The redesigned Xbox Elite controller is more customisable than ever

For the pros
10 June 2019 / 12:46BST

If there’s one thing Microsoft is good at, it’s making games in which you shoot things. And as Halo Infinite and Gears of War 5 grab all the headlines at E3, team Xbox has announced an updated version of the pad hardcore gamers will be using to play them. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?) lives up to its name, with adjustable-tension thumbsticks for added aim precision, wrap-around rubberised grips, and shorter hair trigger locks that allow you to fire faster. You can save up to three additional profiles that can be accessed at the press of a button, and the controller offers both wireless play and corded via USB-C. That’s also what you’ll use to charge the pad once you’ve battle royale’d your way through its 40 hour battery life. Pick one up for $180 from November 4.