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The Best FPS Mouse - Spring 2022 Mice Reviews

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Best FPS Mouse

Gaming mice for FPS games generally aren't too flashy; they don't have loads of side buttons like dedicated MMO or MOBA mice, for instance, and instead, they typically only have two. What's more important is how the mouse performs. The best FPS gaming mouse should have a low click latency, low minimum lift-off distance, and a consistent sensor. When choosing a mouse for your needs, first and foremost, it should feel comfortable 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 usually lightweight and designed for quick and accurate movements.

We've tested over 250 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 Wireless FPS Mouse

    Our top pick for a wireless FPS option goes to the indomitable Razer Viper Ultimate. While many high-end gaming mice have two buttons on the left side, this mouse has two buttons placed slightly further back on both sides, meaning they're easy to reach for both left- and right-handed players. It has an aggressive gamer aesthetic with sharp angles, though it only has one RGB lighting zone, which may be disappointing if you're an RGB enthusiast.

    Its low back makes it suitable for a fingertip grip if you have larger hands, while small and medium hands will feel comfortable with a palm or claw grip. You can connect it wirelessly with a USB receiver, and it comes with a charging cradle that acts as a receiver extender. Its click latency is amazingly low, and its low lift-off distance means the sensor isn't as likely to track unintentional cursor movements when repositioning your mouse. Also, its high-quality feet glide smoothly on mousepads and desks.

    Unfortunately, while it does feel very well-built, both left and right mouse buttons squeak when you press them down all the way. While it's very lightweight at 75g, it's not as lightweight as other gaming mice, so users looking for an ultra-light mouse may prefer a lighter option. This mouse is an amazing choice for FPS gaming and is among the best FPS gaming mice we've tested.

    See our review

  2. More Affordable Alternative

    If you're looking for the best FPS mouse on a budget, check out the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. Although its click latency is somewhat higher and it's heavier than the Razer Viper Ultimate, it's much less expensive but still has comparable performance. Its companion software is compatible with Windows and macOS and offers plenty of customization features, including sensor adjustments and button remapping. Also, it feels well-built and has a symmetrical, egg-like shape that's well-suited for all hand sizes using a fingertip grip. Unfortunately, it uses a AA battery for power, so you can't recharge it, and it may be a bit too small for larger hands to use it comfortably.

    If you're interested in a lighter gaming mouse with a slightly better click latency, go with the Razer. If you'd prefer a cheaper option with customization software fully compatible with Windows and macOS, the Logitech is a good bet.

    See our review

  3. Best Wired FPS Mouse

    The best wired mouse for gaming we've tested is the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO. This right-handed mouse feels well-built and is very comfortable to use. Its body has a slight texture for added grip, and there are two side buttons on its left side. There are two independent RGB-lit zones on the rear logo and mouse wheel, along with three LEDs along its left edge that display the selected CPI. Its shape is somewhat bulky and best suited for medium- to larger-sized hands, though small hands can still use it comfortably with a palm grip.

    Despite its bulkier build, it's surprisingly light. It has a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, which provides smoother cursor tracking for games that support it. It has a very wide CPI range, and you can adjust the set CPI extremely precisely by increments of one using Corsair's iCUE companion software, which you can also use to save custom profiles and adjust RGB settings, among other things.

    Unfortunately, the feet drag slightly on desks and cloth mousepads, and while its cable is excellent, it retains kinks from packaging and lacks the flexibility of a true paracord cable. Overall, if you prefer using a wired mouse for FPS gaming, this is an excellent choice.

    See our review

  4. Best Wired Ultra-Light FPS Mouse

    Weighing in at only 53g, the Pulsar Xlite gets our top spot as the best ultra-light option for FPS gaming. It feels very sturdy and has a comfortable right-handed shape. It's also fairly large, considering its weight, making it a great choice for a wide range of hand sizes using any grip type. Its body is covered in distinctive, pill-shaped cutouts to reduce its overall weight.

    Performance-wise it has a very low lift-off distance, which is great if you play with a high sensitivity or a smaller mousepad and frequently lift your mouse to reposition. Its CPI range is extremely wide, and you can precisely adjust your CPI setting by increments of 50. It also has great click latency, and while it isn't as low as some of its competitors, it's more than suitable for high-level competitive play. If you're dead set on an option with lower latency, there's also a wireless version of this mouse, the Pulsar Xlite wireless with slightly lower click latency.

