Best FPS Mouse for 2020
Finding your next gaming mouse can be a struggle, especially with all these new and upcoming brands in the gaming peripheral scene.
We’ve seen brands like Glorious, Endgame Gear, and even Cooler Master all attempt to and successfully captivate the gaming mice market. You wouldn’t think it would be possible to compete with the big players such as Razer, Logitech, Zowie, etc, yet these brands managed to do it.
What that leaves us with is too many mice, to the point it can be difficult to choose which one to get. So how do you choose between all these different brands and models of mice? That’s where we come in.
We at FortSettings study day and night what equipment the professional Esports players use. We have seen what mice are used the most, and we have seen what mice are used the least. We have also been researching reviews, player feedback, testing products ourselves, etc. By doing this, we have gotten a general idea as to what the best mice for first person shooters are.
In this guide, we’re going to cover our top FPS mice picks, then after that we’re going to give you some tips on how to choose the best mouse for your needs. Let’s get into it.
Here are the best mice for playing FPS games:
1. Razer Viper Ultimate
With the arrival of the Viper Ultimate, Razer has truly shown off their dominance within the gaming peripheral scene. It seems like everyone and their mother loves this mouse, and with good reason too. This masterpiece of a mouse is truly exceptional, and has everything you need from a top tier sensor, to a nice shape, to even being wireless.
The mouse comes in with a weight of 74g, which is actually quite light, especially for a wireless mouse. It also features an ambidextrous shape as well as design, with it having two additional side buttons located on the right side of the mouse. For the lighting it has a single RGB sector which is on the logo. And with the lighting you get Razer’s classic Chroma effects with up to 16.8 million colors to choose from. The structure of the mouse feels fairly good too. It’s nice and sturdy and feels very premium.
Now getting onto the main feature, the wireless aspect of the mouse. In the past, wireless mice have faced difficulties with latency and stuttering issues. But it’s safe to say that with this mouse, and with Razer’s recent HyperSpeed technology, the past problems have now been overcome. This means that you’ll be able to use and enjoy wireless mice in competitive scenarios, without the worries of having any issues. This mouse also has the option of utilizing a cable, so in case you don’t want to use it wirelessly, you can always just plug it in. The optional cable is also quite nice and flexible, considering this mouse was intended for wireless use.
The Viper Ultimate is a medium sized mouse, so it should work well for most people. The dimensions of the mouse are the following:
- Approximate size: 117 mm / 4.6 in (L) 71 mm / 2.79 in (W) 38 mm / 1.49 in (H)
Because of the mouse’s size, it should work well for most if not all grip styles. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you have large hands and play palm grip, you’ll probably want to use a larger mouse.
All in all, the Razer Viper Ultimate is a fantastic mouse which features all of the latest technology. So if you’re in need of a mouse that will perform well in any situation, then this one is definitely a grab.
2. Logitech G Pro Wireless
Coming in at the number two spot we have another wireless mouse, the Logitech G Pro Wireless. This mouse has been highly acclaimed within the Esports scene and community. From it’s renowned sensor, to it’s shape, and to it’s performance, everything about this mouse seems to be flawless.
It comes in at a weight of 80g, which is only slightly heavier than the Viper Ultimate. It’s also ambidextrous, similar to the Viper Ultimate, and features the same two additional side buttons on the right. The good thing about these side buttons is that they are fully modular, so if you want them removed for whatever reason, you can totally do that.
For the lighting you get one RGB sector on the logo, you also get three little dots which are your DPI level indicators, and the lighting can of course be controlled via Logitech’s G software. The feel of the mouse is decent, although same people have complained about the shape. In our experience, we haven’t had any issues with it, and overall it feels very well built.
Similar to Razer’s HyperSpeed, Logitech actually has their own technology called LIGHTSPEED. This allows their mice (including this one) to function properly and with little to no latency issues. So it’s good to know that this mouse will perform just as well as a wired one.
