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Best Mouse for Overwatch: What Do Pros Use?

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Already picked out a hero? Then it’s time to choose the right mouse.

Overwatch is a team-based shooter, meaning you don’t want to be letting your teammates down over bad peripherals. We here at Game Gavel know that no matter what FPS game you’re playing, you’ll require a good gaming mouse in order to successfully climb to the top of the leaderboard.

Now, it’s going to take some practice to get good at the game, yet with these gaming mice suitable for Overwatch, you’ll already be one step ahead of the competition.

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Razer Overwatch DeathAdder Elite

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 96 g
  • Buttons: 7 programmable Hyperesponse
  • Sensor: True 16,000
  • Report Rate: 1000 Hz
  • DPI: up to 16,000
  • Size: 127 x 73 x 43 mm

Razer Overwatch DeathAdder Elite Review

The Razer Overwatch DeathAdder Elite features everything you’ll need for a flawless gaming experience for under $60. After all, the game is in the title. No, we didn’t just put this mouse onto our list because it has “Overwatch” in its name, we chose is due to all of the features it has to offer, despite its price point.

This mouse was created to commemorate Overwatch’s anniversary, and Razer didn’t just add a new skin. Additional features have been added to the Overwatch version of the DeathAdder that the original version doesn’t have.

Much like the Logitech G502, Razer added a handy, on-the-fly DPI button that allows you to the lower sensitivity – perfect for lining up headshots when using weapons like the Widow’s Kiss.

Once again, comparing this mouse to the G502, both of these have a sensor that can go up to 16,000 DPI, yet it’s best to stick with a DPI of around 800 for precision.

Furthermore, the True sensor on the Razer is admittedly better than the HERO, as it features true tracking at 450 IPS, as well as a resolution accuracy of 99.4% for error-free headshots.

You can wave goodbye to your enemies when using this mouse! To improve your accuracy even further, the mechanical mouse switches that are designed to last up to 50 million clicks will improve your performance in-game, whether you’re playing tank, damage, or support.

The ergonomic design of this Razer includes rubber side grips, and a gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel so that you’ll never miss a shot. Much like its predecessors, the DeathAdder Elite can be customized using Razer Synapse 3.

Through this software, you can change the color of the scroll wheel to match your favorite hero, such as blue for Soldier 76, to make this mouse even more badass.

Another great thing about Razer Synapse is that you can create individual game profiles that include different key functions, and in this instance, you’ll want to remap any buttons so that you can play Overwatch to the highest of standards.

As previously mentioned, if you dislike the top DPI buttons, you can change them from DPI toggling, to another button beneficial for Overwatch, such as a melee button.

We all know that Overwatch can be addictive, which is why Razer have stuck with the curvy shelled design that the original DeathAdder Elite has, allowing your fingers to comfortably rest on the mouse. This design is suitable for players who like to spend endless hours in battle.

The downside? Unlike the Zowie, the Razer Overwatch DeathAdder Elite is only suitable for right-handed gamers. So, unless you left-handed players plan on learning how to play using your right hand, this won’t be the right mouse for you.

Despite this, it’s still our best choice mouse for Overwatch.

+Pros
  • Rubber side grips
  • Mechanical mouse switches
  • On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Razer Chroma Lighting
  • Tested by esports athletes
-Cons
  • Only suitable for right-handed gamers
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Logitech G502 Hero

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 121 g
  • Buttons: 11 full programmable
  • Sensor: HERO 16k
  • Report Rate: 1 ms
  • DPI: 200 – 16,000
  • Size: 132 x 75 x 40 mm

Logitech G502 Hero Review

Move aside Bastion, as your lights may just turn red once you see the Logitech G502, a mouse that looks like it belongs in Overwatch. This transformer-esque mouse is impeccable for lovers of Widowmaker, as it features an easy-access “sniper button”. When clicked, this button lowers the DPI to the lowest setting you’ve input in the software for precise shots.

