Review: SCUF Infinity1 – The best Xbox One controller for FPS games
The ultimate Xbox One controller for FPS games
Despite a majority of gamers perfectly fine with the default Xbox One controller that comes with their system, some players out there crave for a controller that is more comfortable, fully customizable, or something that provides them with an extra edge on their competition.
While there is an abundance of third-party controllers around for the Xbox One, its difficult to find the controller that is fully-customizable as the SCUF Inifnity1. Today we are reviewing the SCUF Inifnity1, a professional controller that is compatible with PC and Xbox One and offers a plethora of ways to customize it to your liking.
If you decide to purchase the Infinity1 here is everything you are guaranteed to receive
- SCUF Infinity1 Controller
- Paddle Control System with four Infinity1 paddles
- An Electro Magnetic Remapping Key
- Two Thumbsticks
- 2 AA batteries
- A product guide
In addition to everything included in the standard version of the controller, several additional add-ons you can purchase are the following:
- Two Pro Grip Handles
- Two First-Person Shooter Trigger Stops
- Two Adjustable HairTrigger
- Infinity1 Rings Y Lock
- Removable Control Disc
- 0.9mm Hex Key
- Grip Removal Tool
- 24 different skins including
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Electro Magnetic Remapping (EMR)
- Adjustable Hair Trigger + Trigger Stop Mechanism
- Remove rumbles for improving aim due to lack of vibration, and a lighter controller overall
- No Grip, SCUF Grip
- Default, concave, domed, regular, medium, or long left and right SCUF Precision thumbsticks in choice of black, white, red, blue, or green
- SCUF Rings in choice of nine different colors
- Control disc
- Controller button colors in standard or you can choose thirteen other color options
- Controller LED
Visually, the SCUF Infinity looks like a Xbox One controller. The first thing I quickly noticed when I opened up the box was the SCUF logo replaced the Xbox logo on the top center of the controller, as well as on top of the thumbsticks. The control disc located where the d-pad can be easily removed.
Looking at the back of the controller, the battery cover is slightly larger than the standard battery pack, which is because the four AXE paddles are attached underneath the cover. The outer two paddles are thicker in width, while the inner paddles are slimmer in size. The Infinity1 also offers a 3.5mm audio jack on the bottom left, while the Micro-USB charging port can be found right above the battery cover.
When comparing the Infinity1 with the Xbox One Elite controller, my favorite part about the Infinity1 is the placement of the back paddles. I previously purchased an Xbox One Elite, and the biggest complaint that I had with Microsoft's controller was because the back paddles were located in an awkward place where the hand grips are located.
If you want to modify the paddles or the thumbsticks, not a problem the Infinity1's thumbsticks and paddles are easily detachable. The thumbsticks can be removed by using the ring that comes with the controller, simply unlock it by turning the ring counter-clockwise, then when you're ready to lock it, turn it clockwise. The back paddles can be easily removed by taking off the battery cover and applying minimal pressure to pop them in and off as you wish.
Those who purchased the Electro Magnetic Remapping feature, you will have the ability to remap your paddles. By default from the order of left to right the default macros are A, X, Y and B. However, if you want to remap the buttons, only turn on your Xbox One and controller on and place the EMR Mag Key on the back of the controller with the magnet symbol towards the controller.
When trying to modify the remapping for a particular paddle just press and hold the paddle, you want to remap then press and hold the button on the controller you wish to map to the selected paddle; once you do that release the function and then the paddle.
Alongside adjusting the paddles and the thumbsticks, the controller also offers the opportunity to modify the grips. By using the clamp removal tool, players will have the ability to quickly detach the current grips with another grip they would rather use.
Regarding using it during gameplay, the Infinity1's performance is spectacular. Every function on the controller is precise, and once you find which buttons you want to assign your paddles to, you are guaranteed an advantage against the competition.
Currently, the SCUF Infinity1's price starts at $119.95, the standard form comes with the controller as well as the four paddles, however, depending on how you customize it, the price will increase. Though it can be a bit of an expensive investment, if you are looking just to purchase the standard controller it is a cheaper option to get compared to the Xbox One Elite controller, which is priced at $149.99.
However, if you are looking to buy this controller with the intention of reviewing it specifically for shooters, then I would highly suggest purchasing the EMR for your paddles. While it will up the cost to $155, you will have the liberty to map the buttons however you'd like. When you factor in that the paddles on the Infinity1 do not take up much backspace like the paddles on the Elite the five extra dollars doesn't seem like a bad idea.
Overall, I was very pleased with the Infinity1, and I much prefer it over the Xbox One Elite controller. The endless ways to modify the controller, the opportunity to adjust the paddles anyway you'd like, as well as a plethora of colors to choose from, the SCUF Infinity is a fantastic controller that I believe every Xbox One owner who is looking to buy a controller for FPS games should highly consider purchasing.
Disclaimer: KnowTechie was sent a review sample of a customized SCUF XBOX One Infinity controller for the purpose of this review.