Ever looked at the glowing white Home button on your Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 and wondered, ‘what if it was purple?’ Well, now it might be, with the latest Xbox update.
Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 that allows for home button color customization. Want to change that plain white light for a pink, green or even yellow? Now you can!
Accessible through the Xbox Accessories app on Xbox Series X|S (via Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) ), you can choose from over 16 million colors by changing hue and saturation, thanks to RGB support. But it’s worth noting that this new feature is only available for the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2. If you have a standard Xbox Wireless Controller, you’re out of luck for now.
The update arrives on the same day as the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Core Edition release. This white version of the Elite, officially revealed earlier this month, is cheaper than the standard black one. But that’s only because the accessories included in the standard edition are sold separately for the white variant.
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How to Customize the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 Home Button
To start customizing the home button color of your Xbox Elite Controller Series 2, you need to update it with the latest firmware. You might be prompted to do this the next time you turn on your Xbox console.
Once updated, go to ‘My Games & Apps’ and find the Xbox Accessories app. This can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store if you don’t already have it. Once in the app, choose (or create) a profile for your Xbox Elite Controller Series 2.
You should then see a new ‘Color’ tab in your controller’s profile. Navigate to that and you can start changing the Xbox Home Button Hue and Saturation.
A nice update, but…
I’m a huge sucker for hardware customization of any kind. Anything from swappable thumbsticks to RGB lighting and I’m in. So I must be a big fan of this latest Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 update. And I am… almost.
I find it a shame that the color of the Xbox Home button remains static after being customized. It’s a petty detail, I’ll admit, but as someone who loves the color shift effects on my Corsair K65 PC and keyboard, I can’t help but be a little disappointed with the Elite’s implementation. Just a little, though.
But in any case, it’s a lovely new feature and should work brilliantly in conjunction with the Xbox Design Lab, which the Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers will be added to later this year.