality and swappable parts like thumbsticks, shafts, and d-pads. They'll also most likely be fitted with back paddles for extra button inputs.

What is so special about the elite controller? ›

Arguably one of the most defining features of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is its wireless charging capabilities. This, coupled with its palm-sized charging dock, gives players up to 40 hours of uninterrupted gaming.

How long does SCUF last? ›

The lifespan of a SCUF thumbstick will depend on how often you use your controller and whether you are hard or light on your thumbstick pressure. Similar to a marathon runner with running shoes, if you game 8 hours a day and are heavy on your thumbsticks, then maybe only a few months.

What does SCUF mean? ›

Slow Continuous ultrafiltration (SCUF) was first used in 1980 as an alternative mode of fluid removal for patients with oliguric acute renal dysfunction from whatever causes. The advantage of this treatment is that haemodynamic parameters remain stable in the presence of significant removal of fluid.

What does SCUF mean in gaming? ›

SCUF controllers are designed to increase hand use and reduce unnecessary latency with ergonomics, comfort and safety in mind. Reducing excessive and uncomfortable hand movement with the patented paddle control system and trigger control mechanism.

What is the newest Elite controller? ›

The new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core in white at $129.99 USD MSRP includes the essential components you need to unleash your best game. Experience adjustable-tension thumbsticks, wrap-around rubberized grip, and shorter hair trigger locks.

Why is the new Elite controller cheaper? ›

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 - Core comes with fewer components to make it cheaper. News. (Pocket-lint) - Xbox has announced a new pro controller that's a little more affordable than the currently available Elite Series 2.

What is stick drift? ›

The problem that I experience the most is referred to as a drift stick, which is when your character in the game moves or looks around when you're not touching the controller. This can become extremely frustrating in first and third person video games, and make it difficult to play well.

What is L1 in Xbox? ›

What is L1 on my Xbox controller? Many users ask, what are the L1 and L2 buttons on the Xbox controller? The L1 button on your Xbox controller is the left bumper that's located on the left side of the controller's shoulder. The L2 button is the left trigger (LT) located at the back left of the Xbox controller.

Can I use a PS3 controller on Xbox One? ›

Now you can use your existing PS3 and PS4 controllers to play your favorite Xbox One and PC games!!

Why was Xbox controller so big? ›

Microsoft had asked their supplier, Mitsumi Electric, for a similar folded and stacked circuit board design used in Sony's DualShock 2 controller, but the company refused to manufacture such a design for Microsoft. This led to the controller being bulky and nearly three times the size of Sony's controller.

Is the Elite 2 controller worth it? ›

TechRadar Verdict

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 improves upon the quality-of-life issues of its predecessor, offering a durable, premium controller with plenty of customization options for you to try out. It's the best Xbox controller on the market - but it doesn't come cheap.

Which is better wired or wireless controller? ›

However, when it comes to multiplayer games, such as sports games and shooters, there can be a tiny amount of lag present. Again, most will not notice. However, those who want to have every single advantage possible when they are gaming might want to choose a wired controller.

Is the Xbox Elite controller worth it? ›

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is the best gamepad for the Xbox One/Xbox Series consoles, and one of the best for PCs. It has an excellent feel, plus hardware and software customization tricks that the standard Xbox Wireless Controller does not. It's also quite expensive at $179.99.

Are SCUF controllers worth it? ›

It's definitely worth it for the jumping and building aspect, the biggest advantage is being able to switch back to your gun faster than the opponent in a build battle. Once you're comfortable you can also add a third paddle on the elite controller and never take your hand off aim in order to pull out your pickaxe.

How long do elite controllers last? ›

Internal, rechargeable battery with up to 40 hours of battery life per charge.

Why is the Elite Series 2 controller so expensive? ›

Pro or premium controllers all typically hit the same beats, but the difference in quality can be staggering. The most expensive options will have excellent build quality and swappable parts like thumbsticks, shafts, and d-pads. They'll also most likely be fitted with back paddles for extra button inputs.

What is the new Xbox controller called? ›

You can wirelessly connect the new Pulse Red controller to your favorite gaming devices including Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One with the built-in Xbox Wireless radio.

What Xbox controller has the fastest response time? ›

Victrix Gambit World's Fastest Licensed Xbox Controller, Elite Esports Design with Swappable Pro Thumbsticks, Custom Paddles, Swappable White / Purple Faceplate for Xbox One, Series X/S, PC.

Is there lag with wireless controllers? ›

Input lag varies with controllers in both wireless and wired mode. Fun fact, wireless is generally faster than the wired mode in most controller, who knew!?

Are power a controllers good? ›

The aux jack works as expected, the quality is perfect so long as you have a good headset and your mates do too. The buttons all work properly and the controller functions great. Overall a great price for what you buy, and I would absolutely recommend and buy it again if I need another Xbox 1 controller.

When did the Elite Controller 2 come out? ›

The Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 — Core launches on September 21, 2022, according to the Microsoft website. You can pre-order the controller through the site right now, with free shipping.

What is the difference between Xbox controller and elite controller? ›

The biggest difference between the two controller options that Xbox is offering is down to what comes in the box with each. If you opt for the newer Elite Series 2 Core, you'll get the controller itself, a tool to let you change its thumbstick tension, and a braided charging cable. That's it, hence the name Core.

How much does the Xbox Elite controller 2 cost? ›

Microsoft's new Xbox Elite 2 'Core' controller is more affordable at $129.99.

How long does SCUF last? ›

The lifespan of a SCUF thumbstick will depend on how often you use your controller and whether you are hard or light on your thumbstick pressure. Similar to a marathon runner with running shoes, if you game 8 hours a day and are heavy on your thumbsticks, then maybe only a few months.

Are Taller joysticks better? ›

Short Thumbsticks are designed for quicker movement speed. Tall Thumbsticks are designed to have more angle to play with and more precise aiming.

What does SCUF mean? ›

Slow Continuous ultrafiltration (SCUF) was first used in 1980 as an alternative mode of fluid removal for patients with oliguric acute renal dysfunction from whatever causes. The advantage of this treatment is that haemodynamic parameters remain stable in the presence of significant removal of fluid.

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