Best Mouse for Fortnite - The Ultimate Guide
Fortnite needs no introduction. The game has been a cultural phenomenon that far surpassed its gaming roots to the point where it felt like everyone was talking about it at one point in time. The game's popularity in the mainstream entertainment market might be past its highest point, but the game itself certainly isn't. Fortnite is constantly being kept fresh, and with the rather recent addition of a no-build mode we're seeing new players flock to this game in droves.
But whether you’re a veteran or a complete newbie; there’s one thing that doesn’t change and that’s the fact that you need good gear in order to play to your full potential. To help you with that we’ve analyzed the mice that our pro players are using, and we’ve come up with a list of five of the most used mice for Fortnite. A mouse is obviously something subjective and largely comes down to personal tastes, but using this list as a guideline can be a great start when choosing a new mouse.
What makes a mouse good for Fortnite?
Fortnite is a relatively simple game, in the sense that you don’t have a metric ton of abilities and buttons to press. It can be handy to have a few extra input options if you're someone who likes to have everything bound to your mouse, but generally a regular mouse with the regular two side buttons should be fine.
Since it’s a shooter and you’ve got to be able to aim well it’s important to choose a mouse which suits your grip style and hand size too. After all, you will want your mouse to be comfortable for you if you're going to be using it for hours on end. There's no need to go for a mouse that has all the top tier components but doesn't fit your hand and grip style at all.
What's interesting is that large sections of Fortnite professionals are rather keen to adopt or at least try out new gear. This willingness to switch out gear makes it difficult for any given product to achieve a notable market share, since it might be replaced by a newer offering once it starts getting a bit of a foothold. For this reason, there are a number of older products in this list. These are from the time when the mouse market moved a bit slower, and are still being used by players who aren't as switch-happy. All of the products in this list are still great gaming mice today, but we will note when newer alternatives are available.
Logitech: the Logical Winner?
Logitech produces great quality mice and have been doing so for quite a while. Everyone who follows the (pro) gaming scene at least a little will know that their G Pro Wireless/G Pro X Superlight mice have taken the gaming world by storm, and it's no different here. Over a third of analyzed Fortnite professionals are using the Superlight or its predecessor. Logitech also offers other mice, however. The G502 and G703 are also popular choices, though their numbers pale in comparison to their flagship mice.
Razer takes the second spot thanks to a strong return to form when it comes to gaming mice. Starting around the release of the Viper Ultimate, the brand has been putting out many hit releases, earning them a second place in our list. Industry darlings FinalMouse sink to the third spot, but the brand still manages to put up impressive numbers for such a relatively small (and hard to get) brand.
Most used manufacturer
1. Logitech G Pro X Superlight
When the Logitech G Pro Wireless released, it was the undisputed king of (wireless) gaming mice, and the technology behind that product was so impressive that it remained in that position for many months after its release. In fact, the tech was so impressive that it's still consider to be a good mid-tier gaming mouse to this day. Competitors did catch up after a while though, prompting Logitech to release the Superlight: an updated version of the well-loved G Pro Wireless.
The main differences between the two (aside from the fact that the Superlight only has side buttons on the left) lie in the fact that the Superlight is a lot lighter (as the name would imply) at just 62 grams, and that the Superlight has better stock feet and new switches that are supposed to eliminate the risk of accidental double clicking.
The updates made the G Pro X Superlight (commonly known as 'GPX') the benchmark to beat yet again, and that solidified the mouse line's grasp on the competitive gaming market. The Superlight is the undisputed gaming mouse king right now, and thanks to its safe shape and finely tuned features (the clicks aren't too heavy, nor too light; the same goes for the scroll wheel) it can be picked up and used effectively by almost any gamer.
Why this one?
If you're not completely sure about your preferences or you would like to get 'the standard competitive gaming mouse' then the GPX is the one to look at. It's a reliable piece of kit that's been used by dozens of tournament winning players at this point in time and thanks to its safe shape it can be picked up and used by just about anyone. If you do know what you're looking for it can pay off to shop around a bit more for something a bit more specialized, but as a 'do it all' kind of mouse, the Superlight is virtually unmatched.
2. Razer Viper Ultimate
Razer's return to form
The Viper Ultimate is another older mouse, but it's still a very capable one.
At the time when the Viper Ultimate came out, Razer was struggling a bit in the pro player mouse market segment. Logitech's G Pro Wireless was the undisputed king of gaming mice, and the Viper Ultimate was the first mainstream release to make a credible challenge for the crown. With a flawless wireless connection, Optical mouse switches, an advanced sensor, an added charging dock, and a low weight of 74 grams it was a more than adequate reply to Logitech's offering.
The Viper Ultimate is still a great choice today, but given the fact that it has now been replaced by the Viper V2 Pro we would strongly recommend going for that one if you're considering the Viper format. The V2 Pro has a lighter weight, better feeling switches, a better sensor, making it a better choice for competitive gamers. If you want to use the dock or you need side buttons on the right side you have to go for the Ultimate version, though, as those features have been cut from the V2.
