Get insider access
Preferred store
Your browser is not supported or outdated so some features of the site might not be available.

The Best FPS Mouse - Summer 2024 Mice Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2024 at 09:25 am
Best FPS Mouse

FPS gaming mice are a bit like race cars; they generally don't have loads of extra features or buttons, but they're all about performance. Above all else, the best FPS gaming mice should be lightweight and have low click latency. The shape of your FPS mouse is also key. You should choose a comfortable mouse for your hand size and preferred grip type. Whether you want a reliable wired connection or the freedom of a wireless design, mice for FPS games are designed for speed and accuracy.

We've tested over 325 mice, and below are our top picks for the best FPS gaming mouse in multiple categories. If you're not specifically looking for a dedicated FPS mouse, see our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best cheap gaming mice, the best lightweight mice, and the best wireless gaming mice.

  1. Best FPS Mouse

    On the hunt for the best FPS mouse out there? We recommend the Razer Viper V3 Pro. It's the successor to the Razer Viper V2 Pro, our previous top pick, improving on it in several ways. It features a new, more subdued design and a familiar shape that's ideal for a wide variety of hand sizes and grip types. It's now even lighter and sports Razer's updated Focus Pro 35K sensor, one of the most accurate and consistent sensors we've ever tested. It supports a maximum wireless polling rate of 8000Hz out of the box and delivers some of the lowest click and sensor latency figures available, providing an incredibly responsive gaming experience.

    If you don't mind missing out on absolutely bleeding-edge performance, Razer's previous generation Viper V2 Pro is still an outstanding choice, and it's currently available for cheaper than ever. Lastly, we'd be doing a disservice if we didn't mention the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2. It's a close competitor to the Razer, and its shape accommodates a wider range of hand sizes and grip types. It falls just shy of delivering the same level of sensor performance as the Razer, but it's an outstanding wireless gaming mouse in its own right.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range FPS Mouse

    The best FPS gaming mouse we've tested at a mid-range price point is the Endgame Gear XM2we. Don't let its subdued look fool you; this straightforward-looking wireless model has a surprisingly sturdy and higher-end feel compared to several other options in this price range. Its medium-size shape narrows slightly in the middle and has a wide, supportive back, making it particularly well-suited for relaxed, hybrid, or aggressive claw grip users.

    Its weaknesses are that it isn't quite as lightweight as our top pick, the Razer Viper V3 Pro. It also has slightly higher click latency and doesn't promise the same lengthy battery life. However, the sensor latency and accuracy performance are virtually on par despite this mouse using a previous-generation sensor. Also, like the Razer above, this mouse uses optical switches for its left- and right-click buttons, which are typically more durable than their mechanical switch counterparts. Altogether, this mouse delivers comparable build quality and performance that comes close to matching our top pick but at a more approachable price point.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget FPS Mouse

    If you're looking for a budget pick, we recommend checking out the Keychron M3 Mini. It's remarkably lightweight, weighing only slightly more than our top pick, the Razer Viper V3 Pro. It also has a comfortable, symmetrical shape that's on the small side, but it's still accommodating to most hand sizes and grip types. It's no slouch in terms of performance, either. It touts PixArt's flagship PAW3395 sensor, which helps it achieve impressively low latency numbers that deliver a precise and responsive gaming experience.

    This mouse has some less common features than other high-performance gaming mice. For instance, it comes with both a USB-A and a USB-C wireless receiver, which is especially useful if you game on a laptop. It falls short of more premium options because of its somewhat scratchy mouse feet and buttons that feel a bit mushy. It's also not quite on the same performance tier as our more expensive picks, as it has slightly higher click and sensor latency than those options. Overall, this mouse is a very compelling option that will provide an excellent FPS gaming experience at a reasonable price point.

    See our review

  4. Best Cheap FPS Mouse

    If you're looking for the best cheap option, we recommend the Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC. Depending on where you live, this mouse may be called the G102 or G103, but all these are the same mouse. This wired model has a comfortable egg-like shape that's a good fit for most hand sizes, and it's available in several eye-catching colors to suit your style. It also has full RGB lighting that you can adjust using the customization software. It doesn't deliver the same sensor accuracy as the more expensive options on this list. However, its click latency is good enough to deliver a great experience for any games you play, including fast-paced and competitive games.

