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Top 8 Mice for Fortnite Battle Royale

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Fortnite is like Marmite: you either love it or hate it. And for the 250 million registered users out there who enjoy battling it out on the island, this guide is for you. Yes, you read that correctly, there are millions of registered users on Fortnite, so much so that it’s the 7th most-played game in the world, falling behind Pac-Man Doodle, Microsoft Solitaire, and Candy Crush Saga – nothing surprising there.

The real question is, do those millions of PC users own a top quality mouse for Fortnite? Or do they just tolerate a basic office mouse with 0 programmable buttons? If the last part sounds like you, it’s time to opt for a better mouse for an in-game advantage in Fortnite Battle Royale. After all, who doesn’t want that #1 victory spot?

Climb your way to victory with the best gaming mouse for Fortnite. 🎮 🔫

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Best Choice: Logitech G600

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Key Features:

  • Weight: 133 g
  • Buttons: 20 programmable
  • Sensor: Laser
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 8,200
  • Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 8.3 inches

Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse Review

There’s a lot of doubt when it comes to budget gaming mice, with questions asked such as: “what have they removed to make it so cheap?” and “is it durable enough to last through the years?” While it’s understandable as to why eyebrows are raised when you suggest a great gaming mouse under $50, Logitech have beat the budget mouse stereotypes with the G600.

Our best choice gaming mouse for Fortnite has some of the most in-demand features for a price lower than its competitors. It boasts 20 programmable buttons suitable for build and weapon binds, a gaming-grade laser sensor for accurate tracking, as well as handy on-the-fly G-Shift and DPI shift buttons.

While the DPI is limited to 8,200 on the G600, it is important that you don’t fall for the myth of “how great a 16,000 DPI mouse is”, as in reality, it’s rare to see even professional gamers set their mouse DPI to anything above 1,200.

What’s also crucial is learning how to build in Fortnite with speed, and with the 12 customizable thumb buttons that the G600 features, you’ll be one of the fastest fort builders on the island.

To reduce misclicks to ensure you don’t place a ladder where a wall should be, 6 of the 12 side buttons are positioned at an angle so that you know exactly where every button is located. Furthermore, each button is backlit with your choice of one of 16 million color options, reducing misclicks for when there’s just no room for error.

The Logitech G600 proves that cheaper accessories serve just as well. What’s more, is that at the end of the day, you’ll still have a few dollars spare to spend on a swanky new outfit for your Fortnite character.

+Pros
  • 20 programmable buttons
  • Custom backlighting
  • Ergonomic design
-Cons
  • Side buttons take some getting used to
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Premium Pick: Finalmouse Air 58 Ninja

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Key Features:

  • Weight: 58 g
  • Buttons: 5
  • Sensor: Pixart PM 3360
  • Report Rate: 1ms
  • DPI: 400/800/1600/3200
  • Size: 5.03 x 2.36 x 1.57 inches

Finalmouse Air 58 Ninja Gaming Mouse Review

Next on our list is a top quality peripheral by Finalmouse, a company that provides some of the best eSports mice on the market – except, this isn’t just any old mouse. The Finalmouse Air58 Ninja was created in collaboration with—you guessed it—Fortnite streamer, Ninja.

Back in November of 2018, Ninja tweeted out a teaser video for a collaboration between himself and Finalmouse. A month later, Finalmouse posted a photo of the mouse itself which caused internet backlash. Some would argue that the Air58 is just a recolored version of the Ultralight Phantom, and although they may be right, we believe that the Air58 Ninja deserves a place on our list.

The shape is same, though it’s slightly lighter (10 grams) than the Ultralight, improving overall accuracy and speed. To further improve precision, the Finalmouse Air58 Ninja features a flawless Pixart 3360 sensor with preprogrammed DPI settings of up to 3,200. That, alongside the flexible cable, makes this is a top quality mouse for Fortnite.

