Whether it’s CS:GO, Overwatch or PUGB, shooters are extremely competitive and thus require a solid array of gaming gear to truly compete.
This is because it’s higher paced than pretty much any other game type. And every single millisecond counts in competitive FPS gaming.
This list includes our own personal favorite mice for FPS gaming as well as the ones of professional FPS gamers.
Note: This list will focus mainly on mice for First-person shooters so if you enjoy a lot of different genres you might want to take a look at our overall best gaming mouse list.
Best Mice for CS:GO, Fortnite, Overwatch, & other Shooters
Our Top 3 Picks
1. Zowie EC2-A & EC1-A
Features: Plug & Play, 400/800/1600/3200 DPI adjustment, adjustable report rate 125/500/1000 Hz, Optical mouse.
- Pro-level tracking and precision
- Ideal lift-off distance
- Mechanical switches on side buttons
- Few additional features & gimmicks(LED,software etc.)
Fans of competitive first-person shooters might be familiar with this one, as it is one of the absolute favorites on the pro-CS:GO scene. And we can see why that is. It has an inch-perfect sensor, an outstanding lift-off distance, and an awesome ergonomic design. Which altogether makes a near perfect mouse for competitive gaming.
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Note: The only difference between the EC1-A and EC2-A are the size. The EC2-A is slightly smaller in both width and length. So whether you have small or big hands the EC series should fit you well.
A quick look at the specifications of the BenQ EC series might look underwhelming, as it does not sport any of the cool additional features, such as RGB, snipe button etc. However, this is one of the things that makes BenQ such a great gaming brand. The focus is 100% on the performance and feel of the mouse, which at the end of the day is the most important. At least to me, and any gamer which looks to perform at their best.
So if you enjoy tons of features, lighting, and software, you will be better off buying a Razer mouse. That being said, if your main focus is getting better as a gamer and reaching your highest potential you might want to listen in. The Pixart 3310 sensor used in the EC1-A and EC2-A are among the best on the market and ensures inch-perfect precision and tracking whilst gaming. All the while the preset DPI setting work splendidly, whether you prefer it fast or slow. The dpi max out at 3200, which is all you will ever need. As opposed to common belief, more dpi is NOT better, quite the contrary. A lot of brands such as Logitech and Razer tend to allow you to switch the dpi up to around 16000 which is downright useless and nothing more than a sales trick to fool people who don’t know squat about gaming specifications into buying their products.
The side buttons use Huano blue mechanical switches, which is too rarely seen on mice in general. Having mechanical switches as opposed to membrane creates outstanding tactile feedback eliminates misclicks. Some do prefer membrane buttons since they are easier to spam click and there is something to that. If you are used to spamming your side buttons you might have trouble getting used to this. However, if you just want precision, these Huano blue switches will help you out a lot.
Lastly, let’s talk about the design and quality of the EC1/2-A. It feels very light, yet surprisingly sturdy and you won’t have any issues with this one breaking after a few months of usage. What really set the EC series apart from most other mice is the ergonomics. They are second only to the Logitech G502 and fits especially well with a palm or claw grip.
Would I recommend this mouse? Without a doubt and I can honestly say that it is one of my favorite gaming mice for first-person shooters to date.
If you are looking for a no-nonsense mouse with stellar performance and ergonomics, the EC1/2-A are perfect. It is essentially the ideal plug-n-play mouse. This also means that if you enjoy RGB LED lighting, software, and other gimmicks, this is not the mouse for you.
But if you are looking to truly improve your gaming performance, why not try out one of the most popular mice among professional FPS gamers?
Related: if you want to compete at a high level you will also need a stellar mechanical keyboard. Here is our & the professional’s favorites.
2. Razer DeathAdder Elite
Features: Up to 16.000 DPI, 5G optical sensor, Up to 450 IPS with 99.4% resolution accuracy, Durable up to 50 million clicks, adjustable LED colors.
- Powerful optical sensor
- Nice for palm and claw grippers
- Amazing speed, precision, and acceleration
- Complicated and inefficient software
It’s hard for me to come up with new stuff to say about the Razer DeathAdder Chroma. Since it has been in so many of my top list of the best gaming gear. This mouse is the all-time most popular gaming mouse in the world, and there is a clear reason for this.
