The DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment attachment is available now

dedge

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Sep 15, 2019
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I like it so far, but my brain is definitely not wired for it yet. I can see the value though once you get used to it.
 

Edgeward

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Oct 27, 2017
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Having the ability to jump in a FPS like Destiny and still having right stick control is great. This is pretty great for it's value. The clickyness is real nice feeling.
 

Biteren

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Oct 29, 2017
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Finally got mine, i was struggling with it at first but i think im getting used to it.
The biggest barrier seems to be figuring out the most comfy finger positioning also the feeling of the attachment on the controller in general.
 

cakely

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Oct 27, 2017
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Mine just showed up from Amazon, I used it for a few hours to play Modern Warfare.

It's a neat piece of gear ... it's small and well built. The back screen is functional? You can map buttons with no issues.

What remains to be seen is if I can actually use my ring fingers to effectively pull the triggers. It's weird so far. I play "bumper jumper tactical" so I mapped the right paddle to the non-lethal grenades (X) and the left to melee (circle). I might reverse those, not sure.
 

Chirotera

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Oct 27, 2017
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Anyone know if Amazon is going to get new stock? I want to buy this thing, but not at the insane resell prices...
 

Popokarimu

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Oct 25, 2017
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Amazon has these in stock right now if anyone is looking for one.

Edit: Sold out again.
 
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j3d1j4m13

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Feb 24, 2019
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After some getting used to it I absolutely adore it. I love the tactile feeling of the buttons and how lightweight the controller still is with it. I can't recommend it enough.
 

JustinH

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Oct 27, 2017
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I don’t see myself getting one in the near future, but scalpers are already at it:

What!? I picked one up today for 25 dollars at Wal-Mart lol. Granted, they only had 3 left (and one guy got one of those right before me), and Gamestop was sold out.

Seems like most on ebay are less than 50 though, and all the ones that were sold were about that price too: between 40-50, with a couple at 60 ( and one at 87? c'mon... ).

Reminds me of when people were trying to sell the Duke for Xbox One for way too high prices, but then the prices for those just came crashing down. (oh wow, there's still someone holding on to that 150 price tag for the Duke lol, GoodLuck.gif)
 

Billfisto

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Oct 30, 2017
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I'm really liking it so far. My only (small) gripe is that you can't remap both buttons to nothing. I wanted to make a functionless profile that I could switch to for games where I wouldn't really want back buttons, but mapping both buttons as null just makes that profile disappear. :(
 

Jeronimo

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Nov 16, 2017
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Got one delivered from Amazon on Saturday. I haven't had a lot of time with it, but it seems solid and useful. I need to get my brain used to the change and figure out the best use for a few different games.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Got this over the weekend. I'm using it while playing Sekiro, and I assigned the right back button to circle for sprinting and still having control of the camera. My brain is adjusting slowly to the new input.

However, my biggest gripe about this product is that the back buttons only work when the inputs have been assigned to something else. Like there's no way to disable the original input or assign something else there. You don't actually get more inputs to use, and it's really just a way to keep your thumbs on the sticks and nothing more. I mean I knew that going in, but it feels worse now that I'm actually using the product.
 

Noisepurge

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Oct 25, 2017
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I like it so far, but my brain is definitely not wired for it yet. I can see the value though once you get used to it.
Same, really hard to re-learn how to play videogames :D Had the same when i transitioned from the pad to an arcade stick for fighting games.

Also i can´t seem to press L3 anymore to run in COD without pressing the back button, can´t find any solid footing to hold the pad in place with this so have to use the leftside button for L3 now. It´s more comfortable than clicking the stick for sure though.


Any heavy Rainbow Six Siege players tried this out yet?
Semi-casual, works great in Siege by binding L3 and R3 to the buttons to enable quick leaning without compromising the right stick movement while aiming.
 

dedge

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Sep 15, 2019
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Same, really hard to re-learn how to play videogames :D Had the same when i transitioned from the pad to an arcade stick for fighting games.

Also i can´t seem to press L3 anymore to run in COD without pressing the back button, can´t find any solid footing to hold the pad in place with this so have to use the leftside button for L3 now. It´s more comfortable than clicking the stick for sure though.




Semi-casual, works great in Siege by binding L3 and R3 to the buttons to enable quick leaning without compromising the right stick movement while aiming.
It's been hard for me adapting to using it in Horizon as it's a game I've already put a lot of time in. I think I might have an easier time using it for a game I'm just starting out on.
 

TMC

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Oct 27, 2017
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I asked this in the other DualShock thread, but this one appears to be more active. Anyone get an adapter for all controllers they own or did you just buy one and swap out when needed?
 

dedge

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Sep 15, 2019
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I just bought one and will probably just swap it out to another if I ever need to.
 

cakely

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Oct 27, 2017
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I asked this in the other DualShock thread, but this one appears to be more active. Anyone get an adapter for all controllers they own or did you just buy one and swap out when needed?
I just bought one. The only time I need two controllers is for couch co-op and I don't "need" the back buttons for that.
 

TMC

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Oct 27, 2017
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I just bought one and will probably just swap it out to another if I ever need to.
I just bought one. The only time I need two controllers is for couch co-op and I don't "need" the back buttons for that.
Yeah, I bought two because I have two controllers and use them both. Once the battery is depleted, I plug it in to be charged and grab the other one off the charger. I'm trying to decide if I actually need two. Removing them and attaching them is a bit cumbersome and I'm worried if fitment will be affected if I am continuously removing and reattaching them. I'm just lazy of course too, haha.
 

