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well this really helps the ergonomics of aiming. I play modern warfare and it helps a lot with aiming in small bits. However I would give this 5 star but I can't justify a £15 price as its basically a bit of rubber and plastic.
I was incredibly skeptical about whether these things actually made any difference whats so ever. I was finally convinced to try them after watching my fair share of Youtubers who were all endorsing KontrolFreeks.
They came packaged exactly as in the picture. All you do is pull them out, and push them down onto the analog sticks (small on the left, tall on the right). One thing I did see, is to check that there is a little 'P' engraved on the side of them. This means that they are made for PlayStation, and you're good to go. If not, DO NOT force them onto your controller as you could permanently damage it. And those things are expensive!
Once they were on, at first I thought I would not be able to get on with them. It does feel a little unnatural and just a bit weird to what you're used to. However, I urge you to stick with it! A month down the line, they are ridiculous comfy and feel far more natural than before. Having big hands, these things definitely put less strain on your hands if you are playing for quite a long time.
The main thing that people that buy these for is the actually gaming performance. I can vouch that they do in fact improve your aim! One thing you'll notice when you first jump into the game is that you'll need to whack up the sensitivity, because it feels extremely slow compared to before. But in doing this, give you the extra ability to whip round and shoot someone who's shooting you in the back. You can definitely win gun fights that you wouldn't have won before. As well as this, the extra length of the stick (hehe) gives you added accuracy to pick people off.
For the price that these are, I completely recommended them to any 'FPS Freek'. They certainly pay for themselves in reducing the rage!
Like many others I purchased the Kontrol Freeks in order to improve my aim in FPS shooters, particularly modern warfare, I am a decent player with a 2.23 kd in warzone and my accuracy is currently averaging 28% accuracy in multiplayer. I haven't had a long enough time to properly see the difference in accuracy % wise but these are my thoughts on Kontrol Freeks thus far:
- I find the high-rise stick too high, unless you play claw, I found the distance my thumb has to travel from the top of the stick to the square, X, triangle and circle buttons too great, which affected my reload, jump and switch weapon speed - As such I switched to the mid-rise stick on the right analog which seems to work better for me and is a good middle ground. The extra height means you have less resistance from the stick itself which is nice, and allows you to have a more accurate feel and control over the analog, this effect is greater with the high-rise, but like I said I found it too high so I am sticking with the mid-rise for now - There are two things which I really do not like about the Kontrol Freeks, 1) If you push your finger around the edge of the Kontrol Freek they rotate around the analog stick and don't feel firmly in place (this may be an issue with my older PS4 controller, as such I didn't dock any stars), this was really noticeable when the Kontrol Freek was on the left analog for movement to the effect it was unplayable. 2) The plastic "hooks" the fasten the Kontrol Freek to the analog sticks were catching on the circular area around the ps4 analog stick, I had to file down the plastic and now the Kontrol Freeks are not catching, but this isn't something I would expect to have to do, especially considering the price of the product.
Overall I feel they have added comfort to my playing, and I do believe my accuracy is improving (bear in mind it takes at least a few decent sessions before you get used to them, perhaps longer), but I think they are overpriced for what they are made of and I am not impressed that I had to file them down so that they fit properly, resulting in a four star product.
These were great at first, lovely soft feel but sturdy enough to enstill confident while in FPS firefights. Thumbs get accustomed very quick and soon become second nature. HOWEVER... these thumb sticks have worn already down to the plastic, only lasted 2 months...hopefully will not happen with any more purchased.
Update: Support hat mir geantwortet und angeboten einen Ersatz zu schicken. Warte jetzt mal ab, was dabei herauskommt. Ich habe mir die KontrolFreek Galaxy gekauft, da ich auf YouTube und sonst überall nur gutes darüber gehört hatte. Das Paket war schlecht verpackt, man konnte schon bereits vor dem auspacken erkennen, was sich daran befindet. Zu den Galaxy Aufsätzen selbst, diese sind schlecht verarbeitet, an der unteren Seite steht das Gummi bereits ab und an den drei Plastikteilen die man über den Ps4 stick steckt steht ebenfalls das Plastik bereits ab. Als ich diese dann auf meinen Controller stecken wollte, wurde jedesmal an einer Stelle von den drei Plastickklipsern das Gummi meines Ps4 Controller heruntergedrückt (Siehe Bild), sodass danach bleibende Schäden an meinem Ps4 Controller entstanden sind. Dies habe ich bei einem Dualshock 4 Version 1 und auch an der Version 2 ausprobiert, in allen Fällen wurde das Gummi heruntergedrückt. Ich habe dann mehrmals versucht den Support von KontrolFreek zu kontaktieren, dieser antwortet nur einmal auf deine e-Mail und dann nicht mehr. Es hieß dann, ich solle Bilder von meinem Controller schicken, habe ich gemacht und danach kam keine Antwort mehr zurück. Ich habe auch mehrmals versucht KontrolFreek auf Twitter und Facebook zu kontaktieren, da hieß es dann nur: Wir sind hier um zu helfen, bitte kontaktieren sie unseren Support. Naja, hab ich gemacht und mir wurde nicht geholfen. Fazit: Die Galaxy Thumbsticks sind richtig schlecht Verarbeitet, der Preis ist dafür viel zu hoch, mein Ps4 Controller wurde beschädigt & KontrolFreek hat den schlechtesten Support, den ich bis jetzt kontaktiert habe.
This is such a fantastic product. Managed to fit them on my scuff concave thumb sticks. used a bit of tape to keep them on as they don't fit 100% on a scuff controller (which I know when purchasing). They have worked great, the scuff thumb sticks were worn away so this was a cheap alternative to buying new thumb sticks. They allow great control and don't get sweaty at all and keep their grip. Can't recommend enough
This product is a love or hate item. It honestly depends as I personally think that theses are very helpful for FPS games where as my friend who tryed them hates them. They also fit the ps5 controller too 👍🏻😆