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Usually, Razer has a tendency to value looks, LED lighting and cool names over real quality, but sometimes they just nail it. And that is exactly what the Razer DeathAdder is, the best Razer product to ever be produced and one of the best fps mice ever in the world.
It is not because it excels at any one thing, but it excels at almost anything and everything. it has more horsepower than you will ever need, in terms of speed and acceleration. It has a perfectly optimized optical sensor, that grants outstanding precision. The palm grip is the best Razer has ever made and trumps most other gaming mice. And in addition to all this, it is a highly customizable gaming mouse, with tons of LED lighting options and more.
Make no mistake, this is not an fps targeted product, it’s clearly an all-purpose mouse. Which is why it is so astounding that it manages to reach my top list of fps mice. But the thing is, it could reach any top 10 for mice in any genre of games, which is why it’s so insanely popular.
I would strongly recommend this mouse to any type of gamer, and FPS gamers are no different. But if you are only focusing on FPS gaming I may recommend one of the others on this list. This mouse is for you if you love the FPS genre, but also like to dwell in other genres. My own criticism of this mouse is that it is suffering from the regular Razer Chroma software, which in my opinion is not very user-friendly.
3. Logitech G Pro Wireless
Features: Hero 16K Sensor, 1ms response time, 200-16,000 DPI, Ultra-lightweight(80g), Lightspeed tech, Wired mode(play while charging)
- Most powerful wireless gaming mouse on the market
- Incredible battery life & wired mode for when you run low
- Ultra-lightweight design is extremely comfortable to use
- Absolutely no drops, stutters or other normal wireless issues
Usually, I would never include a wireless gaming mouse on these lists as they almost always perform worse than their wired cousins. However, the G Pro Wireless from Logitech is the exception to this rule and it is no coincidence that a ton of professional gamers is starting to choose this over traditional mice.
It has exceptional performance on all parameters, flawless connection, long-lasting battery, and almost every cutting-edge feature that Logitech has on offer. There is one drawback though. The Logitech G Pro Wireless isn’t exactly cheap.
4. SteelSeries Rival 600
Features: TrueMove3+ Optical sensor, 12.000 CPI maximum, 350 IPS maximum, 0.5-2.00mm Lift off distance, 7 Programmable buttons, 8-zone RGB lighting, Up to 60 million clicks durability.
- 1-to-1 Sensor creates a true advantage in competitive FPS games.
- Outstanding lift-off distance and CPI capabilities
- Highly customizable
Most professional FPS gamers will likely agree that precision beats speed every time, and it doesn’t get more precise than the revolutionary TrueMove3 1-to-1 sensor from Steelseries.
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Ever wondered why a lot of professional CS:GO players use a quite excessive amount of arm movement? Generally speaking, pro-FPS gamers have their DPI settings set to the bare minimum to gain the best possible precision and control. This is also why mice that are made for competitive gaming like BenQ’s Zowie has such relatively low maximum DPI settings.
The brand new SteelSeries 600 doesn’t just offer good precision at low speeds but an actual 1-to-1 movement sensor with the TrueMove3+. This function allows your cursor to mimic your exact movement, so if you move the mouse 1 inch, your cursor moves 1 inch on the screen. This provides you with an untold precision that until now merely hasn’t been possible. That said, the TrueMove sensor is not for everyone and if you are looking for an all-around mouse for all kinds of genres or maybe enjoy playing at a high DPI then the TrueMove function won’t be of much use to you. Luckily the Rival 600 still have a very high maximum speed and sensitivity capability which is always nice but probably not why you should get it. You should get the Rival 600 because you want the most precise mouse in the industry to improve your competitive FPS performance.
Like most SteelSeries products, the Rival 600 is built with that signature Danish quality and design. It is incredibly durable, and the mechanical buttons can even endure as much as 60 million clicks. It’s exterior is also quite the piece of art with its slick ergonomics and 8 zones of LED lighting. So it doesn’t only perform like it a dream, it also looks the part.
