You can now customize Xbox Elite 2 controllers in the Xbox Design Lab

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  • The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 from Xbox is now more customizable.
  • You can create whatever designs you want with the highly popular Xbox Design Lab.
  • Take your personalization game to the next level with color combinations & engravings.
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Seven years have passed since we covered the first Xbox Design Lab event. Last year, we were talking about the first edition of Xbox Series X/S controllers becoming customizable in the Xbox Design Lab.

Now that the Xbox Elite 2 controllers are available for fans everywhere, it was only right that Microsoft and Xbox would come up with Design Lab color schemes.

Just like the standard Xbox wireless controller, the Elite 2 controllers on the Xbox Design Lab will allow you to fully customize nearly all of the parts on the controller, such as the triggers, d-pad, and thumbstick.

Fully customize your Elite 2 controller with Xbox Design Lab

Microsoft temporarily paused the program ahead of the Xbox Series X/S release before relaunching it in June 2021, discontinuing custom Xbox One controllers in favor of the Xbox Series X/S controller.

Now, the company mentioned that players can finally choose between a cross-shaped or faceted D-Pad in the Xbox Design Lab, a feature you previously could not do.

You can further personalize your controller with laser engraving and add your name, Gamertag, or whatever custom 16-character message.

Xbox designed the Elite Series 2 controllers to be fully customizable with interchangeable components, so you can play with a specific setup.

And, you can get a custom-designed carrying case to match your style and keep the controller and components secure and organized.

The possibilities are endless, as you can combine Sterling Silver, Pewter Silver, Gunmetal Silver, Abyss Black, Retro Pink, Deep Pink, Oxide Red, Zest Orange, and Gold.

But wait, there’s more! You also have Electric Volt, Velocity Green, Glacier Blue, Dragonfly Blue, Mineral Blue, Photon Blue, Midnight Blue, Regal Purple, Nocturnal Green, Warm Gold, and lots more.

You will also have the recently released color options such as Dragonfly Blue, Military Green, and Nocturnal Green.

The controller’s thumbsticks also have adjustable tension and you can remap the buttons and change the color of the Xbox button light in the Xbox Accessories app.

Microsoft said that the controller has up to 40 hours of battery life on a single charge and it should easily pair with an Xbox console or Windows PC, as well as smartphones and tablets.

That being said, keep in mind that an Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 that you customize in Design Lab will cost you about $150.

If you also want to buy personalized accessory packs, a bundle of the controller and all Elite components will run you a total of $210.

What is your favorite color scheme for the Elite Wireless Controller Series 2? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below.

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