Best FPS Mouse for 2021
Having a good gaming mouse is crucial in order to play your best in games. Yet finding a new gaming mouse isn’t the easiest of tasks.
That’s exactly why we’ve created this guide; to help you find the best FPS mouse while saving precious time. With our combined and extensive gaming experience, as well as countless hours of research, we have come up with our top mice picks for First-Person Shooter games.
Here are the best mice for playing FPS games:
With the arrival of the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT, Logitech has truly shown off their dominance within the gaming peripheral scene. This mouse is the successor to the previous and highly renowned Logitech G Pro Wireless. The main difference between the two is that the SUPERLIGHT variant is far lighter, has “zero resistance” gliding feet, as well as some other tweaks, features and quirks which ultimately benefit the mouse.
The sensor that this mouse uses is the HERO 25K, which is claimed to be Logitech’s best in-house sensor yet, and in general one of the best sensors to date. Although quite unnecessary, the sensor can support up to 25,600 DPI. It’s also the first sensor to accurately track movement at the sub-micron level.
For the weight it comes in at a very decent 63g, which is impressive considering wireless mice are usually far heavier. The mouse also has an ambidextrous shape, meaning it’s suitable for both right or left-handed people.
From it’s highly acclaimed sensor, to it’s shape and design, to it’s overall performance, everything about the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT seems flawless – and that’s why it’s our number one pick.
Sizing for G PRO X SUPERLIGHT:
Best suited for small-medium sized hands, although can still work decent for larger hands.
Coming in at the number two spot we have the Razer Viper Ultimate. This mouse is basically the wireless version of the Razer Viper, although it is a bit different to it in some ways.
The Razer Viper Ultimate uses the Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor, which is a top of the line sensor from Razer which was developed working alongside Pixart. It has a 99.6% resolution accuracy, ability to scale up to 20,000 DPI, Smart Tracking, as well as a few more beneficial features. All in all, the Focus+ is a very high quality and reliable sensor.
Weight wise, the mouse comes in at a nice 74g, which is only a bit heavier than the previously mentioned Logitech SUPERLIGHT. The mouse is also fully ambidextrous and features two additional side buttons on the right side of the mouse. The overall structure of the mouse is quite nice too, with it being very sturdy and premium feeling.
All in all, the Razer Viper Ultimate is a fantastic mouse which features all of the latest technology that you’ll need to game properly. If you’re in need of a mouse that will perform well in any situation, then this one is definitely a grab.
Sizing for Viper Ultimate:
Best suited for small-medium sized hands, although can still work decent for larger hands.
For the first wired mouse on this list, we have the Cooler Master MM710. This mouse provides a great bang for your buck by providing a light-weight and feature packed device which is much cheaper than similar products.
The sensor that this mouse uses is the Pixart PMW3389 Sensor, which is a top-notch sensor, as most Pixart products are. You’ll get great pixel tracking, no spinouts, and overall fantastic accuracy while using it.
For the weight it comes in at a sweet 53g, beating every other mouse on this list apart from the FU2. It also features a honeycomb design, which is a part of how they get it to weigh so light. Other than that, the mouse is pretty simplistic. It has a good sensor, decent ambidextrous shape, nice cable, and will be very reliable when using it.
The only “downside” to this mouse is that it doesn’t include any RGB lighting. There is a variant of this mouse which does come with lighting, that is the MM711. There’s a specific reason as to why we chose the MM710 over the MM711 though, and that’s because the newer version costs and weighs more. If looks / lighting is a major factor to you, then you might want to consider getting the MM711, although keep in mind those mentioned downsides.
To sum it up, the Cooler Master MM710 is a great budget-friendly mouse which performs just as good as any other more expensive mouse. Definitely a grab if you’re trying to cut costs while keeping great performance.
Sizing for MM710:
Best suited for small sized hands, and is also decent for medium sized hands. Not recommended for people with larger hands.
For our fourth top pick we have the Glorious Model O Wireless. This mouse is pretty much the wireless version of the notorious Model O from Glorious, although it does have some other adjustments from its former variant.
The mouse uses Glorious’ new in-house BAMF sensor. Similar to the Focus+ from Razer, the Glorious BAMF sensor was made in collaboration with Pixart. For a reasonably new brand Glorious did do very well with their sensor. It seems very reliable and has great tracking, no spinouts, etc.
Unlike the original Model O which was ergonomic, the new wireless Model O is ambidextrous, which seems to be a common theme for most of these new gaming wireless mice. Other than that, not too much has changed from the original version of the Model O. It’s still the same classic, reliable mouse with a few beneficial tweaks and upgrades.
