Getting a good mouse is important, but it’s doubly crucial if you’re an FPS gamer. However, with so many mice on the market, it’s not always easy sifting through them to find the best FPS gaming mouse for you. So if you need some picks to help steer you in the right direction, you’ve come to the right place.
Lightweight and symmetrical mice dominate our list, as we think they’re the best options for FPS games. But we know that not everyone digs them, so we’ve included a symmetrical and a large FPS mouse for those seeking something else. Let’s get started.
- Best Ultralight FPS Mouse: Razer Viper V2 Pro trims some fat off of the excellent Viper shape to make a sub-60-gram (2.04-oz) speed demon.
- Best Ultralight FPS Mouse Alternative: Logitech G Pro X Superlight isn’t the king of the hill anymore, but the great shape and still-impressive 63-gram (2.22-oz) weight keep it relevant.
- Best Value Ultralight FPS Mouse: HyperX Pulsefire Haste shows you don’t have to spend big to get a great lightweight FPS gaming mouse.
- Best Value Wireless FPS Mouse: Razer Orochi V2 offers a great shape, excellent sensor, and long battery life at a reasonable mid-range price.
- Best Ergonomic FPS Mouse: Zowie EC2-C combines a classic ergo shape with a new flexible cable and significantly reduced weight.
- Best Large FPS Mouse: Logitech G502 HERO is a versatile (12-button) large mouse with customizable weight and a modern top-end sensor.
- Best Budget FPS Mouse: Razer Viper Mini offers brilliant ultralight gaming for less than $30.
Our Picks for Best FPS Mouse
|Weight||58 grams (2.04 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.99 x 2.27 x 1.49 inches|
|Sensor||Razer Focus Pro 30K|
|DPI Range||400 - 30,000|
|Battery Life||80 hours|
Razer’s Viper V2 Pro is the company’s latest and greatest ultralight mouse, taking the classic Viper shape and paring off even more weight to make one of the lightest mainstream mice you’ll ever use.
It retains the Viper’s classic elongated, flat symmetrical shape, with the only significant difference being the loss of the left-handed thumb buttons. It’s a great shape, although I still prefer the Logitech G Pro X’s slightly shorter and taller body. But you won’t go wrong with either, and they’re both near-perfect as far as symmetrical shapes go.
Razer’s also ditched the grippy rubberized finish of the old Viper, which tended to wear down quickly. To compensate for this, the company ships the V2 Pro with a set of mouse grips that you can apply if you need a more secure hold.
But it’s not all about what Razer’s removed to hit the 58-gram (2.04-ounce) weight. The Viper V2 Pro packs some hardware improvements that also make it the best Viper mouse yet. First up are the third-generation Razer Optical switches, which the company rates for 90 million clicks and now feel almost identical to standard mechanical mouse switches.
The Viper V2 Pro also marks the debut of Razer’s new Focus Pro 30K sensor. The new sensor’s biggest selling point isn’t that insane 30,000 max DPI, though; instead, it’s a feature Razer calls “Asymmetric Cut-Off.” It lets you adjust lift-off and landing distance separately, giving you 26 settings for each. It won’t be critical for everyone, but low-sensitivity gamers who lift their mice a lot will appreciate the fine-tuning this feature provides.
On top of all that, Razer’s also managed to squeeze an extra 10 hours out of the built-in battery, giving you 80 hours of uptime per full charge. All in all, the Viper V2 Pro is an excellent upgrade well worth the asking price. Left-handers will, unfortunately, have to stick to the old Viper or Viper Ultimate, but this is the new best gaming mouse for almost everyone else.
|Weight||63 grams (2.22 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.92 x 2.50 x 1.57 inches|
|DPI Range||100 - 25,600|
|Battery Life||70 hours|
It might not be the top dog specs-wise anymore, but the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is still an excellent ultralight mouse perfect for FPS games. Its slightly different dimensions make it a solid alternative if our top pick Viper V2 Pro doesn’t work for you.
The G Pro X Superlight’s standout feature is its shape, which is identical to the cheaper (and heavier) G Pro Wireless. It’s a neutral symmetrical shape that’s especially perfect for claw grips. I feel that the extra height and slightly shorter body make it better for claw grippers than the Razer Viper. Fingertip grips will also work fine, of course.
Beyond the excellent shape, though, the Logitech G Pro X is relatively light on stand-out features. You get a top-quality sensor, smooth PTFE feet, and a solid 70 hours of battery life, but not much else. But that’s not a bad thing: it just means that it’s a laser-focused mouse designed with little regard for gimmicks or eye-catching features.
While I like the G Pro X Superlight a lot, it’s by no means a perfect mouse. For one, the Superlight still uses a micro-USB connection for charging. It works perfectly fine, but having such a fragile port on a $150 wireless mouse feels like a slight letdown.
