Microsoft, you should really do something about that Xbox One Elite controller grip issue. Many Xbox One users have long been complaining about this problem but it seems that their complains fell on deaf ears.
I have had the Xbox One Elite Controller for only 6 months, and the grips have all but come off completely. There are no replacement parts for the grips on the controller, and according to your Support, my solution is to buy another controller… NO
Unfortunately, the quality of the Xbox One Elite controller leaves a lot to be desired. The fact that the $150 Elite controller is coming apart within the first year of ownership let down many users. Gamers initially thought this controller was built for hardcore gamers only to notice that it literally falls apart in their hands after just a few months of use — or even days in extreme cases.
This is not the only issue affecting the controller. Apart from the grip problem, many users also complained about thumb sticks acting up. This is a severe issue as it can influence the result of your gaming sessions. Not being able to properly control your game characters can significantly slow down your progress.
How to fix Xbox One Elite controller grip issue
If your controller is still under warranty, you can have Microsoft replace it. If you’re lucky, you can get a new controller free of charge even if your device it’s way past warranty.
I had mine nine months and the left bumper & trigger messed up. Microsoft totally gave me a new one, no charge. Way past warranty.
Speaking of warranty, you should know that it varies quite a lot. Taking into account the fact that the Xbox Elite controller breaks down quite frequently, you should probably pay extra and go for a longer warranty period.
If you’re really tired of patching your controller, maybe it’s time to get a new one. Check out some of the best gaming controllers that you can buy in 2018 below: