In this three-part guide we’ll be going over some basics to get started in Fortnite, move onto tips to improve your aim, and then lastly expert settings to dominate in Fortnite. Let’s get started with some SCUF basics.


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).

Having quick and easy access to Build will allow you to swap in and out of build mode to quickly make defensive and offensive moves during a fight. Jump will help you dodge attacks, as well as build quickly.

Next up are the inner two paddles. 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).

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 the muscle memory. With regular practice, it can take up to two weeks to be completely used to them. Soon you'll be able to be as fast as the pros.

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. Outmaneuver your opponents quickly and efficiently.


Now that you’ve mastered the paddles, let’s start remapping. Hold the EMR key at the back of the controller, then press and hold the button you want to map to your paddle.

When finished, remove the EMR key 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 ®, PS5 ®, Xbox One ®, Xbox Series X/S ®, PC, and mobile.