The G Pro Wireless is medium sized and has the following dimensions:
- Approximate size: 125 mm / 4.92 in (L) 63.5 mm / 2.5 in (W) 40 mm / 1.57 in (H)
If you have smaller hands you should be able to palm grip the mouse. Otherwise it’s probably best sticking to fingertip or claw grip with this mouse.
Overall, the Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse is a great performer and should be able to handle any task you throw at it.
3. Glorious Model O
We finally have our first our first wired mouse, the Glorious Model O. This mouse seriously shook the gaming peripheral scene upon it’s arrival. Glorious listened to the Esports community, and gave everybody what they were asking for. Thus, Glorious has become a household name among gamers.
There are two variants of this mouse, the default Model O, and the smaller Model O- mouse. The normal Model O comes in with a weight of 67g, and the smaller Model O- comes in with a weight of 58g. They’re pretty much the same mouse, the only difference is that the O- is smaller, lighter, and has some tweaks with the side buttons.
The Model O is an ergonomic mouse, unlike the G Pro Wireless and Viper Ultimate. This means that it’s probably not best for left-handed players. But it will perform perfectly fine for right-handed people. The mouse features a honeycomb design, which allows you to see through the mouse. This honeycomb design isn’t just for aesthetics though, it ultimately makes the mouse lighter, thus better in most cases.
As for the lighting, you get two RGB strips which go along both sides of the mouse. Because of the honeycomb design, that light will actually flash through the holes, making for a nice aesthetic. The scroll wheel also lights up too. And of course all the lights can be customized via Glorious’ software.
The default Model O is medium-large sized, and the Model O- is small-medium sized. Here are the dimensions for both:
- Approximate size (Model O): 128 mm / 5.03 in (L) 66 mm / 2.59 in (W) 37.5 mm / 1.47 in (H)
- Approximate size (Model O-): 120 mm / 4.72 in (L) 63 mm / 2.48 in (W) 36 mm / 1.41 in (H)
Because you have two different versions to choose from, you should be fine grip wise. Just keep in mind what grip you are going to be using, and how large your hands are, then purchase the according sized mouse.
All things considered, the Glorious Model O is an exceptional mouse. It has a great sensor, good shape, performs well, pretty much everything you need for a good FPS mouse.
4. Razer Deathadder V2
Here we have our second Razer product for the list, the Razer Deathadder V2. The Deathadder series mice have been around for a long time, more than a decade now. Despite their age, people still seem to love them, mainly for their unique shape.
The Deathadder V2 weighs in at 82g, which is far lighter than the previous edition, the Deathadder Elite. The weight isn’t the only thing that’s changed since the Elite, Razer has upgraded the Deathadders switches, cable, sensor, and much more. Razer has basically taken a classic, renowned mouse and improved almost everything about it, making this mouse an incredible pick.
The mouse features similar RGB lighting to the Viper Ultimate, with a lighting sector on the logo, as well as the scroll wheel. Other than that the mouse stills feels like the good old Deathadder that everyone loves, but newer and more improved.
The size of the Deathadder V2 is within the medium-large range. The measurements are here:
- Approximate size: 127.0 mm / 5 in (L) x 61.7 mm / 2.43 in (W) x 42.7 mm / 1.68 in (H)
If you have larger hands, then this mouse will be a great choice for you, especially if you play palm grip.
Overall, the Razer Deathadder V2 is a great ergonomic mouse and is perfect for people who are looking to use a larger mouse.
5. Finalmouse Ultralight 2
Finalmouse, everybody’s favorite hype beast. Even though Finalmouse faces a lot of criticism, there’s no denying that they make good products. This mouse is definitely no exception.
This is THE lightest gaming mouse on the market today, coming in at around 47 grams. Light mice are usually considered better, especially for first person shooters. The reason being is because of the friction between your mouse and mousepad, so the lighter the mouse, the better control the player has.
