As a player, you probably already know that the more precise your mouse is, the better you will aim during your gaming sessions and increase your overall actions per minute. This in turn will increase your skill as a player. But what makes a good gaming mouse?
There are a few things to keep in mind.
For FPS players
For people who like to play first-person shooter games, the best mice would be those with the minimum amount of buttons, a high-end sensor installed, a ratchet scroll wheel, and a weight adjustment system. Now this may seem overwhelming at first, but it is quite logical.
You don’t need too many buttons to accidentally press. You only need the fire button and the aim button. These are the basic actions that you perform in any shooting game.
The sensor must be top notch as each pixel counts when pointing down. The best mouse would carry a laser gaming sensor, as these work on almost any surface and can provide excellent tracking capabilities.
The ratchet mouse wheel is a must if you want to change to the right weapon in time. Mice with loose wheels will offer an accidental change of weapons, so they are not recommended for this type of game.
The weight adjustment system is optional here if you don’t care how much your mouse weighs.
For MMO and real-time strategy games
There is a special segment of gaming mice developed specifically for this type of gaming. You can recognize them by the wide variety of buttons and, for some, by the extra ring finger button. The general idea for MMO and real-time strategy games is that the more actions you can do with your mouse, the better.
No wonder you find gaming mice with up to 20 programmable buttons. They can all be configured to perform certain tasks during a game. In this way, each action can be configured on a specific button, so the use of the keyboard is minimal. They also have better installed memory as they can record many macros and game profiles for later use.
For these mice, the weight system is less important than the DPI switch. This is because you can usually play at the same sensitivity levels throughout a game. For shooters, you need to switch between high and low sensitivity, so you can react better in fast-paced situations and align the perfect sniper shot when the situation arises.