Xbox Elite Series 3.Microsoft Gears Up

Xbox Elite Series 3. Microsoft Conducts Survey, Plans Major Upgrades for Xbox Elite Series 3 by Solving Major Drift Issue.

Microsoft conducted an internal survey and seems to be planning to incorporate Hall effect sensors in the next version of the Xbox Elite controller, which would effectively address the issue of analog stick drift once and for all.

According to the survey, the new controller might feature a volume control, paddles, a trigger lock mechanism, and interchangeable panels – giving the impression that the company wants to offer more customization options for the device’s design. This was reported by the informant Idle Sloth.


The new Elite V3 controller could receive Hall effect analog sticks, colored grips, interchangeable panels, volume control, and many other improvements.

Recently, Xbox reached out in the Insider app asking for feedback on the Xbox Elite series controller.
How do you usually adjust the volume while playing, and how often?
How many profiles do you use, and would you like more or fewer?
What controllers do you use, and which ones exactly?
What position do you keep the trigger lock in, and how often do you adjust it?
What kind of cosmetic customization interests you (color of grips, battery covers, customizable LED lighting)?
What kind of functional customization interests you (updating the analog module (Hall effect), height and shape of the analogs and d-pad)?
How often would you like to change the appearance of your controller (changing the front panel, analogs, pads, buttons)?

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is designed to cater to the needs of competitive gamers. It offers over 30 new ways to play like a pro, characterized by several key features:

  1. Adjustable-Tension Thumbsticks: This feature allows players to enhance their aiming accuracy. The thumbsticks’ tension can be adjusted to suit individual preferences, providing a more personalized gaming experience.
  2. Interchangeable Components: The controller includes new interchangeable components that players can swap out to match their preferred playing style. These components include different toppers for the mini-joysticks, D-pads, and paddles.
  3. Shorter Hair Trigger Locks: This function enables players to fire more quickly, a crucial advantage in fast-paced gaming scenarios.
  4. Wrap-Around Rubberized Grip: It offers better control and comfort during extended gaming sessions.
  5. Customization via the Xbox Accessories App: The controller is highly customizable through the Xbox Accessories app available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC. It allows players to store up to three custom profiles and one default profile on the controller, which can be switched on the fly.
  6. Connectivity: It can be easily connected and switched between Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, Windows PCs, and mobile devices via Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth.
  7. Built-In 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack: The controller also features a 3.5mm stereo headset jack that is compatible with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and other official Xbox controller accessories from Microsoft.
  8. Impulse Triggers and Rumble Motors: Equipped with impulse triggers and rumble motors, these enhance the immersive experience of gaming. The motor controls can be adjusted within the app for a personalized touch.
  9. Battery Life: It includes an internal rechargeable battery with up to 40 hours of life per charge, although the actual battery life can significantly depend on the settings and usage mode.
  10. Weight: The controller weighs approximately 345 grams (±15 g) when used with 4 paddles, a faceted D-pad, and standard thumbsticks attached.
  11. Button Layout: It includes buttons A, B, X, and Y; directional buttons on the D-pad; left and right bumpers and triggers; left and right mini-joystick buttons; and four paddles.