You also don’t have an onboard DPI button, which some users may consider a deal-breaker. It hasn’t been a problem for me, but the fact that the Razer Viper V2 Pro has one while being 5 grams lighter makes you feel that Logitech could have tried a bit harder to retain it.
Despite some misgivings, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight is still an excellent ultralight mouse for FPS gamers. Certain design decisions are starting to feel slightly old-fashioned now that the Razer Viper V2 Pro is out, but this is still a beast that’ll serve you well.
|Weight||59 grams (2.08 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.88 x 2.39 x 1.50 inches|
|DPI Range||100 - 16000|
Our favorite ultralight FPS mice are pricey, setting you back around $150. While we think they’re worth it, we get that it’s a lot of money to spend on a peripheral. So if you’re looking for a more value-conscious option that can still mix it with the big boys, you’ll want to check out the HyperX Pulsefire Haste.
The HyperX Pulsefire Haste has a shape that’s most similar to the G Pro X Superlight. It’s a bit wider than the Logitech, but is shorter and slightly flatter. As with most symmetrical mice, fingertip and claw grippers will get the most out of the Haste, with the former probably benefiting more from the reduced dimensions.
We appreciate that HyperX hasn’t skimped too much on the hardware to meet the Pulsefire Haste’s roughly $50 price point. Sure, the PixArt PAW 3335 isn’t the highest-end sensor you’ll find, but it’s more than adequate for gaming and shouldn’t give you any difficulty with spinning out or tracking loss. It has a slightly higher default lift-off distance than the top PixArt sensors, but you can thankfully reduce it in HyperX’s NGENUITY software.
We particularly like that the Pulsefire Haste comes with dust-proof TTC switches, rated for 60 million clicks. These switches should last as long as the rest of the mouse. So, whether you’re going to main this for years or just need a budget mouse as a stopgap, you probably won’t need to worry about the switches dying on you.
And, unlike our pricier picks, you get some RGB on the Pulsefire Haste, too. There’s a small RGB strip on the back and lighting on the mouse wheel. They’re minor touches, but they add a bit of visual flair to the otherwise plain black aesthetic.
Overall, the HyperX Pulsefire Haste is a ultralight gaming mouse that’s worth checking out if you’re on a more limited budget. It compares favorably to the best FPS mice available without giving up much in terms of quality or performance.
|Weight||60 grams (2.2 oz) without battery|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.25 x 2.24 x 1.49 inches|
|Sensor||Razer 5G Optical|
|DPI Range||100 - 18,000|
|Battery Life||Up to 950 hours (Bluetooth) / 425 hours (2.4 GHz)|
Razer’s Orochi V2 is one of the best deals in wireless mice right now. It’s a great mid-priced wireless mouse with excellent fundamentals that impresses whether you’re working on the go or trying to click on some heads in CS:GO.
The Orochi V2 combines relatively light weight with an egg-like shape similar to the classic Logitech G305 Lightspeed. It’s narrower at the front and rear and bulges out slightly in the middle. The Orochi V2 is on the small side, but the shape means it should be usable with all three grip styles for many users.
Note that the 60-gram weight that Razer claims is for an Orochi V2 without a battery. Thankfully, Razer lets you install an AAA or AA battery, depending on whether you prioritize weight or longevity. Razer’s claimed battery life figures are with a lithium AA battery, so that’s what you want if you’re trying to equal the company’s claims.
The rest of the Orochi V2’s hardware is impressive. You get a rebranded PixArt 3369 sensor and Razer’s second-generation mechanical mouse switches rated for 60 million clicks, so the Orochi V2’s FPS gaming cred isn’t in question. On the software side, the Orochi V2 supports Razer’s HyperShift, a toggle-able second layer of button mappings much like the Fn layer on a keyboard.
The end result is a versatile mouse at home in almost whatever situation you can throw at it. HyperShift opens up a lot of avenues for productivity, while the relatively low weight and excellent hardware mean it’ll hang with the best when you want to let off some steam after a long work day.
Razer’s Orochi V2 might not be the best wireless gaming mouse outright, but its price, shape, and versatility make it one that will work brilliantly for many users. It’s available in black and white.
5. Zowie EC2-C
|Weight||73 grams (2.57 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.84 x 2.40 x 1.65 inches|
|Sensor||PixArt PMW 3360|
|DPI Range||400 - 3200|
Zowie’s range of EC mice is one of the longest-lasting and most storied ranges of mice on the market now, and that’s not by accident. They combine an excellent ergonomic shape with a no-frills, esports-focused design that keeps them relevant despite their age.
The EC2-C is the mid-sized mouse in the pack, sandwiched between the larger EC1-C and smaller EC3-C. All three have an ergonomic shape reminiscent of the classic Microsoft Intellimouse that works for all three major mouse grip styles. It’s not as curved as some other ergo mice, nor does it have those aggressive thumb rests, but that makes it a much more neutral ergo shape that should work for many users.
