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Get ready to game with $20 off the Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller at Microsoft

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Xbox Elite 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

The Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller (opens in new tab) has dropped to $159.99 through the Microsoft store. The controller is normally $180, so you're saving $20. The lowest price we have ever seen on the Elite Series 2 was a drop to $150, but that was more than a year ago at this point. The drop to $160 is still a great discount on a premium product that rarely sees any deals at all. B&H (opens in new tab) has tried to match this price but is currently out of stock. You could wait for it there, but the savings might disappear.

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A great controller for enthusiast gamers that want absolute precision and total customization. It has interchangeable thumbsticks and paddles, the ability to adjust the thumbsticks' tension, limitless customization, a 40-hour battery life, plus more.

The Series 2 is one of the most advanced controllers ever made. It is incredibly customizable. The hardware includes new interchangeable thumbsticks and paddle shapes. You can adjust the tension on the thumbsticks to your liking. It also features shorter hair trigger locks and a wrap-around rubberized grip.

Plus you'll find customization you can dip deeper and deeper into through the Xbox Accessories app. It includes incredibly nuanced options like accentuation curve controls that let you get your gaming experience absolutely perfect. It also has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 40 hours and comes with a unique charging dock. You'll also be able to use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or the included USB-C cable to play on Xbox One or your Windows 10 PC.

The Series 2 gets 4.5 stars out of 5 and a The Best badge from our Windows Central review. Jez Corden said the controller's biggest weakness is its price, so at least today's deal helps you out with that. The review adds this controller "might be the best controller ever made" with "premium quality, premium features, and premium convenience."

Just a couple months ago, Microsoft actually extended the regular 90-day warranty. You now get a full year of coverage that helps in case there are any defects at all.

John Levite
John Levite

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.