    Unfortunately, you may find the feeling of the pill-shaped cutouts annoying or uncomfortable. Thankfully, there's an included set of adhesive grips if you find this is the case. This mouse also lacks a traditional bottom plate and has a framework of plastic spokes on the bottom that hold the internal components inside. It doesn't affect how sturdy the mouse feels, but it does mean the interior is very open to spills or debris. This mouse is a great pick if you're a serious FPS gamer looking for a wired ultra-lightweight option to climb the leaderboards with.

    See our review

  5. Best Wireless Ultra-Light FPS Mouse

    The best wireless ultra-light FPS mouse we've tested is the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT. Weighing only 61g, this mouse has a symmetrical, solid plastic body that's very comfortable for all grip types and very nearly all hand sizes. It feels very sturdy and has virgin grade PTFE feet that glide very smoothly on desks and mousepads alike.

    It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver, or you can use it in a wired mode while it charges. It has amazing click latency and a very low minimum lift-off distance. Its sensor is also very consistent, and you can also precisely adjust the set CPI in increments of 50 within a very wide range. Also, the companion software is available on both Windows and macOS and allows you to customize sensor settings and reprogram all buttons.

    Unfortunately, it lacks RGB lighting, which may disappoint those looking for something flashier. Also, its charging cable is made of rubber and uses an older micro-USB port instead of a newer USB-C port, which may disappoint some users, especially given the premium price point of this mouse. With that said, it's an excellent choice if you're looking for an ultra-light FPS gaming mouse that connects wirelessly and suits nearly all grip types and hand sizes.

    See our review

  6. Best Budget FPS Mouse

    For gamers on a tighter budget, the best FPS mouse we've tested is the Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC. It has a symmetrical egg-shaped body suitable for any hand size using a fingertip grip, and it feels very well-built, especially when you consider its price point. There are two buttons on the left side, a CPI switching button behind the scroll wheel, and you can also set a G-Shift button through the companion software that allows you to program a secondary layer of commands.

    It has very low click latency, a very low minimum lift-off distance, and a CPI you can adjust precisely by increments of 50. Its CPI range isn't as wide as most other Logitech gaming mice, but this isn't likely to bother most users, as even professional gamers typically don't use CPI settings higher than 3000 CPI, and this mouse has a maximum of 8000. This mouse also has three independent RGB zones that you can customize along with other settings using the companion software, compatible with Windows and macOS.

    Unfortunately, it lacks onboard memory, so you can't use custom settings on devices without the software installed. Also, the non-removable rubber cable isn't very flexible and may drag slightly on desktops or mousepads. Despite these minor flaws, the mouse is an excellent choice if you're on a budget and looking for a gaming mouse.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget Ultra-Light FPS Mouse

    If you're a fan of smaller mice with low-slung, symmetrical shapes and are looking for an affordable ultra-lightweight FPS option, you'll love the Razer Viper Mini. Weighing in at 61g, this scaled-down version of the classic Razer Viper has all the ingredients of a winning FPS mouse. However, it only has side buttons on the left, so it isn't a true-ambidextrous design like its larger cousin.

    It has exceptionally low click latency, high-quality feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks, and a lightweight and flexible cable. You can adjust your CPI setting by increments of 100 within a fairly wide range. It also has a low minimum lift-off distance, but it isn't quite as low as many of its competitors. You may prefer another option if you play with very high sensitivity settings or a smaller mousepad and frequently lift your mouse to reposition.