Now, admittedly, the placement isn’t the best, as it’s right where most people’s thumbs naturally sit. If you purchase the G502 HERO and find that you’re constantly pressing the sniper button by mistake, simply unbind it in settings.

On the topic of DPI, Logitech have upgraded the Hero sensor to 16,000 DPI – 4,000 more than the previous version – which can be tracked on a white mouse-pad or desk. Although, you probably won’t be going up to 16.000 DPI for an Overwatch game, so tinker with the settings in Logitech’s G HUB to see what sensitivity works best for you.

Unlike the Zowie FK1, the Logitech G502 HERO features a whole range of fully programmable buttons for you to play around with. Now, we doubt you’ll be using all 11 of these, furthermore, it is nice to have the option to customize more than a couple of buttons.

For Overwatch, we recommended using one of the side buttons for crouch, and another for melee to ensure you’re battling with speed.

Within the box you get an additional five 3.6 g weights for left, right, front, rear, and center weighted configurations. The weights are to be placed underneath the mouse and are done so by removing the cavity door.

When it comes to cons, there aren’t many, which is why the Logitech G502 HERO is our best quality mouse. Although, the silver lining to the G502 is the weight. Even without the additional weights, this mouse comes in at 121 g, making it the heaviest mouse on our list.

+Pros
  • 1-zone LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting
  • Thin braided cable
  • Comes with 3.6g additional weights
-Cons
  • Heavy mouse
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Benq Zowie FK1

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 90g
  • Buttons: 2 thumb buttons on both sides
  • Sensor: Avago ADNS-3310
  • Report Rate: 125, 500, 1000 Hz
  • DPI: 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Size: 128 x 67 x 37 mm

Benq Zowie FK1 Review

The Zowie FK1 is a great mouse for not only casual players, but for Overwatch pros. Why you may ask? Because you don’t need any additional software as everything is customizable through the mouse itself. If you want to adjust the USB report rate, you’ll need to hold down the following mouse buttons while plugging the Zowie FK1 into your computer:

  • Button 5 for 500 Hz
  • Button 4 for 1000 Hz
  • Button 4 + 5 for 125 Hz

This software-free design is perfect for travelling Overwatch players, and for professionals during tournaments away from home. What else is impressive about the Zowie FK1 is its ambidextrous design. You can change between left and right-side buttons depending on if you’re left or right-handed, and once again, this is all done through the mouse.

  • Buttons 2 + 3 for Left-side buttons
  • Buttons 1 + 3 for Right-side buttons

Due to the fact that you’ll be switching from one side of the mouse to the other, despite there being 2 buttons on either side of the Zowie, you won’t be able to use all 4 of them at the same time. This shouldn’t be a problem when playing the game, however, it would have been nice to see some extra side buttons on the FK1.

What is important when playing Overwatch is DPI, which as you probably guessed, is also changed through the mouse. The placement of the DPI button may seem odd to players who are used to having it on the top of the mouse, just behind the scroll wheel.

Yet, the bottom button placement ensures you don’t accidentally press it, which is perfect for ranked matches where there’s no room for error. As everything is done through the mouse, whenever you change the DPI, an LED shines a different color depending on what DPI your mouse is set to. Here’s what each color means:

  • Red: 400 DPI
  • Purple: 800 DPI
  • Blue: 1,600 DPI
  • Green: 3,200 DPI

You may now be wondering what happens when you unplug the Zowie FK1 after changing all of the above settings. Well, worry not, as all of the information is stored on the mouse itself, so there’s no need to worry about changing the settings back every time you unplug it.

For those of you who like the sound of the FK1 thus far but have larger hands, you may have to claw grip this low-profile designed mouse. Despite this, the build quality is great for a mouse under $60.

Adding to the value, replacement grips for the underside of the mouse are provided in the box for when the ones on the mouse wear out. Bottom grips like this are also perfect for precision when making long and short-distance shots in Overwatch.

