Razer Wolverine V2 Review – Razer has recently released its latest wired Wolverine V2 Xbox Controller and after using it in the past two weeks, here’s my review.
Given its A$169.95 price tag, it’s less expensive than the Xbox Elite Controller and its predecessor. But is it any better? Let’s find out.
First thing first, what is it compatible with?
- Xbox One
- Xbox One S
- Xbox One X
- Xbox Series X | S
- PC Windows 10
What are the tech specifications?
- Connectivity: Wired connection (3 metres wired cable with strain relief)
- Configuration App: Yes
- Multi-function Buttons: 2 remappable multi-function buttons
- Mechanical Action Buttons: Razer Mecha-Tactile Action Buttons and Razer Mecha-Tactile D-Pad
- Interchangeable Dpad: No
- Interchangeable Thumbsticks: No
- Trigger Stops: Hair Trigger Mode with trigger stops
- Audio Output: 3.5mm analog audio port compatible for Xbox and PC (Windows)
- Microphone Input: 3.5mm analog audio port compatible for Xbox and PC (Windows)
- Carry Case: No
- Battery Life: None
- Weight: 274 grams
- Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 161.5 mm x 105.8 mm x 65 mm
So is it any good?
Yes, I must say it’s surely more ergonomic than the “standard” Xbox Series X controller, and more comfortable too.
Please note that I am not an FPS player. I mostly play racing games (i.e. Forza series), fighting games (i.e. Street Fighter, Tekken) and action games (i.e. Assassin’s Creed series).
Since there is no exclusive title yet for the Xbox Series X, I’ve been playing my previous-gen Xbox One games on the Series X for testing purposes.
I’ve been using this controller on games like Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Forza Horizon 4, Forza Motorsport 7, and Streets of Rage 4.
I must say the ergonomic L-shaped hand grip’s rubber texture feels way superior to the Xbox’s hard plastic.
And the mecha-tactility of the action buttons and the D-pad feels certainly more responsive than the standard Xbox controller.
It makes you realise that this is one terrific controller, just like the first generation Razer Wolverine.
Any other cool features?
It has two additional buttons (for those who are advanced gamers) that are customisable via Razer Controller Setup for Xbox app (on Microsoft Store) for both console and PC.
There is also a Hair-Trigger mode via two slide-locks underneath the controller, this is super useful when you’re fighting your opponents on Dragon Ball Z Kakarot.
And, it has a headphone jack! Enough said.
I only wish that this controller was wireless, that would have been a perfect controller in my book. But this is hands down the best controller so far from Razer!
Finally, should you get one?
Yes!! Especially when you just bought yourself an Xbox Series X for Christmas and thinking of buying a second controller (trust me, you’ll wish you had this controller as a spare when your friend visits you this holiday season).
Or, if you own a PC, and you want to upgrade your controller, I’d highly recommend this controller.
You can get the Razer Wolverine V2 Xbox Controller for A$169 at many retailers around Australia, like your local JB Hi-Fi. Alternatively, if you buy it directly from Razer Store, you’ll get 14 days risk-free returns.
I think the latter is a better deal.
- Very grippy
- Less expensive than its predecessor
- No more annoying rear paddles (like its predecessor)
- It’s wired (it’s because the 3-metre cable isn’t long enough for my lounge setup)
- No Razer Chroma RGB lighting