How To SCUF: Fortnite

Fortnite, the colorful free to play battle royale, features unique building mechanics, creative challenges, and intense competitive gameplay. To win, you will need to have the skills and ability to outgun your opponent as well as seamlessly swap between different weapons and building options.

In this guide, we’ll be showing you how to get the most out of your SCUF controller in Fortnite starting with the basics and then we’ll move onto advanced configurations and techniques.

Getting Started

Let’s start with learning how to use the most important feature of a SCUF controller: the Paddle Control System. Starting with two paddles. By default, the farthest left paddle (P4) is mapped to Jump and the farthest right paddle (P1) is mapped to Build Mode. 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 and gain the upper hand by quickly accessing build mode while being ready for anything that comes your way.

Next up are the inner two paddles. By default, the inner left paddle (P3) is mapped to Reload/Interact and the inner right paddle (P2) is mapped to Next Weapon/Harvest Weapon. 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 face buttons. 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.

Paddle Configuration

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 or sax button. 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. Keep an eye out for a video on more Fortnite Layouts coming soon!

Thumbsticks

When it comes to improving your game, while paddles a great difference, nothing improves your aiming more than having the right thumbsticks. Everyone has different hand sizes, thumb lengths, and preferences. That’s why SCUF thumbsticks are interchangeable: to match your unique preference of comfort and playstyle.

There are two parts to the thumbstick: its shape and its length.

  1. Concave thumbsticks are designed for more movement control.
  2. Domed thumbsticks are designed for more accuracy.
  3. Short thumbsticks are designed for quicker movement speed
  4. Tall thumbsticks are designed to have more angle to play with.

For aggressive players, like shotgun players, we recommend a short concave thumbstick on the left and a short domed thumbstick on the right. You’ll be quick to move and still ready to quickly aim.

For defensive players, like sniper players, we recommend a short concave thumbstick on the left and a tall domed thumbstick on the right. You can still move quickly, but also be the most accurate when aiming.

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Trigger Systems

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

For Fortnite, you will want to have your trigger stops on unless you plan on using vehicles (which require the full trigger motion to operate). 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.

For dedicated shooter players, you can also choose our Digital Tap Bumpers and Digital Triggers options (for SCUF IMPACT & Infinity4PS PRO). These features completely eliminate the range of movement of bumpers and triggers and provides a feel similar to a mouse click. This is only recommended for players who only play shooter games.

Vibration

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).

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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 therefore improve your performance. These are located on the side of the controller which you can engage using your inner finger. We recommend mapping Previous Weapon to S1 and Next Weapon to S2 to start with. Seamlessly cycle through weapons with sax while jumping and building using the paddles.

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 Fortnite settings and making a couple tweaks.

Make picking up items quicker by tapping the paddle instead of holding it down.

Go into Settings > Game

Tap to Search Interact > Turn On

Increase the speed at which you build by holding and spinning to quickly build a base.

Go into Settings > Game

Turbo Building > Turn On

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Now Time To Play

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! 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 Fortnite player you can be!

Apex Legends Season 2: Battle Charge Preview

EA and Respawn gave us a heads up a little while back at E3 that Apex Legends would have Leviathan-sized things to come on July 2. With that date rapidly approaching, the full details have finally spilled out on Season 2: Battle Charge. What’s in store for those that will jump into the action? Let’s take a closer look.

New Apex Legend: Natalie “Wattson” Paquette

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First up, there’s the electrifying new legend, Wattson. She’s got some truly defensive skills, as she can place and connect multiple nodes to create defensive fencing on the map. Enemies attempting to pass through will have their location pinged and be in for a literal shock when they take a hit to their health in addition to movement slowdown.

Taking full advantage of performance aim and shooting with your SCUF will be more important than ever against Wattson as her ultimate ability, the Interception Pylon, will destroy any explosives and equipment you throw within her radius. This gets more difficult if she’s stockpiling Ultimate Accelerants, which can give her Ultimate Ability a full recharge thanks to her unique passive ability, Spark of Genius.

New Apex Weapon: L-STAR

Along with Wattson, the new season of Apex Legends will feature a sweet new weapon that should prove to be a real game-changer: the L-STAR plasma rifle.