The SteelSeries software allows for incredibly in-depth adjustments to macro keys, performance and even LED customization. Basically, anything you might need. Although, I will say that the Rival 600 is not the best plug-n-play mouse which can be a major turnoff for some. However, if you like finetuning your equipment for enhanced performance, then the SteelSeries software is one of the better ones on the market.
The SteelSeries Rival 600 is one of the most effective mice for competitive FPS gamers on the market today, and for people who want accurate 1-to-1 movement, it is the very best. While the TrueMove sensor is a nice feature, it is excellent that the mouse is not 100% reliant on it, as a 1-to-1 movement must feel quite awful in some other game genres.
The cutting-edge sensor does not only provide the 1-to-1 movement but also has the markets lowest lift-off distance, which is also customizable.
Lastly, it is one of the best-looking mice I have ever had my hands on, and it is quite a comfortable ride as well. All and all, one of the best FPS mice on the market today.
5. Zowie FK2
Features: On-the-fly DPI switch(400-800-1600-3200), Plug & play, USB(rubber cable), Huena Switches to reduce ghosting.
- Slick, simplistic design
- High-end performance and quality
- Superb value for money
- Doesn’t work well in spam-click games such as Diablo 3.
It is definitely not without reason that BenQ is among the most popular brands for professional gamers. Both their FK, ZA, and EC series is incredibly popular on the eSports scene and especially the FPS players seem to fancy them.
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Two things come to mind when thinking of BenQ, performance, and quality. Over the last couple of years, they have cemented them as one of the top quality brands when it comes to gaming gear.
They don’t make flashy LED covered products with fancy names. In regards to design, they are pretty much the exact opposite of Razer. But that does not mean that they don’t make great looking gaming gear. Personally, I am a huge fan of the slick simplistic design, and I much prefer it over the classic multicolored LED design that most gaming brands tend to favor.
The Zowie gaming mouse is as functional as it is simplistic. It has the standard two thumb buttons on each side, which are well placed and very easy to use. In addition, it’s a simple plug-and-play gaming mouse, with no software needed nor wanted. This works well with their overall philosophy of being simple, yet effective.
It has 4 on-the-fly dpi settings, and the dpi button is easy to hit but impossible to miss click. And this is a theme that repeats itself over and over with this mouse. It uses Huano switches beneath its buttons, which makes it closer to a mechanical keyboard, in the way that it’s almost impossible to miss click any of its buttons. This is a huge plus for me, especially in FPS gaming. But if you enjoy games where you have to click spam, such as RTS or MOBA’s, this might not be the optimal choice for you. But if you are looking for a mouse for Mobas, we got you covered as well with this list.
Just because it’s a very simplistic mouse, does NOT mean it’s lacking when it comes to performance. Like any other competitive gaming gear from BenQ, the performance is superb and it has great speed and precision. Making it an ideal choice for FPS gaming.
This mouse is minimalistic in the most fantastic way. It doesn’t overflow with gimmicks and software, but it still performs at a high-end top-level. If you enjoy millions of LED options, flashy design, and features, then this is not for you. But if you enjoy effectiveness, simplicity, and quality, then this is the one for you.
I personally prefer the FK2 version, and not just because it’s the newest, but it just feels a little more optimized. But the FK1 and FK1+ are also fantastic picks and works pretty much in the exact same way.
6. HyperX Pulsefire Surge
Features: Lightweight 95G, Omron switches, Extra-large mouse skates, Pixart 3310 sensor, four DPI settings.
- Precise & Responsive
- Made for competitive fps gaming
- Doesn’t work well in spam-click games
Accuracy, precision, and responsiveness is the name of the game, and the HyperX Pulsefire have it in spades.
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Kingston HyperX is like the Blizzard Entertainment of gaming hardware. They don’t make a lot of gear but the equipment they do make all live up to an incredibly high standard.
While HyperX is usually known for their top of the line headsets and occasional keyboard, mice are something they rarely do. However, their inexperience doesn’t show at all with the Pulsefire, in fact, it is one of the very best on the current market.
Once you have played a few hours with the Pulsefire, it is abundantly clear that it’s built with first-person shooters in mind. It has a much more significant focus on precision over acceleration and speed, and as most professional FPS gamers will tell you: Precision beats a high DPI any day of the week and the Pixart 3310 sensor provides just that.
