Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller Warranty Extended To One Year

If you're a proud owner of the premium Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, we've got some good news - Microsoft has extended the standard warranty on the controller from 90 days to one year.

In an explanation on the official Xbox website, the company highlighted that "a small percentage" of owners had reported mechanical issues with the controller, hence the decision to increase the warranty.

"We’ve received claims that a small percentage of our customers are experiencing mechanical issues when using their Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. To ensure your satisfaction, we’re extending the warranty coverage period on Elite Series 2 controllers from 90 days to 1 year from the date of purchase.

This extension applies retroactively for Elite Series 2 controllers sold to date. If you incurred repair costs to service your Elite Series 2 controller, you’ll be issued a refund by Microsoft before October 31, 2020."

In related news, you might remember that back in May, someone filed a lawsuit over drifting issues on Xbox controllers, claiming that the joystick component contains a design flaw that Microsoft has failed to disclose.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 was reportedly one of the controllers that was added to that lawsuit in an amendment earlier this month, along with the original Elite Series design (thanks VGC).

Happy about this? Have you experienced issues with your Elite Series 2? Let us know below.

[source support.xbox.com, via videogameschronicle.com]