Price wise the Model O Wireless is fairly cheap, especially considering it is wireless. This makes it a great alternative if you’re looking for a wireless mouse but wanting to pay the costly fees that Razer and Logitech mice often come with. All things considered, the Model O Wireless is an exceptional mouse which will provide you with everything you’ll need to game your best with.
Sizing for Model O Wireless:
Best suited for medium-large hand sizes.
The Deathadder series mice have been going for more than a decade now, and this specific variant, the V2, is one of the more recent versions to have come out. The reason why Razer is still producing Deathadders is because people love the shape of them. Although it does come down to preference, the people who do use the Deathadders absolutely love them.
The sensor in this mouse is the same as the Viper Ultimate, the Razer Focus+ Optical. However unlike the Viper, the Deathadder V2 is a wired mouse, meaning it has a not-so-light cable attached. One good feature about this mouse is that it uses Razer’s SpeedFlex Cable technology. This cable technology allows for a smooth glide accross surfaces so that your mouse feels lighter and smoother to drag despite it being wired.
The mouse weighs in at 82g, which is far lighter than the previous Deathadder, although it still isn’t the best in terms of weight. Razer has also upgraded switches, design features such as side grip, and of course the sensor and cable. Razer has basically taken a classic, distinguished mouse and has improved almost everything about it, making this a very nice pick for Deathadder enthusiasts.
Overall, the Razer Deathadder V2 is a fantastic performing mouse and is perfect for those looking for a larger ergonomic mouse.
Sizing for Deathadder V2:
Best suited for medium-large hands.
The Finalmouse Ultralight 2, is a testament to Finalmouse’s ability of creating good mice. This mouse was the lightest mouse on the market (before Finalmouse made their wireless model). Coming in at a minuscule weight of 47 grams, this mouse is extraordinarily light.
For the sensor it is rocking the Pixart 3360. This of course is an exceptional sensor which will handle everything you need it do without any problems.
The design of the mouse is ambidextrous, and the structure is nice and solid too. There’s no RGB lighting or even software with this mouse though, it’s purely meant for plug and play purposes. You can still adjust the DPI via the in-built DPI switch which is positioned on the top of the mouse.
One neat thing about the mouse is that it comes with Finalmouse’s INFINITYSKINS. These INFINITYSKINS are basically attachments which you can apply to the mouse to make it larger. This is a great feature because by default the FU2 is tiny. However the attachments do increase the mouse’s weight, so that’s one thing to keep in mind.
The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 is altogether a great mouse especially if you have the budget for it. It should perform well for almost everything you need it do, and especially for aiming in games.
Sizing for Ultralight 2:
Best suited for small sized hands. With INFINITYSKINS applied it can also be suitable for medium hands.
How to choose the best FPS mouse for you
All of the mice listed above are fantastic choices if you’re needing a new gaming mouse. So feel free to pick whichever one you want, they should all work great regardless. However, if you’re interested in finding the absolute perfect mouse for yourself, then you may want to spend some more time finding what will best suit your individual needs. We’re gonna help you with that in this next section – so let’s get started.
#1 - Determine your hand size
Mice come in all different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to know what size your hand is in order to pick the best suited one. To find your hand size, you’re going to need to get a pencil / pen and a piece of paper, like so:
Once you have a pencil / pen (or anything that can draw) and your piece of paper, you’re going to want to trace around your hand, like this:
After tracing your hand, grab a ruler or any other type of measurement tool and measure both the vertical and horizontal lengths of the traced hand. Write the measurements down so that we can use them later, like so:
#2 - Find which mouse is best for you
You should now know your hand measurements. With this information you can now find which mouse will best suit your needs.
Let’s start off by finding your hand size category. Take your two previous hand measurements, both horizontal and veritcal, a.k.a length and width, and compare them to this chart:
|Small||Less than 17 cm / 6.7 inches||Less than 8.5 cm / 3.3 inches|
|Medium||17-20 cm / 6.7-7.9 inches||8.5-10 cm / 3.3-3.9 inches|
|Large||More than 20 cm / 7.9 inches||More than 10 cm / 3.9 inches|
After applying your measurements to the above chart, you should see that you fall under one category, either Small, Medium or Large.
Now that you know your hand size category, you can then take and compare it to each mouse that we have in this guide. You may have noticed that we left sizing snippets in each mouse we reviewed. Here’s a screenshot for reference:
All of the mice in this list are great, regardless of them being numbered. So it’s more important to find which mouse in this list suits your hand size category the best. It’s quite straightforward; simply take your hand size category from the chart, then compare it to our sizing snippets and recommendations.
Keep in mind that everyone does have their own personal preferences, so although we’d like to believe that our chart will help you find the best mouse, it may not always be 100% correct. Nevertheless, all of our top picked mice are fantastic choices for FPS games and games in general, so if you want to choose any of the ones that we mentioned, feel free to go ahead, they will all perform great anyway.