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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is available now

Xbox Elite Series 2
Xbox Elite Series 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Xbox Wireless Elite Controller Series 2

Xbox Wireless Elite Controller Series 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is the second iteration of the popular controller.
  • This model offers Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery.
  • It also features even more advanced features than its predecessor.
  • It's available for $180 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

The day many of you have been waiting for is here, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is finally available for purchase. The device is $180, and should be compatible with Microsoft's next console, Project Scarlett, when it launches in Holiday 2020. Unlike the previous model, this one features Bluetooth so you can connect it to a number of devices that utilize the standard.

Aside from Bluetooth, the controller features a built-in rechargeable battery that should give you around 40 hours of playtime. Since you don't have to insert AA cells, it not only feels lighter, but also the weight distribution is better. Many gamers will love it because of this.

Related: Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 review

While Amazon is sold out of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, it's still available at Best Buy, GameStop, and the Microsoft Store. Supplies seem to be limited so if you see one, be sure to pick it up!

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

6 Comments
  • Fix confirmed for the broken bumper issue?
  • So far they seem more solid. But if you're worried about the bumpers, get the Scuf Prestige.
  • Local walmart had one over the weekend.
  • The checkerboard on the D-Pad always makes me think there is something obscene there that had to be censored out.
  • And now I can't unsee that.
  • The Microsoft Store also offers a 3 year warranty for $20. A no brainier warranty for this expensive of a controller. Also remember, the documentation states it comes with a 90 day warranty just like before.