Best Mouse for PUBG - The Ultimate Guide
Accuracy and precision when aiming in PUBG can make the difference between glory and defeat. With a myriad of gaming mice on the market, finding the best mouse for PUBG is no easy task. Thankfully for all you PUBG players out there we’ve analyzed the top mice used by professional PUBG players around the world (click here to see our list of PUBG Pro Settings and Gear) and gathered the five most used ones in this article to help you decide on your next gaming mouse.
Hopefully this list can help you find the best mouse for you and get you on your way to eating more chicken dinners!
What makes a mouse good for PUBG?
PUBG is, as far as Battle Royale games go, one of the most straightforward games of the bunch. It's first person, doesn't feature any abilities or other wacky stuff, movement is pretty realistic, ... Because of the fact that you can't build or fly your way out of trouble your aim is going to be one of the most significant factors in winning fights, and as a result of that you'll need a solid, dependable mouse which doesn't necessarily need too many extra frills.
We recommend to go for a reliable, well built mouse with a good sensor and, perhaps most importantly, a nice and comfortable feeling in your hand. There's no need to go for anything super complicated for this game. The professionals seem to agree with that, with most of these mice featuring little to no extra buttons or other special functions, and some of these mice are universally lauded for their top shape.
Lots of PUBG pros have come from CSGO, so perhaps it's not that surprising that Zowie's widely lauded EC shape is a staple on many pro desks, though the inevitable G Pro Wireless pops up in this game as well.
1. Logitech G Pro Wireless
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The old king
Not that long ago you wouldn't even be taken seriously if you took a wireless mouse to a LAN party or a tournament, but those days were well and truly over when Logitech released their LIGHTSPEED technology. This is as reliable and responsive as a wired connection, and even though there are now other brands that have reliable wireless tech it did take a long time for other to catch up to the overall package that the G Pro Wireless offered back when it first released.
These days, we see a lot of pros switching over to the newer G Pro X Superlight (see elsewhere in this article) but the G Pro Wireless is still a great mouse even today.
Great wireless technology wouldn't be worth anything if the mouse itself was a piece of garbage but that's not the case with the G Pro Wireless. It features Logitech's flawless HERO sensor (which is an in-house version of the 3366), configurable side buttons so that it can also be used by lefties (something that the Superlight lacks), Omron switches, a comfortable and safe ambidextrous shape, and a weight of just 80 grams. Even though these specs might not be as impressive today as they were when the mouse first came out they're still extremely respectable. The fact that this all comes in a reliable wireless package is just the cherry on top.
Going wireless isn't for everyone; some people don't need it or just want to stick to cables, but if you're open to it we do encourage you to try it out. There are tons of great cables out there (in fact there's a whole aftermarket dedicated to mouse cables) but none of them beat the freedom of having no cable at all.
Why this one?
If you want to try out a top tier wireless mouse then this is a great option to pick. Given the fact that the Superlight has also been released (which isn't according to Logitech, a direct successor but rather a new version) the price of the G Pro Wireless has dropped a little, and you may even see it go on sale every now and again. If you don't really care about the weight savings that were made with the X Superlight or you prefer slightly heavier mice then this could be a top pick for you.
2. Zowie EC2
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A Mouse Made For Shooters
The Zowie EC series was designed for first person shooters, and in particular for Counter-Strike. The 'EC' in the name stands for 'Emil Christensen,' better known as HeatoN, former Ninjas in Pyjamas CS professional. Zowie teamed up with HeatoN to design the perfect CS mouse and they came up with the EC series of mice.
The EC series might have been designed with CS in the back of the mind, but that doesn't mean that you can only use the EC2 for Counter-Strike. Aside from being an absolutely amazing mouse in its own right PUBG does shares some similarities with CSGO when it comes to overall gameplay, so don't let our little fun fact distract you.
A mouse of many faces
The EC line has gone through many different iterations. So many that it can be hard to see the forest for the trees with this particular mouse. For that reason we've outlined the differences between modern EC version in an article that you can browse in case you're interested. If you just want to get the latest version you should get the EC2-C. That has a lower weight, an improved scroll wheel, and a shoelace-like cable.
The EC family of mice have always been lauded as great gaming mice in general, and if you look at the spec sheet of these mice you can already tell why, but by far the most impressive and talked about aspect of this series of mice is the amazing shape.