Shoes

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was really looking forward to this, but after trying to get used to it this weekend, I just can’t. I must hold the DS4 strange, as I can’t hold the controller as I normally do with the attachment plugged in without accidentally pressing the buttons. It also acted weird with my Astro MixAmp - it made party audio sound crappy despite the fact that the MixAmp is plugged into the PS4 via usb and not through the 3.5mm pass through. Admittedly I did not try to troubleshoot this too much as I just couldn’t deal with the uncomfortable way I was holding the controller.

The actual device quality though is great. Buttons have a great feel and the screen makes it a breeze to remap.
 

AdamT

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Oct 27, 2017
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Modern Warfare: Crouch on left, Switch weapon on right. It's nice to not have to move my finger from the right stick as much.
Trails of Cold Steel: Turbo mode toggle on left, Option to skip cutscenes on right. Very convenient not having to reach over to the options button after every action in battle.

The versatility on this thing is great. My only issue is finding the right position to hold it in Modern Warfare. I have big hands/long fingers, so I find myself grasping the side of the controller unnaturally, which causes my hand to cramp. May take some time to adjust.
 

Kade

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Oct 25, 2017
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Been using this on PC and I love it. I hope Steam or some hobbyist finds a way to map extra inputs onto them instead of mirroring the face buttons.
 

melodiousmowl

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Jan 14, 2018
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I use an xbox elite a LOT, so I am used to hitting the extra buttons. With that in mind, I bought one to use with Destiny 2, and just found it slippy and uncomfortable (bear in mind, I already find the ds4 controller small and uncomfortable for my hands)

Before I give it over to a friend, I am going to try putting something tacky on the buttons to see if that changes the feel enough, but for me it's a miss.

Oh the other reason is, why the hell is there no integration in the OS? I want to assign a button to a trigger/button and NOT have the trigger still do an action.
 

Zephyriel

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm considering getting one, though I don't play multiplayer games. It would be for comfort (I like using the back buttons on my Switch controller) and to make the controller more weighty.

Retaio price is fine but what the hell is going on with those resale prices ? Device is still at 30€ on French websites, it comes out on the 14th here. I wanted to buy one in a shop but now I'm wondering if they'll be sold out on release. It doesn't seem likely though, unless retailers receive very few of them.
 

Billfisto

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Oct 30, 2017
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It took me a while to get used to it (I kept squeezing the wrong trigger/back button for a while), but now that I'm used to it it's super freeing. Playing Borderlands 3 and looking around while I'm jumping and reloading is a real treat.

I'm even more excited for Doom Eternal now.
 

PeskyToaster

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Oct 27, 2017
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I use an xbox elite a LOT, so I am used to hitting the extra buttons. With that in mind, I bought one to use with Destiny 2, and just found it slippy and uncomfortable (bear in mind, I already find the ds4 controller small and uncomfortable for my hands)

Before I give it over to a friend, I am going to try putting something tacky on the buttons to see if that changes the feel enough, but for me it's a miss.

Oh the other reason is, why the hell is there no integration in the OS? I want to assign a button to a trigger/button and NOT have the trigger still do an action.
I found it a little uncomfortable as well. It's just not as good as the Xbox controller at the end of the day. Hopefully the DS5 is a little better designed or they just let us use any USB controller on any system.
 

AgentOtaku

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Oct 27, 2017
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been using it for a few weeks now (beat Death Stranding, Modern Warfare and The Order 1886 with it). Some days I love it, some days I think it legit messes with the core DualShock4 ergonomics too much and becomes a chore to use. Yeah, it definitely doesn't hold a candle to a Elite V2, which my teenager uses.

Yeah, I don't know, think I'm gonna take it off for a little while to see how I feel about it
 

petethepanda

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Oct 25, 2017
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I absolutely love the paddles on the Elite but I'm not a huge fan of these so far. The Elite's are very low profile so it doesn't really change anything about where my fingers sit; these bump out just far enough that it feels like I have to slightly adjust my overall grip on the controller to have my fingers rest on them.

I could definitely see a DS5 with built-in paddles being a bit more comfortable.
 

AgentOtaku

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Oct 27, 2017
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I absolutely love the paddles on the Elite but I'm not a huge fan of these so far. The Elite's are very low profile so it doesn't really change anything about where my fingers sit; these bump out just far enough that it feels like I have to slightly adjust my overall grip on the controller to have my fingers rest on them.

I could definitely see a DS5 with built-in paddles being a bit more comfortable.
Yeah I've observed going from R1 and R2 is now fairly... unnatural/uncomfortable due to how your hands have to grip the controller.
 

thebigword

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Oct 27, 2017
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I just got this today from my local Best Buy. Does anyone have any profiles to recommend for Souls games?
 

OneBadMutha

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Nov 2, 2017
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For Elite controller users who love using the paddles, how well does this translate? I feel like this should make games like Bloodbourne and Nioh much more enjoyable to play.
 

JustinH

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Oct 27, 2017
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I just got this today from my local Best Buy. Does anyone have any profiles to recommend for Souls games?
When playing a Dark Souls game with my Elite controller on Xbox One or PC, I generally really like having a paddle set to for [Circle] to run and a paddle for [L3] to jump and I think it makes tricky parts that involve jumping much easier and allows you to sprint around a boss using a backbutton while still being able to keep the camera on them. (probably made easier for me though, since I assign them to my usual "jump" and "sprint" paddles).
 

cakely

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Oct 27, 2017
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So, update: After one week of playing with it I'm completely used to the new way I have to hold the controller and I'm finding it to be super-valuable. No more loss of camera control when performing actions mapped to the paddles.
 

joeblow

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm really liking it so far. My only (small) gripe is that you can't remap both buttons to nothing. I wanted to make a functionless profile that I could switch to for games where I wouldn't really want back buttons, but mapping both buttons as null just makes that profile disappear. :(
I had the same problem. My solution was to map L3 to one paddle, and null to the other. Now it doesn't randomly click an important button when I set the controller down. I just switch to another profile when I actually need it.