The Pulsefire is first and foremost an FPS mouse, but that doesn’t mean that is all its good for. It’s has a high focus on precision, as well as responsiveness, also makes it a prime candidate for both MMO’s and MOBA’s. Its Omron switches give it a level of tactile feedback and responsiveness that most mice just can’t match.
While this 6-button mouse might not be enough to satisfy the most macro heavy MMO player it is all you need to compete in first-person shooters.
Regarding design and ergonomics, it also scores very highly for me. It not only looks good but also feel very comfortable. It is incredibly lightweight, coming in at 95g and the load is very well balanced. The ergonomic design combined with the textured material on both sides is what makes this mouse so good when it comes to overall comfort. It also has extra large skates to ensure smooth movement, especially on a good mouse pad.
The HyperX Pulsefire from Kingston checks all the boxes for me. It has an outstanding performance for what it is designed for(FPS) but also a decent amount of flexibility. So while it is a phenomenal mouse for shooters, you can efficiently use it for most other game genres
One trade of the Pulsefire does do is responsiveness for click rate. The Omron switches grant fantastic tactile feedback but also make the mouse less than ideal for spam-click games such as Diablo 3.
Lastly, it also comes with an attractive price tag for a triple-A mouse, which is precisely what this is. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to any FPS gamer and especially those seeking to take move into the more serious gaming arena and get more competitive.
7. Logitech G Pro
Features: 100 to 16,000 DPI range, Optical Hero sensor, Metal spring button tensioning system, Six programmable buttons, customizable LED colors, Zero filtering, smoothing, and acceleration.
- Metal spring button system creates ultra reliable clicks
- Pixel-perfect accuracy
- Ideal for pro gamers and casuals alike
- Might be a bit small for some people
While less popular than the G502, this mouse from Logitech might be one of the best they have ever created. Especially for those looking to be competitive in the gaming world.
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In terms of performance, the G Pro is up there with the very best. The PMW3366 optical gaming sensor delivers some of the best traction on the market and ensures pixel-perfect accuracy. What more can an FPS gamer ask for? Well the G Pro is far from just being a fantastic sensor mouse. The metal spring button tensioning system creates excellent feedback and makes your clicks more reliable than ever. It’s not for nothing that this mouse is so popular among pro gamers. It was even developed in affiliation with actual pro gamers.
The design pretty much speaks for itself. While not quite as ergonomic as the G502, this is perhaps the best mouse on the market for claw grippers. Which is a very popular grip type in the Esport world of fps gaming. The design is slick, simple and yet beautiful all at the same time and it is an aesthetically pleasing addition to any gaming setup. The only minor downside to the design is the size, which can feel a little too small if you are used to bigger mice or simply have a very large hand size.
The quality is superb, as it usually is with Logitech products. And it an especially great choice for fans of the Logitech brand, as the RGB lighting and Logitech software allow you to synchronize all your Logitech products to create a truly stunning setup. The Logitech software also allows you to create custom profiles for each different game types, meaning you can set up the perfect dpi, traction and precision for each different type of games and the mouse will figure out which one you are playing so you only have to set the profiles 1 time.
On top of all this, it is also very affordable. making it an awesome choice for competitive gamers and casuals alike.
The performance alone makes the G Pro well worth its very reasonable price tag. At a very affordable price, you get awesome quality, unparalleled tactile feedback, and a stunning visual treat. In other words, I would highly recommend this mouse to pros and novices alike. The specifications and features such as the metal spring buttons make it ideal for high-end competitive gaming, while the price tag and ambidextrous design make it a good choice for any other type of gamer as well.
8. SteelSeries Rival 310
Features: Custom TrueMove3 sensor, up to 12,000 CPI, 350 IPS, 1-to-1 tracking, Two-zone RGB lighting, Lightweight design(88g)
- Very high value for your buck
- 1-to-1 custom TrueMove3 sensor can really give a competitive advantage
- Highly customizable
- 1-to-1 tracking is not for everyone
The old Rival 300 is still popular among Esports professionals but the new 310 version is just a lot better on most fronts. It has the cutting-edge TrueMove3 sensor which provides you with exceptional precision and even allows you to use 1-to-1 tracking.
