Thrustmaster has introduced the ESWAP X2, the latest iteration of its iconic ESWAP X Pro controller. Three years after the debut of the original version, which gained immense popularity among gamers seeking top-notch performance, Thrustmaster has raised the bar once again with a host of innovative features.
Thrustmaster’s ESWAP controllers have become synonymous with professional-grade gamepads used at the highest levels of competitive gaming. The ESWAP X2 maintains all the cherished features of its predecessor while introducing new enhancements. Notably, the Hot-Swap technology allows for the unlimited replacement of the S5 NXG mini-sticks, renowned for their exceptional precision in the world of esports.
Extended Lifespan and Ergonomic Design
One of the standout improvements in the ESWAP X2 is the enhanced lifespan of the mini-sticks, promising players an extended gaming experience. The ergonomic redesign of the D-pad aims to simplify and expedite activations, providing gamers with a seamless and responsive control experience.
Optimal Connectivity for Maximum Responsiveness
ESWAP X2 comes with a USB-C cable for optimal connectivity, ensuring minimal latency during gaming sessions. This feature guarantees maximum responsiveness between button presses and in-game actions, offering a competitive edge to avid gamers.
Boasting super-responsive mechanical buttons, the ESWAP X2 offers clicks that are 64% faster than standard membrane-based buttons, providing a significant advantage during intense gaming scenarios. The reduced activation distance of just 0.01″ / 0.3 mm allows for quicker execution of combos.
Master Your Diagonals
With a new mechanical D-pad featuring remarkable precision and exceptional responsiveness, the risk of misclicks during crucial moments is eliminated. The minimal activation distance of just 0.02″ / 0.45 mm ensures smooth diagonals, a crucial factor in competitive gaming.
Tailored to Your Gameplay
The ESWAP X2 gamepad is designed to adapt to individual gaming preferences through Hot-Swap technology. Gamers can change modules quickly, refining their fighting style and exploring new possibilities. The addition of the FIGHTING MODULE introduces two extra buttons optimized for fighting games, allowing for a 6-button configuration.
Expand Your Arsenal
Thrustmaster ESWAP X2 breaks free from traditional gamepad limitations, offering four additional buttons on the back that can be directly remapped for increased action options. This opens up new horizons for gamers seeking a customizable and versatile control experience.
Create and Use Your Own Style
Thrustmaster provides users with full control over sensitivity levels and settings through the ThrustmapperX software. This enables the creation of tailored profiles for specific games or characters, remapping buttons, configuring analog mini-stick sensitivity curves, adjusting dead zones, and fine-tuning vibration power.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Access
ESWAP X2 includes a 1-month access to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, allowing gamers to dive into an extensive library of games immediately upon acquiring the controller.
Availability and Pricing
Thrustmaster ESWAP X2 is available for preorders starting from December 22, 2023, with commercial availability beginning on January 24, 2024. The suggested retail price is £149.99 / $169.99 / €179.99.
Additionally, the FIGHTING MODULE and D-IPPON D-PAD MODULE are available for purchase individually for owners of an ESWAP gamepad (S / X / XR / X2) at a suggested retail price of £26.99 / $19.99 / €19.99. Preorders began on December 22, 2023, and commercial availability starts on January 24, 2024.