As in any battle royale, finding the best mouse for Apex Legends can be the deciding factor between squad supremacy and getting gunned down before you loot your first weapon. A proper mouse, kitted out with a high CPI sensor, allows you not only to spin on a dime and react in a heartbeat, it can also mean the difference between finding the perfect headshot and missing by centimeters.
So what should you be looking for when hunting for the best mouse for Apex Legends? IPS is important in battle royales due to how often you're likely to be whipping the mouse around furiously, and CPI is critical for all the aforementioned reasons. But don't overlook some of the more common elements that elevate any mouse from good to great. Primarily, you'll want something that feels really comfortable in your hand, especially if you're the sort of person who starts playing Apex Legends after dinner and then realizes, blurry-eyed and tens of matches later, that it's 2 AM and you desperately need to sleep. A mouse ergonomically suited to your palm and grip can mean the difference between gaming in comfort and aching wrists that keep you up at night.
Of course, once you do find the perfect mouse you'll want to pair it with the best gaming keyboard, so head on over to our roundup for suggestions. And to play Apex Legends at the highest resolutions and at the smoothest frame rates, you need to run it on the best gaming PC.
1. Razer DeathAdder Elite
The best mouse for Apex Legends, bar none
CPI: 16,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right handed | Weight: 105 g (0.23 lbs)
The very best mouse for playing Apex Legends or any other battle royale (and our top pick for the best gaming mouse overall), the Razer DeathAdder Elite combines one of the best sensors on the market with a thoughtful design that will suit nearly any hand in comfort and style. And its understated aesthetics won't distract from your top tier gameplay, molded from matte black plastic with rubber side grips and some tasteful RGB lighting around the scroll wheel.
The sensor, based on Pixart's PMW-3389, delivers 16,000 CPI paired with a 450 IPS rating, so regardless of how frantically you're pushing it around the mousepad you won't have to worry about losing tracking. It pares down gimmicky features and extras to focus on what's important, with two responsive, generously sized thumb buttons and a smooth scroll wheel that responds naturally. It's a mouse that won't just secure you the wins you crave in Apex Legends, but will translate smoothly to your other gaming (and workload) needs.
2. Logitech G203 Prodigy
The best Apex Legends mouse for gamers on a budget
CPI: 8,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 85 g (3.0 oz)
Just because you saved some money playing a free game like Apex Legends doesn't mean you want to dump those savings into a high price, super premium gaming mouse. If that's the case, the G203 is an excellent option - a mouse that packs Logitech's famous attention to build quality and design at around the price you'd pay for the cheap pack-in that comes with most prebuilt PCs. It may not have the most precise sensor Logitech offers, at half the maximum CPI of the HERO, but 8,000 is still going to be more sensitivity than you're ever likely to need.
It's also a really good option for players with smaller hands, or anyone who prefers a mouse with a slightly smaller silhouette. If desk space is an issue, or you just like the feel of a slighter mouse, the G203 is a great fit, and it's as durable as you'd expect from a Logitech product (meaning very durable).
3. Logitech G502
A heavier mouse so you don't overshoot your target
CPI: 12,000 | Sensor: Optical | Interface: USB | Buttons: 11 | Ergonomic: Right handed | Weight: 121 g (0.26 lbs)
Some players disdain a heavier mouse for shooters, worried that the added weight might make them sluggish or won't let them react as quickly as they need to. But a few additional grams (the G502 comes in at a pretty hefty 122) can actually be a blessing, meaning the difference between missing a crucial headshot and braking just in time to line up the perfect snipe. And with a sensor as accurate as the G502's, a little extra 'stopping power' can be a huge boon.
That sensor is Logitech's HERO (High Efficiency Rated Optical), a 16,000 CPI, 400+ IPS masterpiece that will faithfully track your movements regardless of how hard you push it. The mouse also features some great additional design flourishes, like a weighted metal scroll wheel that can be toggled between free scrolling and notched clicking.
4. Logitech G903
The best wireless mouse for Apex Legends
DPI: 12,000 | Sensor: Optical PMW3366 | Battery: 32 hours (w/o RGB) rechargeable | Interface: USB | Buttons: 11 | Ergonomic: Ambidextrous | Weight: 107 g (0.24 lbs)
If wires feel like an artifact from the distant past we should have already long since discarded, and you prefer a really amazing wireless mouse, the Logitech G903 is the best-in-class (there's a reason it tops our best wireless mouse roundup). Not only does the G903 pack an impressive 30+ hour battery life, it also can be optionally paired with the PowerPlay charging mat so that you'll never need to plug it in at all. It's a cool (if expensive) bit of tech that works only because it's paired with such a comfortable to use, high performance mouse.
A key part of that excellent performance is Logitech's Lightspeed wireless technology, which ensures there's virtually no latency at all, critical when using a wireless mouse in an FPS (or any other genre that demands lightning reflexes). It also packs the PMW3366, a powerful 12,000 CPI optical sensor.
5. E-Blue Mazer II
A wireless mouse for the budget conscious
DPI: 2,500 | Sensor: Optical Avago 5090 | Battery: Months, 2xAA **Interface:** USB | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right-handed | Weight: 140 g (0.31 lbs)
If you're looking for a solid wireless mouse for long Apex Legends sessions but are also pinching pennies, the Mazer II may be just the mouse for you. It's certainly not the most premium mouse on our list, but it does deliver decent performance and sits comfortably in the hand, and for less than $20 it's one of the cheapest mice you can find that's not going to crumble to dust in your hands as soon as you take it out of the box.
Admittedly, the sensor's not the best one available, with a top CPI of 2,500, but it does exhibit remarkably little latency and it feels very comfortable to use, making it a fine choice for some casual shooting. If you can afford to step up to a wireless Logitech equivalent I strongly recommend it, but if you're on your last few bucks and hate cords as much as I do, the Mazer II is a fine alternative.