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The Rival 310 got a lot of upgrades with its latest overhaul but the biggest star of the show is the new sensor. It uses the custom TrueMove3 sensor which can be adjusted to provide incredible speed, acceleration, and precision. It also has the 1-to-1 tracking feature which essentially means that your cursor will move the exact amount that you move your mouse. This can be amazing if you are already used to play at a low DPI, which you likely are if you need a mouse for first-person shooters. That said, it is really slow, so this feature is not for everyone.
The SteelSeries software allows you to adjust everything from the default dpi, your IPS, acceleration and more. You can also create custom profiles and macros for specific games and adjust the beautiful LED lighting to whichever color you want.
The SteelSeries Rival 310 is an incredible bargain and one of the best mice for competitive FPS gaming in its price class. You get a lot for 50 bucks with this one and I would highly recommend it.
9. Final Mouse Ultralight 2
Features: Pixart 3360 sensor, ultra-lightweight honeycomb design(47g), adjustable dimensions
- Incredibly lightweight(47g)
- Very precise and reliable sensor(Pixart 3360)
- Feels quite luxurious
- Honeycomb design is not for everyone
Mouse weight is an extremely important factor in fast-paced games such as CS:GO and Overwatch and if you value a lightweight design then look no further than the FinalMouse 2. Its honeycomb design ensures its incredibly low weight of only 47g while it’s Pixart 3360 sensor provides the mouse with great precision.
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Mice with a honeycomb(holed) design is getting more and more popular as people begin to realize how important the weight of your mouse actually is to your performance. While mice such as the Razer Viper and the Logitech G Pro are very lightweight they do not come close to the FinalMouse Ultralight’s 47g. Personally I don’t find honeycomb mice as comfortable as a normal clean design but the result is undeniable.
10. Zowie ZA13
Features: 400-3200 DPI, 125-1000Hz report rate, Plug & Play, 5 buttons
- Made specifically to suit the needs of professional FPS gamers
- Perfect response rate & lift-off distance
- Convenient plug & play mouse
- Comes in 3 sizes: ZA11, ZA12, ZA13
- Not for those that enjoy a lot of additional features
Almost every mouse that BenQ’s Zowie division has created has become a massive hit among professional gamers and that is because Zowie seems to understand what it’s all about.
It’s not about outrageous specifications or RGB lighting, but good, reliable performance and excellent design.
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When someone with little knowledge of gaming mice specifications looks at the Zowie ZA13, it probably comes off as underwhelming compared to something like the G502 or the Rival 600. However, you will never need 16.000 DPI, and RGB lighting will not help you win and climb the ladder.
I think this is why Zowie’s mice are so incredibly popular with professional gamers. They are made solely for competitive gaming and have convenient DPI adjustment on the mouse that goes no higher than what you need. It has no software or lighting, just good solid performance and the perfect lift-off distance and report rate.
In terms of design, the ZA13 is a simple, ambidextrous mouse made from sturdy, lightweight materials. It has buttons on both sides to serve both left and right-handed users comfortably. It has a high profile shape which means its rather tall in the back with a relatively steep decline. This is ideally suited for both claw and palm grippers. It also comes in 3 different sizes, the ZA11, ZA12, and ZA13. With ZA11 being the smallest and ZA13 the largest.
It has no software or additional features to worry about, and once you plug in this bad boy, it will be good to go and perform at it’s best. And it’s best is excellent.
11. Corsair M65 Elite
Features: Up to 12000 DPI, Aluminum structure, Advanced weight tuning system, 20 million clicks durability, 8 Keybindings, Snipe button.
- Stunning aluminium structure
- Well placed key-bindings
- Plenty of DPI presets
- Quite heavy
- Un-intuitive software
Corsair has always put high focus on FPS games when producing their gaming gear. This gaming mouse is no different. and it is obvious how it was built with a love of FPS gaming in mind. It has a strong focus on everything essential for FPS gaming, such as precision, speed, and acceleration.
