Can I use the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 on PC?

Can I use the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 on PC?

Best answer: Absolutely. The Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 can be used on PC with a variety of different connection methods.Xbox Wireless on PC: Xbox Wireless Adapter ($25 at Microsoft)Take your game to the next level: Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 ($180 at Microsoft)

How can you use the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 on PC?

There are three ways that you can use the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 on PC. The first way is to use Bluetooth; this only works with computers that have Bluetooth, of course, but if you want to use the controller on your modern laptop or tablet hybrid, this is a great way to do it wirelessly. The second option is to use a USB-C cable to connect the controller to a computer, which is doable out of the box since the controller comes with one in the package. This forces you to stay tethered to your computer, but it does prevent the need for recharging your controller's battery.

The final option available is to use the Xbox Wireless Adapter, which is a nifty accessory that fits into a USB slot and gives off the same wireless signal that an Xbox One console does. Any controller, including the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2, can then pair with the adapter and be used with the computer it's plugged into wirelessly. If your PC doesn't have Bluetooth, this is the option for you if you want wireless play.

Why get the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2?

If you want a controller that offers incredible customization and extra options, the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 will be ideal for you. Compared to the first edition of the Elite Controller, this one sports several performance boosts. Boosts such as more durable plastics and hinges, rubber grips that have better durability, and tension control for thumbsticks that allow you to tweak how you aim in-game from the analog input side of things. On top of this, the controller has Bluetooth connectivity for use with PCs and Project xCloud, as well as a fantastic battery life of 40 hours per charge. Lastly, all of the first Elite Controller's benefits make a strong return here. These include the myriad of different D-Pads, thumbsticks, and buttons that you can opt to use and swap out at your leisure, as well as lockable triggers and paddle buttons on the back of the controller. This controller may not be cheap, but you definitely get the quality that you pay for.

Brendan Lowry

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