The Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 has launched to rave reviews but buyers are already reporting problems with the gamepad.
Dang it. :(
Seems like the main issue is with the A button not working properly. It's a really expensive controller so I hope the issues only affect a tiny number of people. Every product has defects but something this expensive should have more extensive quality control.
It sucks how so many premium controllers have so many quality control issues. I've been shopping around for a bit but it's hard to find a controller I want with a reliable reputation.
@Remember People who have working controllers say that it's incredible. I would really love to have one for my PC and XBXX. However these issues they people are having keep turning me away from it.
Whether the not broken ones are good isn't really the point though. Hardware was a problem with gen 1 Elites and it's back again on gen 2, if you pay the price of a console for a controller, i don't care who makes it, it damn well better not break within weaks.
Nope... the main issue with near all Microsoft controllers for Xbox One (never once had an issue with numerous Xbox 360 controllers or OG) is the fact that they simply have drifting issues that are awful. I have gone through numerous controllers of which the majority are drift issues with their analog sticks. I will never spend the amount of money they ask for an elite controller simply because I know the odds of it soon having drift issues is greater than it not. I am worried that Scarlet too will come with elite type controllers and simply be further drift issues as all the Xbox One controllers had.
@RememberThe357 - the only controller for Xbox One that I have consistently heard is good is the Wolverine controller. Tempted to purchase it myself but still gun shy after all the other past controllers I have had to buy.
Tis a really expensive controller so something like this shouldn't happen- twice. A controller that is a step above the competition but has such fundamental defects is simply not acceptable. This isn't soup kitchen money- this is a top of the range product so its just ridiculous that not enough quality testing went into it to ensure that this issue isnt a widespread one.
Were you panning to buy or what?
I didn't get the 1st gen due to the issues that it had. I was hoping that they would be much better in the second iteration. I can always wait a bit and see if they will fix those issues.
I'm so surprised after the crappy build quality that was the first Elite pad.
Mine is still going strong and I’ve had it since day one. Could probably do with some new thumb sticks tho due to the amount of time I’ve used it.
Maybe I should take mine out of the box and check it. I haven't opened it yet and I got it weeks ago
I only buy controllers intend on using.
probably he's an Xbox controllers collector
Nope, I've just been playing PC games that use kb/m lately.
Here you go.... I also own a PS4 so it's in the photo to prove to all the haters in here that I actually own one. https://imgur.com/gallery/N...
Haha bro no one's questioning your gamerhood. But it is kinda funny you spent all that money on a controller you're not even using. Good for you man! 💰
@ElementX What does that have to do with the replies that you have been getting? Anyways it still isn't proof that you own one. All you can do is say that you do and trust that people will believe you. I own an XBXX, PS4, Switch and gaming PC but even if I take a picture of everything and put my name to it, it still isn't proof that I own them.
@cornhole What do you want me to do? Continue to have everybody doubt everything I say? Continue to be treated like some kind of MS fanboy who doesn't own a PS4? Obviously a photo isn't infallible proof but why would I go through the effort of faking it? Do you think I went around asking people if they have a PS4 and Elite 2 controller so I can come over and take a photo? Do you think I photoshopped the sign? I don't even know how to. Do you think I have a roommate who owns them? I'm a self sufficient grown adult, I don't have a roommate. I get downvoted because people don't believe me, even if I give direct quotes or explain my logic. They think I'm some kind of fraud or something, but I'm not. Give me a break. Jesus some people are never satisfied or doubt everything anybody says.
@ Master Corn I think element is on my gamer list or we've pm'd. He's 100 legit @ Element Thats one flash ass ps4og tho... Skinned or stock special edition? Oh, Ive not seen people question your word before... you just have a preference and carry yourself well unlike some *o****£@@~~##;)(s lol
It's the gold slim PS4.
I buy controllers to replace the broken controller that I can't functionally use anymore. So that is about every other month if I am lucky.
ElementX, "What do you want me to do? Continue to have everybody doubt everything I say? Continue to be treated like some kind of MS fanboy who doesn't own a PS4?" Yes. I would expect you to do exactly that. I would hope that you would not feel the need to prove something like this to a group of strangers you'll never meet who have no real impact on your life. I think if this is your reasoning, you care far too much about the opinions of others. It's a collection of people you'll never know, so why do you need their validation?
I've dealt with someone who rented a PS4 console and fooled everyone into thinking he owns one. I'm just saying that posting a picture isn't proof that you own one. All you can do is trust the other users on N4G to believe you. But the real question that you need to ask is will they? In the end you just keep making wherever comments that you want and just ignore those that attack you on this site. Your never going to convince them that you are not what they think you are. Just like I'll never be able to convince some people here that I'm not a blind hardcore PlayStation fanboy with an altar dedicated to PlayStation. Just be yourself and ignore those that attack you on the site. But also be respectful to people here. That's my recommendation everyone on this site. I also tell people that there are other sites besides N4G so if somebody doesn't like this site they can always go somewhere else. Have a great day and it was nice chatting with you.
What kind of gamer does NOT own a PS4? Seriously. Lets be real here. There is hardly any great games on XBOX. The whole fanboy thing of deliberately not owning a PS4, because of 'brand loyalty', even though that brand is significantly inferior when it comes to games, is silly. You are just ruining your own experience and missing out on games, amazing games. Part of being a gamer, is owning the best, not skipping it and being loyal to an inferior product.