    Unfortunately, its sensor is a bit inconsistent and undershoots the set CPI more during slower, tracking cursor movements. Also, while it's ideal for a fingertip grip for all hand sizes, if you have larger hands, you'll need a larger mouse if you prefer using another grip type. That said, it's an outstanding lightweight FPS gaming option with impressive performance, especially given its budget price point.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium: The Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium is an even lighter alternative to the Logitech G PRO SUPERLIGHT. Unfortunately, it's currently only available from third-party resellers and can be very expensive. See our review
  • Razer Viper: The Razer Viper is an excellent true ambidextrous gaming mouse with a pair of side buttons on the left and right. It isn't as lightweight as some of the competition, but it's a good alternative if you prefer a non-honeycomb design. See our review
  • Cooler Master MM720: The Cooler Master MM720 is a great option for ultra-light FPS gaming but has some minor build quality issues and a very distinct right-handed shape with a ring finger rest that may not be for everyone. See our review
  • Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo: The Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo is a versatile alternative to the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT. It's less expensive and has a collection of modular pieces that allow you to customize the look and feel of the mouse. However, it isn't as lightweight, and the customization software is only compatible with Windows. See our review
  • Razer DeathAdder V2: The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a great alternative to the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO, but the Corsair has an 8000Hz maximum polling rate, is lighter, and has a better cable. See our review
  • Razer DeathAdder Elite: The Razer DeathAdder Elite is a popular mouse due to its comfortable slanted design. However, it isn't quite as good as the Razer Viper Ultimate, and it's heavier than most ultra-light gaming mice. See our review
  • G-Wolves Hati HT-M Classic Edition: The G-Wolves Hati HT-M Classic Edition is an ultra-light gaming mouse well-suited for larger hand sizes. Unfortunately, it also has a slightly higher click latency than many of its top competitors. See our review
  • Logitech G502 HERO: The Logitech G502 HERO is a good versatile mouse that features weight customization, but it doesn't offer the wireless freedom of the Razer Viper Ultimate. See our review
  • Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town: The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town is one of the best ultra-light gaming mice we've tested. It can be expensive, as it's generally only available to buy from third-party resellers at a premium. See our review
  • Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless: The Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless is a good alternative to the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED if you prefer a wider mouse with a tall back and a thumb rest. However, its CPI is only adjustable by steps of 200, and its minimum lift-off distance is higher. See our review
  • Razer Viper 8KHz: The Razer Viper 8KHz is an amazing wired alternative to the Razer Viper Ultimate. It has a higher maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, providing somewhat smoother cursor movements. However, few games support the feature, and enabling it consumes many system resources. See our review
  • ROCCAT Kone Pro: The ROCCAT Kone Pro is an excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mouse with a right-handed shape and a thumb rest, rare for a lightweight gaming mouse. There are lighter options available, but it's a good option if you're not a fan of mice with cutouts in the body to reduce the overall weight. See our review
  • ASUS ROG Keris: The ASUS ROG Keris is a solid alternative to the Pulsar Xlite. It has somewhat lower click latency and hot-swappable switches for its left and right-click buttons. However, it's heavier, and its minimum lift-off distance isn't as low. See our review
  • SteelSeries Rival 3: The SteelSeries Rival 3 is a good alternative to the Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC if you'd prefer a mouse with onboard memory. However, its minimum lift-off distance and click latency aren't as low. See our review
  • GLORIOUS Model O: The Glorious Model O and other mice in the Model O and Model D lineup are great ultra-lightweight options, but the Model O is heavier than the Pulsar Xlite, and you can't set the CPI as precisely. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Mar 25, 2022: We've replaced the Glorious Model O with the Pulsar Xlite for the 'Best Wired Ultra-Light FPS Mouse' category as it's a bit lighter, feels sturdier, and is better suited for a wider range of hand sizes. We've also replaced the ROCCAT Burst Pro with the Razer Viper Mini as the 'Best Budget Ultra-Light Mouse' as it's slightly lighter and currently less expensive. Lastly, we've moved the Glorious Model O to our list of Notable Mentions.

  2. Jan 25, 2022: Confirmed that all picks are available and remain the best current choices in their respective categories; made small changes to the text for accuracy.

  3. Nov 26, 2021: Moved the ROCCAT Burst Pro from Ultra-Light Alternative to 'Best Ultra-Light FPS Mouse' and moved the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT to 'Best Ultra-Light Wireless Mouse'.

  4. Sep 28, 2021: Replaced SteelSeries Rival 3 with Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC as 'Best Budget'; moved SteelSeries Rival 3 to Notable Mentions; verified availability of picks and updated text for clarity.

  5. Jul 30, 2021: Confirmed all current picks remain in stock and represent the best options within their categories. Removed the SteelSeries Rival 600, the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED, and the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse from Notable Mentions. We've also added the ROCCAT Kone Pro, the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Ergo, the Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium, and the ASUS ROG Keris to 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.

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