After a week of hands-on, hardcore usage, we urge every gamer to get their hands on the all-new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.
Ever since the Magnavox Odyssey—the first video game console, released in 1972—gamers have wanted more customization options and durability from their controller. Now, 43 years later, Xbox is solving every gamer’s problem for good. Designed to meet the demands of the most dedicated and aspirational gamers, the newXbox Elite Wireless Controller features professional-level customization to give gamers game-changing accuracy and faster speed as well as extremely durable and comfortable construction.
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller comes packed with six thumbsticks of different shapes, sizes and heights, allowing you to discover configurations that can improve accuracy, speed and reach. Additionally there are two D-pad options—the new faceted D-pad enables more confident combo execution, while the traditional D-pad provides precise control.
Furthermore, the controller has four slots on the back for interchangeable paddles, allowing you to assign any of 14 different inputs to the paddles so you don’t have to take your thumbs off the thumbsticks. This allows you to execute intricate jump, aim, and shoot combinations that otherwise would not be possible. You can easily attach one or all of the paddles (no tools required), and configure the controller to what’s best for your gaming needs.
If customizing your actual controller just isn’t enough, the new Xbox Accessories app allows you to adjust button assignments, trigger min/max values, thumbstick sensitivities, and more. Assign any of 14 inputs to the ABXY buttons, paddles, D-pad, triggers and thumbstick clicks, so the controls are exactly the way you want them. Prior to this, you’ve always been limited to the few (if you’re lucky) control schemes included in your favorite games, but not anymore. Now you can play games exactly how you want to.