This high-powered LMG fires unique projectiles that are larger than those shot by other weapons in the game, allowing for players to deliver a dangerous spray. Be careful, however, as the L-STAR can overheat. Learning how to feather your shot will be essential to mastering this weapon. Look for the L-STAR to spawn exclusively in airdrops.

Time To Take Charge

Prepare to take charge because Apex Legends is set to make you feel like a Champion all over again when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC soon. For those in need of a refresher, brush up with our How to SCUF video and visit our Apex Legends hub for more tips. See you in Ranked Mode!

Mesa Sean Controller Design Launches on SCUF IMPACT and Vantage

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Those of you that are familiar with Bungie’s Destiny community should recognize the name Mesa Sean instantly.

This YouTube content creator and live streamer has been making his rounds on the platform for years, serving up all things related to Destiny on his dedicated channel to a quarter of a million subscribers. He also founded one of the biggest Destiny groups on Facebook with over 67,000 members. It’s safe to say that when it comes to all things surrounding Bungie’s hit game, he covers all the bases.

 

The Latest Drop

To recognize Mesa Sean’s contributions and accomplishments, today we are launching new SCUF IMPACT and Vantage controller designs based on the man himself, one of Team SCUF’s most dedicated members.

Inspired by his main channel art, Mesa Sean’s controller is pure rock ‘n’ roll. His design sees smoke drifting in fiery hues from two purple skulls atop a black background. Meanwhile, Mesa Sean’s signature logo and the hashtag #MadeItToTheEnd are placed on the edges to give this design its final touches.

 

Follow Mesa Sean

Make sure to keep up with Mesa Sean for his Destiny 2 coverage on the road to Shadowkeep in September. You can follow him on social media via the links below:
http://youtube.com/mesasean
http://twitter.com/MesaSean
http://twitch.tv/MesaSean
http://instagram.com/mesa_sean

Team SCUF Spotlight: FIFA Gamers (June 2019)

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Meet NepentheZ, Spencer FC, AA9Skillz, & MSdossary

We take competitive FIFA very seriously here on Team SCUF. Scoring goals is serious business. Defending from incoming scores is equally so. That said, we look for players who have the skills that can really round out our team. Here’s a look at some of the members of Team SCUF who are dominating the game when it comes to playing FIFA.


NepentheZ

Celebrating nearly a decade of creating FIFA content, NepentheZ has become one of the biggest gamers in the UK. His following on YouTube and Twitch resides at over 2.5 million fans combined, and continues to grow while NepentheZ builds his audience on Mixer with consistent “Road to Glory” FIFA plays.

NepentheZ always broadcasts with a great deal of energy and charm, always thanking his followers and inviting them to join the fun. He interacts with his audience quite a bit – and he even challenges himself to do wild things. For instance, he just recently dyed his hair pink (yes, including his beard)! Further notable activities include taking part in Spencer FC’s Wembley Cup and participating in multiple Sidemen charity football matches. He’s also avid about his Minecraft sessions as well.

Give Nepenthez a follow here:

http://youtube.com/NepentheZ
http://mixer.com/NepentheZ
http://twitter.com/NepentheZ
http://instagram.com/NepentheZ

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Scuf Gaming partners with ESWC

Scuf Gaming partners with ESWC – Friday 1st of May 2015

As the eSports community continues to grow in Europe and France, Scuf Gaming has signed a new partnership with the largest French competition organizer, Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC), to continue their support of European gaming. For 12 years, the ESWC has brought together over 100 different nations and brought the excitement of the eSports community to more than 500,000 spectators.

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ESWC tournament in Zenith, a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare event, will take place the weekend of May 2-3 in Paris, France with the World’s eight best teams competing. Scuf Gaming will reveal the official SCUF ONE ESWC controller at this event.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming said, “We are delighted to become the official controller partner for ESWC and to extend our support to the European and French competitive scene. ESWC’s tournament in Zenith is set to be one of the biggest events in Europe this year. We’re looking forward to a great partnership and the launch of the SCUF ONE ESWC.”