Zowie mice have always been playing in the top leagues when it comes to shape, and the EC series seems to be the MVP. The shape feels really good for almost all grip types, and it's hard to describe just what makes the shape so good. Every angle of every curve just seems to be designed precisely to give you the most comfort possible, and while there are definitely other mice which come (very) close in terms of comfort, the EC series still has arguably the most comfortable ergo shape of them all. Of course shape is subjective, but if you're into ergo mice you should try this one out at least once.
Why This One?
If you want to get yourself a plug-and-play mouse that's built like a brick and made from the ground up for competitive gaming you should definitely check out the Zowie EC2. The most recent version is the EC2-C, which is the one we recommend if you're going to go for an EC2 since it features a couple of really exciting improvements over its predecessor.
3. Logitech G703
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Cut the cord
The Logitech G703 is the wireless version of the older G403. It's also packing Logitech LIGHTSPEED technology, which means that it'll translate your movements and clicks almost instantly, sometimes doing so even faster than other wired mice would. This is a very impressive feat and a welcome change for this shape since the G403 originally came with a rather stiff braided cable.
The G703 has an ergonomic shape, which seems to be hit or miss for a lot of people. It's got a rather pronounced hump to it which doesn't really sit well with some people, but if you like this sort of palm filling feeling with an ergonomic mouse the G703 is going to serve you really nicely.
Great spec sheet
Older versions of the G703 had the 3366 sensor in them. This is an older sensor, in the sense that it's the baseline upon which Logitech has built their HERO sensor, but it is also a flawless sensor, so you will always have a flawless performance no matter which one you get. The main difference (for most users) comes in the form of the power draw: the HERO sensor was designed to be used in wireless mice, meaning that it draws less power.
Aside from that the G703 has Omron switches, a nice scroll wheel, and a DPI button on the top of the shell (which is something that the G Pro Wireless lacks) so it's definitely a full-featured gaming mouse.
Why this one?
If you're looking to go wireless but you want a bit more heft and shape to your mouse this could be it. The G703 weighs in at around 100 grams (but feels lighter due to the fact that it's wireless) and is larger than the G Pro Wireless, so this could be your bet if you're looking for something a bit more substantial. Do note that the substantial hump at the back does not sit well with everyone, so the shape isn't necessarily super safe.
4. Zowie EC1
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The EC2 but bigger
The EC2 and EC1 are basically exactly the same. The only difference is in the size and weight. The 1 is 3mm (0.11 inches) higher, and 3mm broader at the front and middle, though the bottom part of the mouse is 5mm (0.19 inches) broader.
As a small sidenote: the EC series have had a pretty large number of special edition and new releases over the past couple of years. You can check out this article on our blog to see what the main differences between different iterations are.
5. Logitech G Pro X Superlight
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Retaking the crown
Logitech's G Pro Wireless was the gaming mouse to beat for more than a year thanks to its combination of flawless wireless tech and impressive specs, but after a while other companies did start to catch up. That's only natural, of course (and great for the consumer) but it did lead enthusiasts to look towards the Swiss brand to see what their next move was going to be.
The G Pro X Superlight lives up to its name in the sense that it's insanely light. With a weight of just 62 grams it would be light even for a wired model, but considering the fact that this is a rechargeable wireless mouse (with no holes in the shell) this weight is nothing less than extremely impressive.
The weight isn't the only thing that's been changed between the Pro X Superlight and the Pro Wireless. The Superlight also has better stock feet and different clicks that are shouldn't develop a double clicking problem, an issue that sometimes plagued the Pro Wireless.
Why This One?
If you want to go wireless and you like your mice to be as light as possible you should definitely take a look at the Pro X Superlight as it's pretty much your only option right now for a super lightweight wireless mouse from a mainstream brand. There is also FinalMouse's Starlight-12, but due to the way that company works (they only release their mice in very limited 'drops') this isn't really an option for most people.
Aside from the weight and wireless aspect this is also just an extremely good gaming mouse, with great feet, nice clicks, and a nice coating.
Conclusion: The best Mouse for PUBG
PUBG is a fairly simple game by design. You don't have a lot of extra stuff to do besides walking or driving around and shooting other people. As such you don't need a very heavily customizable or feature-rich mouse, and that's reflected in the choices of our pros.
All of the mice in our top 5 are pretty standard 'run of the mill' gaming mice, in the sense that they don't include extra buttons, switches, or useless (for PUBG) features.
As always it's important to take these sorts of lists with a grain of salt. What works for one person might not work for you. So take this list as a guideline, and feel free to experiment and look around elsewhere on our website. Finding the right mouse can be a very long and exhausting journey, but we hope this list has at least helped you a bit.
Good luck out there and thanks for reading!