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It has a very smooth and well placed DPI switch that goes up to 12.000 DPI. Which just adds a smoothness to the gameplay, when you want to switch up your DPI on the fly.
A thing that really surprised me is the fact that the sniper button actually has real value. Most FPS mice with a sniper button tend to be there for the sake of having it. Instead of for the sake of improving your gaming experience. But with this Corsair gaming mouse, it really adds to your gameplay and works really fantastic to enhance your performance in certain situations. It is worth noting that the sniper button is not very useful in high-paced competitive games, such as Overwatch and CS-GO. But it works really well in games like Battlefield and Call of Duty, due to the fact that aiming is more realistic and slow.
The aircraft-grade aluminum structure gives a real feeling of sturdiness, quality and makes the mouse look SO good. Certainly one of the most stunning mice I have ever had my hands on. The aluminum core does add quite a bit of weight to it though. This can be a big con or pro, depending on who you ask. Personally, I like the feeling that the mouse is more grounded.
The grip works great if you prefer a claw grip, and fits very nicely unless you have very small hands. Claw grip can, however, be a bit annoying in long gaming sessions, as it does cause your hands to fatigue faster than a palm grip.
Another minor downside, in my opinion, is the software, it was not very intuitive and kind of illogical. But if you don’t mind spending a bit of time with the software, you should be fine since it’s all about getting used to it. It’s also perfectly fine if you don’t care about the software, seeing as it works fine as a plug-and-play mouse.
I am happy to say that this is my favorite Corsair gaming mouse to date. It has everything that Corsair is always amazing at, such as the aluminum design, fantastic specifications, and great overall performance.
I’d categorize this mouse as a niche gaming mouse. Simply because it’s weight and claw grip are not for everyone. But if you don’t mind those things, it’s a superb FPS mouse. But it also works quite well in most other game types. I am not a big fan of the software but that is such a minor problem, and I don’t personally mind it as a plug-and-play mouse.
12. Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury
Features: 1000 Hz (1ms) Microprocessor 32-bit, Fusion Engine hybrid sensor, 4 On-the-fly DPI Switching, Acceleration: >16G* Max. speed: >500 ips, Tracking Resolution: 240-4000 dpi Max.
- Outstanding performance
- A lot of value for money
- Clever key binding placement
- Mediocre mouse wheel
- Can almost feel too lightweight
Every list of great gaming mice needs 1 or 2 Logitech mice, and for FPS the G402 is a fantastic option. This mouse is illogically fast, and it has the AMAZING acceleration to back it up. The G402 has a max speed of 500ips, which if you are not familiar with mouse specifications, is more than anyone in the world will ever need.
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Just like most Logitech mice, it has an amazing qualitative feel, even though it’s very lightweight, which also compliments its speed well. It has fantastic ergonomics, with its curvy shape it feels like it has been custom tailored to your hand personally, pretty much no matter the size of your hands.
I don’t know how Logitech does it but their design always has a fantastic palm grip and the G402 is no exception. It doesn’t feel quite as good in your hand as its big brother, the G502, but still amazing.
having great speed and acceleration is, of course, important for any FPS mouse. But it also has great features such as the sniper button. This allows you to go from 4000 to 250 in the blink of an eye. I found this to be great in games like Call of Duty and especially Battlefield 4, with the more realistic sniping gameplay. I did however not find it very useful in very high paced games, such as CS-GO and Overwatch. Simply because you cannot afford to slow down in those type of games. But that is just my personal opinion.
For those who enjoy installable software for their gaming mouse, this mouse will make you very happy. It has a very user-friendly software, that allows for tons of customizability.
I have yet to do a negative review on a Logitech gaming mouse, and this won’t change today.
The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury has it all, great design, ergonomics, specifications, software, and overall remarkable performance.
You should NOT buy it for the sniper button since it’s not nearly as amazing as it sounds. And it can actually at times be annoying since it is in a position to be accidentally pushed.
First person shooters have been a dominant force in gaming, ever since Doom and Wolfenstein opened the genre to the mainstream audience in the early ’90s. The popularity of this genre started skyrocketing most of all due to games like Goldeneye, Battlefield and Tom Clancy’s rainbow six. But FPS games would not be what it is today, without Valve Corporation’s Counter-Strike 1.6 and Half-Life Opposing Force. Because these games were the first BIG competitive games in the genre. But A LOT has happened since. Today FPS is finally a HUGE part of the E-sport scene and with games like CS-GO and Overwatch, it’s easy to see why.
