Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown

Apex Season 3

Get ready to become champion in a whole new arena in of Apex Legends’ Season 3, available since October 1st on PS4™, Xbox One™, and PC. With a new champion, a new map, a new rifle, and a new battle pass, you’ll want every advantage to take your squad to the top. Here’s what you need to know to become the best gamer you can be in Apex Legends.

Be A Legend With SCUF

Be prepared for anything that comes your way with the rear paddles on every SCUF controller. Jump and Slide to dodge enemies and perform trick shots all while keeping your thumbs on the thumbsticks, ready to aim.

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In addition to paddles, the SCUF Vantage has 2 additional side buttons. Keep your health/shield and grenade wheels handy at your side by placing them on the Sax buttons for quicker control during intense fights.

SCUF Vantage 2 controller Apex Legends regular layout

For even more control of your aim, every SCUF controller also features an interchangeable thumbstick system. With thumbsticks available in different shapes and heights, you can truly customize your gear to match your play style. Shorter thumbsticks are great for movement while longer thumbsticks increase your angle to play with, meaning more accuracy. Similarly, the concave shape will give your thumb more grip, which is ideal for quick movement and high sensitivity players and the domed shape enables more finesse, ideal for lower sensitivities.

If you’re a Wattson who loves to play defensively, we recommend a short concave thumbstick on the left for speed and the subtle control and accuracy of a tall domed thumbstick on the right.

If you’re more aggressive like Wraith and Bangalore players, we again recommend a short concave thumbstick on the left, but this time a short domed thumbstick on the right to enable more reactivity.

A Closer Look At The New Offerings For Season 3 Of Apex Legends

Crypto, the new champion, is a hacker who uses his drone to survey the surrounding area. He will be great to counter aggressive teams and break the enemy’s tactical strategy by automatically highlighting enemy players for your fellow teammates. However, be mindful: while the drone is active, Crypto stays in place, so be sure to pick a safe spot and it will alert enemies that they have been spotted. Crypto’s Ultimate Ability is an EMP blast using the Drone to slow down enemies, disable traps, and deal up to 50 damage.

World’s Edge, the new map, features a totally different landscape than that of King’s Canyon with all new fire and ice environments, an urban city, and a moving train. It’s vast with open sight lines, perfect for Crypto and more strategic plays.

The Charge Rifle is from Titanfall and Titanfall 2, an anti-Titan laser canon; it’s slow to charge but can shoot over a long distance and deals a lot of damage. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out compared to other popular weapons in the game.

Apex Legends Season 3: Meltdown released October 1st 2019, on PS4™, Xbox One™, and PC.

How to SCUF: Borderlands 3 Game Guide

Get ready for Mayhem! Borderlands 3, the popular loot ‘n shooter by Gearbox Software and 2K Games has arrived on PS4™, Xbox One™, and PC. Like its predecessors, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the new title is packed with new adventures, vault hunters and enemies. Whether you’re playing solo or co-op with friends, be ready for anything that comes your way with your SCUF controller.

Just like selecting the best skills in the skill tree, you can pick the best options for better performance and gameplay with a SCUF. In this guide, we’ll be showing you how to get the most out of your SCUF controller in Borderlands 3 starting with the basics and then with advanced controller customizations.

Step One: The Outer Paddles

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 left paddle is mapped to Jump (X on PS4, A on Xbox) and the right paddle is mapped to Slide/Crouch/Ground Slam (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, perform cool trick shots and gain the upperhand by jump sliding and doing damage with the ground slam without taking your thumbs off the thumbsticks.

Step Two: The Inner Paddles

While our SCUF Infinity4PS PRO for PS4 features two paddles, the IMPACT and Vantage for PS4, as well as the Prestige for Xbox One have four paddles available. Having more paddles available means that you can transfer more actions previously used with your thumbs to your back fingers to become faster and keep full control of your aim.

By default, the inner left paddle is mapped to Reload/Use (Square on PS4, X on Xbox) and the inner right paddle is mapped to Next 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. In a Loot ‘n Shooter like Borderlands 3, picking up items quickly and efficiently makes life easier with so many more items to pick up, and paddles vastly improve the experience.

Conquering all four paddles will give you the biggest advantage to quickly Jump, Reload/Use Items, Swap Weapons, and Slide/Crouch/Ground Slam all while keeping your thumb on the thumbstick, ready to aim.

Check out the Configurations below!

Borderlands 3 PC and PS4 controller
Borderlands 3 PC and PS4 controller

Step Three: Configuring the Paddles

Now that you’ve mastered the paddles, let’s start remapping. If your controller is equipped with our remapping feature, you can remap the paddles by using our EMR Mag Key (or just slide the remapping switch into remapping mode 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 slide the remap switch back into play mode on SCUF Vantage) and you’re ready to go. You can tailor your SCUF to your playstyle just like you can select the best vault hunter for your playstyle. Keep an eye out for an article on more Borderlands 3 layouts coming soon!

