Razer’s Wolverine V2 Chroma is an elegant, customizable wired controller

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Although it’s not as customizable as the 2017 Wolverine Ultimate

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A year after the launch of Razer’s $100 Wolverine V2 Xbox controller, today the company has announced a $150 version with more features called the Wolverine V2 Chroma. The new name is cheap for one addition: a strip of Chroma RGB lighting near each of the two grips that can be programmed to your liking via its accessory companion app on Xbox or PC.

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This controller is actually replacing Wolverine Ultimate which was released in late 2017. Like the older controller, the Wolverine V2 Chroma has swappable thumb sticks like the one included with Xbox Elite controllers and Scuff’s Instinct, trigger stops to shorten the throw of triggers, and six remapped macro buttons (including four pedals at the rear). ) that can be customized.

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The analog stick covers are swappable, although the D-pad is not.
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There are some improvements over its predecessor. For example, the Wolverine V2 Chroma’s LED implementation definitely looks better, and I prefer its size and overall design over the older model. It also gets points for using USB-C instead of the Ultimate’s micro USB port and offering the same number of buttons as Microsoft’s latest Xbox controller.

But the new controller isn’t better in every way. The older Wolverine Ultimate offers a little more customization for a lower price (currently $129.99). That is, its D-pad can be swapped. Also, Ultimate doesn’t require software to remap its buttons, instead you can do it from the controller itself. It’s not a deal-breaker, but you may prefer that solution as opposed to downloading software.

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma

The Wolverine V2 Chroma has a total of six macro buttons, which are programmable through Razer’s Accessory app for Windows 10 and Xbox.
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All that said, it’s a fairly minor upgrade over the Wolverine V2, although there’s something quite new and worthwhile here that might interest you. On the other hand, you may find yourself satisfied buying or hanging an old Wolverine Ultimate.

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