I mostly play fps games and I’m trying to improve my aim. I don’t use a gaming mouse but do they improve aim?

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33 thoughts on “Is a gaming mouse worth it?”

  1. No, if you have poor aim a better more responsive mouse won’t help, it does make the game feel better though

  2. A mouse is mouse… But some mice fit you better than others, although it’s nice to not press a button with force, having input lag for every movement or not being able to aim with precision.

    Besides that; a “gaming mouse” usually have some software to make it fit you even better, like changing DPS or have macros on additional buttons.

    So depending on how much you are behind your PC, and how much comfort is worth the extra price, is all up to you.

  3. Do you mean a gaming mouse compared to a typical controller, or just a normal mouse? If the latter, gaming mice sometimes have extra buttons and additional levels of sensitivity, so it’s possible to play better overall thanks to having additional buttons handy, though it likely wouldn’t improve your game to ungodly levels.

  4. Your aim has little to do with the mouse you use, that’s a skill you develop.

    That said a mouse capable of changing DPI on the fly is very useful and the extra buttons will help you a lot in certain situations.

  5. It’s been scientifically proven that owning a RGB Gaming Mouse improves your aim by upwards of 50%.

  6. To add what people have said already I prefer gaming mice even at work since they usually have better ergonomics. I have large hands and large mouse helps as well a thumb rest.

  7. Absolutely worth it over just some regular ass mouse but I wouldn’t spend more than like ~$50.

    There are differences such as sensors, polling rate, extra buttons, programmable software, ergonomics, etc. Do some quick research on YouTube. There’s a lot of good options in the $30 – $40 range as well which is usually the price I get mine at.

  8. While there are better ways to help improve aim than relying on a mouse, I do find the mouse I use to help me overall in all games (except diablo, I use Logitech g502 because of free scroll) because of its shape and size. I have larger hands, so the Corsair M65 is very nice to me.

    As long as the mouse tracks well, you use a good surface or pad, any mouse will be great.

    Now.. Stepping up your FPS game. For hitscan shooting there’s always a few tips and tricks.

    Couple I can think of off hand are:

    1) lower sensitivity is better. You get better control of tracking players and keeping them targeted. It’s odd at first if you’re used to higher sensitivity but learning this pays off.

    2) dumb down the graphics. I have a pretty decent computer, but my FPS games are generally medium graphics. Getting that frame or two advantage is huge.
    (i7 8700, 1080ti, both water cooled. Asus 165hz 27” 2k monitor… still medium graphics!)

    3) OSU! <— this is the name of a game that has helped me some with getting better at tracking and being accurate with mouse.

    Half asleep that’s all I got for now! Hope it helps.

    Edit for typos

  9. If you’re playing FPS games, then yes. They typically have much better sensors and adjustable DPI which help alot. You don’t have to go crazy with it though. A good starting point would be to go to a Best Buy if you have one nearby and feel a couple of the mice if they have them on display, most of them do. Then buy one that you’re comfortable with or one similar. The logitech ones go on sale very often, especially the G502. It’s pretty much the mouse recommended gaming mouse all around. The only downside is it’s fairly heavy compared to most mice, some people are fine with a heavier mouse, some people want something very light for FPS games.

  10. Surprised that no one has mentioned the mouse pad. A 70 dollar mouse on a 2 dollar mousepad is in my opion as mismatched as a 144hz monitor set to 60 fps.

    Get a mouse pad first, its cheaper. Then after doing some research, invest in a good mouse.

  11. if you mostly play FPS games, i’d say yes because a ‘gaming mouse’ usually has better **sensors** than the typical office mouse. its not even that much of an investment. also if you have to money, a 144hz 1ms TN panel too.

    i heard bad things about razor though. they work great, but tend to break in a few months or less

  12. I recommend checking out the YouTube channel “Rocket Jump Ninja” for info on gaming mice. Most important factor is comfort. Being comfortable while using the mouse will probably help you out more than the most expensive sensor on the market would, although a high end sensor will help with your aim consistency.

  13. If you’re playing competitively than you’ll definitely want to upgrade but if you’re playing casually than it might be a toss up.

    I’ve found that gaming mice have some pretty useful features and build quality that I appreciate regardless of gaming. For example, being able to change the DPI and additional assignable buttons can be real game changers. You don’t need to get a short expensive mouse but it’s something I’d recommend you spend a little extra on since you’ll be using it so much.

  14. Contrary to people saying it’s a waste of money, I believe my g400s that has lasted for 4 years saved me a lot of cash. Before buying this $30 ‘gaming’ mouse I had to replace a generic mouse ($15-$20) every 3-6 months due to issues with the left mouse or the wheel. I play mostly FPS (non competitive) but this Logitech is really durable and saves me at least $150 over these years.

  15. I’ve been using a Razer Deathadder Elite for over a year now (maybe close to two years), before that I had a Razer Naga, and I slightly preferred the Naga, mainly for the extra hotkeys, although I couldn’t always get all of them to work with every game I play, but I eventually upgraded from it to the Deathadder because I wanted a more high-performance mouse for FPS games. I have to say I don’t think it’s the right mouse for me. For the entire time that I’ve owned it I’ve tried tweaking the sensitivity to find the sweet spot that gives me just the right feeling, and so far I’ve been unable to find that spot. There are also two other factors that I think affect how I feel when using the mouse, and those are: the fact that it’s wired and not wireless, and size/shape/ergonomics of the mouse.

