Overwatch is a game all about tracking and precision so it is no secret that you must have a gaming mouse that fits your hand, grip and general personal preference.
When it comes to choosing the best mouse for Overwatch it can be difficult to decide since there is such a huge range on the market.
I had the same problem which is why I researched extensively on what to spend my money on.
My aim is to share with you what I learned and condense it all to help you make a simple choice on exactly the right mouse.
To help me with this I have taken into account what the pros use too as this can often be a good indication of a mouse’s potential.
For those of you wanting the quick answer, I awarded the G403 the GEM Rating award this time round. It ticks the most boxes and I recommend you check it out. To find out why I chose the G403, read on.
The Most Popular Mice Used By The Pros
Players often look to the pros for recommendations on gaming peripherals. This is often a good idea as it shows whether a product is worthwhile since if someone is using it for their job then it is a good indication of its quality (most of the time).
Some team organisations are sponsored or have contractual agreements which in rare cases mean players have to play with their gear. This is not always the case but it is something to be aware of.
Here is a list of the most used gaming mice by Overwatch pros:
Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse – 22
Logitech G703 – 14
Logitech G903 – 11
Logitech G900 – 11
Logitech G403 – 11
Zowie EC2-A – 9
Zowie FK1 – 8
Zowie FK2 – 6
Zowie EC1-A – 6
Logitech G303 – 6
FinalMouse Ultralight Pro – 6
Razer Deathadder Chroma – 6
Razer Deathadder Elite – 6
Logitech are easily the most popular brand in the Overwatch pro scene with nearly 70 players using a mouse from the Logitech family.
Zowie are not far behind and if I was to include CounterStrike pros here the statistics would be heavily in Zowie’s favour.
Surprisingly Razer are also represented with their popular Deathadder having a decent showing. I am not a fan of Razer mice personally but I know that the Deathadder is a quality mouse.
These figures mean nothing though if you don’t know what you are looking for when choosing your mouse.
What to look for in a mouse for Overwatch?
When choosing a new mouse you want to be sure of three main things.
- A solid sensor
- Fits your hand size
- Fits your grip style
Whether you are buying a new mouse for Overwatch or any other game it is crucial that you get these things right. I have had mice in the past that are far too big for me and you don’t realise until you try another mouse and see the difference in your aim.
All the mice on this list will have one of the best sensors on the market, the 3310, 3360 or 3366.
I will try to recommend hand sizes where necessary for each mouse and what grip styles suit each mouse best.
Remember – there is no mouse that is perfect for everyone.
If you are unsure about your grip style then you should read my simple guide on the different mouse grips used by most players. This will help you decide which one you use to assist in picking the correct mouse from the list.
The Best Gaming Mice For Overwatch
The list below will give you a few mice to consider since these are the best mice on the market right now. Not only do the pros use most of them but they are widely considered to be fantastic by the Reddit gaming mice community and Rocket Jump Ninja.
I have researched and tested to find the ultimate list of mice for you to choose from, so here they are.
1. Logitech G403
The G403 is probably the best all rounded mouse on the market right now. It is basically the same as the G703 so keep that in mind. The only difference is that the G703 supports the new Powerplay mat. The G703 is wireless whereas the G403 can be wired or wireless.
The optic is the PMW3360 which is one of the best optics available. It solves the problem with tilt-slamming, something that plagued the earlier 3310.
Its versatility is also the reason it is found at the top of the list. The G403 is perfect for a range of hand sizes and suits itself to both claw and palm grip. Fingertip users can also use it but may find it a little larger or heavy.
As explained you can get the G403 in wired or wireless variants. If weight is a problem then you should consider the wired version as the wireless comes in at 106g whereas the wired sits at 90g.
Both versions can use the optional 10g weight which can be added to the bottom of the mouse. There are 6 buttons on the mouse, these include the usual mouse 1, mouse 2, clickable scroll DPI and side buttons.
The side buttons do squeak a little if you get sweaty hands when playing. I was able to solve this problem by taping the buttons to change the texture.
The buttons are quite large but they have a nice tactile click to them.
The lift-off distance is standard at around 1.5mm so you will have no issues with swiping. The cable is quite thick and is 2 meters in length. I also found it a struggle to fit into my Zowie Camade. I managed to get it in but it required more force than expected.
