Best FPS Mouse (2020)

We reviewed the top mice from Razer, Logitech, SteelSeries and corsair to hunt down the best FPS mouse for 2020 (Razer DeathAdder Elite). We focused this guide on mice made specifically for FPS gaming, with everything you need to grab your FPS weapon of choice and start nailing those head shots.

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Top Pick
Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte Black
Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse with POWERPLAY Wireless Charging Compatibility
BenQ Zowie EC2-A Ergonomic Gaming Mouse for Esports (Medium)
Redragon M711 Cobra Gaming Mouse with 16.8 Million RGB Color Backlit, 10,000 DPI Adjustable, Comfortable Grip, 7 Programmable Buttons
Title
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Logitech G502 HERO
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED
Zowie EC2-A
Redragon M711 Cobra
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
16000
12000
3200
10000
Buttons
19
11
11
5
7
Sensor
Optical 5G
HERO 16K (optical)
PMW3366
3310 (optical)
Pixart 3325
Weight
4.6 ounces
4.3 ounces
1.11 ounces
3.2 ounces
7.2 ounces
Top Pick
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Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte Black
Title
Razer DeathAdder Elite
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
19
Sensor
Optical 5G
Weight
4.6 ounces
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Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Gaming Mouse
Title
Logitech G502 HERO
Prime
DPI/CPI
16000
Buttons
11
Sensor
HERO 16K (optical)
Weight
4.3 ounces
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Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse with POWERPLAY Wireless Charging Compatibility
Title
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED
Prime
DPI/CPI
12000
Buttons
11
Sensor
PMW3366
Weight
1.11 ounces
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BenQ Zowie EC2-A Ergonomic Gaming Mouse for Esports (Medium)
Title
Zowie EC2-A
Prime
DPI/CPI
3200
Buttons
5
Sensor
3310 (optical)
Weight
3.2 ounces
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Redragon M711 Cobra Gaming Mouse with 16.8 Million RGB Color Backlit, 10,000 DPI Adjustable, Comfortable Grip, 7 Programmable Buttons
Title
Redragon M711 Cobra
Prime
DPI/CPI
10000
Buttons
7
Sensor
Pixart 3325
Weight
7.2 ounces

Best FPS Mouse Overall

The Razer DeathAdder Elite is our choice for the best FPS mouse. The DeathAdder Elite’s extremely accurate sensor and perfect weight in hand makes this the top choice for FPS gamers. If you’re a headshot junky playing PUBG, CS GO or Overwatch then grab the DeathAdder Elite.

Pros:
  • High quality, great value
  • Suits various hand sizes and different grip types (clam or palm etc)
  • Older, but high quality sensor
Cons:
  • No free-scrolling wheel
  • Razer Synapse software required for button programming and updates
  • Braided cable (I stripped mine)

The Deathadder Elite comes with a 16,000 CPI optical sensor, seldom will someone boost up the CPIs to that figure, therefore, the biggest hitching factor for the deathadder is the addition of the PMW-3366 sensor which has been manufactured by Pixart in collaboration with Logitech. The sensor has been favored ever since it was introduced back in 2014. Some may argue that the sensor is old and may not perform as good as a modern sensor, but those allegations are only limited until you use it and feel the precision that the sensor adds to the Deathadder Elite. The software of course plays a vital role in adding up to the precision and the overall quality of the device. For more information read our the full Razer DeathAdder Elite Review.

Related: On the hunt for the right color mouse to match your setup? Check out our white gaming mouse review for 2019.

Best Overall

The Logitech G502 is our choice for the overall best FPS gaming mouse. Yes, it’s a little heavy for hardcore FPS fans but it’s built well has an accurate sensor and suites “most” hand types. If you’re an average gamer who wants an excellent mouse for FPS and MMO / RPG games we recommend you pick up a G502.

Pros:
  • High quality sensor
  • Comfortable with good, precise clicks and an improved scroll wheel
  • Big buttons, laid out well
Cons:
  • Teflon cover wears out for some gamers
  • May not be suited for palm grip players
  • Fairly expensive

The G502 Hero is the successor of the Proteus Spectrum RGB that had gained its popularity based on the customization and the optical sensors that it uses in order to provide everything a modern gamer would expect. The colors of the illuminations can be changed to any color imaginable within the Logitech software. The addition and the customization of the colors can allow users to have that awesome look that matches with one’s casing colors or that of the keyboard lightning.

See the full Logitech G502 Review

Best Wireless FPS Mouse

Hands down the top wireless mouse for gaming on the planet, low input lag no cable drag and wireless charging when used with the Logitech Lightspeed mouse pad. If (like us) you’ve put off trying a wireless due to input lag or other wireless related concerns, we recommend you give the G903 a try (you wont notice any lag).

Pros:
  • Fully programmable and customizable buttons
  • Excellent sensor
  • No noticible input lag
Cons:
  • Cost
  • Best used with mouse mat
  • Not very ergonomic, due to the ambidextrous shape

Besides the price tag there are not many downsides to the G903. When it comes to quality to price ratio they are pretty much in-line. For a device with this level of features and functionalities it is justified to have this kind of a price tag. Design conscious people do argue that the design isn’t exactly aligned with the price tag, but considering what you get under the hood pretty much makes up for that space.

See the full Logitech G903 Review

Best Pro FPS Mouse

Zowie esports mice dominated the professional CS:GO players the Zowie EC2-A made a name for itself as the most used CS:GO gaming mouse, being the top choice of CS:GO Pro players for years, oh and it comes in different sizes: small, medium and large.

Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Comes in different sizes
  • No software
Cons:
  • No software (less customization)
  • Limited DPI range
  • Less features

Professional FPS games are what the BenQ Zowie EC2-A excels at. It may not be the prettiest of the bunch but the EC2-A proves most effective on competitive shooters. It has garnered lots of reputation in esports for its refined performance and the right shape and size for any hand of any grip. Professionals have standards; the Zowie EC2-A sets the bar.

If you are a casual gamer or need an all-round mouse, check out our best gaming mouse round up of all the top 5 gaming mice for all genres.

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Used by

The Zowie FC2-A is one of the most sought-after pro gaming mice for years. In Overwatch, the mouse was put into good use by lots of reputable players from Europe; most notably retired legends like William “Asking” Vetter, Johan “CWoosH” Klingestedt and Herman “Nesh” Kobrin. All three of their mouse setup is at 800 DPI at 1000 Hz and 1267 to 1584 CPI.

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Best Cheap FPS Mouse

The Redragon M711 Cobra is a fantastic mouse for the price, with a similar shape to the DeathAdder if you’re looking for a cheaper replacement or alternative then you won’t go far wrong with the M711, it’s our go to recommendation for a cheap FPS mouse.

Pros:
  • Cheap
  • Good build for the price
  • Ergonomic
Cons:
  • Software
  • Not the best for smaller hands
  • Sensor is not the same level as the DeathAdder

If we Had to Choose?

In competitive FPS games, hardware performance is critical. In all honesty any of the mice above will perform well in during fps game play. However, if you had to make me choose I would go with the Razer DeathAdder Elite, it’s a great mouse in terms of quality and accuracy… However, I could be slightly biased having owned one for 5 years (which has never let me down). If you’re heading for the pro league then the Zowie EC2-A is a good choice.

If you’re on a super tight budget checkout the Redragon M711 Cobra which is a great mouse for the price but don’t expect Razer, Zowie or Logitech build quality. If you don’t want cable all over your desk than check out the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED, it’s an amazing mouse and is best used with the mouse pad, it performed so well it was not noticeable the mouse was wireless.

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.