The Best FPS Gaming Mouse In 2023

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In-house tested

When hunting for the best FPS gaming mouse you’ll encounter an onslaught of marketing hype from brands all proclaiming they have the fastest, bleeding-edge model you should buy. This sometimes leaves would-be buyers with shell shock questioning what FPS gaming mouse is right for them. We get it.

That’s where our guide to the best gaming mouse for FPS can help. We’ve tested in-house the most popular FPS gaming mice to bring you a shortlist of best-in-class picks to pair with a fast gaming keyboard. Plus, you’ll also find below essential tips to simplify your buying decision and a rundown of the FPS gaming mice pros and top FPS streamers are using to gain a competitive edge.

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The best FPS gaming mouse

Pro tip

Our FPS mice gaming picks are selected through a combination of in-house testing and analyzing FPS player data for the specific gear used by pros and streamers we track on Setup.gg. This way, you get not only the picks we think are best but also the select picks that the best players covet.

Best overall
Razer Viper V2 Pro
Pros:
  • Exceptionally light
  • Great click latency
  • Good battery life
  • Fast Razer gen-3 optical switches
  • High DPI sensor
  • All-around build quality
Cons:
  • No onboard receiver storage
  • No RGB
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At a Glance
Weight 59g
Sensor Focus 30K DPI
Polling Rate 1000 Hz
Number of Buttons 5
Battery Life 80 hours
Connectivity Wireless (USB type-C charging cable)
Compatibility PC, Mac (No software compatibility)

If you’ve got the budget, then there’s no reason not to include the Razer Viper V2 Pro on your list when buying an FPS mouse. There are several reasons why.

Firstly, this wireless FPS gaming mouse is focused on performance. It includes Razer’s Focus series sensor that offers an incredibly high DPI and it is incredibly light in the hand. The Razer Viper V2 Pro also includes Razer’s fast 3rd-gen optical switches that are more durable than prior generations of Razer switches. These switches are also a pleasure to click and have a great tactile feel.

For gamers laser-focused on performance, Razer also sells its 4000 Hz Hyperpolling dongle, which can be added to your Razer Viper V2 Pro for improved performance.

The main downsides are the lack of onboard receiver storage and there’s no RGB. These are both sacrifices Razer made to increase performance. So different gamers could arguably put both of these features into either the pro or con column.

Top FPS pro pick
Logitech G Pro X Superlight
Pros:
  • Great click latency
  • Among the lightest gaming mice
  • High DPI sensor
  • All-around build quality
  • Full Windows and Mac compatibility
Cons:
  • No RGB
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At a Glance
Weight 63g
Sensor Hero 25K DPI
Polling Rate 1000 Hz
Number of Buttons 5
Battery Life 70 hours
Connectivity Wireless (Micro USB charging cable)
Compatibility PC, Mac (Full)

If you want the #1 FPS gaming mouse that is the most popular, then go with the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. While this wireless FPS gaming mouse was released in late 2020, it’s still one of the best FPS gaming mice in 2023.

That’s a credit to Logitech’s Hero sensor technology, software tuning, and incredibly light weight. This highly-accurate sensor, tuning, and switches churn out some of the lowest sensor and click latency around. 63g is also one of the lightest options available on our best mouse for FPS gaming list. Any gaming mouse around this weight without a honeycomb design and holes is rare.

Wrapping up the positives, one of the key reasons otherwise for this FPS mouse’s widespread popularity is its versatile shape. Whether you’ve got small hands or large hands, or whatever grip style you game with, it’s likely the Logitech G Pro X Superlight will suit you well.

On the downside, though, there’s no RGB. Again, we’ll leave it in your court to determine if this matters for you.

Ultralight pick
Pulsar Xlite V2
Pros:
  • Great click latency
  • Exceptionally light
  • High DPI sensor
  • Available in a mini size as well
Cons:
  • No onboard receiver storage
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At a Glance
Weight 59g
Sensor PixArt PAW3370 20K DPI
Polling Rate 1000 Hz
Number of Buttons 5
Battery Life 70 Hours
Connectivity Wireless (USB type-C charging cable)
Compatibility PC, Mac (No software compatibility)

The Pulsar Xlite V2 breaks just below the ultralight threshold and comes in at a featherlight 59g. This is achieved by reducing material throughout, including in the palm area, on the sides, and with an open bottom, see-through design.