Adding to the quality, every single Air58 Ninja mouse is hand painted and engraved with a unique, one-of-a-kind Haiku scroll wheel. This attention to detail is what caught our eye right after the distinctive Cherry Blossom Red and Cherry Blossom Blue color options.

A downside to the Finalmouse Air58 Ninja is that it’s extremely difficult to get hold of, which could be to do with the number of outstanding features that this mouse brags, or most likely because it has the word “Ninja” in the title.

Nevertheless, it is our best quality gaming mouse for Fortnite for a reason. And that reason has a lot to do with the exceptional features of the Air 58 Ninja.

+Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Improved scroll wheel
  • Unique design
-Cons
  • Hard to get hold of
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Best Value: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

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Key Features:

  • Weight: 121 g
  • Buttons: 11
  • Sensor: Optical PMW3366
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 12,000
  • Size: 1.6 x 3 x 5.2 inches

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse Review

A common misconception is that a superior gaming mouse must cost an arm and a leg, and while quality typically comes at a cost, the Logitech G502 achieves the cost-quality balance.

Design wise the G502 is smart and ergonomic, offering a comfortable gaming experience regardless of your grip style and hand size. This is thanks to its low profile design and textured rubber grips that allow for a comfortable thumb position. A tight mouse grip is key to aim accuracy in Fortnite, especially when using a sniper for distant shots.

There’s even a sniping button in front of where your thumb rests that sets the DPI to its lowest setting, perfect for faster shots when an enemy comes out of nowhere. While there are only 3 side buttons, there are 11 programmable buttons in total, enough for weapons, inventory slots, and building.

So although the Logitech G502 doesn’t have 20 side-buttons like the G600, FPS don’t require as many mouse buttons compared to MMO and MOBA games.

These buttons are customizable through the user-friendly Razer Synapse software. And though we don’t suggest using macros—unless you want to risk getting banned—they are easy to create through the mentioned Logitech software.

What’s also customizable is the weight of the mouse due to the included 5, 3.6g weights. Fortnite players can choose how many weights to add, as well as where to add them for personalized configurations.

For us, the pros outweigh the cons of the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, which is why it’s our best value gaming mouse for Fortnite.

+Pros
  • 5 customizable weights (3.6g)
  • Sensor optimization
  • LIGHTSYNC RGB
-Cons
  • Only 1-zone RGB
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Best for FPS: Razer Deathadder Elite

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Key Features:

  • Weight: 130 g
  • Buttons: 7
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 16,000
  • Size: 2.9 x 1.7 x 5 inches

Razer Deathadder Elite Gaming Mouse Review

Razer are renowned for their superior gaming hardware that utilizes the latest technology, which can be seen used in the Razer Deathadder Elite.

This mouse is an update of the original DeathAdder, and we say it’s definitely an improved version. Razer have maintained the ergonomic design of its predecessor, however, the Elite features additional, on the fly DPI buttons.

Every button on the DeathAdder Elite contains mechanical switches for faster response time of “up to 50 million clicks”, so as long as you don’t rage click your mouse, this thing should last you through the years.

Its scroll wheel has also been redesigned and now includes “nubs” for additional grip. If you use mouse scroll to swap out weapons in Fortnite, like Cdnthe3rd, these grips allow for precision.

The Razer Deathadder Elite is more suitable for larger hands as it’s slightly bigger than a standard mouse, yet for under $50, you get a mouse suitable for Fortnite Battle Royale.

+Pros
  • Rubber side for extra grip
  • Grips on the scroll wheel
  • Left-handed version available
-Cons
  • More suitable for larger hands
5

Best for Work: Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse

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Key Features:

  • Weight: 130 g
  • Buttons: 6
  • Sensor: Optical PMW3366
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 200-12,000
  • Size: 1.5 x 7.56 x 4.59 inches

Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse Review

Though the Logitech G Pro couldn’t compete with the G502, it still allows for a quality Fortnite gaming experience.