Best of the Best
This list is hand-picked with the highest user rated FPS focused mice on the market. Making the ones to make that it on this list the best of the best. In addition, this list will not be chronological, seeing as the mice that actually made it onto this list are all brilliant, and each is better than the other in different ways. And therefore your own preference is very important, so we will try to highlight each mice strengths and weaknesses. In order to make it easy for you to find the one that fits your personal playstyle.
We have focused mainly on these 4 key factors when reviewing these products.
Performance – Some mice with worse specifications sometimes outperform ones with better specifications. Therefore the actual performance of the gaming mouse is a crucial factor to consider.
Specifications/features – In FPS games, speed and accuracy are insanely important. So, of course, the actual specifications on the mouse are very important.
Quality – This is obviously strongly connected to the price factor. But some people simply don’t care that much about the price, as long as the quality is top-notch.
Value for money – As with any other product, price matters. And it’s important, how much value you get for your hard-earned money.
These factors are clearly not the only significant factors to consider. We are trying to look at everything bad and good with every gaming mouse. Those 4 are just the most crucial to their final rating.
Other Mice we Tested
After any testing period of products, there will be a number of them that almost deserve a spot on the list but don’t quite make it. These are the mice we tested for fps gaming but didn’t quite make the list.
The few times I have had the pleasure of trying a mouse from Utech has been very positive. And I honestly don’t know why they haven’t become a major brand of gaming yet. This mouse is qualitative, ergonomic, innovative and performs great.
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The mouse comes in an amazing case, with great product protection. That sends a really strong signal of value and quality about the product and make sure there’s no problem with it when it arrives at your door.
The mouse does not have quite the same performance in terms of speed and acceleration as the other picks on the list. But what it lacks in that, it makes up for in customization options capabilities. And that is really what makes this one stand out, you can customize it to fit your personal preferences perfectly.
The software that you get along with the mouse is such a joy. It’s easy to use, easy to master and you can literally customize everything. It is so rare to see well-crafted gaming gear software nowadays, but this is one of the few.
The last thing that makes this gaming mouse very unique is the side key bindings. It is not the standard 2 button thumb buttons, it’s 5 fully programmable side buttons in a very clever design that’s intuitive to use. At Least once you get used to it, which only took around 2 hours. This feature is not really targeted at fps but more so at MMO gaming. But luckily they are not easily miss clicked, which just makes it a nice extra feature, that also adds to your customization options.
If you don’t know exactly what you want in a gaming mouse, then this is exactly the mouse you want. First of all, it’s a very nice overall gaming mouse, with everything a great mouse should have. But the fact is that you can customize it to be exactly as you want it, is what makes it a great pick. You can decide on everything from the color on each part of the LED to what every single button should do, and everything in between.
I must also admit that I really fell in love with the innovative 5 thumb key-binding design. And that is probably what I will miss the most when using other mice. There is a reason this mouse has a 4.8/5 user score on Amazon, it’s quite hard to say anything bad about it.
From one classic to another. The SteelSeries Sensei has been a fan favorite for a long time, and we certainly understand why. It has a minimalistic, yet effective design, which very well mirrors its performance. It does, however, fall a bit short compared to some of the newer models from SteelSeries but remain a good middle of the road gaming mouse.
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This mouse is not stuffed with features and crazy over the top specifications. This does however not mean that its performance isn’t outstanding, it just means that it’s focused.
By this, I mean that it does not have a thousand key-bindings, 12 different dpi settings etc. But instead, it has a much greater focus on simplicity. It has outstanding surface traction, with inch-perfect precision. Which is really one of the most important things, when looking at fps mice.
In terms of speed, dpi, and acceleration. It does not go as high as some of the other picks on this list, but it’s maxed settings are more than enough for 90% of gamers out there. So unless you are used to outrageous speed/dpi settings, this will serve you well.
