Expert Controller Settings in Doom Eternal

Expert Controller Settings in Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal is much more difficult than its predecessors, and we have some controller settings to help you gain the advantage and rise up to the challenge.

Step One: Identify Your Game Preferences

Are you a gamer who likes to play a wide variety of games or are you a dedicated First Person Shooter player?

We have two options depending on the answer: Digital TAP Bumpers and Digital Triggers or SCUF’s Trigger Control System.  

Step Two: Select Your Trigger Preferences

Digital TAP Bumpers and Digital Triggers

These features completely eliminate the range of movement of the bumpers and triggers and provides a feel similar to a mouse click. This is only recommended for players who only play shooter games.

The Digital TAP Bumpers and Digital Triggers are currently only available for SCUF IMPACT & SCUF Infinity4PSPRO. 

Trigger Control System

SCUF’s Trigger Control system is available on every controller model and offers full trigger customization through adjustable trigger stops and hair triggers.

For Doom Eternal, you will want to have your trigger stops on.

This will reduce the amount your trigger has to travel past the activation point and will allow for faster shooting and aiming.

To further tune your trigger movement, the hair triggers will allow you to modify the distance to the activation point so firing and aiming becomes a one-tap process.

You should only adjust your hair triggers in game; start by turning the key until you hit the activation point which is where your weapon will start shooting on its own, then dial it back 1 turn, or to your preference. 

Step Three: Selecting Other SCUF Options


Vibration can affect your aim, but also cause fatigue overtime from the added weight in your controller.

We recommend ordering your SCUF without vibration modules / rumbles (or taking them out if you’re using a SCUF Vantage 2).

Otherwise, be sure to turn off vibration in the settings menu. 

SAX Buttons 

If you are a SCUF Vantage owner, you have two additional access points called SAX Buttons designed to further reduce finger movement and improve your performance. 

For Doom Eternal, Switch Weapon Mod is located on the D-Pad which can be really frustrating to use since you have to take your thumb off the left thumbstick to use, so you can’t move at the same time. 

As stated in our Improving Your Aim in Doom Eternal guide, moving is essential to surviving and helps crowd control which is easily done using a keyboard on PC; SCUF controllers give you a similar advantage with Paddles and SAX.

In addition we found having Melee which is used fairly often to glory kill to get some health back is nice on the right SAX for comfort instead of frequently depressing the right thumbstick. 

SAX buttons are located on the side of the controller which you can engage using your inner finger. We recommend mapping Switch Weapon Mod (D-Pad Up) to the left SAX and Melee / Glory Kill (R3) to the right SAX to start with. 

SCUF VANTAGE 2 Doom Eternal PS4 Controller Setup

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Survive the Demon Onslaught

Now that you have customized the different aspects of your controller and tuned your gameplay settings, it’s time to jump in-game and test your new setup using these Call of Duty: Modern Warfare controller tips! Using all these key features will give you the advantage you need to win. 

Looking for more ways to get better at Doom Eternal? Check out these other guides:

Getting Started in Doom Eternal

Improving Your Aim in Doom Eternal


Doom Eternal is a first person shooter by id Software and Bethesda studios that released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 20th, 2020.