All the focus on shaving weight shows in its performance. This FPS gaming mouse slides effortlessly on an array of surfaces and mousepads, so much so that it even feels like it might run away from you if losing your grip. But that makes for a good FPS gaming mouse experience, particularly when flicking the mouse and letting the buttery-smooth feet do their work.

We also like that the Pulsar Xlite V2 has well-placed left side buttons that are hard to miss. Plus, it comes with a high-quality, soft charging cable that uses USB-C over micro USB, which is still a common connector in many of the best FPS mice.

Of course, to achieve such performance, Pulsar had to sacrifice in some areas. There’s no onboard storage for the USB receiver, which may be important for some people preferring the portability advantages of being able to slide the receiver into the mouse to avoid losing it when stored or traveling.

Highest polling rate
Razer Viper 8K Hz
Pros:
  • Great click latency
  • High DPI sensor
  • Super high polling rate
  • Ambidextrous design
Cons:
  • Not a fit for all grip styles
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At a Glance
Weight 71g
Sensor Razer Focus+ 20K DPI
Polling Rate 8000 Hz
Number of Buttons 7
Battery Life N/A
Connectivity Wired
Compatibility PC, Mac (No software compatibility)

The Razer Viper 8K Hz is the only FPS mouse on this list that comes with an insanely high 8000 Hz polling rate, which can ever so slightly make your gaming mouse faster. But it’s worth noting that these minimal performance advantages are next to unnoticeable in practice, even for the most seasoned FPS gamers who nerd out on performance.

Where such a high polling rate may be noticeable is if you’re playing on a high refresh rate monitor. We’d suggest watching this video comparing polling rates and explaining why there’s a competitive edge only for a small handful of gamers to see if the Razer Viper 8K Hz is worth considering.

Regardless, though, this FPS gaming mouse is competitively-priced in the middle range of picks on this list. So, it’s hard to go wrong even if such a high polling rate doesn’t get you amped.

The Razer Viper 8K Hz follows the same design language as the Razer Viper V2 pro. The main differences are the Razer Viper 8K Hz is ambidextrous with side buttons on both sides, there is a grippier texture on the side, and it’s wired. Internally, you’ll also get Razer’s Focus+ 20K DPI sensor, not the newer 30K DPI sensor.

Of course, the main downsides are this is a wired FPS gaming mouse, which isn’t perfect for everyone, even though the cable is high-quality and soft. There is also the low profile to consider since it’s not well-suited for palm grip users.

Versatility pick
Logitech G703 Lightspeed
Pros:
  • Great build quality
  • Grippy sides
  • High DPI sensor
  • Full PC and Mac compatibility
  • Includes customizable weights
Cons:
  • On the heavier end for lightweight gaming mice
  • No onboard receiver storage
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At a Glance
Weight 92g (102g with customizable weight)
Sensor Hero 25K DPI
Polling Rate 1000 Hz
Number of Buttons 6
Battery Life 60 hours
Connectivity Wireless (Micro USB charging cable)
Compatibility PC, Mac (Full)

The Logitech G703 Lightspeed is not the lightest and isn’t a common pick for an esports gaming mouse, but it’s still relatively light compared to other gaming mice. That aside, the reason it secured a spot on our shortlist is the build quality, versatile shape, high DPI sensor, and weight customizability.

The Logitech G703 Lightspeed closely mimics the Logitech G Pro X Superlight’s versatile design language and build quality, but it is offered at a lower cost. This is perhaps the better option if you’re seeking a fast mouse for both gaming and productivity. The grippy sides also ensure that you’ll get the best hold without adding grip tape.

Another standout feature is that you can customize the weighting with the included 10g weight that can beef up the total weight to 102g.

Of course, the range of weights offered is on the higher end if you want a purely, high-performance FPS gaming mouse.

Ergonomic pick
Roccat Kone Pro
Pros:
  • Great click latency
  • Among the lightest gaming mice
  • Extra feet included
Cons:
  • No mac compatibility
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At a Glance
Weight 66g
Sensor PixArt PMW3370 19K DPI
Polling Rate 1000 Hz
Number of Buttons 5
Battery Life N/A
Connectivity Wired
Compatibility PC only

The Roccat Kone Pro checks many of the essential boxes for a fast gaming mouse. It’s featherlight at 66g. It includes a high-performance 19K DPI sensor and there’s great click latency as a result.

But what makes it stand out from other fast gaming mice is its ergonomic shape. Gamers with big mitts will certainly appreciate the ergonomic, high-profile shape and overall size. Gamers wanting to combine FPS performance and productivity in one gaming mouse may covet the Roccat Kone Pro as well, especially knowing there’s a left thumb rest.

