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What controller is a better investment? Are there differences in quality? 

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Get an Elite so you can go to Best Buy (or wherever) and pay the $20 for the no questions asked 3 year extended warranty.  Both scufs and elites break all the time, so the easier return is better.

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Get an Elite so you can go to Best Buy (or wherever) and pay the $20 for the no questions asked 3 year extended warranty.  Both scufs and elites break all the time, so the easier return is better.

 

 

 

You'll return it 100x so the warranty is worth.

 

I returned my Elite 3 times to the Best Buy in Manhattan KS through their Black Tie Protection. It was great until they stopped carrying it in that store or on their website. So I'm sitting on all that store credit and no Elite to spend it on. I could drive to another store, but it's a 2 hour drive.  I'm pretty certain that I'm the sole reason my store stopped carrying Elites, and the website probably faced a similar problem from all over the country. So I guess their solution was to just restrict the living shit out of its availability.

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If you leave your Elite out in a warm room the grips expand, bubble and then eventually fall off or you rip them off.

 

Right now my Elites grips are horribly super glued to the controller as they expanded and are now too large for the actual grip area.

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Neither - Go Battle Beaver

 

They use the One S controller and so it has the upgraded bumpers, this is the biggest reason. 

 

A few subjective reasons 

 

- They're a small business that gives a shit about their customers 

- I grip my controller pretty hard and the position of their buttons let me do this unlike the Scuff or Elite 

- Only company that offers stick tension if you're into that 

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Why do people buy these awful controllers that they know will break?

 

It's not worth it tbh. This is coming from someone who cares about convenient controllers a lot. Blowing 150 on a controller that will break in 3 years is basically for people with fuck you money.

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I returned my Elite 3 times to the Best Buy in Manhattan KS through their Black Tie Protection. It was great until they stopped carrying it in that store or on their website. So I'm sitting on all that store credit and no Elite to spend it on. I could drive to another store, but it's a 2 hour drive.  I'm pretty certain that I'm the sole reason my store stopped carrying Elites, and the website probably faced a similar problem from all over the country. So I guess their solution was to just restrict the living shit out of its availability.

 

My local store recently had a restocking of Elites, and it's on their site again if you're looking

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My local store recently had a restocking of Elites, and it's on their site again if you're looking

 

That was part of the rumor about there being an Elite 2 unveiled at E3, stock for v1 elites was running dry all over the place.  Definitely worth checking back.

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I REALLY think the scuf is the better controller of the two but they're both far too expensive for how often they fall apart. They're just not actually good investments if the cost is a concern. The return policy thing is a great idea and its about the only way I could really recommend either of the controllers to someone that isn't making money off of playing and/or doesn't have tons of money to blow on controllers. Its actually ridiculous that the quality of xbox controllers (specifically bumpers) has gotten so bad that I play far less than I did with 360/OG and yet I've replaced more controllers than either if we don't talk about slow turn.

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Neither - Go Battle Beaver

 

They use the One S controller and so it has the upgraded bumpers, this is the biggest reason. 

 

A few subjective reasons 

 

- They're a small business that gives a shit about their customers 

- I grip my controller pretty hard and the position of their buttons let me do this unlike the Scuff or Elite 

- Only company that offers stick tension if you're into that 

 

I might have to check this out then. It sounds like we have very similar problems. My Elites broke 4 times (I replaced it 3 times). 3 times it was one of the bumpers, and once it was slow turn. I adore the controller while it works...

 

I do clench really hard, so using all 4 paddles just wasn't even an option for me on the Elite. No way I was getting used to a different grip. I'd love to hold a Battle Beaver and see if I could use 4.

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I’ve had my elite controller since it first come out with no problems at all. I do put mine back in it’s case it comes with after every use.

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I think I just press my bumpers too hard. I also use LB to jump in Halo and Titanfall and to roll in Gears, all of which I played a lot of with my elite. But the bumpers only broke on my elite, never my regular controllers.

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I might have to check this out then. It sounds like we have very similar problems. My Elites broke 4 times (I replaced it 3 times). 3 times it was one of the bumpers, and once it was slow turn. I adore the controller while it works...

 

I do clench really hard, so using all 4 paddles just wasn't even an option for me on the Elite. No way I was getting used to a different grip. I'd love to hold a Battle Beaver and see if I could use 4.

 

I only had 2 buttons put in so cannot help much with the 4 button question. 

 

My 2 buttons are placed as far up as they'll go and when I grip my controller the tips of my middle fingers reach them perfectly. I think Scuff's and Elites would be okay if they just used the One S bumpers, too me stick drift is rare, but everyone's bumper falls off if they game consistently. I'm sure if they make an Elite 2.0 it will use the One S build, Scuff seems pretty focused on PS4 controllers right now so I wouldn't expect much change from them. 

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I think I just press my bumpers too hard. I also use LB to jump in Halo and Titanfall and to roll in Gears, all of which I played a lot of with my elite. But the bumpers only broke on my elite, never my regular controllers.

I've had the bumpers break in like 5 controllers. I opened them up to see why. Basically you just have a thin plastic plate that's one solid piece running between both bumpers and when you press the button it just flexes. In the default controllers they legitimately just can't last forever and their life span just depends on how much pressure you apply to push the bumpers in.

 

There are also websites that'll just sell the bumper plate for anyone that breaks it and doesn't want to just buy an entirely new controller

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I went and got an Elite, but it's not very comfortable with all four paddles in place. My fingers don't line up with the paddles. This is a significant issue, so I'm considering getting a Scuf instead, since the paddles are different. 

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Bought my Scuf three years ago and the left bumper is just now becoming a bit loose. I'd say it was worth. Will probably get a new one soon.

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Why not both? Microsoft Forza Elite Scuf. Its an elite controller with scuf paddles. However its a whopping $300.

 

The elite is nice in that you can replace the parts, analog sticks, paddles, for relatively cheap.

 

Neither - Go Battle Beaver

 

They use the One S controller and so it has the upgraded bumpers, this is the biggest reason. 

 

A few subjective reasons 

 

- They're a small business that gives a shit about their customers 

- I grip my controller pretty hard and the position of their buttons let me do this unlike the Scuff or Elite 

- Only company that offers stick tension if you're into that 

 

I like that they don't do paddles, but individual buttons on the hand rests. It seems like such a better layout than paddles.

Also in the past they have made me customized home buttons with whatever image I want (I think it was like $10), dunno if they still do that.

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Slow turn should no longer be an issue in Halo 5 due to the option to adjust dead zones in controller settings.

 

After a solid week and a half of practice, my hands have pretty well gotten used to the paddles on the Elite. It no longer feels uncomfortable. I still occasionally make mistakes, like pressing two paddles at once, but I imagine that these errors will occur less frequently with more practice. 

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My elite stopped working yesterday after flinging it across the room due to fortnite.

 

RIP.

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Anyone have an opinion on the Razer Wolverine (either TE or Ultimate)? Wondering if I should be considering it in addition to Scuf or Battle Beaver (gonna pass on an Elite since I'm not really interested in a product where the warranty is just about mandatory).

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