The Ultralight 2 is an ergonomic mouse, meaning its intended for right-handed use, but of course left handed people can use it. The design is quite nice, and the structure is very premium and solid. Unfortunately you won’t be getting any special RGB lighting with this mouse, this mouse is meant for plug and play, simple as that.
It does feature a honeycomb design though, which is good if you’re into that. With the Finalmouse INFINITYSKINS you are also able to change the size to your liking (keep in mind it will affect the weight).
The default Ultralight 2 without the INFINITYSKINS applied is quite small. Here are the dimensions:
- Approximate size: 116 mm / 4.56 in (L) 53 mm / 2.08 in (W) 35.7 mm / 1.4 in (H)
This mouse is on the smaller side of the spectrum, even while using the INFINITYSKINS. You should definitely keep that in mind if you have larger hands and play palm.
Other than that, this mouse is a great snatch if you have the budget for it. It should perform well for almost anything you need it to, especially gaming.
6. Cooler Master MM710
If you were to go back a few years and think of the top gaming mice brands, Cooler Master wouldn’t have ever even popped into your head. But here they are, with their prominent MM710. This mouse is absolutely great and is a cheaper alternative to mice such as the Ultralight 2 and Glorious Model O.
It comes in with an extremely light weight of 53g, beating all of the mice on this list apart from the FU2. It also features a honeycomb design, which is apart of how they managed to get it so light. Other than that the mouse is pretty simplistic. It has a good sensor, decent shape, nice cable, seems quite reliable. All in all, it’s a pretty good mouse, especially for the price.
Unfortunately, this mouse does not include any RGB lighting. If you’d like to get lighting for this mouse, you’d have to upgrade to the newer Cooler Master MM711. There is a downside to the MM711 though, and that’s the weight. It weighs ~7g more than the MM710, and that’s the only reason why it’s not included on our list.
The MM710 is definitely suited more towards smaller hands. Dimensions here:
- Approximate size: 116.6 mm / 4.59 in (L) 62.6 mm / 2.46 in (W) 38.3 mm / 1.5 in (H)
This means that it will be great for claw and fingertip grippers.
To sum it up, the Cooler Master MM710 is a great and cheaper alternative to other more expensive mice, yet it still performs close to, if not as well as them.
How to choose the best FPS mouse for you
Our list above features some of the best overall gaming mice, so feel free to choose any one of them, I’m sure they will work great for you. But in case you want to spend some more time to find the absolute perfect mouse for you, we’re gonna give you some tips.
Determine your hand size
Determining your hand size is the first step in finding the perfect fit mouse. What you’re going to need is a pen or pencil and a piece of paper.
Next you’re going to want to use that pen or pencil and trace around your hand, like this:
After that you’re going to need to grab a ruler or some type of measurement tool. You’re then going to want to measure both the vertical and horiztonal lengths of the sketch. For the horizontal, start at your thumb, then go straight across to the opposite side. For the vertical, you’ll want to start from the tip of your middle finger, and then down to the bottom of your hand. It should look something like this:
Once you have your hand measurements, find the appropriate mouse sizing via our table below:
Less than 17 cm / 6.7 inches
7.5-8.5 cm / 2.9-3.3 inches
17-20 cm / 6.7-7.9 inches
8.5-10 cm / 3.3-3.9 inches
More than 20 cm / 7.9 inches
10-11 cm / 3.9-4.3 inches
Find which grip you use
There are three main mouse grip styles that people use: palm, claw, and fingertip. To find out what you use, simply put your hand on a mouse and observe how you hold and move it around. Once you know how you’re grip style looks, find your specific grip on the following graphic:
Note: Palm generally works better for larger mice, claw can be used for pretty much all sized mice, and fingertip is usually for smaller mice.
Now that you know which mouse size you need and which grip style you use, we can finally move on to the following conclusion.
You may have noticed that within every mouse we reviewed we included recommended sizes, as well as grip styles. You can use these to figure out which mouse from this list will fit you best:
Keep in mind that everyone has their own preferences, so what we say may not always be correct, although we do hope that you can find the best possible mouse by using this guide.