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. 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 G Pro Wireless has taken over the crown these days.
1. Logitech G Pro Wireless
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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 are over. Logitech has developed their LIGHTSPEED technology to be every bit as fast (and in some cases even faster) than wired mice, and that’s something that deserves praise.
The G Pro Wireless also features a rechargeable battery and a lifespan of around 50 hours of gaming, meaning that you can go on seriously unhealthy gaming binges before ever needing to recharge the mouse.
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, Omron switches, a comfortable and safe ambidextrous shape, and a weight of just 80 grams. Those would be top specs even if the mouse came with a wire.
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 wireless then this is the mouse to go for. It’s got a great and safe ambidextrous shape and packs top internals as well, so even if you don’t care about the whole wireless thing this is still a really nice option.
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 Top Performer
The old version of the EC2 features the 3310 sensor, which is still a super capable sensor despite its age (which is why a lot of pros haven’t switched yet) but newer version incorporate the flawless 3360 sensor. It’s got Huano switches, a decently flexible cable, and a stellar build quality.
There’s also the EC1, which is the larger version of this mouse.
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 best shape of them all.
Why This One?
The EC2 features top of the line internals and has arguably the best shape on the market. The mouse is plug-and-play so you can just buy the thing, plug it in, and get to fragging out in supreme comfort.
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
Contrary to the newer G Pro Wireless, the G703 has the 3366 sensor in it. 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. One of the major differences here is that it draws more power than the newer HERO, so you’ll have to charge the G703 a bit more often, with a battery life of around 24 hours.
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.
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. Roccat Kone Pure Owl-Eye
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Small Ergo Action
Roccat perhaps isn’t the most well known mouse brand in the world but that of course doesn’t mean that they can’t make great products. Their Kone line has carved out a spot as great small ergonomic gaming mice, and with their distinctive formed shape it’s not hard to see why some people absolutely love these mice.
And Older Version
The Kone Pure Owl-Eye is actually an older model at this point. The Kone Pure Ultra is the newest version and is the one we’d recommend you get if you’re interested in the Roccat Kone, but if you can find a great deal on the Owl-Eye (which is commonly abbreviated as ‘KPOE’) it’s definitely still a great purchase. It has a flawless sensor, satisfying clicks, and just about the best scroll wheel in the business.
A ‘Love It Or Hate It’ Shape
Not all mice need to be designed to cater to as many grip styles and hand sizes as humanly possible, and Roccat fully embrace that with their Kone Pure. It’s got a very ‘shaped’ shell to it which means that it kind of limits you in the number of ways you can hold it. That’s not a negative: people who find this mouse fits them will be hard pressed to find a better ergonomic shape out there, but it does mean that you need to be a little bit careful purchasing this. Luckily this line has been around for a pretty long time now so you should be able to test one out in real life if you’re considering the KPOE.
Why This One?
If you’ve got small to medium sized hands and you like your mice to be very form fitting this is a dream purchase. The Kone Pure Owl-Eye is a fantastic mouse with great specs, though we would definitely recommend the newest version, the Kone Pure Ultra since that does bring a number of improvements over the KPOE.
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!