The mouse has a solid plastic coating and has reduced the amount of sweating I experience much like my old Rival 300 did. The sides have a rubber texture to improve grip.
If you are interested in the wireless version, the battery life can last up to 20 hours. This can be increased more if you turn off the RGB lighting.
The G403 is the pinnacle of gaming mice at the moment. It exceeds at every aspect and lends itself to such a diverse range of hand sizes and grip styles. This is the reason the G403 and G703 are popular not just among pros but mouse fanatics as well.
The G403 deservedly wins the GEM Rating award and is my number one recommendation if you are looking for a new mouse for Overwatch, or anything for that matter.
2. Zowie FK1
I have reviewed the FK1 numerous times here and it is still the best mouse for claw grip players. It is used across all types of eSports, though primarily across FPS games. The FK1, FK2 and FK1+ all apply here. For a more detailed comparison checkout my review of them here.
The FK1 uses the Avago ADNS-3310 sensor, so it is not the latest optic on the market. However, there is not much difference between this optic and the 3360/3366.
The FK1 supports DPI increments of 400, 800, 1600 and 3600 which is all you really need. The DPI can be changed easily using the button on the bottom of the mouse.
400 – Red
800 – Purple
1600 – Blue
3600 – Green
The FK1 is a very low mouse so it is perfect for claw grip players. The arch is allows claw grip players to rest the base of their wrist on it offering great support.
At a weight of 90g it feels good and is around the same as most of the mice on the list, very similar to the G403.
The FK series all have 8 buttons which includes the left and right click, scroll wheel, DPI button and two side buttons either side of the mouse. This is an ambidextrous mouse so you should keep that in mind.
You might be concerned about hitting the side buttons on the opposite side of the mouse but don’t worry, this doesn’t happen. Your fingers will fall over them, I haven’t had any issues with accidental pressing of these buttons.
The mouse 1 and mouse 2 have an above average travel time and are fairly heavy clicks compared to the likes of a Rival 300 or G403. This is why I believe it is so popular among Overwatch and CounterStrike pros.
You get nice feedback from the mouse 1 and mouse 2 which is important in FPS games. Not so much if you are a league of legends player however.
The lift-off distance is 1.5 to 1.8mm and the polling rate can be set to 125/500/1000Hz. This can be changed through a combination of the buttons on the mouse. This can be annoying as you have to look up the manual every time unless you have a good memory!
The FK series has a plastic texture across the whole shell. It has been great for stopping my hands from sweating, something that I have struggled with in the past with other mice.
The FK1 is currently my number one mouse that I use when gaming. I have tried most of the mice on the market but the FK1 fits my hand perfectly and I like the overall feel. It is used by numerous Overwatch pros and CounterStrike pros due to its shape and feel.
A solid choice you should definitely consider.
3. Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse
You might be wondering why I did not put this at the top of the list? The Logitech G Pro is a brilliant mouse, it is hugely popular due to its shape and feel. It is advertised as the ‘eSports mouse’.
But it is not at the top of the list because it is not as versatile as the FK1 and G403, in my opinion. It is suited towards a more refined set of players. It is important to remember your mouse is personal preference which is why I always say there isn’t a ‘best mouse’.
The G Pro has a very rounded shape which some may find a little unusual. It is ambidextrous much like the FK series, it uses the 3366 sensor and weighs around 85g.
The reason the mouse is so popular is because of its size and weight. This is a very small mouse and some say that the smaller the mouse the better the precision.
Due to its size, the G Pro is suited more towards claw and fingertip players. However you can palm grip it providing your hands are small enough. I would recommend hand sizes around 17/17.5cm long 7/8cm wide for palm grip players.
The DPI can be changed from 200 up to 12000 and has a USB polling rate of 1ms.
The G Pro has one of the best scroll wheels, it feels super smooth and can be used for browsing unlike the FK series where the scroll wheel lets them down.
The G Pro or ‘eSports mouse’ is a solid all round contender. It is used across all professional eSports due to its size and comfort. If you are claw grip player and you like small mice then definitely consider the G Pro
4. Logitech G903
The G903 is the updated version of the G900, a hugely popular ambidextrous mouse in the Logitech family. This is a wireless mouse you can trust, its a solid choice. I have always been skeptical of wireless mice but the G903 is brilliant.
