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Getting Started in Fortnite with SCUF Basics

The biggest advantage you can gain in Fortnite 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 farthest left paddle is mapped to Jump (X on PS4, A on Xbox) and the farthest right paddle is mapped to Build Mode (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 dodge your enemies attacks and gain the upperhand by quickly accessing build mode to be ready for anything that comes your way.  

Step Two: The Inner Paddles

Next up are the inner two paddles, available on SCUF IMPACT, Vantage and Prestige controllers. By default, the inner left paddle is mapped to Reload/Interact (Square on PS4, X on Xbox) and the inner right paddle is mapped to Next Weapon/Harvest 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 enter Build Mode all while keeping your thumb on the thumbstick, ready to aim. 

 SCUF IMPACT Fortnite Controller Configuration

 Learn More About SCUF IMPACT

 SCUF PRESTIGE Fortnite Controller Configuration

  Learn More About SCUF PRESTIGE 

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.

Whether you’re an aggressive player who cycles through weapons quickly during fights or a strategic player who maps out their route to escape the ring, you can tailor your SCUF to your playstyle. 

Now that you've gotten started, check out our other Fortnite guides: 

Improving your aim in Fortnite

Expert Controller Settings in Fortnite 

Fortnite, the colorful free to play battle royale from Epic Games, features unique building mechanics, creative challenges, and intense competitive gameplay on PS4 ®, Xbox One ®, PC, and mobile.