If you have not heard of HexGaming they are a Subsidiary of ExtremeRate Limited. ExtremeRate has been known for producing customized gamepads over the past 12 years. HexGaming was created to produce Esports quality performance controllers designed to elevate your game. The Ultra X features 6 different paddle remapping profiles, 8 in 1 interchangeable texture thumbsticks, and adjustable trigger control mechanisms, with 16 available buttons priced at $249.99.
The price seems a bit high here but keep in mind this model is marketed as an Esports quality controller for players who want to achieve the highest level of advantage in game. As of right now, there are actually no major Esports tournaments that mandate Xbox controllers. Call of Duty uses PlayStation controllers and even the Halo World Championships give you a choice between a mouse/keyboard or controller. So, it will be ranked ladder play where you will find the most use for the Ultra X.
We are going to expect the most from this controller, “No Cap”! In the box, you will find a well-packaged Ultra X controller alongside a small plastic box of thumbsticks. Immediately you can feel the lighter weight compared to the Xbox Elite controller. Ultra X weighs in at 300 grams which is on the lighter side for controllers of this caliber. Unfortunately, there are no weight adjustability options available for this specific model. I was also disappointed to find out that it did not come with a carrying case, they charge you extra for this.
I am absolutely in love with this matte black color! I do also like the texture on the rubberized handles which is built into the main case. 8 in 1 interchangeable textured thumbsticks include, 2 different heights, 3 different ergonomic thumb grip designs, domed, concave, and concave widened. Ultra X essentially has trigger locks that allow you to switch between a click or a full pull. Finally, a set of four perfectly placed buttons on the back of the controller for your middle and ring finger.
On this specific model, all programming is done onboard, which I do not like. You can save up to six different paddle remapping profiles and swap them instantly assigning a maximum of 14 buttons. These are top-tier numbers for programming, you have plenty of options for any genre of game. I’m a little lost as to why this controller does not have software to fine-tune settings like sensitivity, dead zones, button mapping, and vibration levels. Someone dropped the ball here this should be standard at this price point.
I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t like the way this controller feels, looks, and performs its dope AF. I just find it really hard to justify spending $249.99 on this product with all the missing customization features other controllers have at this price point. I would buy this controller all day for $129.99, full send.