When FPS ( First Person Shooter) games are your passion, you will definitely be looking for the best FPS mouse for your shooter games and the best FPS keyboard to enhance your gaming experience and rank you higher in the boards.
Best FPS Mouse
But what is actually the best in 2017 and doesn’t it also come down to the player’s personal skills?Well, I guess in order to achieve great results and keep yourself on top of the ranklist it is a combination between personal skills and having a awesome gaming mouse too.
So here are few things you have to understand and have in mind when looking for the best mouse for shooter games.
As personal skills are something you improve with playing and practice, there are gaming mouse on the market that are particularly aimed for First Person Shooter lovers and these are the ones we will have a closer look at in this post. We will try to break down the features that a gaming mouse needs in order to become the best for firstperson shooter games.
Shortly said acceleration is not good for gaming. The best way to explain acceleration is to say how your mouse would behave without acceleration. In the case of Zero acceleration the distance the cursor travel on your screen, is the same distance you move your mouse. So, without acceleration, the mouse cursor will travel exactly as much as you have moved your mouse. When acceleration is enabled the movements of your mouse do not match exactly the movements of the cursor on screen. With acceleration, if you move your mouse slowly for an inch for instance, the cursor will move less than that and if you move the mouse quickly, the cursor will travel more than an inch. In general, without acceleration your mouse will be more accurate.
All this explanations come to show that the best mouse for this type of games would be one with Zero acceleration or with an option to turn off the acceleration. You should have in mind that acceleration should also be adjusted in the OS settings, the mouse’s software and in-game. Basically, you will have quite a lot of switching off, before you can make your mouse as accurate as it needs to be. It's better and easier to start off with a mouse that has no acceleration at all.
The mouse of choice would come with software where you can tweak settings like the mouse speed for example. The mouse speed is one of the most important settings for a player of this genre of games and the best way to adjust it, is to change the mouse DPI settings. DPI means Dots Per Inch, where a dot is a pixel of your screen. Basically, DPI indicates the number of pixels your mouse cursor will travel for an inch and a higher DPI means that your cursor will travel faster. So why is it so important for FPS players? Well, FPS players use high DPI when they need to move fast in game and lower DPI when they need to make small and precise movements when aiming and shooting at targets.
It would be one that allows DPI changes on the fly as FPS players would often switch from high to low DPI while playing. It also would need to have a comfortably placed DPI switch that you can adjust to the settings you are used to and prefer.
Shortly described, the polling rate indicates how often your mouse reports your movements to the computer. The higher the polling rate, the less lag you will have, which will make your movements more precise. The mouse of choice for gaming First Person Shooters, would offer you a polling rate of around 1000 hz, which is quite decent value and you will basically get a lag free FPS mouse for gaming.
Most games have a raw input setting, that can be switched on or off. Turning the raw input on will allow all FPS gamers achieve much more accurate movements and aiming at targets will get much more consistent, even at higher DPI settings.
With the in-game sensitivity you can control how fast you can turn in the game and usually a lower sensitivity would allow you more precise movements, that are particularly important in FPS games. For great results, you would want to set your in-game sensitivity to 1.0 or as low as possible and increase the DPI levels. The lower in-game sensitivity allows FPS players to have a greater precision also when aiming at small targets at a greater distance.
These are some of the details you should be looking for when on a hunt for the best mouse for First Person Shooters or the things you can tweak around in order to make the mouse you already have into the a mouse better suited for FPS. Of course, you should also keep in mind, your own grip style, the surface you will be using the mouse on and the comfort that the mouse generally provides to your hand.
There are quite a lot of brands and models, such as the Logitech G502 and Razer DeathAdder Chroma that could easily be titled as the best, but our choice from the mice for gaming in 2017 is the Corsair Vengeance M65 as it offers features that are particularly aimed for FPS gamers, it is very easy and comfortable to use and it is one of the quickest and most accurate FPS mice available so far, however we have a different winner for Best Mouse for CS:GO, as it is slightly better for just this game, however, the Corsair M65 is the overall winner.
Razer Deathadder Chroma
100 - 10000
1000hz / 500hz / 100hz,
127mm / 5”
70mm / 2.76”
105g / 0.23lbs
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
132mm / 5.2”
75mm / 2.95”
Mouse only: 121g / 0.27lbs Mouse + cable: 168g / 0.37lbs
Corsair Vengeance M65
Avago ADNS-9800 Laser
100 - 8200
1000Hz / 500Hz / 250Hz / 125Hz
114mm / 4.49"
83mm / 3.27"
32mm / 1.26"
162g / 0.36lbs
The Best FPS Mouse
The Corsair Vengeance M65 is fitted with the outstanding Avago LaserStream Sensor, ADNS-9800 that allows DPI setting from 50 to 8200 DPI. You can also change the polling rate and set it to whatever you prefer between 125 and 1000 hz, but the most remarkable feature that the Corsair Vengeance M65 is fitted with is the ability to change sensitivity settings for vertical and horizontal movements. The Corsair Vengeance M65 is completely lag free, and among the awesomely good mouse buttons is the particularly fitted sniper button that just adds to the reason why we have chosen it as the best mouse for FPS gaming.
Of course, we invite you to go through the gaming mouse reviews we have prepared using our testing and personal experience with the other great gaming mice of 2017, so that you do not limit yourself to our choice of best First person shooter mouse, but be able to find the one that would suit your gaming style best.
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