The biggest advantage you can gain in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the ability to keep your thumb on the thumbsticks while using essential functions like jumping and reloading.
We’ll be going over the most important feature of a SCUF controller: The Paddle Control System. Each SCUF controller has at least 2 paddles and up to 4 paddles total.
Step One: The Outer Paddles
Starting with two paddles: By default, the left paddle is mapped to Jump (X on PS4, A on Xbox) and the right paddle is mapped to Crouch/Prone/Slide (O on PS4, B on Xbox).
Practice using only the paddles for these functions and ignore their face buttons during gameplay. It will take a little while to get used to, but keep practicing and you will develop muscle memory.
Mastering these two paddles will help you evade enemy fire and gain the upperhand by performing jump shots and drop shots while being ready for anything that comes your way.
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Step Two: The Inner Paddles
Next up are the inner two paddles. By default, the inner left paddle (P3) is mapped to Reload/Interact (Square on PS4, X on Xbox) and the inner right paddle (P2) is mapped to Switch Weapon (Triangle on PS4, Y on Xbox).
Repeat the same process as before, but now incorporating one of the inner two paddles. Ignore their face buttons until you’re comfortable with using all the paddles instead of the facebuttons. With regular practice, it can take up to two weeks to be completely used to them.
Conquering all four paddles will give you the biggest advantage to quickly Jump, Reload, Swap Weapons, and Slide all while keeping your thumb on the thumbstick, ready to aim.
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Step Three: Configuring the Paddles
Now that you’ve mastered the paddles, let’s start remapping. Depending on your controller model, you will either need to use an EMR key (or flip on the remapping switch if you’re a SCUF Vantage owner). Press and hold the button you want to map to your paddle.
When finished, remove the EMR key (or flip the remap switch back into play mode on SCUF Vantage) and you’re ready to go.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) is the latest to game from Activision and Infinity Ward available in the classic Modern Warfare series on PS4, Xbox One, and PC with crossplay.