The design is really what will make or break it for most people. It has a great ambidextrous shape, which some people will love and some hate. Personally, I prefer a more ergonomic design if it’s done right. But a lot of mice goes for ergonomic design, but just end up being a bad fit for a lot of people. Whereas an ambidextrous shape really fits everyone. Doesn’t really matter if you are left-handed if you have small or large hands etc. This mouse will fit you nicely.
If you really enjoy the ergonomic shape of most Logitech mice, then this ambidextrous design may be a major downside for you.
The simplicity of this design makes it an ideal plug-n-play mouse. So if you don’t tend to enjoy software attached to your gaming gear, this is a perfect pick.
I want to start out by saying that I do really love the G403. However, the issues are this: When it comes to mice, no other gaming company has made as many home runs as Logitech.Click for More
This means that some really great products have to be left behind in the end. The G403 is a pretty fantastic mouse, but it is simply inferior to many of the other Logitech options. Its grip is not as good as the on G502 its performance is inferior to the G Pro and G402. I would recommend these mice over the G403 but if you find a fantastic deal on it or just prefer the look then it is definitely still a worthy purchase.
While Corsair goes around making some of the very best mechanical keyboards and wireless headsets on the market. They still struggle to match up to their competition when it comes to mice. While the M65 is a pretty phenomenal mouse, it is not on par with the likes of Zowie fk1 and Razer Deathadder.Click for More
Don’t get me wrong The Corsair Glaive has a lot going for it in terms of its performance. It has a really precise sensor as well as crazy high specifications regarding DPI and such. But it just feels like its power is not as well translated as the competitions.
Q&A FPS Mouse Edition
Q: What Specifications should I look for in an fps mouse?
A: If you have some base knowledge of how dpi and acceleration work with mice, and how it works for you. Then that is a great thing to start with, but if you don’t know too much about it then it may cause you to buy the wrong one. So unless you know how DPI and acceleration function, then don’t look for it. Other than that I would focus on whether or not you want an optical or laser mouse and find one from that criteria. Most FPS gamers prefer optical and it is considered the best one for FPS gaming, but it comes down to your individual opinion.
Q: What mice do they use in professional CS-GO gaming?
A: There are quite a few mice that are prominent in the FPS eSport business. Among the most popular are the Zowie FK series, the Logitech G502, SteelSeries Sensei and the Razer Deathadder. All of which are used by multiple pro gamers each.
Q: Does the sniper button function well for Overwatch
A: That really depends on which mice we are talking about since a lot of mice out there has a horrible ‘snipe’ button function. However, assuming it is a good one, like the one on the G402 and Corsair M65, then yes it can really help. However, it is a little hard getting used to. Going from incredible high dpi to a very low in a split second is hard to play around, but if you learn to master it then you will really improve your skillset. You may have seen professional FPS gamers move their mouse like it was a tractor wheel, that is because they have their snipe button activated, in order to gain better precision.
Q: Which FPS games are the biggest in eSports?
A: CS-GO is by far the biggest eSport FPS game, and there is really no other game close to it in terms of a prize pool. Other big games are Overwatch, Call of Duty and Battlefield 1. Overwatch may even compete with the player base of CS-GO, but not the prize pool yet.
Q: Will an FPS specific mouse really give an edge over my opponents when gaming?
A: Yes, especially in FPS gaming. FPS is likely the game genre that requires the most acceleration, speed, and precision of all game types in the world. Which means that having an excellent fps mouse, with outstanding performance will most definitely give you an edge when gaming. It is almost a requirement if you play at a highly competitive level. There is a reason that all pro gamers use a specific mouse.
Websites, articles, forums and blog posts used to research for this article.
- IGN, understanding the importance of frame rate, an article talking about the importance of frame rates in fps gaming and other genres.
- task and purpose, 8 tips for first-person shooters from a pro gamer, professional fps gamer giving tips for fps gaming.
- How-to-geek, mouse dpi, and polling rate: does it matter for gaming? blog post about the importance and functionality of dpi and polling rate.
- ESL tournament, ESL Pro League Championship News, news, and information on professional CS-GO fps gaming.
- Prosettings.net, a website that keeps track of the equipment & settings of professional gamers.