Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma is Razer's latest gaming controller for Xbox and Windows PC that comes with various new enhancements and improvements over the previous generation of Razer Wolverine V2 controller in terms of design and functionalities, both.
I was trying my hands on it for the last few weeks and now it is time to share my detailed review of the device with you all on Geeky Stuffs. This review is divided into different sections, covering the pros and cons of each of them to give you a better idea.
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Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox Gaming Controller Review
Inside the retail box of Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma, you will find the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox gaming controller, a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, two extra thumbstick caps, a quick start guide, a welcome message, and some Razer stickers.
Just like all other Razer products, the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma also comes in an eco-friendly box and packaging.
The very first thing that you will notice on the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox gaming controller is that it comes with many additional buttons to improve the gaming experience. Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox gaming controller comes with Razer Mecha-Tactile buttons and D-pad. These buttons feel great, sound cool, and respond faster compared to regular buttons on other controllers.
On the front, there is LED indicator provided along with the usual Xbox button. There are View and Menu buttons like a regular controller. And then we got the Share button, and an Audio Configuration button as well.On the back, there is USB Type-C port for connectivity purposes.
There are also 2-stage trigger stop-switches provided on the back of the controller to adjust the pull distance of the RT and LT triggers simply by sliding them outwards and inwards based on the type of games you are playing.
There are two RGB light strips on both left and right sides giving the device a very unique and gaming accessory appearance. These RGB lights are configurable and you can assign many different lighting patterns to them.
The matte-finished body and textured sides where you hold the controller provide a very nice and comfortable grip that allows you to play games for hours with Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox gaming controller without facing any discomfort.
Additional Buttons and Performance
Razer Mecha-Tactile buttons and D-pad reduce the actuation distance by 35% compared to that of the average membrane controller. Razer Mecha-Tactile buttons boast up to 40% faster actuation and response time compared to other controllers in the market.
This makes the Wolverine V2 Chroma one of the fastest gaming controllers in the market and provides the input advantages to give the user a competitive edge over others. Theese buttons are also very durable with up to 3-million tap life cycle, so you can use the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox gaming controller for years easily even with intense gaming sessions.
There are total 6 additional buttons that are also remappable - 2 additional bumpers at the top and 4 triggers at the back. All of these 6 buttons can be remapped to other buttons using the Razer Controller Setup for Xbox software to perform various actions like crouch, slide, switch weapons, reload, jump etc. without taking your thumbs off the thumbsticks. This is a big advantage over controllers that don’t have this feature and it improves the gaming experience a lot especially in FPS games in which gamers need to perform multiple actions quickly.
As we have seen during unboxing, Wolverine V2 Chroma comes with two extra thumbstick caps. The thumbsticks connect with the controller magnetically. So you can easily remove them and swap with another one quickly to improve the gaming performance. For example, the tall and concave thumbstick is useful for snipers as it provides better accuracy with more range of motion while aiming. The short and domed thumbstick is better for fast FPS games as it gives you more speed because of short size.
Overall the Wolverine V2 Chroma is designed for pro-level gaming and so provides lots of additional features to improve the gaming performance and compete with the keyboard-mouse gamers.
Software-based Features and Customization
To make any customization to the button functions and the lighting on Wolverine V2 Chroma, you will have to use the Razer Controller Setup for Xbox app. So if you are a Razer user with other Razer products, instead of using the Razer Synapse, you will have to use the Razer Controller Setup app for your Wolverine V2 Chroma.
This is kind of annoying especially if you already got other Razer products and use Razer Synapse for them. But for some reason, Razer still wants us to use the Razer Controller Setup app for its gaming controllers.
Razer Controller Setup app can be used to remap the M1-M6 multi-function buttons to other buttons, adjust the controller’s vibration strength, and adjust the controller’s lighting colors, brightness, and effect. For lighting effects, you can select between the Breathing, Spectrum Cycling, and Static effects or you can just turn off the lighting.
You can even set a “clutch” button that will instantly change the sensitivity of the thumbsticks, allowing faster/slower control in-game depending on your requirement in the gameplay.
Razer Controller Setup for Xbox app is feature-rich and provides lots of options that you can use to improve the user experience and gaming performance as well while using the Wolverine V2 Chroma. The app is available for download on the Microsoft Store on both Xbox and PC.
Compared to the previous generation of the Razer Wolverine V2, the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma is improved a lot and comes with lots of new features, extra buttons, thumbsticks, and RGB lighting.
The overall design and build quality are very nice and the performance is just top tier. So if you are planning to buy a new gaming controller for Xbox or PC, Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma is among the best options for you.