Earlier this week, Microsoft released the Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller. The pro-style white controller with black handles doesn’t include the various accessories you get with the regular black Elite Series 2, but it’s only $130. If you’re interested in the premium controller, your best bet is buy it on eBay through Antonline right now. Antonline, an official Microsoft seller, is offering free digital copies of Watch Dogs: Legion with controller purchase. Quantities are limited, so act fast if you’re interested.
The Watch Dogs: Legion code will arrive in your inbox within 10 days of purchase. Legion is the latest entry in the open world hacker franchise and includes a pretty clever gameplay feature that allows you to control any NPC in the game. Legion offers a good variety of missions, lots of cool gadgets, and a great open-world sandbox to explore. We gave the game an 8/10 in our Watch Dogs: Legion review.
As already mentioned, the Elite Series 2 Core controller does not come with any accessories. That means you won’t get return paddles, four extra analog sticks to swap, a swappable D-pad, or the carrying case. Instead, the Core controller simply features the premium build of the Elite Series 2 controller: nicer sticks, trigger locks, an eight-way metal D-pad, and tactile grips.
If you decide you want the rear paddles and other accessories, you can always buy them separately. Microsoft is selling the Complete package of components for $60. Alternatively, you can choose which interchangeable parts you want and purchase them from third-party companies. For example, you can get a good set of rear paddles for around $10. We have tested these third party palettes and they feel good and perform well.
If you’re interested in Watch Dogs: Legion but not sold on the Elite Series 2 controller, you can currently also get the game included with the standard Xbox wireless controller for $56.
The September Xbox console update added a cool new feature to the Elite Series 2 controller. You can now customize the RGB lighting on the Xbox button to one of over 16 million colors.
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