There are some downsides to consider, though. The shape and size mean it’s not a great fit if you have mid-size or smaller hands since your fingers may not seat in the click sweet spot and the left side buttons are further out of reach than other fast gaming mice. There’s also no Mac compatibility at all.

Budget pick
HyperX Pulsefire Haste
Pros:
  • Great value at such a low price point
  • Exceptionally light
  • Extra feet and grip tape included
Cons:
  • Honeycomb design isn’t for everyone
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At a Glance
Weight 59g
Sensor PixArt PMW3335 16K DPI
Polling Rate 1000 Hz
Number of Buttons 5
Battery Life N/A
Connectivity Wired
Compatibility PC, Mac (No software compatibility)

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste is a clear winner for the best budget FPS gaming mouse, especially when it weighs in at just 59g at this price point. Importantly, it includes a high DPI sensor, high polling rate, and the standard five-button layout common with FPS gaming mice. It even offers onboard profiles for convenience when moving among different computers. There are even some bells and whistles included with extra PTFE feet and grip tape in the box. Some of the most expensive FPS gaming mice don’t include these add-ons!

But consider that where you get what you pay for is evidenced in the click latency, which is in the upper echelon of the best FPS gaming mice, but still lightning fast compared to many other gaming mice. In short, you’ll have great click latency, just not leading click latency when compared to the fastest gaming mouse you can buy.

Comparing the best FPS gaming mice

Gaming Mouse Weight Sensor Polling Rate # of Buttons Battery Life Connectivity Compatibility
Razer Viper V2 Pro 59g Focus 30K DPI 1000 Hz 5 80 hours Wireless (USB type-C charging cable) PC, Mac (No software compatibility)
Logitech G Pro X Superlight 63g Hero 25K DPI 1000 Hz 5 70 hours Wireless (Micro USB charging cable) PC, Mac (Full)
Pulsar Xlite V2 59g PixArt PAW3370 20K DPI 1000 Hz 5 70 hours Wireless (USB type-C charging cable) PC, Mac (No software compatibility)
Razer Viper 8K Hz 71g Razer Focus+ 20K DPI 8000 Hz 7 N/A Wired PC, Mac (No software compatibility)
Logitech G703 Lightspeed 92g-102g Hero 25K DPI 1000 Hz 6 60 hours Wireless (Micro USB charging cable) PC, Mac (Full)
Roccat Kone Pro 66g PixArt PMW3370 19K DPI 1000 Hz 5 N/A Wired PC only
HyperX Pulsefire Haste 59g PixArt PMW3335 16K DPI 1000 Hz 5 N/A Wired PC, Mac (No software compatibility)

Comparing the best gaming mice for FPS side by side you can get a quick feel for the best gaming mouse for your needs. To help narrow it down further, here are some suggested FPS gaming mice to consider based on select user needs.

If you want the lightest weight: The Razer Viper V2 Pro, the Pulsar Xlite V2, the Logitech G Pro X Superlight, the HyperX Pulsefire Haste, and the Roccat Kone Pro are among the lightest FPS gaming mice that made our shortlist.

If you game on a high-refresh-rate monitor: Consider the Razer Viper 8K Hz first, then the Razer Viper V2 Pro or the Logitech G Pro X Superlight.

If you’re on a budget: The HyperX Pulsefire Haste and the Razer Viper 8K Hz are great budget FPS gaming mouse picks. The Roccat Kone Pro does occasionally creep into budget territory on Amazon and it’s a steal at lower prices.

If you need Mac compatibility: The only FPS gaming mice on this list that offer full Mac are the Logitech offerings. Another FPS gaming mouse may be able to be used on a Mac, but the software isn’t compatible and you will lose all of the customization features offered.

FPS gaming mouse buying tips

We detail below some FPS gaming mouse essentials to help you focus on what matters most when buying the fastest gaming mouse.

Weight

The trend over the last years to be considered the best FPS mouse is to shave off unnecessary weight so that the mouse feels like a natural extension of your hand. This makes sense. Reaction time matters in fast-paced FPS shooters; the lower the weight, the faster you can flick the mouse to land a shot on your enemy’s hitbox.

Any FPS gaming mouse less than 60 grams is in the elite club of the lightest we’ve come across. More commonly, FPS gaming mice range in weight from 60 to 75 grams, which is still featherlight in hand.

Grip type and hand size

While gaming mouse shape is mostly a personal preference, there are some things to consider based on your grip type and hand size.