@Ufo "What kind of gamer does NOT own a PS4? " Someone that simply interested in PS4 exclusives. I'm kind of the opposite since I own an XBOX One X but I'm not interested in Microsoft 1st party titles. I'm pretty sure there are people out there who are not interested in Sony 1st party exclusives.
"Someone that simply interested in PS4 exclusives." "I'm kind of the opposite since I own an XBOX One X but I'm not interested in Microsoft 1st party titles." So you have the mid gen strongest console but skipped OG PS4 why again if you only care about 3rd party?
@TFJ I actually bought a PS4 at launch. Then I moved and it got left at home. Then I bought a Switch and after that a GoW PS4 Pro. After a few months I got myself an Xbox One X to play several 360 games and shortly after that I built my gaming PC. Hopefully that helps. Edit: Saw that my comment is a bit broken. " Someone that simply interested in PS4 exclusives." Someone that simply -isn't- interested in PS4 exclusives" Sorry about that.
The same issues, except connectivity, were happening with the original Elite controller. Most times the issues got worse where the triggers would just fall off.
This is embarrassing. I guess fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me and shame on you.
The worst part it's how nobody mentioned anything on the reviews, I guess reviewers just take it out of the box, see how it fits in their hands and try it for 1 hour before slapping a score on it.
Yeah like most reviews incomplete. Look on iTunes for albums that aren’t even out yet and they have reviews from people who heard barely 2 songs 🤦🏻♂️😑 🤷🏻♂️😂
"Fool me once shame on me. Fool me twice, ya, ya, ya can't get fooled again!!" - George Dubya
Wow especially for a $200 dollar controller
2 bills.......damn thats premium pricing. Whats the price in the uk
That's sucks, especially since this is supposed to be a high quality controller with a hefty price, same cost as the xbox one s. Hopefully refunds and the controller issue is resolved fast.
So far so good with mines
Oh of course it is, even if yours was smashed to pieces you'd still say that. God forbid you admit that Microsoft would ever make a dodgy controller.
You’re very ignorant. Maybe u should read my comment history regarding the previous elite I had before you open your dumb mouth. Typical ignorant N4G troll...
That's really unfortunate considering the price tag. But at least they're acknowledging the issues and encouraging people to reach out and have it resolved.
One of the biggest things people wanted in this controller was to fix the issues that the first one had. Sounds like Microsoft basically ignored that. The only controllers I've had issues with in recent years are Xbox One controllers. Had a Gears 4 controller with connection issues, and now I have an Elite that has some difficulties. Never had a single problem with a DualShock 4, Wii U Pro Controller and GamePad, Switch Joy-Con and Pro Controller, etc. Also this article aged so poorly: https://www.windowscentral....
didn't they learned anything from the outrage that Nintendo got for not addressing the drifting issue and keep using the same part for the newer Lite? and people were quick to brag of it being "the best controller EVER MADE" when it released just weeks ago. SMH
Called it, just stay with standard controller, nothing fully beats standard OEM controllers.
Yep, that is what I do. I have seen no advantage gained over using these expensive controllers.
Oh MS... Isn't this touted as the best controller ever made. Maybe not.
I got a bit of criticism for pointing out that this very thing was going to happen with these controllers. Here's my post to prove it. https://n4g.com/news/230576... Maybe people should start using a controller for longer than a few weeks before calling it the best ever. If controllers have serious issues with them, then they are not the best ever. As much as I like the feel of Xbox controllers, ever since the release of the Xbox One, their quality control when it comes to their controllers has been terrible.
Even the standard ones come not fitted together right, my controller squeaks near the right trigger where the two pieces of plastic meet at the back, none of the ends line up either lol, my battery cover wont fit snug either, it moves left and right, feels cheap, still a good pad just not the best build quality.
Really anything mass produced will always have defects. The point is keeping those to as much of a minimum as possible.
Well when the "premium" version is more defective than the standard version, somethings wrong.
@OneLove you mean, like the infamous RRoD? yeah...how did that go?
Seems rushed product
My friend bought it last month, it is fine for now.
This was expected as they did not correct past issues. These controllers are popular though, so can't really keep manufacturing less to avoid these incidents.
So everybody should be careful about buying a very expensive controller from MS? Got it!
Smh terrible. Not being able to use rechargeable batteries also makes this controller suck.
finally...a true xbox loyalist! I was worried all of you are already changing your tone about the use of internal batteries LOL
Why those "raves" reviews didn't say anything about this problem?
how dare you doubt the best controller ever made?!
😂 You gave me a good laugh. Thank you.
I'm assuming because THEIR controller worked.
So no testing was done before shipping these controllers out? There is ZERO excuse for this, then again, not a surprise for a industry which has hardly any regulations.
Microsoft takes care of their customers. If anyone has a problem just contact them and they'll do their best to remedy the situation. That's been my experience as a customer with them at least.
All Xbox controllers this gen have had quality issues. The first thing I noticed moving from the tank 360 controllers to the X1 is the unmistakable feeling of cheapness. Noticeably cheaper and thinner plastic compared to 360. DS4 felt like a quality upgrade from the DS3 which itself was an extremely solid controller. MS needs to sort their shit out next gen.
Ds4 is voted as best controller. No surprise there, quality speak for it self.
Good controller, still hate the layout of the analog sticks.
At least this is a step towards fixing this problem for future and current models that may be under warranty.