+Pros
  • Low-profile design
  • Ambidextrous
-Cons
  • Smaller design may not be suitable for larger hands
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BenQ Zowie EC2-A

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 97 g
  • Buttons: 5
  • Sensor: Avago 3310
  • Report Rate: 125 / 500 / 1000 Hz
  • DPI: 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Size: 120 x 64 x 40 mm

BenQ Zowie EC2-A Review

Another Zowie? Absolutely! Much like the FK1, an LED shines a different color on the EC2-A depending on what your mouse’s DPI is set to. The fact that the light is on the bottom of the FK1 makes it difficult to see what setting your mouse is on.

Luckily, the scroll wheel on the EC2-A lights up to indicate what DPI your mouse is set to, and realistically, this was a smart change in the design. The colors and the USB report rate buttons are the exact same on the EC2-A as the FK1. Here’s a quick recap of the colors:

  • Red: 400 DPI
  • Purple: 800 DPI
  • Blue: 1,600 DPI
  • Green: 3,200 DPI

The design as a whole is very similar to the FK1, yet it’s on our list as an alternative version of the Zowie with LED lights, and 2 additional programmable buttons. We chose the FK1 over the EC2-A as it is an ambidextrous design, whereas the EC2-A is for right-handed players only – sorry, lefties!

When it comes to performance in-game, you can sit back comfortably knowing that during Overwatch, your aim will be consistent and on-point, which is why it’s a suitable choice for our list. You’ll be able to defend the flag in capture the flag with ease, and later brag to your friends about what mouse you use to perform so well in-game.

Right-handed players can also brag about the design as they sit comfortably while palm gripping this Zowie. This grip style gives you enough room to quickly press the side buttons without error if you wish to use them in Overwatch.

The overall design is minimal and sleek, yet for $60, I’d expect a little more when it comes to aesthetics. Regardless, it’s a solid build and will last a long time if you take care of it.

+Pros
  • Comes in two different sizes
  • Ergonomic design
  • No drivers required
-Cons
  • Right-handed design
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Logitech G602

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 107 g
  • Buttons: 11 customizable
  • Sensor: Delta Zero
  • Report Rate: 2 ms
  • DPI: 250 – 2,500
  • Size: 139 x 83 x 44 mm

Logitech G602 Review

The first and only wireless mouse to feature on our “best mouse for Overwatch” list is the Logitech G602, and it’s on our list for a reason.

The well thought out design of the G602 features three different textures over its body that gradually increase from front to back, here’s how. The left and right buttons are finished with a textured plastic, while the section behind that features a rubbery surface.

At the very back, almost framing the mouse where your thumb and pinky would would sit, there’s a more rubberized feel where gripping the mouse is most important, perfect for battling in Overwatch.

If you game for long-hours every single day, then the 250 continuous hours of gaming on 2 AA batteries, may not be enough for you. However, Logitech are smart enough to know that consumers want more battery life out of a wireless mouse, which is why they have included an endurance mode button.

When pressed, Logitech claims that you’ll receive 1,400 hours of total battery life which will definitely last a while. Just in front of this endurance button is a battery life indicator which shines blue when the mouse is fully charged, so you’ll always know when to go and buy new batteries when the mouse is running low.

Much like the G502, the G602 features 11 programmable buttons. In spite of the fact that in a FPS like Overwatch, you won’t need to use all 11 buttons, it’s good to have the option there if you feel like remapping keybinds to your mouse. However, for those of you who like to play MMOs on the side of Overwatch, this mouse might just be for you.

+Pros
  • 2.4 GHz wireless
  • Up to 250 hours of battery life
  • Endurance mode for extended battery life
  • Battery indicator light
-Cons
  • Poor battery life
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SteelSeries Rival 600

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Specifications:

  • Weight: 96 – 128 g
  • Buttons: 7 programmable
  • Sensor: SteelSeries TrueMove3+ Dual
  • Report Rate: 125 – 1000 Hz
  • DPI: 100 – 12,000
  • Size: 131 x 69 x 43

SteelSeries Rival 600 Review

Unlike the Logitech G502, this mouse doesn’t look like a transformer, though you can transform it. The SteelSeries Rival 600 features 256 weight and balance configurations so that you can customize it to your personal needs.

