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9 Best Controllers for Halo Infinite in 2024

Whether playing competitively, by yourself, or with friends, the best controller for Halo Infinite can make a big difference. Moreover, many Halo fans look for options with good customization to arrange buttons and triggers just how they like them. To that end, we ranked nine of the best Halo Infinite controllers for you to use, available for most any budget. 

In our reviews, we focused on versatility, hand feel, and quality components. Pick any one of the controllers from this list, and you just might experience faster response time and accuracy. Let’s get started.

The Best Controllers for Halo Infinite, Ranked in No Particular Order

Ready to up your game with a brand new controller? Check out our top picks for the best controllers for Halo Infinite.

1. Razer Wolverine Ultimate

Razer Wolverine Ultimate

The best controller for Halo Infinite

  • Interchangeable thumbstick and D-pads
  • 4 multi-function triggers 
  • Quick control panel
  • Remapping function via Razer Synapse for Xbox 
  • Price: 💰💰💰

First pick in our ranking of the best controllers for Halo Infinite is the Razer Wolverine Ultimate. This controller offers the customization Halo fans look for. There’s a quick control panel and remapping is made possible via the Razer Synapse app for Xbox. In addition to a number of interchangeable parts, there are two remappable multi-function bumpers, four multi-function triggers, and changeable thumbstick heights and shapes. 

Whether you play Halo just for fun with friends or competitively, the Wolverine Ultimate has a lot to offer. One long-time Halo fan called it the most innovative and easy-to-use controller they tried. The extra mappable buttons behind the bumpers are particularly popular. 

Otherwise, the analog sticks are also easy to swap out, based on feedback. The buttons resting right next to the triggers make weapon-switching nearly seamless. With the Wolverine Ultimate, you’ll be able to run your entire controller without ABXY or the D-pad.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Six total remappable buttons
  • Great choice for competition
  • “Focus” DPI sensitivity adjustment 
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Corded controller not for all players
  • No mic monitoring option
  • Back paddles not comfortable for everyone

2. Turtle Beach Recon Controller

Turtle Beach Recon Controller

The Best Controller for Halo Infinite (Runner-Up)

  • 8-way D-pad
  • 2 mappable quick-action buttons
  • Four EQ presets with bass boost
  • Chat audio mix controls
  • Price: 💰💰

Another great choice for Halo Infinite players is the Recon Controller from Turtle Beach. In addition to the customization Halo fans look for, there’s also some nice audio control made possible by four EQ presets with bass boost and chat audio mix controls. Those chat audio mix controls alone might make this the one of the best controllers for playing Halo Infinite with friends. 

Also, don’t miss the superhuman hearing setting to hear footsteps and enemies approaching like never before. There was one troubling report of buttons resetting after they were remapped, which knocked the Beach Recon off the top spot. That did seem like an isolated incident, though. 

Otherwise, the four different saveable settings (which can be switched between and during gameplay) and well-positioned rear bumpers with textured triggers makes the Recon controller a popular choice for Halo players.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Pairs well with Turtle Beach Recon headset
  • Easy and straight forward button mapping
  • No drift or sloppy feel on the sticks
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Sound control buttons don’t work on PC
  • Cable durability issues reported (replaceable)
  • Bumper build quality gets mixed reviews

3. PowerA Fusion Pro 2 Wired Controller

PowerA Fusion Pro 2 Wired Controller

The Best Wired Controller for Halo Infinite

  • Share button for Xbox Series X|S
  • Dual rumble motors
  • Magnetic impulse triggers
  • Alps analog thumbstick
  • Price: 💰💰

Fans of wired Halo controllers listen up — the wired Fusion Pro 2 controller from PowerA is up next on our list. Why pick wired? Input times are faster and there are no batteries, so recharging time is one less thing to worry about. As far as the Fusion Pro 2, we like the four programmable buttons and three-way trigger locks for faster action. Trigger range can also be fine-tuned just how you like it. 

