Xbox Series X owners | S can now build their very own Elite Series 2 controller in the Xbox Design Lab.
Like Xbox Series X| S premium gasket, Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller highly coveted for its excellent build quality, interchangeable modules and customizable paddles. But so far, it’s only available in black or white color combination.
However, as of today, Xbox Elite Series 2 has arrived Xbox Design Lab. Microsoft’s custom controller builder site lets you fool around with your own keyboard with alternative color schemes for cases, triggers, analog bars, and more. You can even add an engraving for a small fee.
The base price for a custom Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is $149.99 / £124.99 / AU$219.95, which is between the price of the original model and the cheaper Core in the White Edition. Like the second version, Xbox Design Lab Elite Series 2 sells its add-ons (like carrying case and back cushion) separately.
So if you want the full Elite package, pay a little more. As a bonus, picking up all accessories brings the price down to $209.99 / £179.99 / AU$279.95. And yes, you can change the color of those peeling back pads and the Xbox logo on the case.
Xbox Design Lab is even better
The Xbox Elite 2 controller is now available in the Xbox Design Lab. You can customize everything with colors, even the paddles and the Xbox logo on the case. Full details here: https://t.co/OtIJF30dcC pic.twitter.com/f5VbXMlrauOctober 18, 2022
Microsoft has teased the appearance of Elite Series 2 in the Xbox Design Lab before. But honestly, it came a little earlier than I expected. Its addition means the Xbox Design Lab is much more powerful in the options it offers those looking for a more discrete controller.
However, I would like to see a few improvements. There aren’t as many color options in the Xbox Design Lab for Elite Series 2 as standard Xbox Wireless Controller. You also can’t apply camo or Pride patterns of that base pad, which is a shame if that’s what you’re looking for. Still, it’s great that Elite Series 2 customization is here.
Although the two main Xbox Series X controllers | S has now been included in the Xbox Design Lab, I think the site still has a lot of room to grow. I finally want to see Xbox Adaptive Controller service approach, as its simple white design means it lacks color options.
I was also surprised at the relatively low price of a fully customized Elite Series 2 pad. If you choose to buy the controller and all its accessories, it still works cheaper (or comparable to, depending on where you live) DualSense Edge; Its price was recently revealed to be $199.99 / £209.99 (about AU$318.95).
So, if you’ve been waiting for the right moment to pick up an Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, its addition to the Xbox Design Lab might be the right time for you. If you like custom designs, that is.