This is because Logitech are known for creating some of the best gaming mice on the market, which is why we have included 3 Logitech mice in our list. Though it was difficult to choose between each one, the G Pro secured a place and is here to stay.

It’s 3g lighter than the G600, features more light zones than the G502 Proteus Spectrum, and is overall a great mouse. It has a very small frame, though it packs in a lot of power, so don’t be fooled.

Logitech’s Pro Gaming mouse is aesthetically pleasing, showcasing 6 programmable buttons, as well as onboard memory profiles. These onboard profiles are great for gamers who love to switch between games, without having to set up custom commands every time.

Contrasting the Razer Deathadder Elite, the G Pro is best suited for smaller handed individuals, therefore, we recommend those with larger hands opt for another mouse on our list. As at the end of the day, you’ll want to feel comfortable using a mouse best suited for your hand size and grip style.

+Pros
  • Onboard memory
  • LIGHTSYNC RGB
  • High-quality design
-Cons
  • Best for smaller hands
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Best for MMO: SteelSeries Sensei 310

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Key Features:

  • Weight: 92.79 g
  • Buttons: 8
  • Sensor: Truemove 3 Optical
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 12,000
  • Size: 4.9 x 2.8 x 1.5 inches

SteelSeries Sensei 310 Gaming Mouse Review

We couldn’t leave left-handed players off the list, which is why the 6th mouse suitable for Fortnite is the SteelSeries Sensei 310.

Not only does this mouse accommodate for everyone’s needs, but its low profile design is ideal for palm grip, one of the most popular grip styles among gamers.

The Sensei 310 isn’t as light as the Air58 Ninja, albeit, it’s light enough for most gamers, weighing in at just under 95g. For further accuracy, the SteelSeries 310 uses advanced jitter reduction, alongside a TrueMove 3 optical sensor with rapid response tracking. There will be no mistakes when using this mouse in Fortnite.

Sadly, the weight can’t be adjusted, however, if you prefer a lighter mouse, the 310 might just be for you. If not, hold on tight as we have another SteelSeries mouse coming up.

+Pros
  • Ambidextrous design
  • Lightweight
  • Low profile
-Cons
  • Weight can’t be adjusted
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Most Versatile: Razer Naga Trinity

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Key Features:

  • Weight: 120 g
  • Buttons: 19
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 16,000
  • Size: 4.7 x 2.9 x 1.7 inches

Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse Review

The Razer Naga Trinity is our best MMO gaming mouse, and although it isn’t our best choice mouse for Fortnite, it sure deserves a place on this list. This three-in-one Razer includes 3 interchangeable side plates, suitable for a range of different tasks:

  • 2 side buttons for everyday tasks such as browsing.
  • 7 side buttons in a circle for games that don’t require many mouse binds.
  • 12 side buttons for FPS and MMO style games.

Each of the three side plates is held into place by magnets, allowing you to quickly change them depending on what game you’re playing. You can also use the 7 side buttons to quickly change between the 5 inventory slots in Fortnite, saving 2 buttons for binds such as wall and floor for quick cover when necessary.

All of the buttons are customizable, alongside the 3-zone lighting, through Razer Synapse 3. Through this Razer software, you can change keybinds depending on what side panel you are using, another great feature that makes switching between games a breeze.

We couldn’t find any true negatives of the Razer Naga Trinity, aside from the fact that it’s only suitable for right-handed users. So if you’re left-handed, scroll down to our last gaming mouse for Fortnite.

+Pros
  • 3 interchangeable side plates
  • Razer Synapse RGB
  • Ergonomic design
-Cons
  • Right-handed users only
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Best Ergonomic: SteelSeries Rival 700

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Key Features:

  • Weight: 50 g
  • Buttons: 15
  • Sensor: CPI Optical
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 12,000
  • Size: 4.92 x 2.7 x 1.65 inches

SteelSeries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse Review

The problem with the gaming mouse market is that it’s mostly tailored to right-handed users. While many left-handed writers are known to game using their right hand, the SteelSeries Rival 700 is suitable for those who prefer an ambidextrous gaming mouse for Fortnite.

