Expert Controller Settings in Gears 5

Expert Controller Settings in Gears 5


Take your gameplay in Gears 5 to the next level by taking advantage of SCUF's features in combination with custom game settings. 

Step One: Activate the Trigger System

Paddles improve your overall performance and thumbsticks improve your aim, our trigger system will take your speed when aiming and shooting to the next level.

The SCUF Prestige’s Trigger Control system offers full trigger customization through adjustable trigger stops and hair triggers.

For Gears 5, you will want to have your trigger stops on. They 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.

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 Two: Setting Up SCUF’s Recommended Layout

Separating Roadie Run and Take Cover can really improve your movement and make you harder to hit.

How to separate Roadie Run and Take Cover:

  • Go into Settings > Controller > Controller Scheme > Classic-Alt

Next map the farthest left paddle to (X) for Roadie Run/Evade and the farthest right paddle to (A) for Take Cover.

Then map the inner left paddle to (Y) for Use/Revive/Meatshield and the inner right paddle to (B) for Melee. 

Gears 5 SCUF Prestige Controller Recommended Layout

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Step Three: Advanced Game Settings

Now that you know about all the mechanical changes that you will make you a better player, let’s move onto the digital settings so that you can get the most out of your gameplay with your SCUF. We recommend going into your Gears 5 settings and making a couple tweaks. 

Cycle between weapons with the left and right d-pad directions.

  • Go into Settings > Turn on Toggle Primary Weapon

If you lose track of your ammo during a fight, turning off automatic reload to help prevent getting jammed during a fight.

  • Go into Settings > Turn off Automatic Reload

Turning off Vibration will negate any movement that could interfere with your aim.

  • Go into Settings > Turn off Vibration

Play like the Pros

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 Fortnite controller tips! Like every change, adjusting to these new settings may take some time - however, with practice and dedication, every SCUF feature will help you reach your full potential and become the best Gears 5 player you can be!

Check out our other Gears 5 Game Guides: 

Getting Started in Gears 5

Improving Your Aim in Gears 5 


The 5th installment of Gears of War, Gears 5, was released on September 6th, 2019 by Microsoft as an Xbox One exclusive.