Fortnite, despite its popularity, is a fairly demanding game. Competitive players need to not only focus on aiming and shooting, but also building defenses. Although a keyboard alone can get you far on the building front, quick access to the tools you need through macros is essential. That’s why we decided to find the best mouse for Fortnite.
The G502 Hero is the latest in Logitech’s long line of G502 mice. This version features the Hero sensor, which according to Logitech is its most accurate gaming sensor to date. It can detect up to 400 inches of movement per second, and comes with adjustable DPI ranging from 100 up to 16,000.
Between the sensor and the lack of mouse acceleration and smoothing, the G502 Hero is highly accurate. It’s also highly flexible. Logitech has managed to cram 11 programmable buttons into a mouse that, for the most part, looks like a standard gaming peripheral. For your thumb, there are two macro keys plus an “aim” button that temporarily decreases the DPI, and for your index finger, there are two macro buttons that sit alongside the main left click.
These are the five main buttons you can adjust, though the Logitech G Hub software allows you to rebind all buttons, including left and right click, scroll wheel click, left and right scroll wheel triggers, and a cleverly placed button behind the DPI adjustment. In addition to key bindings, you can also customize weight. Out of the box, the G502 Hero weighs 121 grams, though you can add up to 18 grams extra using the five included weights.
Read our Logitech G502 Pro review to see how the Hero sensor performs
The Razer Naga Trinity is the best value mouse for Fortnite. It’s not particularly inexpensive, but it’s essentially three mice in one. The Naga Trinity includes a trio of side plates that can give you access to more or less buttons. That means you can have all of your macros when you’re playing Fortnite without them getting in the way when you just want to browse the internet.
In the box, you get a 2-, 7-, and 12-button side plate. The 12-button is a bit overkill for Fortnite, with buttons laid out into three rows (this setup is useful for MMOs, in particular). We like the seven-button attachment most. Razer has the buttons laid out in a circle, so you can easily rock your thumb around to find the button you need.
The Naga Trinity is no slouch when it comes to performance, either. Under the hood, the mouse features Razer’s 5G optical sensor that boasts 16,000 DPI and up to 450 IPS. Furthermore, the Naga Trinity works with Razer Chroma, so you can sync the three RGB zones with your existing setup.
The Glorious Model O is a very unique mouse. Spread across the body are small, hexagonal holes. Although your palm won’t pick up on the lack of material underneath it, your hand and wrist will notice a difference. By cutting the fat, the Model O is one of the lightest mice around, weighing in at only 67 grams.
It’s a spin on the Finalmouse Ultralight, which is the weapon of choice for Fortnite starchild Ninja. The Model O, however, is much cheaper and far easier to find, with the Ultralight only occasionally popping up on eBay from resellers. Furthermore, Glorious sells a smaller, lighter version of the Model O, which cuts the weight by nearly 10 grams.
With how light the Model O is, you can easily whip your mouse around without any strain on your wrists. That said, it’s not as revolutionary in terms of performance as our other picks. Still, the Pixart 3360 sensor is a fine tool for competitive gaming, fit with zero mouse acceleration, a max tracking speed of 250 IPS, and a maximum DPI of 12,000.
The Corsair M65 Elite is all about performance and accuracy. It doesn’t have the lightweight design of the Model O or the flexibility of the Naga Trinity. Rather, it trades those features for an uncompromising sensor. The Pixart 3391 optical sensor powering the M65 Elite is capable of up to 18,000 DPI, and is exclusively featured on the M65.
Although lacking in buttons compared to the Naga Trinity and G502 Hero, the M65 Elite still has a few extra switches that you can reprogram. On the left side, you’ll find a large, red “sniper” button, which temporarily lowers your DPI by default. This, along with the two switches on the side and two on top, can be remapped using Corsair’s software.
You can customize the weight of the mouse, too. In its bare configuration, the M65 Elite weighs 97 grams, though you can make the mouse heavier using the three included weights. Outside of just making your mouse a little more hefty, you can choose where you want more weight. The attachment points are spread across the bottom of the mouse, allowing you to adjust its center of gravity.
We don’t want to leave out the lefties looking to get in on the Fortnite action. The SteelSeries Sensei Ten is an ambidextrous gaming mouse that can go toe-to-toe with the best of them. Although the Sensei Ten is a necessity for left-handed players, that doesn’t mean right-handed ones should look past it.
Powering the mouse is the TrueMove Pro sensor, which was designed in a collaboration between SteelSeries and Pixart. This sensor is capable of 18,000 CPI, with a speed of 450 IPS and acceleration of 50G. The TrueMove Pro sensor can even track your movements when the mouse is tilted, too, allowing you to stay precise when repositioning.
Beyond that, though, the Sensei Ten is cheap. Although it doesn’t have as many buttons as our other options, the Sensei Ten can outperform any of them with its TrueMove Pro sensor. The fact that left-handed users can get in on that is just the cherry on top.
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