    The cord bothers me so much when using the mouse that I’ve developed a bad habit, sort of a physical tick, where I lift the mouse up off the pad and flick my wrist to tug on the cord so there’s some slack in the cord. This habit is now something I do when I’m at work too, so its very annoying. Ergonomically the mouse feels too small for me (I don’t particularly think I have very big hands), and my fingers feel uncomfortably curled up when using it. Overall, the mouse feels very uncomfortable to me, and I think this is contributing to me being unable to find the right sensitivity, so the mouse never feels just right.

    I’m currently looking for a new mouse, but I haven’t really got any leads yet, just three criteria: must be wireless, must have highly adjustable sensitivity (the more finely I can adjust it, the better), and most importantly, must feel comfortable in my hand.


    So in my experience, whether or not a mouse is a gaming mouse is less relevant than how comfortable it feels to use for long periods, and how well it performs at the tasks you’re going to be using it for. For FPS games, probably gaming mice are the only types of mice that will have good enough performance, but you should try them out yourself first if possible.

  16. Depends, I play with 1500-1900 DPI, 5-8$ mouses usually have only 800 dpi, so it isn’t worth it for me, but 15+$ mouses are going from 1k up to 16k DPI, so I buy only mouses that have 3k DPI rest for me is unusable.

    I like more the buttons, more buttons = more stuff to click = more fun. Not going to talk about the building quality between 10$ mouse and 50$+ mouse. Played 15y with 2x A4tech mouses, (1st one survived 12, 2nd one lost the scroll after 3) they did the job, but the plastic felt cheap. Now I am having G502 and the plastic is way better than my old one, but it also cost ~3x more than both of them together.

  17. I got a multi-DPI gaming mouse and have ended up loving it for more than just gaming. Being able to adjust the DPI on the fly is great for things like photo editing, dragging a lot of things around the desktop, etc.

    If you really want to improve your aim though, the trend is to go low DPI and large mouse pad. This allows you to make large motions with your arm, reducing wrist fatigue and providing more control and accuracy. Though obviously this can be more tiring for your arm. Time to lift weights! XD

  18. They don’t improve aim but having additional mouse buttons and an ergonomic design that fits your hand well is really beneficial for utility, comfort and long sessions.

  19. Not really. They often come with extra buttons though, that can be really nice depending on the type of game. I almost always have macros set up on extra mouse buttons for games I play longer than a few hours.

  20. They very comfortable and more stable than other mouses. Buy it.

    But don’t wait what your aim will be perfect without training.

  21. A lot of weirdly false information in here.

    The answer is yes, if the aim is to improve accuracy.

    Not only do you have much greater control over the DPI but cheap mice and the cheap sensors they come with have problems with mouse acceleration on the hardware level which makes consistent aiming objectively not possible to *some* degree.

    That said, there are also none gaming mice with really decent sensors in them.

    Overall it will not make you an aimbot but simply improve the consistency for you to build a solid foundation for the future.

  22. You don’t have to get a gaming mouse, but you should look into some. Logitech has a bunch of them which are considered to be good, and the Razer deathadder is a good one too.

  23. I have a Razor Deathadder 2013 that i picked up at Dreamhack for half price. Comfortable for my big hands and the 2 extra buttons are useful without being overly complicated like sone of the moba mice with 9 extra buttons. I have them assigned to escape and shift as i play a lot of civ with my wife. Makes it quick to skip out of cutscenes and i can hold shift to queue multiple techs on the tech trees.
    Dont play so much fps games but it felt good when i used to play csgo (i stopped playing as i suck too much at shooters haha)

  24. I have a G502 just for the extra buttons. Mouse wheel clicks left/right, two DPI buttons, two thumb buttons, all reprogrammable.

    Fallout 4 Stimpacks are on my DPI Down button. It frees up a lot of keyboard keys for other stuff.

  25. Sort of.

    A good player will dominate with almost anything but a good mouse can make a difference.

    [RocketJumpNinja](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJaDZC7PChgd-XMwcbZkiw) has amazing mouse reviews. He covers them from an FPS gamer’s perspective and goes in depth on almost every aspect of a good mouse that you can think of.

    Check out a few of his reviews and you will see the advantages of using a good mouse.

  26. Well. For a fps game you want a mouse thats light, feel comfortable in your hand and have a really good sensor that doesn’t skip when you drag to mouse fast and do “flick shots” Worst thing that happens on lesser quality mice sensors is that when you quickly drag the mouse left or right, your crosshair ingame quickly snap up or down.


    You simply won’t find a great sensor in a non gaming mouse


    That being said. The word “gamer” is thrown on a lot of things now to easily sell. I would never buy a gaming headset etc. you can get headphones and microphones that is a million times better if you buy them seperately. But when it comes to a mouse. You don’t really have a choice. Ofcourse there is a lot of gimmicky stuff you can skip like rgb and dpi switching and sniper buttons and all that jazz. But get a mouse with a good sensor, feel comfy in your hand and the buttons you need.


    I would recommend [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJaDZC7PChgd-XMwcbZkiw](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJaDZC7PChgd-XMwcbZkiw)


    -Rocket jump Ninja on youtube

    He is the go to guy when it comes to mouse reviews

  27. It depends on a brand and a price but generally yes. I’m fan of a4 tech bloody brand mice, avaliable under 20$, thumb buttons and very reliable sensor precision. But they usually last 2-3 years for me, still worth it considering the price

  28. Gaming mice are probably some of only “gamer” targeted products that give you a better advantage because of their more accurate sensors. Logitech has the best sensors available in mice.

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