Controller:Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2.png
XInput support
Predecessor
 Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2 at Wikipedia

Key points

Natively supported by most modern games.
Controller is improved version of Xbox Elite Wireless Controller with interchangeable back paddles, D-pads and adjustable-tension thumbsticks, as well as shorter hair trigger locks.
The controller allows button-mapping using a Xbox Accessories App on both Xbox One and Windows 10.
Limited configuration of paddles. Official software allows duplicate existing buttons of the controller and assign them to paddles.
Custom software reWASD lets use paddles as new buttons which you can assign keyboard and mouse actions or macros.
Physical switch on controller toggles preset moves on the fly. Three configs can be stored locally on controller and 256 configs in the cloud.
Controllers can be used wired connections (via USB-C) or wirelessly with the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows (supports up to 8 controllers).[1] or Bluetooth connection.
Internal, rechargeable battery with up to 40 hours of battery life per charge. Battery life varies with usage and other factors.

General information

Official website
Official Guide for PC users
Community configs for Xbox Elite Controller
PC Games with Xbox One Controller Support
Preorder

Use with PC platforms[edit]

Windows[edit]

Connecting the controller should automatically download and install latest drivers for the controller.
Configuration is available only in Xbox Accessories tool which is available on Windows 10.
Custom application reWASD lets remap whole controller and works on Windows 7 or newer. Software gives advanced customization options eg. reassigning paddles to keyboard or mouse actions, macros, activate custom modes etc.

OS X[edit]

Use the 360Controller custom driver.

Linux[edit]

The Xbox Elite Controller is natively supported by distros using Linux kernel 4.7 (or later)[2]. Vibration is currently not supported.[3]

Steam[edit]

Can be recognized as Xbox One controller.
Not capable of making full use of Steam Input. Steam does not see paddles at all and assigning them to ABXY buttons by default.[4]
Configuration applied by official Xbox Accessories App or reWASD is coexisting with Steam. Steam Input does not overwrite their configuration.

Steam Link compatibility[edit]

Works without any drivers on any operating system that supports Steam.
Can be used just to send input from a controller to a PC. Go into Streaming options, hit Y and disable video and audio streaming.
Controller connected via USB works as expected.[5]
Won't work great unless you connect it to LAN or a low latency Wi-Fi.

Using wirelessly[edit]

Bluetooth[edit]

Windows 10 with Anniversary update is required.
It's recommended to only connect single controller with Bluetooth connection. Some accessories like headsets and chatpads do not work using wireless connection.
Using controller via bluetooth[6]
  1. Press and hold the controller bind button between shoulder buttons for 3 seconds until Xbox button starts to blink.
  2. On Windows 10, access bluetooth settings (Settings → Devices → Bluetooth), select Xbox Wireless Controller from the list and click Pair.

Notes

To shut down the controller, hold the Xbox button for 5 seconds.

Accessories[edit]

In the box of Elite controller you can find:[7]
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
  • Carrying case
  • Set of 6 thumbsticks: Standard (2), Classic (2), Tall (1), Wide Dome (1)
  • Set of 4 paddles: Medium (2), Mini (2)
  • Set of 2 D-pads: Standard, Faceted
  • Thumbstick-adjustment tool
  • Charging dock
  • USB-C cable

Issues unresolved[edit]

Incompatible games[edit]

Some games have issues with the Xbox Elite Controller. If game does not support Xbox One Controller, it will not work on Xbox Elite Controller either. Refer to the individual game pages for details.

Issues fixed[edit]

No force feedback vibration in DirectInput games[edit]

Install Force Feedback Driver for Xbox One Controllers.[8] Some games will still not support vibration even with this installed.

Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)[edit]

Open Windows Update and ensure KB2685811 is installed.[9]

Other information[edit]

Firmware updates[edit]

Either Windows 10 PC with the App or Xbox One is required to update controllers firmware.
To update firmware on the controller, install Xbox Accessories App from Microsoft Store and connect the controller either with cable or wireless adaptor.

Technical information[edit]

Controller button Button label and axis
A Button 1
B Button 2
X Button 3
Y Button 4
LB Button 5
RB Button 6
LT Z-axis positive
RT Z-axis negative
Back Button 7
Start Button 8
Left stick Button 9, X-axis, Y-axis
Right stick Button 10, X-rotation, Z-rotation
Guide button
D-pad up POV up
D-pad down POV down
D-pad left POV left
D-pad right POV right
Upper left paddle A/Button 1
Upper right paddle B/Button 2
Lower left paddle X/Button 3
Lower right paddle Y/Button 4

References