The G903 has a lot of features and some nice customisability. It weighs up to 121g with the optional 10g but you can get it down to around 108g without the weight cover.
The G903 is a medium to large mouse so it is more suited towards palm and claw grip players. I would recommend it to the following hand sizes:
Palm Grip – 16-19cm
Claw – 17-19.5cm
Fingertip – 17-20.5cm
There are a range of buttons on the mouse which include mouse 1 and mouse 2, DPI + and -, scroll wheel, profile switch, RGB light toggle and two side buttons.
The mouse 1 and mouse 2 have Logitech’s mechanical pivot button design which feels tactile and crisp. They state the buttons reduce the pre-travel distance between buttons and switches and reduces the bounce back which allows for faster clicks.
The scroll is brilliant because it allows for two different types of scrolling. The first is your usual scroll with notches but pressing the scroll wheel changer allows for free-wheel scrolling which is great for browsing.
Another nifty feature of the scroll wheel is that it allows for horizontal scrolling which is great for switching songs and more.
The G903 now offers support for Logitechs ‘Powerplay’ wireless charging which is the primary difference between the G900 and G903. Not a huge difference for those of you not interested in the charging mat.
The G903 is also modular, so you can take off the side buttons and change them so that there are 1 or no buttons at all if you prefer. A really nice addition for players who don’t use side buttons. This is somewhat similar to the Rival 600’s weight customisibility.
The overall feel of the G903 can be a little unusual to some due to the gaps between the main shell and mouse 1 and mouse 2. If you are a claw grip player you should be fine since your fingers will arch over this gap.
For full palm grip players it might take some getting used to, to adjust to the different shell design.
Overall the G903 is a fantastic mouse. It has a lot of features that some might find a little unnecessary but it gives players options. It is a little on the expensive side too so it might be out of budget for some players.
The specs are what you would expect from a top end Logitech mouse, nothing to complain about here. It is the best wireless mouse available at the moment so if you like less clutter then maybe the G903 is for you.
5. Zowie EC2-A / EC2-B
The Zowie EC series are veterans across CounterStrike and FPS games due to their ergonomic, simple design. Arguably one of the most comfortable mice you can buy with all the precision you will need.
The whole EC series apply here as they are very similar mice. The EC1 is bigger in every way which is probably why the EC2 is more popular.
The EC-A series use the 3310 optic which as I said before is still a very capable optic. There is a reason this mouse is still used by many of the pros. The EC-B series use the newer 3360 optic so if the optic is a deal breaker for you then go for the EC-B series.
The specs here are very similar to the FK series with DPI increments of 400/800/1600/3200 and polling rates of 125/500/1000hz.
The EC2-A is a little larger than most of its Zowie family. What sets the EC series apart from the other mice on this list is its shape. It is very unique and it is hard to explain why it is so comfortable until you try it.
The ergonomic design moulds to your hand regardless of your grip style. However, I do think you need to be a palm grip or claw grip player to get the most from this mouse.
The EC series have 6 main buttons which includes, the left and right click, scroll wheel, DPI button and two side buttons. The buttons feel similar to the FK series except the side buttons feel a little clickier but still tactile.
Overall the EC series are solid mice that are definitely worth looking into especially if you find comfort at the top of your priority list. The decision you need to make is whether to take the EC2-A or EC2-B. There have been some reports that the EC2-B’s have poorer build quality than the EC2-A’s however I have yet to find that.
Pick the EC2-B if you are really concerned about the newer optic, otherwise pick the EC2-A.
To close I would like to reiterate that no mouse is perfect for everyone. However, the mice on this list are all well received, trusted, quality products. I have had an FK1 for nearly two years now and it is a brilliant mouse. My G403 sits alongside it and both have been very durable and great additions to my collection.
The G403 is the most versatile and ticks the most boxes across all the criteria, it deservedly wins the GEM Rating Award and I would highly recommend you check it out. I picked up my G403 on Amazon where it is often on sale. Check price here
Last Price Update on 2019-02-20 / Data taken from the Amazon Product API