Xbox Elite 2 Core: One day after launch it is already full of problems

Xbox Elite 2 Core: One day after launch it is already full of problems

Xbox Elite 2 Core

For several generations, Microsoft has continued to focus heavily on a line of very high quality pads, and with the Xbox Elite 2 Core this family of controllers has recently expanded. These are pads with a high cost and intended for very demanding players in terms of ergonomics and customization of the aforementioned controller. A few hours after the launch of the new Elite, however, a series of complaints are emerging on the net against the new Xbox pad.

As mentioned just before, on the net it is already full of reports from users, many of whom also speak of a serious drift problem in the analog sticks. Under a Twitter post by Jez Corden there are those who vented, confirming that this new pad has exactly the same problems as the "basic" Elite 2, also stating the following: "It's a pity that everything is not already been fixed. I'll send it back today and wait for series 3 ″.

Same issues right out of the box Y / A button not responding correctly. And drift right out of the box. Exactly the same issue's as the normal elite 2.

Such a shame that this isn't fixed already. I will send it back today and wait for series 3.

- SiteOfficial (@NXSite) September 22, 2022

Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller button out today, supports RGB lighting

(Pocket-lint) - Xbox's new mid-level pro controller, the Elite Series 2 Core, is now out after being unveiled a few weeks ago.

This means that if you want a pro controller that can be upgraded over time, but with a lower price of entry, you can order it right now from a range of retailers.

The launch is bringing it with it a fun new feature, too, one that will also work on full-fat Elite Series 2 controllers. You can now customise the colour of the lighting on the central Xbox button on your Series 2, changing it from its default white look.


This is a nice touch that likely could have been added to the existing Series 2 long ago, but it'll be welcome for anyone who's into customising their controller.

Xbox is using the release as an opportunity to add some new features to its Xbox software more widely in a software update, and you can find the full details on what it's changing in the official blog post right here.


It includes new noise suppression options for party chat, ideal for anyone who plays in a slightly busier environment and doesn't want to distract their friends. There's also a new way to reorganise your game library, and a change to the Xbox App to make starting new parties even easier.

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