Step Four: Select the right Thumbsticks for you

Whether you’re an aggressive gamer like Amara, the elemental brawler siren, who runs into battle to pulverize enemies, or you’re a defensive gamer like FL4K, the beastmaster, who stalks his prey and sends out his pets, 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.

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

For aggressive gamers, 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 gamers, 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.

Step Five: Activate the Trigger Control System

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 Borderlands 3, you will want to have your trigger stops on except when 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.

Step Six: Selecting Other SCUF Options

Digital Tap Bumpers and Digital Tap Triggers

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 the 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).

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 Action Skill (L1 on PS4) to S1 and Grenades (R1 on PS4 to S2 to start with. Activate your action skill and toss grenades in the middle of battle without moving your fingers off the triggers.

Borderlands 3 PC and PS4 controller

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Now that you have customized the different aspects of your controller, 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 wreak havoc on Pandora and the Borderlands!

Scuf Gaming releases new Vantage 2 and Limited-Edition Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® controllers for PlayStation 4 and PC

ATLANTA, October 1, 2019 – Scuf Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, launches the SCUF Vantage 2 and the SCUF Vantage 2 Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® officially licensed PlayStation 4 controllers, also compatible with PC. The SCUF Vantage 2 is an evolution of its game-changing predecessor, the most feature rich controller created. Like all SCUF controllers, it completely redefines the way you use your hand and bridges the skill gap between controllers and keyboard and mouse.

SCUF has further built on its groundbreaking innovation to release the SCUF Vantage 2. It features six customizable inputs (four back paddles, and two side-mounted action – Sax — buttons). Back functions have become one of the key determining factors in competitive gaming and enable players to get more use out of their hands to match the increasing complexity of today’s most popular games, including battle royale titles. With even better ergonomic grip and upgraded components, a new Customization App and enhanced firmware, the Vantage 2 takes player performance to the next level.

“Like every innovative company, we at Scuf Gaming are tirelessly working toward something greater,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO Founder of Scuf Gaming. “The original Vantage was our most feature rich and technologically advanced controller made. The Vantage 2 has been designed to finesse and improve upon our first release. We looked at every component, every feature, and most importantly took feedback from our professional players and customers to advance and refine this controller.”

The Vantage 2 comes equipped with additional newly enhanced features including:

  • Improved High-Performance Grip
  • Upgraded trigger functions
  • PC Customization App for Windows
  • Improved button haptics
  • Refined tactile textures in the faceplate, trigger, bumper, and Sax buttons
  • Enhanced USB connection system

The Vantage 2 delivers the same ergonomic shape and asymmetrical thumbstick configuration as the original. Vantage controllers significantly increase hand use and control with the addition of over 15 customizable functions including:

  • Patented Paddle Control System
  • Hair Triggers and Adjustable Trigger Stops
  • Removable Trigger Extenders
  • Quick-access Remapping Switch
  • Removable Faceplate
  • Removable Vibration Module
  • Advanced Audio Control
  • Customizable Thumbsticks, D-pads, and more

Expanding beyond functional benefits, the Vantage 2 is also available with a limited-edition Modern Warfare® design. Equipped with unique customization items inspired by military equipment, it is a must-have for any Call of Duty® fan. Featuring an exclusive interchangeable faceplate design inspired by a topographic map, the controller also boasts removable vibration modules with marks to mimic sniper scopes, a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare logo on the Touch Pad and more unique details. Players that purchase the SCUF Vantage 2 Modern Warfare will receive a bonus digital in-game item, a sniper scope charm, for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

“Nine years ago, we invented the SCUF to enable gamers to improve their gameplay on fast-paced shooter games like Call of Duty, so this is a community we are both passionate and very engaged with,” said Ironmonger. “We’ve equipped countless players with the high-performance controllers they need to win. Whether playing at home, in a professional tournament, or elsewhere, SCUF has become the de-facto controller in the competitive community. This limited-edition controller marks another exciting chapter for both Scuf Gaming and the Call of Duty franchise.”

The SCUF Vantage 2, starting at $169.95 for the Wired only model, and $199.95 for the Wireless & Wired model, is available for pre-order in North America starting today on www.scufgaming.com and GameStop. The SCUF Vantage 2 Modern Warfare is also available for pre-order at https://scufgaming.com/call-of-duty and through GameStop, starting at $219.95. Additional customization, faceplates and accessories kits for the SCUF Vantage 2 are available at www.scufgaming.com and GameStop. The Vantage 2 will start shipping October 14th, 2019.

ABOUT SCUF GAMING
Scuf Gaming®, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming controllers, provides superior accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC that are used by top professional gamers as well as casual gamers. Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. SCUF controller features are covered by 95 granted patents, and another 53 pending applications, focusing on four key areas of a controller: the back-control functions and handles, the trigger control mechanisms, the thumbstick control area and the side-mounted configurable Sax button placements.

For additional information about Scuf Gaming, please visit scufgaming.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch, or Snapchat.

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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

Ride With The Knights Of SCUF!

Do you hear it? The distant clatter of swords unsheathing: the thunderclap of thousands of hooves beating into the ground? By the time you hear it, it will already be too late: The Knights of SCUF have arrived!