    Its only flaw is its weight, as it isn't nearly as easy to maneuver quickly as our budget pick, the Keychron M3 Mini, or other more expensive options on this list. If you're looking for a much lighter mouse at a similar price, check out the Cooler Master MM720. It has a small and fairly wide shape but is very comfortable for most hand sizes. Its performance is similar to that of the Logitech mouse, but its light weight makes it easier to move around quickly and precisely. Its biggest downside is its build quality; it squeaks and creaks when you apply enough pressure.

    See our review

  5. Best FPS Mouse For Enthusiasts

    If you're an enthusiast looking for a mouse with bleeding-edge performance, we recommend the Endgame Gear OP1 8k. This wired mouse has a fairly narrow, symmetrical shape with a low profile hump towards the back of the body, making it well-suited for claw and fingertip grip types. It's remarkably lightweight, weighing in at less than 50 grams, making it incredibly easy to aim with speed and precision. What sets this mouse apart is what's under the hood. It sports PixArt's flagship PAW3395 gaming sensor with a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz. Pushing the polling rate to its maximum can produce smoother and more fluid cursor movement and ensure you get the lowest and most consistent latency performance this mouse can deliver. It also uses Kailh GX SPDT (single-pole double-throw) switches, which have a dedicated "GX Speed" mode, which provides the lowest possible click latency performance due to its special click design.

    Unfortunately, some games, including a few popular competitive titles, still don't fully support higher polling rate settings. It also takes a fairly high-end machine with a powerful processor to fully take advantage of this cutting-edge feature, though most gaming rigs will at least be able to use either a 2000Hz or 4000Hz setting.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro: The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is an outstanding alternative to the Razer Viper V3 Pro, but it's an exclusively right-handed shape best suited for larger hands. Otherwise, it performs very closely to our top pick and only weighs slightly more. See our review
  • Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition: For an even more premium alternative, the Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition offers slightly better sensor performance than our top pick, the Razer Viper V3 Pro. It also has a magnesium alloy exoskeleton body that makes it even lighter. We don't recommend it as our top pick because it's only being released in small, irregular batches and is much more expensive than just about everything else on the market. See our review
  • WLmouse BEAST X: The WLmouse BEAST X performs similarly to our top pick, the Razer Viper V3 Pro. Thanks to its magnesium alloy exoskeleton body, it's also significantly lighter than the Razer. The Razer supports a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, while this mouse's is 4000Hz. Also, its magnesium alloy body is fairly small and has large cutouts, making it less comfortable for many users. See our review
  • Pulsar X2V2: The Pulsar X2V2's shape closely resembles that of the Endgame Gear XM2we, and it's lighter while offering similar gaming performance. While the two mice have similar build quality, the Pulsar's open-bottom plate design makes it prone to accumulating dust and debris. The Pulsar is also more expensive than the Endgame Gear but is still a standout choice. See our review
  • LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K: The LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K has a similar shape to the Endgame Gear XM2we, but it's smaller and lighter. It also offers slightly better gaming performance and a higher maximum polling rate, but its build quality isn't as good, and its smaller shape isn't as suitable if you have larger hands. See our review
  • ROCCAT Kone Pro: The ROCCAT Kone Pro is a great alternative to the Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC and is typically around the same price. It's also lighter, but its right-handed shape is on the large side and isn't as accommodating to as many users. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jun 21, 2024: We've updated our top pick to the newly-released Razer Viper V3 Pro and made minor text changes for clarity and consistency.

  2. May 13, 2024: We've reviewed our picks and replaced the Razer Viper 8KHz with the Endgame Gear OP1 8k in our 'Best FPS Mouse For Enthusiasts' category since it's lighter and has more advanced switch technology.

  3. Mar 12, 2024: We've added a disclaimer about an issue with the Razer Viper V2 Pro's scroll wheel in the 'Best FPS Mouse' section. We've also added the WLmouse BEAST X to the Notable Mentions.

  4. Feb 08, 2024: We've replaced the LAMZU Atlantis with its smaller and newer sibling, the LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K, in our Notable Mentions because the original Atlantis has been discontinued. We've also made some minor changes for clarity and accuracy.

  5. Dec 11, 2023: We've replaced the Cooler Master MM720 with the Keychron M3 Mini as the 'Best Budget FPS Mouse' because it has more features. We've also mentioned the Cooler Master MM720 in our 'Best Cheap FPS Mouse' category and replaced the Pulsar X2 with the Pulsar X2V2 in our Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best mice for FPS gaming for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper mouse wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no mice that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of mice. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no mouse is perfect for every use, most mice are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.