As far as the wire itself, it’s a ten-foot braided cable with inline release. The whole thing comes in a custom protective case. Otherwise, Halo Infinite fans that tried the PowerA controller for PC called it plug ‘n’ play with smooth stick action, easy to swap-out faceplates and sticks, and intuitive paddle mapping. 

Dropped remaps mid-gameplay gave us pause, especially for a fast-paced game like Halo. Some stick drift was also reported. Overall, though, this is a fantastic choice for Halo — all-combined, a must-have for FPS games in general. 

  • USERS LIKE
  • Great carry case included
  • Sold with extra faceplate and thumbsticks
  • Easily programmable paddles
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Some stick drift reported
  • Some paddle comfort issues reported
  • Rear paddles only remappable, no new input

4. Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

The Best Wireless Controller for Halo Infinite

  • 3 saveable custom profiles available
  • Thumbstick, D-pads, and paddles all swappable
  • 40 hour rechargeable battery
  • Wireless, Bluetooth, USB-C cable included
  • Price: 💰💰💰

Nothing compares with the ease and convenience of wireless gameplay. On that note, we selected the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller as the best wireless controller for Halo Infinite in our ranking. Connecting through both Xbox wireless and Bluetooth technology, the Series 2 offers forty hours of rechargeable battery life. The wireless adapter is sold separately, but a USB-C cable is included for when wired gameplay is preferred. 

Otherwise, the different wireless configurations on the Elite Series 2 work like a charm, according to reports. There’s also all the customization Halo Infinite players need from their controller, with swappable thumbsticks, D-pads, and paddles. We like the three saveable custom profiles to save things once they’re fine tuned.

Bluetooth connectivity comes free from any kind of secondary wireless adapter. The grips are also comfortable and overall, the controller is a nice weight. Do note that an Xbox accessories app download is required before profiles can be saved.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Will make your game better, some say
  • Pro-quality controller
  • Great hairline triggers
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Great build quality? That’s debatable.
  • Too heavy, some say
  • Good battery life, but battery not replaceable

5. Hyperkin Duke Wired Controller

Hyperkin Duke Wired Controller

The Best Controller for Halo Infinite on PC

  • Precision analog triggers
  • 9-foot detachable USB cable
  • Original Xbox startup screen
  • Black (RB) and white (LB) buttons
  • Price: 💰💰

If PC is your preferred platform to play Halo Infinite, the Hyperkin Duke Controller could be the best choice for you. With precision analog triggers and the original Xbox startup screen, the Hyperkin Duke returns you to the early days of the Xbox, even when playing on other platforms. What makes it a great choice for PC is the nine-foot USB cable included with purchase. 

This controller works great in particular on Windows 10 devices, we found out.  There’s also the original startup screen and classic rumble feature. The overall look and feel recalls classic Xbox controllers, even if you play on PC. 

On the large side, the feel of the remote is not for everyone. Some say where your hand rests takes some getting used to, and others recommend buying the mounting device to display this “big chonker” on the wall. Plug it in, and it works right away, according to one satisfied consumer report.  

  • USERS LIKE
  • Good choice for big hands
  • Works well on both Xbox and PC
  • Bumpers on the shoulders added
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Some drift problems reported
  • Durability called into question by some
  • Large size not for all players

6. Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

The Best Pro Controller for Halo Infinite

  • 2 adjustable-tension thumbsticks
  • Exclusive button mapping option
  • Swappable thumbstick toppers, D-pads, and paddle
  •  3 custom profiles available
  • Price: 💰💰💰

Looking for the best controller for Halo Infinite to take your skills to the pro level? The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is up next in our list…again! Among other features, there’s two adjustable-tension thumbsticks and swappable thumbstick toppers — all the customization options you need to fine-tune the Series 2 controller just how you like it. 

What really earns this controller another spot on our list is the exclusive button mapping option and three custom profiles available to save your settings and switch and back forth easily during gameplay. There’s also wide-ranging connectivity to suit your preferred gaming platform. The controller quality is otherwise unreal awesome, according to one report. That’s true right out of the box. 