Knights of SCUF

Embellished with the image of medieval crusaders in a dual-color scheme of silver and blue, the Knights of SCUF represents another addition to the already impressive Designer Collection. Fully customizable, this new Infinity Series controller is available for Playstation 4, and comes equipped with the patented innovations that make SCUF the choice of 90% of all console pro gamers.

Sharpen your blade, mount your steed, and charge into battle!

Introducing the SCUF Venom Infinity Series

Some moments in gaming require you to be alert, coiled, and ready to strike at any time. Scuf Gaming prides itself on providing the level of precision and innovation that every player needs to make every movement count: to make every shot of yours worth ten of theirs. To celebrate that proud tradition, SCUF has released the all-new Venom Infinity Series.

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Available for both PS4 and Xbox One, the SCUF Venom features the classic design of snake skin with all the supple comfort the world has come to expect from a SCUF. This new addition to the Designer Collection is fully customizable and contains all the patented technology that keeps Scuf Gaming in the hands of 90% of all Pro Gamers worldwide.

Get your handcrafted SCUF Venom for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One today!

Introducing The SCUF Collections

Scuf Gaming is proud of the infinite number of design and customization options that we offer the world of gaming. From the faraway world of science fiction to the excitement of eSports, there is no limit to the style and functionality that a SCUF controller can offer.

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Each of our Infinity Series controllers has been grouped into the category that represents it the best, from the smooth luxury of the Carbon Fiber Collection to the trendy prints of the Designer Collection. No matter which look or style you love, there is a SCUF Collection that is perfect for you.

Each Collection is available for PS4 and XB1, and every design comes fully loaded with the patented technology that makes Scuf Gaming the number one choice among Pro Gamers. With so many looks to choose from, TeamSCUF is certain that you’ll find the perfect controller for you.

Introducing The Controller Of The Month: The SCUF Pink Ribbon

Scuf Gaming is proud to announce its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the introduction of our first Controller of the Month: the SCUF Pink Ribbon. Emblazoned with a shower of pink in a soft touch finish, the Pink Ribbon stands as a proud representative of breast cancer survivors and those we’ve lost along the way. But don’t let the delicate exterior fool you: each of these handcrafted controllers comes equipped with the same premium technology that has kept SCUF in hands of 90% of Pro Players for years.

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Keeping with the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of every Pink Ribbon sold will go toward Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.

With this inaugural Controller of the Month, Scuf Gaming hopes to offer a tribute to survivors all over the world. This limited edition SCUF Infinity Series controller is available for Xbox One and PS4. Whether it’s a gift for yourself or someone you know, pick one up before they’re gone!

Introducing the Crimsix SCUF Infinity Series!

In a world full of specialists, the professional who can have it all is rare indeed.

Having established an amazing reputation for himself in the world of Halo, Ian “Crimsix” Porter shook the Call of Duty circuit when he decided that he’d like to be a champion there as well. It was a move that took eSports off guard, and created another legend in the sport.

With record shattering wins in two of the most heavily-played competitive eSports titles in the world and a reputation to match, Ian “Crimsix” Porter is a battle-hardened dynasty unto himself.

And SCUF believes that he deserves a controller to match.

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It’s our greatest pleasure to introduce you to the Crimsix SCUF Infinity series. With a shell spider webbed in an electric blue circuit design, this untamed beauty will fill you with the feeling of a methodical, calculating edge. The Crimsix SCUF Infinity is also kitted out in the same cutting-edge technology that has put SCUF in the hands of professional gamers the world over, remind you that a cyborg outside can conceal the passionate spirit of a warrior that beats deep inside.

Because Crimsix’s amazing track record proves to us that true winning isn’t about stats or limits. It’s about looking losing odds in the face and scooping victory from the jaws of defeat over and over and over.

Because if you gaze too long at the numbers, you become one of them.

Click here to order a Crimsix SCUF Infinity1, and here to order a Crimsix SCUF 4PS! And don’t forget to visit Crimsix on Twitter and Instagram!

New OpTic GreenWall SCUF Infinity Series | Scuf Gaming

In the history of competitive gaming, there are teams and there are legends.

With dozens of accolades to their name, OpTic Gaming is a titan in the world of competitive gaming. Boasting some of the most memorable moments in eSports history, and the names of many of the greatest Pro Gamers, OpTic Gaming is the benchmark of eSports.

Scuf Gaming is thrilled to announce their latest design: the redesigned OpTic GreenWall SCUF Infinity Series controllers!

These custom PS4 and Xbox controllers feature the iconography of OpTic Gaming in an electrifying new design. In addition to the paddles, hair triggers, and top grade thumbsticks that make a SCUF a SCUF, the new OpTic GreenWall SCUF Infinity Series controllers are awash in graffiti sprays of white, black, and OpTic Gaming green.

This new custom controller not only shows support for your favorite team: it also sends a message.

And that message is, “I’m here to play like the pros.”

To start building a new SCUF OpTic GreenWall for your Xbox One, click here. To take the Wall to the Playstation 4, click here.