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Microsoft Announces New Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

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The first Xbox Elite controller was released in 2015 as Xbox wanted to give gamers a new way to play at their full potential. The premium gaming controller offered customization for players to play with the setup that works best for them. Seven years later, Xbox announced the release of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2.

The Series 2 controller will meet the core needs for competitive games by putting exceptional performance, customization, and durability. The new controller series will be available in two versions, black and white. Players can start pre-ordering now before its official release on Sept. 21.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Core in white will cost $129.99 and it includes essential components. The controller has adjustable-tension thumbsticks, a wrap-around rubberized grip, and shorter hair trigger locks. There is limitless customization with the exclusive button mapping options in the Xbox Accessories app. The Series 2 controller has up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery life.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 in black costs $179.99 and it includes all Elite core features, plus premium interchangeable components such as different thumbsticks, D-pad, and paddle shapes. This version of the series also comes with a case to keep the controller and components secure and organized.

Along with the new controller, Xbox is releasing the Complete Component Pack for $59.99. The pack allows players to tailor the controller to their preferred gaming style with interchangeable thumbsticks, paddle shapes, and D-pad. Includes carrying case, charging dock, and USB-C cable.