The Elite Series 2 is spendy, but there’s great response and good hand feel. The back paddles are the entire reason to invest in this pro controller, some say. Your fingers just seem to naturally find them. Size-wise, it is a bit small for some players, though.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Great grip and feel
  • Improves Halo aim, some say
  • Great stick feel and adjustable triggers
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Face button response gets mixed reviews
  • Some paddles get in the way, some say
  • Isolated report of a rubber grip falling off

7. SCUF Instinct Pro

SCUF Instinct Pro

The Best Deluxe Controller for Halo Infinite

  • Few nice color options
  • Adjustable instant triggers 
  • 3 paddle remapping configurations
  • 2 additional thumbsticks
  • Price: 💰💰💰💰

Ready to go all-in on a new Halo Infinite controller, no matter the cost? Check out the SCUF instinct pro, the next controller we reviewed. When we heard this controller helps you feel like a pro while playing Halo Infinite competitively, we were interested. Available in a few color choices, there are four remappable paddles with sixteen different configurations available, which we liked. 

What also stands out are the instant triggers. This allows for switching between triggers to mouse-click action when needed for fast-shot situations. Save up to three configurations and switch back and forth between them with a simple button press. 

It’s a worthwhile investment for a serious gamer. Some comment that the buttons on the SCUF controller are well placed and easy to reach as opposed to some other higher end options. The short stop triggers also seem durable, which is notable when compared to other controller products. Tactile face buttons are missing, though.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Steps up your Halo game
  • Amazing durability
  • Magnetic removable faceplate
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Rounded thumbsticks not for everyone
  • Paddle positioning could be better
  • Isolated report, remapping failure in rear paddles

8. PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller

The Best Budget Controller for Halo Infinite

  • 20 color/design options
  • Dual rumble motors
  • Diamond-texture grip
  • Share button for screenshots and clips
  • Price: 💰

Need the best Halo Infinite controller for not much money? We recommend the PowerA Enhanced Wired controller. With a headset dial for both game and chat audio and a share button for screenshots and clips, the PowerA is a great pick to play Halo Infinite friends. And it all comes at an affordable price. 

Other things making PowerA worth it are the twenty color and design choices and a diamond-textured grip. We like the metallic D-pad up front on the controller, with dual rumble motors and mappable advanced gaming buttons to customize the controller just how you like it. At ten feet, the high-quality cable is nice and long and fits securely in a hook and loop closure. 

Fans of PowerA call the programmable buttons easy to set up and even easier to switch between. For heavy controller games like Halo, Doom, and Call of Duty, PowerA worked great, according to reports. One Halo player picked it up and found himself beating everyone, which we liked to hear.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Programmable buttons quick and easy to set up
  • Great extra grip buttons on the back
  • Good choice for PC play
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Sticks and buttons too firm, some say
  • Some stick/trigger feedback reported
  • Isolated incident of a stuck B button

9. Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro

Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro

The Most Customizable Controller for Halo Infinite

  • T-MOD technology and hot swap features
  • Direct remapping of rear buttons
  • Screwdriver for module removal included
  • Nice color/design options offered
  • Price: 💰💰💰

Last in our list of the best controllers for Halo Infinite is the Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro. Customization is a big selling point for a Halo controller. On that note, we’re calling this the best Halo Infinite controller for customization. And when we say customization, we mean it. Everything on this thing can be switched out — D-pads, mini-stick pads, and more —  and much of what you might need to get the job done including a screwdriver — comes included. 

Don’t miss the handy little bag to help keep things organized. There’s direct remapping on the rear buttons among other hot swap features, while the triggers offer physical locking for added precision. The button feel on the Thrustmaster is an additional strong point, according to reports. 

One competitive Halo player called the thumbsticks included with purchase the best out there.  The overall grip on the thing kept another Halo player satisfied. You may just experience improved accuracy, one fan said.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Tactile/mechanical-feel buttons
  • Choice of Xbox concave/PC convex stick toppers
  • Built-in mic volume controls
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • No extra grip
  • Extra clicky, not for everyone
  • Joystick too small, some say

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