Xbox Elite 2 Controller Profile button can’t be remapped to Share

Your current — and pricey — Xbox Elite 2 Controller will not be able to take advantage of the new Share button and related functionality found on new Xbox controllers, including those that ship with the Xbox Series S & X.

“No,” a Microsoft representative told Stevivor when asked if the Elite 2’s Profile button — one found in the same location as a new controller’s Share button — could be repurposed as that Share button instead.

“The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 controller allows you to map ‘Share recent captures,’ ‘Start/Stop recording’ and ‘Take Screenshot’ to any button on the controller, except for the Xbox, view, menu, pairing and profile buttons.

“The double press and press-and-hold capabilities are unique to the new Share button on the Xbox Wireless Controller.”

If you’d like information on how to map the lesser Share functionality to other buttons on your Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, you can head here for assistance.

Back in our Xbox Series X Preview, I said I opted to use the new Xbox controller purely for its Share button. Close to a month later, I’ve gravitated back to my Elite 2 mostly because of its weight and premium feel; as such, it’s rather sad that Microsoft isn’t working on a way to bring the new Xbox controller’s best feature to our existing premium units.

Would you like to see Microsoft change its mind and add the Share button functionality to the Elite 2 Controller? Sound off in the comments area, below.

We reviewed the Xbox Elite 2 controller here.

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