Slim Buyers Beware!
Slim Buyers Beware!
If you are considering buying a new slim and using an elite controller with it, be advised that there are issues using the controller in Destiny. I have been posting my issues and frustrations with this in another thread but after some experimenting today decided to create a new thread here. This is what I have experienced to date:
After setting up my new slim, syncing my elite controller with it, and ensuring that I had the latest controller firmware I started playing Destiny and immediately started having problems being kicked back to orbit with the message "You have left your fire team and been returned to orbit" with no error code. This would happen even if I was running solo!
Talk about frustrating, especially when raiding. I started "playing" with permutations of XBOX ONE and controller, including buying a second elite controller to ensure that it wasn't my current one starting to go bad (new one being returned tomorrow) and this is what I came up with (good = works no problem, bad = kicked back to orbit as above):
Slim/Elite Controller 1 -- bad
XBOX ONE Elite/Elite Controller 1 -- good
Slim/(new) Elite Controller 2 -- bad
XBOX ONE Elite/ Elite Controller 2 -- good
Slim/slim controller -- good
XBOX One Elite/slim controller -- good
In all of these above tests my network had absolutely NO issues.
These results leave no doubt to me that the Slim and Elite Controller have issues when playing Destiny. There is no way I can play a game with a configuration that continually kicks me out of game play.
I can't speak for other games but I do know that even Bungie admits that their servers are a little sensitive.
This is a shame since the slim has a real small footprint, including an internal power source and does not run hot like the regular XBOX ONE. So if you are considering buying a Slim and don't plan to use an elite controller, then go for it, otherwise...who knows how long before this problem is fixed, if ever.