New Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 leaked — and it looks legit

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 White model leak
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Microsoft is known to introduce different Xbox controller designs, but not much has changed since the release of the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 in 2019. Now, a new Xbox Elite Controller has been spotted in the wild, and it comes with a new white face plate and black grips.

Spotted by Rebs Gaming on Twitter (via sister site Windows Central), a video on YouTube shows an unboxing video of a seemingly new "White" Xbox Elites Controller Series 2. There have been rumors of a new Elite controller set to arrive, along with a white model spotted at a retailer (via Neowin). The boxed model in the retail image is identical to the one shown off in the video. 

The new Xbox Elite controller comes with a white face plate and black grips, with the white shading being similar to the Xbox Series S. While Xbox Design Lab allows users to customize their Xbox controllers with different colors, the model shown off in the video looks real, especially with the packaging it comes in. Plus, it would be harder to fake the white buttons on the controller. 

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The Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 is one of the best gaming controllers out there. Microsoft’s premium peripheral is a seriously impressive kit that offers unparalleled accessibility and customization. It features an impressive 40-hour rechargeable internal battery, along with shorter hair trigger locks, improved D-pad, deadzone amendments, and adjustable thumbstick tensions. Plus, it even has four optional paddle switches and remappable inputs.

A new "White" Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 would breathe new life into the Xbox's popular controller. According to the report, a new model is expected to arrive in 2022, sometime during the holiday season. The unboxing video may have given us a first look at how it may look.

While it may not be the rumored Elite Series 3 (that some have speculated will arrive in 2023), the new Xbox controller will be a nice addition to the Elite series. 

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.