Best Razer Wolverine Ultimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021:

Replacing the Wildcat , the Wolverine Ultimate is even more upscale. The new Xbox One controller from Razer thus introduces interchangeable sticks and a directional pad, a multicolored lighting zone and above all an Xbox One configuration application to fine-tune its settings. What to really worry about Microsoft and its Elite controller  ?

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After the semi-disappointment that was the Wildcat , which was not at the level of the Elite controller despite an even higher price, we were necessarily waiting for this new Xbox One controller from Razer at the turn. Even more expensive (179.99 €, against 149.99 € for the Wildcat), the Wolverine Ultimate however seems better armed than its predecessor and above all more successful to finally seriously compete with the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller .

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Construction: a real “Pro” controller

No more halftone finishes of the Wildcat, place a successful controller, inspired by the Raiju. Razer seems to have understood that players expect more than just self-adhesive grips. The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is thus adorned with handles covered with elastomeric grips on the underside, for superior comfort and grip. We are finally at the level of an Elite controller, although the latter keeps for it a soft plastic ( soft-touch type ) giving a feeling of even higher quality. If it does not benefit, the Wolverine Ultimate does not fail with its slightly rough plastic which has the merit of being less messy.

The finishes are in any case neat and we take pleasure in handling this controller of a size very close to that of a conventional controller (156 x 106 x 66 mm). However, the Wolverine is not a featherweight with its 276 g, especially since it is a wired controller. It is therefore still 24 g more than the Wildcat without its non-slip elements and about as much as the official controller with its two AA batteries.

Too bad the Razer Wolverine Ultimate cannot operate wirelessly, especially in the context of home use, out of competition. Razer has however already proven that he knew how to design high-performance wireless links on his mice, so we could have hoped for such connectivity on the Wolverine so that it can really line up in front of the Elite controller. We must therefore do with the USB cable supplied with the controller, which unfortunately is too short for large salons with its length of only 3 m. 

Installation and settings: a Synapse app for Xbox One and Windows 10

Until then, only the Nacon Elite and Revolution Pro Controller controllers benefited from a configuration application, very practical for managing different profiles and configuring your controller in great detail. Razer now also offers its own application, Synapse, which can therefore be found on Windows, but also directly on Xbox One. Thus, no need to use a PC (Windows 10 only), everything can be done directly from the Synapse for Xbox app. Too bad it is only available in English.

Synapse for Xbox therefore offers to create an unlimited number of profiles to create configurations adapted to each game. We can then save two profiles on the controller to switch from one to the other when we want, without having to return in the app. We would still have appreciated being able to save a little more in the controller.

In addition to being able to change the function of the buttons, Synapse for Xbox also offers two specific functions: Agile allows you to increase the sensitivity of analog sticks when you hold down the button with which you have associated it; Focus, conversely, decreases their sensitivity to gain precision. However, we would have preferred to be able to adjust the response curve of the sticks as it is done on the Elite and Revolution Pro Controller. Likewise, you cannot set the analog triggers.

At stake: precision and responsiveness

The Wolverine shows very good behavior in games. We expected no less from such a high-end controller. If there is not enough to revolutionize the experience compared to an official controller, insofar as the Xbox One controller from Microsoft already reaches an excellent level, we appreciate here the precision of the analog sticks, well helped by the Focus function that can be activated at will. The Wolverine is therefore well suited to shooting games, in particular.

On the other hand, if the directional pad of the Razer Wolverine Ultimate is more pleasant than the cross of the classic controller, especially for fighting games, it seems to us still lower than the aluminum disc of the Elite controller.

We appreciate if not always as much the reactivity of the buttons and the numerous configurable triggers which allow to gain in reactivity in practically any type of game. If the average player will not see a huge interest in it, it can be otherwise for a pro player who will seek to glean the slightest millisecond.

CONCLUSION

The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is a joystick to use. Modular and precise, it offers services close to those of the excellent Microsoft Elite controller . Difficult, however, to ignore its small flaws which, combined, prevent it from winning a fifth star.

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