Final month, we detailed Scuf’s insanely customizable Vantage controller. Throughout my hands-on time with the controller at E3 I realized that I’m nonetheless fairly dangerous at Fortnite, however I additionally assume the controller upped my sport a bit.
Scuf boasts that the Vantage options greater than 15 distinctive options designed to raise anybody’s expertise in aggressive circles. One of many Vantage’s latest options is its twin Sax buttons. Scuf modeled these facet buttons off a saxophone’s buttons, and just like the controller’s 4 again paddles, these Sax buttons might be reprogrammed to imitate any of the controller’s different buttons. These Sax buttons got here in fairly helpful for constructing issues or selecting up weapons in Fortnite. I acquired the dangle of utilizing them virtually instantly, and I discovered it fairly snug to hit them with the facet of my forefinger. Scuf additionally mentioned that these buttons could be helpful for disable avid gamers or individuals who don’t have the entire use of their hand.
The Vantage additionally incorporates a detachable magnetic faceplate, an interchangeable D-pad/management disc, and detachable compelled suggestions modules. Taking off the magnetic faceplate is definitely form of enjoyable, and I took out the rumble modules, as a result of I appreciated the lighter really feel of the controller. An audio touchbar on the entrance of the controller affords easy accessibility to headset quantity controls, and gamers can faucet the contact bar to mute their mic. On the entire, the controller feels extremely snug. I’ve typically most well-liked the general form of Xboxs’ controllers, and this design is near Microsoft’s.
Like all of Scuf’s controllers, shoppers can customise the Vantage’s coloration schemes and the form and size of the thumb sticks at buy. Scuf will start fulfilling preorders beginning in August. The one tough half is the value; the Vantage retails for $169.95 (wired) or $199.95 (wi-fi), which is fairly steep for the typical participant. Whereas I believe the controller is absolutely good, those that aren’t seeking to break into the aggressive area may not want all of this additional performance. Nonetheless, in the event you can afford this insane toy, it’s a very nice controller.