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Razer has released the Razer Wolverine V2 Pro gaming controller for PlayStation 5 and PC with a focus on the most demanding gamers.
The controller design supports custom control, precision, and long-lasting comfort. The company’s target audience is mid-to-extreme console gamers: for esports, competitive or online co-op gaming, and advanced solo gaming.
The wireless controller features Razer HyperSpeed Wireless for low-latency gaming-grade performance, similar to that found in Razer gaming mice.
It has Razer Mecha Tactile Action Buttons for lightning-fast actuation with tactile feedback and an eight-way microswitch D-Pad for articulate, precise control in fighting games. The controller also features Razer HyperTrigger for fast execution of mouse-like reactions in FPS games.
It has six remappable buttons and an interchangeable joystick for custom layouts and controls. You can use a higher joystick in case you need it as a sniper.
And it features Powered by Razer Chroma RGB for further customization. The controller costs $250 and €299.99 in Europe.
Razer Hyperspeed Wireless technology which, according to the company, enables connections three times faster than any other wireless gaming technology. It works with a 2.4 GHz wireless connection through its USB type A dongle.
Razer’s mechanical tactile action buttons were also used on the previous Razer Wolverine Ultimate.
This technology reduces actuation distance by 35% compared to the average membrane driver.
Two HyperTriggers, which are integrated trigger and stop switches on the back of the controller, allow you to adjust the pull distance of the RT and LT triggers. They allow for a shorter pull, great for spamming shooters.
The eight-way microswitch D-Pad lets you feel and hear every directional press when the microswitches are activated, allowing for precise and intentional movements when performing complex combos. The eight-way D-Pad lets you feel the clicks of intercardinal directions for greater precision in fighting games.
The controller has an additional six multifunction buttons, including two bumpers on top and four triggers on the back. You can reassign them with the Razer Controller app on iOS and Android. In games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Apex Legends, it lets you crouch, dash, switch weapons, reload, or jump without taking your hands off the joystick. That helps even the odds against mouse players.
The default caps of the control sticks on the controller are short and concave. They are similar to those found on a standard PlayStation DualSense. Two additional controllers included in the box allow you to easily swap between them based on your playing style or ergonomic preference.
The first alternative option is tall and concave and is ideal for defensive shooters such as snipers. The higher stick also provides more accuracy. Use it on the right stick for more range of motion to position the reticle exactly where you need it when aiming. The second joystick is short and domed, ideal for run-and-gun offensive shooters who like to use submachine guns and shotguns.
The shorter stick gives you more speed. You can use it on the right stick when you’re looking for more speed, as your thumb sits nimbly on top instead of being planted like with a concave stick. Alternatively, you can use it on the left to reduce fatigue when holding down the joystick for long periods of time to run long distances on large maps.
It is available exclusively at GameStop stores and Razer.com.
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