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. When choosing a mouse for your needs, 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 designed for speed and accuracy.
We've tested over 300 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.
On the hunt for the best FPS mouse out there? We recommend the Razer Viper V2 Pro. It has the same low-profile, symmetrical shape as previous models in the Viper series. However, it's much lighter and features Razer's new Focus Pro 30K sensor, arguably the best gaming sensor currently available. It also has a slightly longer advertised battery life. Like other Razer mice, it uses optical switches, eliminating the need for added debounce delay and the possibility of the switches developing double-clicking issues.
That said, Razer has largely managed to lighten this version by removing some of the features found on previous models. It lacks rubber side grips and RGB lighting, and most notably, this version now only has side buttons on the left, while earlier models have an additional pair of side buttons on the right. You may welcome these changes if you're more interested in weight savings. However, if you're a fan of some of these legacy features, now is a great time to check out the previous generation Razer Viper Ultimate, as it has recently fallen to the lowest price it has ever been.
We'd also be doing a disservice if we didn't mention the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT, the Razer's closest competitor. It weighs virtually the same, 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.
Your best option 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 V2 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.
For a budget pick, we recommend checking out the Cooler Master MM720. Note that the price of this mouse can vary, and it may dip much closer to the price of our best cheap pick below, depending on when you're reading this. It's at its best value when available for around $30 USD or less. While the MM720 may look odd compared to most gaming mice on the market, its small and fairly wide shape has an added ring finger rest and is very comfortable for most hand sizes. It's also especially well-suited for claw grippers. This mouse has small cutouts in its body that help reduce its overall weight, and impressively, it weighs only 52g, making it the lightest recommendation on this list. It also has very low click latency and excellent mouse feet that glide very smoothly on desks and mousepads.
On the other hand, it has mushy-feeling side buttons, and its build quality doesn't compare to other models. The plastic body creaks when applying a fair amount of pressure, and it feels possible to crack the plastic if you press hard enough. However, this isn't an issue under normal circumstances and is only likely to be a concern if you're particularly rough with your mice.
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. 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 Cooler Master MM720, or other more expensive options on this list. This mouse offers unparalleled performance at a consistently low price point.
If you're an enthusiast interested in experimenting with higher polling rates, we recommend the Razer Viper 8KHz. This wired mouse shares the same iconic shape as the original Razer Viper and has the same shape as our top pick, the Razer Viper V2 Pro. However, unlike the V2 Pro, this mouse has a pair of side buttons on either side, making it an equally viable option for right or left-handed gamers. Although, the biggest feature that sets this mouse apart is what's under the hood. Where most gaming mice have a maximum polling rate of 1000Hz, this mouse has a maximum native 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.
Unfortunately, some games still don't fully support these higher polling rate settings, including a few popular competitive titles. It also takes a fairly high-end machine with a powerful processor to take full advantage of this cutting-edge feature, though most gaming rigs will at least be able to take advantage of either a 2000 or 40000Hz setting. That said, it's important to note this mouse isn't nearly as lightweight as the other options on this list and doesn't connect wirelessly. However, it offers the best raw performance currently available at a solid mid-range price point.
Sep 14, 2023: We've adjusted the category structure in this article to avoid inconsistency with some of our other articles. We've moved the Endgame Gear XM2we from its spot as the upper mid-range pick to be our mid-range pick, and we've moved the Razer Viper 8Khz into a new category, 'Best FPS Mouse For Enthusiasts'.
Sep 12, 2023: We've audited this article and added a small note to our 'Best Budget FPS Mouse' entry regarding recent price trends for the Cooler Master MM720, but we haven't made any changes to our lineup of picks.
Jul 11, 2023: We've replaced the Pulsar X2 Wireless as our pick for the 'Best FPS Mouse' with the newly-reviewed Endgame Gear XM2we, which has somewhat better sensor performance and build quality and is much easier to find in stock. We've also added the Viper Mini Signature Edition to our list of Notable Mentions.
Mar 09, 2023: We've audited this article and replaced the Razer Viper Mini with the Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC as our pick for the 'Best Cheap Gaming Mouse' because the Viper Mini's price has risen significantly. We've moved the Razer Viper Mini into our list of Notable Mentions. We've also added a special mention of the Pulsar X2 Wireless in our 'Best Upper Mid-Range' category.
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.