Three types of FPS gaming mouse grips demonstrated: Palm, Fingertip, and Claw

A high-profile gaming mouse shape is best suited for palm grip and if you have medium to large hands. These higher profiles form nicely into your hand for palm grip users that need the extra height to support their palms. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight, the Logitech G703 Lightspeed, the HyperX Pulsefire Haste, and the Roccat Kone Pro are some options to consider if any of these grips and hand sizes sound like you.

Low and medium-profile FPS gaming mice may be best suited for fingertip grip users or if you have smaller hands. Consider any of the Razer Viper series picks in these scenarios.

Connectivity

Our list of the best FPS gaming mice includes both wired and wireless options with the performance needed for the fastest FPS titles. Wired gaming mice do offer a minuscule latency advantage over comparable wireless gaming mice.

But the reality is all of the fastest mice are going to offer incredibly low latency and be light in the hand. That’s why many pro FPS players use a wireless FPS gaming mouse.

The majority of casual gamers aren’t going to notice a difference that is measured in a few milliseconds of latency when comparing wired and wireless versions of the same FPS gaming mouse.

We think the decision for the majority of gamers to go wired or wireless mostly comes down to your budget and your setup.

A wireless FPS gaming mouse is going to come at a premium that is sometimes upwards of $50 over the same wired FPS gaming mouse.

Setup considerations for a wireless FPS gaming mouse mostly come down to desiring clean aesthetics or not with one less cable on your desk.

DPI and polling rate

All modern FPS gaming mice are going to offer far higher DPIs and polling rates than needed in the most competitive scenarios. Here’s why.

Let’s look at DPI first. In short, the higher your DPI the more sensitive your FPS gaming mouse. High-end gaming mouse sensors are now capable of over 20,000 DPIs among the best FPS gaming mice. In practice, though, many of the best FPS players rarely adjust their DPIs above 1,000.

Changing the subject to polling rates, all of the fastest gaming mice are going to offer at least 1000 Hz polling rates, which is sufficient for most gamers seeking lightning-fast FPS performance. Higher polling rate gaming mice will include polling rates of 4000 Hz or even as high as 8000 Hz.

An FPS gaming mouse with such a high polling rate is mostly only valuable when using a 360 Hz or higher gaming monitor. Battle(non)sense does a great job in this video comparing polling rates and explaining why there’s a competitive edge only for a small handful of gamers.

The DPI and polling rate features we find most valuable in a fast mouse are onboard profile switching, which allows you to change your settings with a toggle of a button or click of a select switch. This feature is especially convenient when jumping between games and you want to customize your mouse settings for each without missing a beat.

What FPS gaming mice do pros use?

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight is the most popular FPS gaming mouse used among Apex Legends, CS:GO, Valorant, Fortnite, and Call of Duty Warzone 2 players.

In fact, 30% of pro FPS players and streamers tracked on Setup.gg use the Logitech G Pro X Superlight. Here’s more on the top five FPS gaming mice pros are using among the players we track.

FPS Gaming Mouse Player Pick Rate
Logitech G Pro X Superlight 30%
Logitech G Pro Wireless 11%
Logi G703 lightspeed 5%
FinalMouse Ninja Air58 3%
Razer Viper V2 Pro 3%

Logitech commands the top spot as the most used FPS gaming mouse brand for the best players and streamers. Here are the top five FPS gaming mice brands in our player sample set.

Brand Preference Player Pick Rate
Logitech 58%
Finalmouse 14%
Razer 8%
BenQ 5%
Roccat 5%

We know we know. Why isn’t any Finalmouse gaming mouse included on this list when it’s such a popular brand among the best players?

No doubt Finalmouse makes great esports gaming mice, including the Air58 Ninja and its ever-popular Starlight series models. Finalmouse even led the lightweight gaming charge trend before it was a thing and the major brands played catch-up shortly after.

But ultimately, limited availability and pricing explain why we don’t think they’re a great fit for most gamers. You can get a high-quality FPS gaming mouse with just as good performance (or better) for a lower price and faster when shopping online or driving to your nearest Best Buy.

Our picks for the best FPS gaming mice are informed by in-house testing of mice we purchased after reviewing specs and online reviews for 36 gaming mice. We also layer in an analysis of the specific gear used by pro FPS players and streamers tracked on Setup.gg.

This way, you get not only the picks we think are best but also the picks that the best players are using to secure a competitive advantage. Our player sample set includes 99 pro player and streamers and the gear they use as of Winter 2022/2023 analysis.

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