Why this one?
The Viper Ultimate (and Viper V2 Pro) are strong options to consider if you're in the market for a neutrally shaped ambidextrous wireless gaming mouse. The Viper V2 Pro, in particular, is one of the most impressive mice out there at this point in time, but if you want to spend a bit less and you don't mind some of the downgrades (read more about that in our full review) you can obviously still go for the Ultimate. It's a flawless gaming mouse.
3. Logitech G Pro Wireless
The first great wireless mouse
Wireless mice are completely mainstream and accepted today, but that hasn't always been the case. It used to be that a wireless mouse was, by definition, subpar for competitive gaming. When Logitech came up with their LIGHTSPEED tech, all of that changed. It was clear that the competition would take a while to catch up, and the mouse quickly skyrocketed to being the most used gaming mouse in the professional shooter scene.
It has a battery life of over 40 ingame hours, packs their flawless HERO sensor (which is an in-house version of the 3366) and is capable of charging through their POWERPLAY technology, meaning that if you use this mouse with a POWERPLAY mousepad you'll never have to plug in the mouse. All of that combined leads to a mouse that's, even years after its release, very impressive.
Logitech has been working with professionals in order to come up with the best mouse they could make, and it really shows. The shape is great and should suit a very wide variety of grip types (which is something that arguably couldn't be said about the G403 and 'OG' G Pro shapes) and the fact that it's a truly ambidextrous mouse (you've got modular side buttons, which means lefties can easily use this mouse to its full potential as well) is just icing on the cake.
Why this one?
The G Pro Wireless is an older mouse at this point in time, but it's still a very capable one. If you're looking to buy into the Logitech G Pro line of mice and you don't have the money for the Superlight (or you don't really care for the weight savings) then the G Pro Wireless is definitely still a viable option.
4. FinalMouse UltraLight 2
Make it your own
The UltraLight 2 is an older release that was released in very limited quantities.
The UltraLight 2 was one of the most interesting releases in FinalMouse's stable of products, and this one aims to innovate by having a shape that you can customize yourself. The 'base mouse' is a smaller version of their now famous UltraLight, but this one comes with their INFINITYSKIN (it's written in all caps in their marketing so we do the same) which is a malleable synthetic foamy material that you can add to your mouse in order to shape it exactly how you want it.
It's definitely an interesting idea, and it's a great solution for people who like to have a mouse that's shaped exactly like they want it, but even if you don't plan on using the INFINITYSKINS it's a top gaming mouse. Under the hood you've got the flawless 3360 sensor as we all know, and you also get a decent mouse wheel and cable. Combine that with a (base) weight of 47 grams (according to FinalMouse) and you've got a killer of a lightweight small gaming mouse.
Why this one?
This is a smaller version of the UltraLight, so if you found that one to be too large this could also be a great product for you. Naturally the INFINITYSKINS that allow you to customize the exact shape of the mouse will be a good addition for some people, but even if you don't really use those this is a great gaming product. As with other FinalMouse products availability is a huge issue though. Their products are almost always sold out and the only copies you can actually buy are sold at ridiculous markups on the grey market, and we don't recommend paying that crazy premium. At retail price (or close to it) this is a great buy though.
5. FinalMouse Starlight-12
Flow like water
FinalMouse's Starlight-12 is their latest line of products, and contrary to what we saw with their older drops, it seems like the Starlight-12 is being produced in higher quantities. It's still a very limited product, however, so if you want one make sure to keep up to date with future drops.
FinalMouse may not be the industry-defining brand that it once was anymore, and their popularity has taken a dip in recent years (at least if we go by usage numbers in the professional scene) but they do still know how to make an interesting product. The defining feature of this Starlight-12 is that it's made out of magnesium, making it extremely durable and very lightweight. The small version of this mouse comes in at just 42 grams, while the medium edition weighs in at 47 grams.
On the inside you'll find a top tier flawless sensor, powered by a battery that lasts ~160 hours. All of this makes it an extremely impressive product, and if you're on the hunt for a lightweight, yet very strong wireless mouse then the Starlight-12 could be one to look at.
Why this one?
If you want a small wireless mouse that's just about the lightest it can possibly be (without going for a fingertip-only design) then the Starlight-12 is a mouse that you have to look at. Provided you can get one at retail price, that is. Given the already quite steep retail price we would definitely not recommend buying one from the second hand market.
Conclusion: The best Mouse for Fortnite
Contrary to, for example, our Top 5 CSGO Mouse List, there isn't one really big consensus here when it comes to what kind of mice the Fortnite pros use. There's bleeding edge technology in here, but also some more traditional 'oldschool' types of mice. So in truth there isn't really a consensus, at least not when it comes to what the Fortnite pros use.
Every mouse on this list is a great mouse in its own right though, so please; take your time, absorb the information we've given you here, and use that as a guideline for choosing your own mouse. We hope this guide has helped you a bit, and good luck out there!