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I've never been a fan of the sticks on the Xbox One pad. They've always felt rough and just weren't comfortable to me. With the Elite, I had the option of choosing among three different sets standard, tall and a pair of convex heads and changing them on the fly, but most of the time I was perfectly happy with the standard set. All are incredibly comfortable, though, and have the same premium feel as the rest of the controller.
Customization station Depending on the game, I opted for different configurations. Guardians, I stuck a standard stick on the left and one of the twice-as-tall options on the right. With Forza Motorsport 6, I reversed that. With shooters, the extra height gave me more leverage and ensured I wouldn't hit a face button by accident while aiming my assault rifle at my quarry.
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In a racing game, the added height made steering a lot easier. Not only have the thumbsticks gotten an overhaul, but also the pots they sit in did too. Microsoft added a low-friction ring to where the stick makes contact with the faceplate and the result is pretty dramatic.
Movement just feels smoother because the metal shafts glide effortlessly around when you're pushing them toward the edges.
It makes using the controller a bit quieter, too.
The sync button's now sharing a lime green hue with the d-pad socket, hair-trigger locks and contact points for the control levers. Metal pieces between an inch and an inch and a half long that act as secondary inputs for any button on the controller.
There are four total two angled, two straight and you can arrange them in a number of different ways, some correct and others less so.
It's possible, for example, to arrange them in a way where they'll overlap. Like the rest of the custom options, these hold in place magnetically and if you'd rather not use them, that's entirely up to you. One of my biggest complaints about the standard controller is how stiff the right and left shoulder buttons are.
They have an incredibly narrow sweet spot to register a depression and using them has always felt really hit or miss to me, with the innermost edge being damn near impossible to press in. With the Elite, that gripe's been eliminated. Here, they're a little easier to press at their outermost edges, but even at the opposite end where the actuators reside it takes dramatically less effort and is more even all the way across.
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And rather than the standard triggers' squishy feel, these make a firm click when you bottom out. The battery tray is in the same place as before, but now it has markers indicating what position the hair-trigger locks are in.
Immediately on either side are the recessed metal knobs that take the analog triggers and dramatically reduce the distance you need to pull before your on-screen gun fires. I couldn't find a use for the faceted d-pad during my review, but supposedly it's better for pulling combos in fighting games. As a button masher rest assured I'm not quitting my day job for eSports it felt like the magnet was barely able to hold the concave piece of metal in place.2 years of wear & tear XBOX ELITE CONTROLLER
Sure, it looks cool, but once I installed the metallic cross d-pad, I never took it out. The A, B, X and Y buttons changed from green, red, blue and yellow, respectively, to all black. And the aforementioned standard headphone jack rests off to the side of where the previously required headset adapter did on the standard controller, while a legacy connection for purpose-built headsets like the Astro A40 Xbox One Edition sits next to it.
It's a smart move because it doesn't alienate anyone who bought a specific headset previously. To me, the standard controller has always felt like a prototype rather than a final product -- with its rough edges and other questionable design choices. That isn't the case here. The Elite features a soft rubber finish on a majority of its surface, with a more aggressive diamond-pattern grip where your palms rest underneath.
The DualShock 4 has a textured underside too, but it can't hold a candle to this. For example, sliding the Elite across the glass desk in my home office proved pretty difficult. I might as well have been dragging a pencil eraser across it. Even after a four-hour Halo 5 session, the controller didn't feel like it'd slip out of my moist palms. But Microsoft has given this controller real thought, and have left no stone unturned.
If you don't like the paddles, you can either remove them from the controller or simply disable them by pressing the sync button at the top of the controller twice. You'll also find the rubberized grip here, as well as lock mechanisms for the triggers that allow you to halve the press of the right and left trigger buttons.
I found it slightly insulting that Microsoft doesn't include a play and charge kit with each Elite, but that's more of a personal issue than anything wrong with the controller itself. Overall, the design is one that is incredibly well thought-out.
Microsoft, like Sony and Nintendo, usually leaves the design of extra controllers to third-party manufacturers like PDP or Mad Catz with varying degrees of success, but this is the first time since the Wavebird on GameCube that I've been impressed with a second-iteration first-party peripheral. Performance and Xbox Accessories App Over the course of a weekend, I used the controller in a half-dozen racing, fighting, shooting and sports games in my Xbox One collection.
Some benefited immensely from the controller while others merely felt more comfortable than usual. As you might expect the Elite was a major boon in first-person shooters.
Halving the distance on the right trigger allowed me to shoot non-automatic weapons faster, and crouching became quicker once I mapped it to one of the paddles on the back. Likewise, racing games like Forza Horizon became more dynamic experiences using the Elite controller. That said, I didn't find the controller to be particularly advantageous in every genre.
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Besides a longer left stick, I saw no reason fighting games could be made any better using the hardware.
Of course one size didn't fit all when it came to the paddle buttons and stick sensitivity. To that end Microsoft is releasing an Xbox Accessories app that will allow you to set up custom profiles for your controller.
Options in the app include changing the left and right thumbstick sensitivity from a linear speed to an exponential one and decreasing the time it takes for the triggers to respond to your touch. You'll also use the app to assign functions to the paddles. It's on this screen that I found my first disappointment. The Xbox Accessories App doesn't allow you to program a string of buttons to the paddles - a huge disappointment if you play fighting games and like to have a few combos up your sleeve when things get dicey.
The controller can save two profiles at a time, and switching between them is as simple as moving a slider on the face of the controller. If you need more than two apps at any given time you'll need to return to the Accessories app, however, I never found myself playing more than two games in any one gaming session.
Admittedly the app's biggest problem is that navigation so far feels cumbersome. Moving back and forth between screens can be a headache as some of the normal functions of the controller like using 'A' to go forward and 'B' to go back are temporary disabled while you monkey around inside the app.
We liked Versatility is the Elite's greatest strength. Besides the four face buttons and two bumpers there's almost nothing permanent about this controller. Paddles can be removed anytime they get in the way; triggers can be physically set to different distances; and control sticks can be swapped at a moment's notice. It also helps that at its core the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller is incredibly comfortable not to mention stylish thanks to some slight tweaks to the grips, jet-black color scheme and matte finish.
We disliked That said, the amount of customization options can be overwhelming for someone who isn't interested in X- and Y-axis acceleration or setting the sensitivity of a trigger down to the nearest millimeter. This fact hurts more when you consider the one function that highly invested gamers could really benefit from - macros - was nowhere to be found.