Hardware review: The Scuf Vantage PS4 controller is the best of its kind

Last week, Scuf sent me their fancy new PS4 controller: The Scuf Vantage. This $200 bad boy is Sony’s answer to Xbox’s premium controller, the Xbox Elite controller. With interchangeable sticks, triggers, and buttons, remappable buttons, finger paddles on the back, and more, the Vantage is nothing short of perfection for the hardcore gamer.

I was lucky to get the controller at the same time as I got Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, so I could review both at the same time and it made for the best possible experience. I was swapping back and forth between the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Black Ops 4, using my standard Xbox One controller and the Vantage on PS4.

It was light and day, truthfully. My performance was significantly enhanced with the Scuf Vantage, the ability to trim off those milliseconds between my fingers moving across the controller or having to take a finger off a stick to press a face button or something really changed everything. My mobility was increased with the ability to slide in-game by tapping a paddle on the back of the controller and keeping my thumb on the right stick to still move my gun.