To do this, you simply need to remove both of the sides to expose the 8 weights that you can remove for a lighter gaming experience. Don’t worry about losing these weights either as this SteelSeries comes with a rubber pouch for you to store them in – very convenient!

Another thing there’s 8 of is customizable lights. The 8-zone customizable, RGB lighting can be used to make the Rival 600 look like your favorite in-game hero, just like the Razer Overwatch DeathAdder Elite.

If you tend to flick the mouse up often while fighting in Overwatch, this mouse is suitable for you. The Rival 600 includes a dedicated depth sensor for a lower lift off distance, so you don’t have to raise this mouse to the heavens when flicking it to shoot.

You’ll be shooting for a long time too with the 60-million click mechanical switches, which we’d expect from a $75 mouse. If you also like to use the scroll wheel to jump, then choose this mouse as the wheel grip is phenomenal.

Unfortunately, the DPI button sticks up quite a lot compared to the other mice on our list, so if you find yourself accidentally pressing it mid-game, then it’s best to unbind it.

+Pros
  • 8-zone RGB
  • 256 weight and balance configurations
  • Removable sides for weight customization
  • Split-trigger system built for gaming
-Cons
  • Weight
  • DPI button sticks up, making it easier to accidentally press

What to Look for in a Mouse

Here are the top 5 things you should consider when buying a gaming mouse. They are all equally important, but some might be more vital for you, depending on your playstyle, or the video games that you play.

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  • Size: Look for a mouse that is suitable for your hand size.
  • Shape: Choose between a left-handed, right-handed, or ambidextrous mouse.
  • Weight: Lighter mice don’t tire out your wrists as much as heavier mice.
  • Buttons: Customizable buttons are convenient when gaming.
  • Sensor: Buy a mouse with a good sensor for better tracking for precision.

Best Mouse Sensitivity for Overwatch

Finding the right mouse sensitivity for you is totally a matter of trial and error. Nonetheless, there are some tips and tricks that you can take into consideration and play around with. Here are our recommended mouse settings for Overwatch:

  • Sensitivity: 5
  • DPI: 800
  • eDPI: 4,000

Muscle memory comes with time, yet if our settings don’t work for you, then it’s best to tinker with them to see what sensitivity you feel most comfortable with.

How to Change Mouse Sensitivity on Windows 10:

To change the sensitivity of your mouse on a Windows 10 computer, you must:

  1. Press WIN + R to open Run, type Control and press Enter to open the Control Panel.
  2. Type “Mouse” into the top-right search bar and select the mouse heading.
  3. Click on the Pointer Options tab
  4. Under Motion, move the blue arrow left for a slower pointer speed, or right for a faster pointer speed.

Pro Players

Moving onto the professional Overwatch players, we have selected pros that use the “best of” mice on our list. Here are the settings they use for each mouse:

 

PlayerTeamMouseSensitivityDPI
NotEBoston UprisingZowie FK16800
AnamoNew York ExcelsiorLogitech G5027.2800
SeagullDallas FuelRazer DeathAdder Elite2.361600

 

Sensitivity for Heroes

Some players like to change their mouse sensitivity depending on what hero they are playing. Here are some mouse setting options based on what professional Overwatch players use, as well as some casual player recommendations.

Tank

 

HeroPlayerSensitivityDPI
D.VaBischu2-31600
Wrecking BallCommunity Suggestion31600

 

Damage

 

HeroPlayerSensitivityDPI
Soldier 76Community Suggestion5800
BastionCommunity Suggestion4600

 

Support

 

HeroPlayerSensitivityDPI
LúcioEskay4.661100
ZenyattaJjonak2900

 


Conclusion

Aside from the Razer Overwatch DeathAdder Elite, there’s no true mouse that is “best for a specific game”. We landed on the Overwatch version of the Razer DeathAdder Elite as the overall design and features allow you to game in Overwatch with ease, boosting your in-game performance so that you stay ahead of the game.

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