8 Best Gaming Mice for Fortnite in 2024

8 Best Gaming Mice for Fortnite in 2024

Fortnite is coming up on its seventh birthday and our customers here at Gravastar love it. We are constantly bombarded with questions by Fortnite players about how they can gain an edge over other competitors. One of the best ways to do that is to pick the right mouse for Fortnite.

If you don't have the right mouse, Fortnite can feel a bit funny. You might be used to something heavier or lighter, more or less responsive, and changing that can throw off your game while adjusting. Then again, you may just want the best of the best and don't care about adjustment time.

Gravastar researches so you don't have to. We've tried many mice and looked far and wide for user reviews to see what people think. That leads us to a few recommendations, depending on what you're looking for. 

How We Picked

We picked mice based on a few different qualities geared towards maximizing reaction speed, which is critical for a fast-paced FPS like Fortnite. 


You need a sensor with a split-second reaction time so that your character on screen moves when your mouse does. Most of the mice on this list combine high DPI sensors with high polling rates and accelerometers so that there are multiple points of reference for your movement. 


Some people like a mouse that requires hardly any effort to move. Others like a mouse with intentionality, that has some weight to it. We recommend both kinds of mice here, though if you want something fast and reactive, lighter weight helps you move that much faster. 


Most of the mice on this list combine mechanical switches with optical sensors, but some don't. Optical sensors help with longevity; mechanical switches break down over time and some manifest ghost clicking. They also help with actuation levels, requiring a shallower click. 


Not everyone can break the bank with their mice. Some people play Fortnite on a budget and we love that. There are great mice for Fortnite at every price point and we recommended the best at different price levels. 

Other Factors

Some of the mice we recommend fit niche use cases that our customers really love. We love our customers, so of course we're going to take that into account with our recommendations. Ultimately, we want you to have the perfect experience!

Best Overall: Razer DeathAdder V3

  • Connectivity: wired and wireless
  • Weight: 59 grams for wired and 63 grams for wireless
  • Sensor: Razer Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor
  • Price: moderate for wired and high for wireless

The Razer DeathAdder V3 combines the highest polling rate on the market with one of the fastest optical sensors on the market. That means extreme responsiveness and a smooth motion curve, supplemented by high-quality accelerometers.

You can also fine-tune the mouse settings in the Razer Synapse app depending on how responsive you want the DeathAdder to be, depending on the surface it's on. This might be daunting for many users. The Death Adder has "Smart Tracking" technology that automatically adjusts to your mousemat material.

The DeathAdder also has optical switches with 0.2mm actuation. That means that each mouse button is on a hair trigger and extremely responsive to any movement. You don't need to bottom out the mouse buttons for the switches to activate.

What does that mean for you, the discerning Fortnite player? You won't be held back by your mouse. If your reflexes and skill permit, you'll have the fastest mouse reactivity out there. You're only held back by how quickly you can use the mouse.

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, which is the wireless version of the DeathAdder, is substantially more expensive than its wired counterpart. Razer also doesn't offer a charging mousemat, so you'll be tethered extensively when using the DeathAdder Pro. The sensor and polling rate are battery hogs, according to the testing from RTINGS.

Best Wireless: Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2

  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Weight: 60 grams
  • Sensor: HERO 2 32K DPI sensor
  • Price: high for wireless and very high with the charging mousemat

The Logitech G Pro X Superlight 2 is on par with the DeathAdder as far as performance, boasting a higher DPI sensor, but operating at only half the polling rate. Still, the polling rate is much higher than other entries on this list and offers a very smooth motion curve.

The Superlight 2 also uses optical switches with low actuation, which gives them a hair-trigger feeling. They're much more reliable than their purely mechanical counterparts and still offer the same tactile feedback from a purely mechanical switch. 

The Logitech G Hub software is also intuitive and provides a wealth of customization settings. The onboard mouse memory even lets you incorporate those for gaming on the go, should G Hub be unavailable on the computer that you're using. 

Unlike the DeathAdder, the Superlight 2 is wireless only for operation with two charging methods. The first is an included USB-C cable. The second is the Logitech Powerplay system, which lets you charge the mouse simply by placing it on the mouse mat. It's a truly untethered solution and the only one on this list. 

That is also the Superlight 2's main drawback: you pay dearly for that truly untethered experience. Still, if you want the fastest and lightest wireless mouse on the market, you'll be challenged to find a better option than the Superlight 2. 

Best Budget: ROCCAT Kone XP

  • Connectivity: Wired and Wireless
  • Weight: 104 grams for wired and 99 grams for wireless
  • Sensor: ROCCAT Owl-Eye 19K optical sensor
  • Price: low for wired and high for wireless 

There are a few things that make the ROCCAT Kone XP stand out and the first thing that will catch your eye is the amount of RGB in the mouse. Where other mice go for RGB underlighting or logos, the Kone XP lights up the entire palm of the mouse. It's a showpiece as much as it is a mouse. 