Julien Brochet, ESWC Director said, “ESWC’s goals are extremely similar to Scuf Gaming’s as both companies strive to provide gamers all around the world with the best experience possible. While we turn gaming events into real shows, Scuf Gaming has created innovative features, which transform controllers into competitive pieces of hardware, and we’re very happy to partner with them.  We’re sure our fans are going to love the ESWC SCUF ONE!”

 

About ESWC

The Electronic Sports World Cup is a worldwide competition of video games, designed as live shows, which start locally with national qualifying and end with the World Final. The ESWC is an independent and innovative organization representing gamers and online communities. ESWC unites organizations all over the world; all committed to seeing video game champions as genuine athletes and pioneers of their generation.

About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming® is a Global Leader and Innovator in eSports, providing Tactical Gear for Elite Gamers. Selling high-end accessories and customized gaming controllers for PC and Console, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay.

Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater for professional and hardcore gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all.  The primary focus for SCUF controllers are the functional features, which go toward improving your game, allowing you to reduce latency and use more of your hand in a safe and ergonomic way.

The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 7 granted patents, and another 28 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area. SCUF controllers are the official controller partner of major gaming leagues, including MLG, ESL, Gfinity, EGL and UMG.

With operations and production in North America and Europe, Scuf Gaming also provides a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

 

Scuf Gaming announces opening of fr.scufgaming.com in France & partnership with Gotaga

Scuf Gaming announces opening of fr.scufgaming.com in France & partnership with Gotaga

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May 10th 2014 – Global market leader of Professional Gaming Controllers, Scuf Gaming, launches a French Website to further demonstrate their commitment to the eSports community in France. Since creating a market segment for Professional Controllers, through the invention of back paddles and adjustable hair trigger/ trigger stop functionality in 2010, SCUF remains the dominant Professional Controller Company. An estimated 85% of Top gamers use SCUF for shooters and their dominant position is down to the quality of build and innovative features.

 

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming; “The French eSports community is one of the top gaming communities in the World and one we have supported through sponsored players, organizations and events for a number of years. Last year we made a commitment to further invest in the local community by opening a French twitter account @ScufFrance  It only seemed right that we have a local presence given we invented the SCUF paddles, trigger functions and other key features that enable gamers to use more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way. Today is that day – we are extremely proud to launch our French website to fully support the local community in their native language. We love the French community & competition, and the Country has some of the biggest and most passionate gamers in the world.”

 

Since inception, Scuf Gaming has been very committed to support the best players around the world, supporting teams like OpTic Gaming, EnVy, Complexity, Epsilon & TCM to mention just a few. SCUF have also had a big impact on growing the eSports World by supporting and partnering with key Gaming leagues like MLG, Gfinity, UMG, EGL, Skylan, Reflex. It appeared natural to not only launch a French website but also to support one of the best and most successful French players and a true icon “Gotaga” also known as “The French monster”.

 

Gotaga says “I decided after some reflexion to partner with Scuf Gaming. We’ve been in talks for a while and I’m glad to now represent the brand and be one of their ambassadors. The quality of the products, especially with the SCUF ONE, and their second to none investment in eSports have been the factors for me in this important decision. I’ve always wanted to work with brands that corresponds me and today that’s the case with Scuf Gaming which is the best professional controller company in the world and it’s a perfect timing as they open a french website”

 

Jonas Ferry, Head of Scuf Gaming in France : “It’s been a year since we have started to share SCUF values’ in France. We are thrilled to move one step forward in our support of the French community by allowing our French customers to order & get support in French. Gotaga’s return to #TeamSCUF is testimony to our superior quality and continual innovation. He needed to use the best equipment in his expectations to achieve in Europe & worldwide. We are delighted to have him choose Scuf Gaming!”.

 

About Scuf Gaming :

 

Scuf Gaming is the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and restorer of custom video game equipment and accessories. A company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers,” SCUF entered the market three years ago with the SCUF controller. Along with patented back paddles, Scuf Gaming controllers also feature adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF grip and optional domed or concave SCUF sticks. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, SkyLAN, Gfinity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. Scuf Gaming also sell a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.