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The Best FPS Mouse - Winter 2023 Mice Reviews

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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. 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 275 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 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, and like other Razer mice, it uses optical switches, which eliminates 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. If you're more interested in weight savings, you may welcome these changes. 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 cheapest price it's ever been.

    We'd also be doing a disservice if we didn't mention the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT, this mouse's closest competitor. It weighs virtually the same, and its shape is a bit more accommodating to 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 Upper Mid-Range FPS Mouse

    For an option at an upper mid-range price, we recommend you check out the LAMZU Atlantis. It's a medium-sized mouse with a symmetrical design and a shape that's extremely well-suited for a claw grip for most hand sizes. It has an unusual bottom plate design with a transparent plastic framework. This frame contributes to keeping the mouse remarkably lightweight, though it leaves the inside of the mouse more open to collecting dust and debris.

    You can also buy this mouse in a range of more expressive colorways than most gaming mice, but it doesn't have any RGB lighting. In terms of raw power, it has excellent click latency and uses PixArt's new flagship sensor, the PAW 3395, which is closely related to and performs almost as well as the proprietary Focus Pro 30K sensor in our top pick, the Razer Viper V2 Pro.

    If you're looking for an alternative that's better suited for bigger hands, check out the Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless. It weighs virtually the same and offers a similar level of gaming performance. Like the LAMZU, it partly relies on a minimal baseplate design to keep it lightweight. However, it also has pill-shaped cutouts on its palm rest, and you may not appreciate the feel of this mouse in hand if you're sensitive to its slightly irregular texture.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range FPS Mouse

    The best FPS gaming mouse at a mid-range price point is the Razer Viper 8KHz. It shares the same iconic shape as the original Razer Viper and has a pair of side buttons on either side, making it an equally viable option for either right or left-handed gamers. Although, what 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 polling rate of 8000Hz. Pushing the polling rate to its maximum will make your cursor movements feel smoother and more fluid.

    Unfortunately, some games don't 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 2000Hz 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 it doesn't connect wirelessly. However, it offers the best raw performance currently available at a solidly mid-range price point.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget FPS Mouse

    For a budget pick, we recommend checking out the Cooler Master MM720. While it looks 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 fairly 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.

    See our review

  5. Best Cheap FPS Mouse

    As an even cheaper option, we recommend you check out the Razer Viper Mini. Note that this mouse historically spikes in price in the days following the holidays, so we recommend waiting until you can find it for cheaper than its regular MSRP. Its shape is very similar to the other versions of the Viper lineup on this list. However, it's scaled down to size, making it naturally lightweight and only a few grams heavier than our top pick, the Razer Viper V2 Pro. While its shape makes it well-suited for small hands, it's still a comfortable pick for any hand size using a fingertip grip.

    It feels just as sturdy and well-constructed as larger versions in the lineup, and its cable and mouse feet glide smoothly on mouse pads and desks. Performance-wise, it also has outstanding click latency, and despite using an older model sensor, it performs significantly better than most other options at this price point. Overall, it's a superb low-cost choice, and few mice can match it in a price-to-performance comparison.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro: The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro is an outstanding alternative to the Razer Viper V2 Pro, but it's an exclusively right-handed shape best suited for larger hands. Otherwise, it shares all the same internal components and is only marginally heavier. See our review
  • Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small: The Finalmouse Starlight-12 Small has solid sensor performance, very good click latency, and shockingly weighs only 44.7g, thanks to its magnesium alloy body with honeycomb cutouts. It's one of the lightest FPS mice available and the lightest mouse mentioned in this article. However, it's currently only available from third-party resellers, which tends to make it extremely expensive. See our review
  • ROCCAT Kone Pro: The ROCCAT Kone Pro is a great alternative to the LAMZU Atlantis for about the same price, but it also frequently goes on sale for considerably cheaper. It's only a bit heavier, but it's a standout option if you're interested in a larger FPS option with a thumb rest and don't mind giving up on wireless connectivity. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 09, 2023: We've gone through this article and changed our 'Upper Mid-Range' recommendation from the Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless to the newly-reviewed LAMZU Atlantis. However, we've preserved a mention of the Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless as a possible alternative within the same entry. We've also removed the Aerox 3 Wireless from the list of Notable Mentions.

  2. Nov 07, 2022: We've gone through this article and added the newly-reviewed Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro to our list of Notable Mentions. However, we've decided to keep our current recommendation lineup the same as all picks remain the best choices for their categories.

  3. Sep 08, 2022: We've adjusted the category names and our picks for this article to better represent the current market and to provide more insight for readers. We've also overhauled our Notable Mentions section to include fewer, more relevant recommendations.

  4. May 25, 2022: We've overhauled this article with a set of new categories and recommendations to better align with user needs and expectations. We've replaced the Razer Viper Mini with the Logitech G305 as our pick for the 'Best Budget FPS Mouse', and we've removed several mice from the Notable Mentions section due to changes in relevance and availability.

  5. 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.

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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