You'll also be wowed by the number of buttons: 15 in total, all programmable with onboard memory to boot. While that might be more useful for MMOs and MOBAs, it's also great for a game like Fortnite where you want more action happening in and on the mouse. 

The Kone XP's sensor is no slouch, with a max polling rate of 19,000 and a minimum of 50. Some Fortnite players want low mouse sensitivity and high game sensitivity and the Kone XP provides one of the lowest sensitivities on the market. 

Like other entries in the list, the Kone XP is super customizable and caters to Fortnite players who want to have a tuned experience on a budget. It also connects via Bluetooth if you don't want to or can't use the proprietary USB dongle. 

The Kone XP also weighs 104 grams and is the heaviest mouse on the list. There's a tradeoff for all that RGB. Surprisingly, the wireless version is lighter, but you pay almost double for 5 grams of weight. Although we don't recommend the wireless version of the Kone XP, we did want to mention it in case you wanted it!

Best Size Selection: BenQ EC2-C Zowie

  • Connectivity: Wired and wireless
  • Weight: 70 grams for small up to 80 grams for large
  • Sensor: 3360 DPI sensor
  • Price: low

The BenQ EC2-C Zowie has a lot going for it in this list. It's inexpensive and about on par with the Kone XP. It's not as feature-rich as the Kone, which makes that a better budget option, especially in Fortnite with its need for higher reactivity and its players' needs for customization.

Where the Zowie really shines–and it's the only mouse on this list that provides these options–is that it comes in small, medium, and large sizes for different size palms and grip. If long Fortnite play sessions find your hand cramping, then a larger or smaller mouse might be what you need.

The Zowie also sports a more traditional look, omitting RBG lighting and conservative design choices. Not everyone wants a mouse that can light up a room, literally, or feature avant-garde design choices. If you're one of those people, then the Zowie is perfect for you.

Users like the Zowie, but it provides much more paltry sensor options than other mice on this list. It also used mechanical-only switches. That's not inherently a demerit for the Zowie, but they have higher actuation and lower durability than other options on this list. 

Best Ventilated Option: Steelseries Aerox 5 Wireless

  • Connectivity: Wired and wireless
  • Weight: 74 grams
  • Sensor: 18K DPI sensor
  • Price: High

The Aerox 5 Wireless fills a unique but important niche: ventilation. Some Fortnite players find that they have sweaty, slippery palms after extended play sessions. This can make it more difficult to play and can result in detritus collecting on the mouse.

That ventilation is also paired with a high-performing optical sensor that is very competitive with other options on this list. It also features durable mechanical switches which, again, are less competitive than their optical counterparts.

Similar to the DeathAdder and Superlight 2, the Aerox 5 requires an app to unlock some functionality and provide customization. That's a theme among "high performance" mice and the Aerox 5 is no exception.

For the price, there are higher-performing mice, at least on paper. The ventilation honeycombs may also be uncomfortable if you rest your hand on the mouse's palm rest. Still, if you find sweaty palms to be your primary competitive disadvantage, then the Aerox 5 is your equalizer. 

The Competition

Logitech G502 X: This is the most recent iteration of the G502 line of mice, which provides solid price-to-performance and adjustable weight. Perfect for testing different configurations to fine-tune your Fortnite playstyle.

ROG Harpe Ace: The Asus Republic of Gamers line of devices promises peak gaming performance. The Harpe Ace lives up to that ethos. It's a lightweight mouse with flexible connectivity and high performance, with a price tag to match.

ROCCAT Kone Pro: This is an extreme budget mouse with solid performance. It's much lighter weight than the Kone XP and performs similarly. It lacks the number of customizable buttons, though, which limits its flexibility and customizability. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we've received related to picking a mouse for Fortnite.

Do Fortnite Pros Use Wireless Mice?

According to Logitech, some Fortnite pros helped design some of their wireless mice. It's entirely possible that Fortnite Pros use wireless mice. 

What Mouse Do Streamers Use?

Streamers use all sorts of mice. Unfortunately, there's a dearth of data on the subject. 

How Do I Aim My Fortnite Mouse Better?

Increase the mouse sensitivity. Higher mouse sensitivity will make your mouse feel faster and more accurate when you're accustomed to it. Most mice offer multiple sensitivity settings at the push of a button, so you'll have extensive opportunities to test. 

Final Thoughts

Your mouse is a critical part of your Fortnite experience. Even if you purchase the most expensive or best-performing mouse, not taking care of it will make your Fortnite experience worse.

Make sure you clean your mouse if gunk starts building up on it. While some mice on the list are designed to minimize that buildup, it'll happen. Keeping your mouse clean means it'll continue to work unimpeded.

Also, go easy on your mouse. Don't throw, hit, or smash it. A broken mouse means you can't play Fortnite at all. Besides, if you're frustrated at your Fortnite performance, if your mouse isn't already broken then it's not the mouse's fault. Don't take it out on your mouse. 

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