Getting Started in Gears 5 With SCUF Basics

Getting Started in Gears 5 With SCUF Basics

Learn how to gain the advantage in Gears 5 using SCUF's Paddle Control System.

Step One: The Outer Paddles

Starting with two paddles. By default, the farthest left paddle is mapped to Roadie Run/Take Cover (A) and the farthest right paddle is mapped to Melee/Vault/Counter (B).

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 quickly run to cover, rush and counter your enemies without taking your thumbs off the thumbsticks. 

Step Two: The Inner Paddles

Next up are the inner two paddles. By default, the inner left paddle is mapped to Use/Revive/Meatshield (X) and the inner right paddle is mapped to Point of Interst (Y).

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 run, take cover, use items, curb stomp, and counter enemies, all while keeping your thumb on the thumbstick, ready to aim. 

Step Three: Configuring the Paddles

Now that you’ve mastered the paddles, let’s start remapping. You will need to use an EMR key Press and hold the button you want to map to your paddle.

When finished, remove the EMR key and you’re ready to go. 

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Now that you've gotten started, check out these Gears 5 Guides below:

Improving Your Aim in Gears 5 

Expert Controller Settings 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.