Gaming mice for FPS games aren't too flashy; they don't have the multiple side buttons you can find on dedicated MMO mice, and instead they usually only have two side buttons. What's more important is how the mouse performs. When shopping for an FPS mouse, you should look for something precise, reliable, and consistent. When it comes to choosing a mouse for your needs, you should also feel comfortable grabbing it and moving it around accurately. Whether you want a reliable wired connection or the freedom of a wireless design, mice for FPS games are usually light and easy to move around.
We've reviewed over 50 mice so far, and below are our top picks for the best mice for FPS gaming. If you're not looking for a dedicated FPS mouse, see our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best mice for MMOs, and the best wireless gaming mice.
The best wireless mouse for FPS gaming we've tested is the Razer Viper Ultimate. This mouse is very lightweight for a non-ultra-light design and it offers amazing performance on top of being fully wireless. You can also use it wired if you want a slightly lower click latency and prefer the reliability of a wired connection. Its design is rather low profile and small, and it has two side buttons on both sides of the mouse.
Performance-wise, its latency is extremely low, whether you use it wired or wirelessly. You can also easily customize its performance settings inside the Synapse software. If you do plan on using the Viper Ultimate with its cable, you'll be satisfied with the new Razer cable, which is lightweight and doesn't keep kinks.
Unfortunately, this mouse isn't ideal for people with extra-large hands, unless you grip it with a fingertip grip. Its design is almost universal and most people should find a way to comfortably use this mouse. It also comes with an RGB charging dock, which is a nice addition. This mouse is often compared to the Logitech G Pro Wireless; these two are considered to be some of the best wireless mice on the market. Also, if you prefer ergonomic-shaped gaming mice with a slanted design, check out the Razer Basilisk Ultimate. It's almost like a wireless version of the Viper Ultimate, with the same sensor, and a thumb rest.
If you prefer the reliability of an always-wired mouse, then get the new Razer DeathAdder V2. It doesn't have the low-profile body shape of the Razer Viper Ultimate, but it has the same outstanding sensor. This mouse follows the same lines and overall design of the previous model from this beloved lineup. The mouse is very well-built and feels durable. Its high back hump is great to rest your hand on it, which makes the mouse better suited for palm or claw grips. This mouse also features the newest Razer cable, which is a nice improvement over the previous one. It's lighter and more flexible.
If you prefer the freedom of a wireless mouse, go for the Viper Ultimate, but if you prefer having a wired or use a claw or palm grip, then go for the V2 instead. You can also check out the Razer Basilisk V2 for a more ergo-shaped version of the DeathAdder.
If your budget is limited and you're looking for an amazing wireless mouse for FPS gaming, then check out the Logitech G305, one of the best mice for Fortnite. It's considered to be one of the best bangs for your buck at this price point, as it offers responsive and accurate performance. It isn't as light as the Razer Viper Ultimate and needs an AA battery to function as it can't be recharged. On the upside, the manufacturer says it can last up to 250 hours. Its shape and size are ideal for people with small hands or if you're a fingertip grip user.
If you play a lot of FPS games and are looking for the best performing mouse for CS:GO or Fortnite, then get the Razer or the Logitech G Pro Wireless, but if you're looking to save a bit of money, this is a great and affordable option. There's also the wired Logitech G203, which is very similar.
The best ultra-light mouse for FPS gaming we've reviewed so far is the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town. It's the lightest mouse we've tested and it offers great performance too. Its design is very small and short, but it comes with latex grips, called infinityskins, that can be applied to the mouse's body to modify its shape and size, making it suitable for most people.
This mouse has a very low click latency, which is great for FPS games. The mouse feels responsive and accurate and although it has a honeycomb pattern design, the mouse feels very solid. The click of all buttons is satisfying and the cable is very light and flexible.
Unfortunately, Finalmouse doesn't offer dedicated software to customize the mouse's performance. On the other hand, there's a popular third-party software that allows it. Also, it's worth noting that Finalmouse releases mice via drops, meaning they're available for a small amount of time. This means that if you're looking to get this mouse, you'll have to buy from a third-party reseller, which may be a bit more expensive.
If you find the third-party resell price of the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town to be too expensive, then check out the Glorious Model O. It might not be as light as the Finalmouse, but this mouse is more affordable and can also be customized inside its dedicated software. It features a bigger body, which is better suited for people with larger hands. There's also a Glorious Model O- for people with smaller hands. This mouse also has RGB lighting, which some may prefer. It's a well-built mouse with amazing performance and a nice lightweight cable. While the Model O has a symmetrical design, the very similar Model D has more of an ergo-shape, which might be better suited for you if you use a palm or a claw grip.
If you want the lightest option we've tested, get the Finalmouse, but if you want to save a few bucks and don't trust third-party resellers, then the Glorious is an excellent and affordable ultra-light gaming mouse.
The best cheap mouse for FPS games we've tested so far is the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse. It performs fairly well for its low price point and is a great option for people with larger hands. It has a wider body than most gaming mice, with thumb and pinky rests. It also has five side buttons in an arched design, which is unusual for a gaming mouse, but works well once you get used to it.
This budget mouse feels very well-made and features RGB lighting, although the side panel lights are always orange, which is odd. The mouse has a wide CPI range, which can be adjusted inside its dedicated software. The mouse feels fairly responsive and offers excellent overall performance, especially for the price.
However, this wired mouse has a stiff cable that drags when moving the mouse, which can be annoying. Its always-orange side lighting is always a bit annoying as you can get an awkward-looking lighting combination, but this won't affect performance in any way. This gaming mouse is very good for people on a tight budget, but might not be the best option for people with smaller hands, who should look at the smaller and more straightforward Anker Gaming Mouse.
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.
02/06/2020: Added the Razer DeathAdder V2 as a 'Wired Alternative' to the 'Best Wireless FPS Mouse'. Minor text updates.