Razer’s new Wolverine V2 Chroma controller is designed for competitive gaming


Razer has unveiled the Wolverine V2 Chroma, a new Xbox and PC controller that focuses on customization, usability and competitive performance. The Wolverine V2 Chroma joins an already solid line of premium Xbox controllers (Elite Series 2, Scuff Instinct Pro), and it’s arguably the most impressive of the bunch in several ways. The Wolverine V2 Chroma is available for purchase now for $ 150 from Razer’s website. It will also be sold at some major retailers.

The Wolverine V2 Chroma has an L-shaped fulcrum design which makes it more natural to hold than previous Wolverine controllers. The front and back of the handles feature a textured rubber grip. Overall, this shape makes it a bit more comfortable than the conventional Xbox controller shape, especially when it comes to accessing additional triggers and bumpers.

The Wolverine V2 Chroma is a wired controller for competitive gamers.

While the Elite Series 2 and Scuff Instinct Pro each have four dorsal paddles, the Wolverine V2 Chroma has four in addition to a pair of additional bumpers next to the triggers on top. Razer has also redesigned the rear panel triggers, placing them in the center of the controller in an ideal position for your middle finger to access. These are not traditional paddles; these are built-in buttons that have the same feel as standard triggers.

Razer has created a dedicated app for the Wolverine V2 Chroma which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store on Xbox and PC. The app allows you to remap entries and save profiles.

Equipped with Mecha-Tactile face buttons and a D-pad, the Wolverine V2 Chroma is comparable to a click of a mouse. Mecha-Tactile buttons have faster actuation than standard console controllers, making the V2 Chroma a more suitable option for competitive gaming.

Four of the multifunction buttons are located on the back of the controller.
Four of the multifunction buttons are located on the back of the controller.

The Wolverine V2 Chroma also features trigger stop switches to reduce the length of RT and LT pull-ups. While the controller comes with controllers that look like the Xbox Wireless Controller, you can swap them out with the included dome and taller controllers. The controller has all of the other menu buttons you’ll find on official first-party controllers, including the new Share button.

I have been using the Wolverine V2 Chroma for the past few days and am very impressed. If it was wireless, it would probably become my primary Xbox controller. Again, this Wolverine controller is hardwired, although it connects via a detachable (and long enough) USB-C cable. Razer told me that they chose a wired design for competitive performance (response time). That said, the option of using this wireless controller would be great for those who aren’t concerned (or wouldn’t even notice) the differences in response times.

If you are looking for a new Xbox gamepad and play a lot in competitive multiplayer, the Wolverine V2 Chroma is a great option and will soon join our list of the best Xbox Series X controllers. It is also the perfect choice for those who are used to it. to play on PC. It bridges the gap between mouse and keyboard games and controller games better than any other gamepad.


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