A unique features that the other mice on our list lack, is an OLED display. It’s an interesting feature that shows you real-time game stats, what CPI your mouse is set to, and as it’s customizable, you can even upload your own animated GIFs to the Rival 700.

To do this, you’ll need to connect your mouse to your PC, open up the SteelSeries Engine Software, then click on your device. This will take you to a screen where you can customize everything within the mouse. As easy as pie!

Another handy feature is that you can feel in-game events through the customizable mouse vibrations. For Fortnite, you could use a specific vibration pattern for when your health or ammunition is low – this way, you’ll be aware of everything going on in-game.

It’s expensive, though you get what you pay for with the SteelSeries Rival 700 mouse.

+Pros
  • Tactile alerts for in-game events
  • OLED screen for real-time stats
  • Swappable parts
-Cons
  • Pricey

Buying Guide

Here are some of the things you should consider when buying a mouse for Fortnite, or any other good FPS gaming mouse for that matter.

Mouse Buttons

Professional Fortnite players tend to map in-game abilities—such as building and weapons—to mouse buttons for faster and more accurate gameplay. While this totally depends on your personal preferences, mouse buttons are convenient and generally easier to press compared to a keyboard.

On the other hand, side buttons can affect your grip style, which in turn could interfere with aim accuracy – so bind wisely.

Steelseries Rival 700 Gaming Mouse

DPI

DPI, or dots-per-inch, refers to how many pixels per linear inch a mouse can detect. Too confusing? Here’s a simpler explanation:

Modern mice tend to boast a DPI of 16,000, which simply means that if you move your mouse one inch over a mouse pad, the on-screen pointer will move 16,000 pixels.

The higher the DPI, the more sensitive the mouse is, and for games such as Fortnite, 16,000 DPI isn’t necessary.

mouse and keyboard

Sensor

A good mouse sensor can mean the difference between victory and defeat on the island, and speaking for most gamers out there, losing sucks!

While optical mice are preferred by FPS gamers thanks to their accuracy, optical sensors rely on infrared, meaning they can’t be used on a glass surface as laser mice can.

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse

Size

Regardless of what game you intend to play, a gaming mouse must fit your hand size and grip style. Not only that, but left-handed users must opt for a left-handed or ambidextrous mouse—such as the SteelSeries Sensei 310—for a comfortable gaming experience.

Lift Off Distance

Lift-off distance is how high a mouse can be lifted off a desk before it stops registering. For Fortnite and other FPS, a higher lift-off distance is best suited for flick snipes and overall accuracy.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a mouse to play Fortnite on PC?

No, you don’t require a mouse to play Fortnite on PC. You can simply use an Xbox One or PS4 controller, though a mouse is preferable.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Note: As matchmaking is input based, you’ll be teamed up with other players who are also using a controller.

What is the best keyboard and mouse for Fortnite?

Our best choice gaming mouse for Fortnite is the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, and if you require a keyboard to complement the mouse, check out the best keyboards for Fortnite in 2019.

What’s the best mouse sensitivity for Fortnite?

We suggested a mouse sensitivity of 0.07 in our guide to best settings for Fortnite, however, mouse sensitivity totally depends on your personal preferences.

What should my DPI be for Fortnite?

Although DPI depends on your own preferences—much like sensitivity—we here at Game Gavel recommend a DPI of around 800.

True sensitivity is calculated in the following way:

  • eDPI = In-game sensitivity x DPI

Conclusion

Although a “best gaming mouse” totally depends on personal preferences, our list accommodates to the needs of most Fortnite gamers.

Now that you’re aware of the top mice for Fortnite, why not check out the best keybinds for Fortnite to improve your in-game skills?


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  7. What Is DPI, Wikipedia
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