It’s taken them a while, but Zowie has finally updated its EC mice to bring them up to par with modern ultralight mice. The EC2-C now weighs 73 grams (2.57 ounces), a significant 17-gram drop from the EC2-B’s 90 grams. They’re not the lightest mice out there, but 73 grams pushes EC2-C back into contention as a top-tier FPS mouse.
The other major improvement is the presence of a flexible braided cable in place of the stiff rubber one on the B-series mice. You’ll likely still want a mouse bungee for best performance, but you can go without one now, more than we can say for the EC2-B.
The improvements stop there, though, and the rest of the mouse is identical to the old EC2-B. That means the same PixArt PMW 3360 sensor with its 3200 DPI limitations and rigid 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 DPI steps. But that also means it runs without software, making it a true plug-and-play mouse. And the PMW 3360 is still great, even if it is getting a bit old.
Want a raw FPS gaming mouse? The Zowie EC2-C is the mouse you want. It makes zero concessions to productivity, aesthetics, or marketing bullet points, and we’d argue it’s all the better for it. It’s relatively good value at around $70, too.
|Weight||121 grams (2.27 oz) without extra weights|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||5.19 x 2.40 x 1.57 inches|
|Sensor||Logitech HERO 25K|
|DPI Range||100 - 25,600|
Most of the best FPS mice these days have small dimensions, pared-back features, and light weight. And while we think that’s the way to go, we realize that not everyone feels the same. If you prefer a larger mouse with more versatility, the Logitech G502 HERO might be the mouse for you.
The G502 HERO is from an era when mouse design wasn’t quite as standardized (some might say boring) as it is now. But don’t let the sharp lines and angles fool you: if you have large enough hands, you’ll find a comfortable ergonomic shape that feels good to hold and gives easy access to all 12 buttons.
That button count is one of the main benefits of having a larger body. There’s room to squeeze more buttons onto the mouse, making it a more versatile offering than the average FPS-focused mouse. The G502 HERO offers three side buttons, two buttons next to the left click, and left/right scroll wheel tilt.
So, while the G502 HERO doesn’t have a dedicated “sniper” button like other large gaming mice, you can easily use one of those extra programmable buttons as a momentary low-DPI switch for FPS games. Eleven of the G502 HERO’s 12 buttons are customizable in G Hub, the exception being the button that switches scroll wheel behavior between notched and free-scrolling.
You also have room to customize how the G502 HERO weighs and feels in hand via five 3.6-gram (0.12-ounce) weights. These go in the bottom, with a few different position options to let you shift the center of gravity towards the front or the back. If you want a mouse that you can tweak to feel just right, this is it.
Overall, the Logitech G502 HERO is a great large mouse with room for customization and tweaking. It’s definitely on the heavy side, but Logitech deserves credit for keeping it up-to-date with a top-end optical sensor. That makes it a good gaming mouse for FPS games worth considering if you like larger mice.
|Weight||61 grams (2.15 oz)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4.66 x 2.11 x 1.51 inches|
|DPI Range||100 - 8500|
The Razer Viper Mini is way better than its price point would suggest. Sure, it makes some compromises compared to its bigger siblings, but they’re all reasonable cuts that help make the Razer Viper Mini an outstanding deal for a budget FPS mouse.
Crucially, the Viper Mini retains the general proportions of the full-sized Viper, just in a smaller shape. It’s definitely more suited to small hands and fingertip grips. Still, the similar height to the full-sized Viper (1.51 inches vs. 1.49 inches) means that even those with medium hands could make it work.
The only significant downgrade on paper is the rebranded PixArt PMW 3359 sensor. It’s a bit old, as evidenced by the 8500 DPI maximum, but that shouldn’t prove an issue. The 3359 was, and still is, a top-end sensor; it won’t hold you back unless you actually need those 10,000+ DPI settings.
The lack of left-handed thumb buttons is also a possible downgrade compared to the truly ambidextrous Viper and Viper Ultimate. However, it doesn’t feel as much of an issue now since the top-end V2 Pro has also dropped them. That said, it does mean that left-handers looking for a budget ultralight mouse are out of luck.
Overall, the Razer Viper Mini is an excellent deal for an FPS mouse. Yes, the size means that it won’t work for everyone, but we believe it’s affordable enough that most users should give it a go anyway, just to see how they get on.
Finding the best FPS gaming mouse will probably take time and a bit of trial and error. With so many mice offering similar levels of sensor performance, getting the right mouse tends to involve finding one that suits your hand and mouse grip style more than anything else.
That said, we feel that symmetrical mice like the Razer Viper V2 Pro and Logitech G Pro X Superlight have shapes that’ll work for most users. That, and their low weight, makes them excellent places to start if you need an FPS mouse. But if their roughly $150 price points are a bit too much for you, there’s always the HyperX Pulsefire Haste if you don’t mind a wired mouse.