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The Victrix Pro BFG is a totally different beast when compared to the standard dual-sense controller. Besides plenty of regular pro features, the standout one here is the fact that it’s a modular controller and its layout and appearance are totally up to your personal preferences. Its design is a departure from the minimalism of the Dual Sense and its size is more in line with something like an Xbox controller. All the buttons are easily accessible and there’s no adjustment period necessary except for the weight as the Pro BFG weighs 260 grams which actually makes it 20 grams lighter than the Dual Sense.
The standard buttons are pretty high quality and have a clicky, tactile feel which makes them quite enjoyable to use and it’s the same story for the analog sticks. The rubber feels premium and they are quick to snap back into place with no drift whatsoever. What separates the Pro BFG from the crowd are the aforementioned pro features like the trigger locks, the swappable D-pad, analog sticks, and of course – the modularity. The right and left modules are easily exchanged using a small screwdriver and the system is generally quick, easy, and incredibly convenient. Besides that, the right module can be replaced with a fight pad which has six flat, large buttons that replace the four face buttons while also adding R1 and R2 – literally turning the Pro BFG into a fighting games beast.
When it comes to connectivity, the PRO BFG can be connected to PlayStation 4, 5, and the PC, either via the USB cable or the 2.4 GHz dongle. The controller works great, there are no connection problems and the range is pretty decent. On wireless, the battery isn’t anything to write home about, lasting for around 15 to 20 hours which is on par with the Dual Sense.
The general experience of using the Pro BFG for gaming on any platform is truly superb even without going into the more advanced features. The controller is ergonomic, comfortable, and light all the while feeling like a truly premium product. The ability to customize it further adds to that by making it adapt to your every need. This is further supported by back button programmability, and the ability to save different profiles on the controller itself. Additionally, on the PC, you have a fairly robust Victrix Control Hub app where you can not only reprogram the back buttons but nearly all buttons on the controller to do something else. You can even fine-tune dead zones, disable buttons, invert the thumbsticks, and more.
Unfortunately, some concessions had to be made here when compared to the Dual Sense in the fact that the Pro BFG doesn’t have adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, or an internal speaker. For more information on the design, performance, modularity and comparisons to other controllers, be sure to check out our full video review.