Choosing the perfect gaming mouse for your gaming style

Choosing a gaming mouse is just as important as choosing any other part of your rig: use this guide to help you choose the right one.

When it comes to PC gaming, there’s arguably no more important component than your mouse. Whether you’re lining up headshots in Warzone, targeting your abilities, or commanding vast armies, you need a mouse that can accurately do the things you want to do. It’s more than just precision; the shape, texture, weight, and functionality of a mouse all play a huge role in maximizing your comfort and capability. 

Whether you're looking for the best Call of Duty gaming gear or want to maximize ergonomics over all else, finding the right mouse for you is critical. Thankfully, the range of HyperX gaming mice available offers a wide selection of styles so that you can be sure you’ll find a mouse that suits you. We’ll take you through the options available to help you pick which is the best fit for you.

Pulsefire Core RGB gaming mouse

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The HyperX Pulsefire Core RGB gaming mouse.

The Pulsefire Core is a fantastic and affordable entry into the world of gaming mice. With a Pixart 3327 optical sensor the natively detects up to 6200 DPI, the Pulsefire Core guarantees smooth and accurate tracking. The shape has been ergonomically designed in a symmetrical style to work for both palm and claw holds and comes with a non-slip grip to help ensure that you never lose control. The lightest of the Pulsefire range, the Pulsefire Core also has seven programmable buttons, making it the perfect mouse for the avid MMO or MOBA gamer. The HyperX NGenuity software allows for easy customization of the RGB lighting, DPI and buttons, letting you tailor the Pulsefire Core to your precise tastes.

Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless gaming mouse

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The HyperX Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless gaming mouse.

Packing two modes of connectivity – 2.4GHz  wireless and Bluetooth – the Pulsefire Haste 2 Wireless is for gamers that want to prioritize freedom above all else. It packs in a HyperX 26K sensor and weighs in at just 61g, making it ideal for FPS gamers looking to land rapid and precise flick shots in Modern Warfare III or CS2. And don't fret about occaisionally forgetting to put it on charge. The Pulsefire Haste 2 battery life will last up to 100 hours. Using Ngenuity, you can also create macros for its six programmable buttons, customize your DPI settings, and adjust the built-in RGB lighting.

Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB gaming mouse

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The HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB gaming mouse.

Ready to take your FPS gaming to the next level? The Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB gaming mouse provides everything a professional FPS gamer could need and more. Boasting native detection up to 16,000 DPI with no hardware acceleration, the Pixart 3389 optical sensor means you’ll get pinpoint-precise tracking for even the quickest of mouse flicks, so you’ll have the tools you need to land those headshots and long-range snipes in Warzone. With an ergonomic design, the Pulsefire FPS Pro sits comfortably in hand and includes extra-large mouse skates to provide a stable base for smooth movements.

Using the HyperX NGenuity software you can customize the six programmable buttons and RGB flourish to your taste, then save your settings directly onto the mouse’s onboard memory to keep your performance the same no matter where you plug in to play. The Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB gaming mouse is perfect for FPS players looking to step up their gear and their game.

Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse

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The HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse.

HyperX’s premium RGB gaming mouse, the Pulsefire Surge combines sleek style with ruthless performance. The Pixart 3389 sensor allows for incredible precision no matter your game of choice, with native DPI up to 16,000. The light ring allows for 360°, dynamic RGB effects, which are customizable using HyperX NGenuity software. Settings for the light ring, DPI, and six programmable buttons can all be saved onto the onboard memory to maintain your preferences.

The symmetrical design makes the Pulsefire Surge a comfortable, fantastic fit for any gamer looking for top-of-the-line gear. At 100 grams, the Pulsefire Surge is the heaviest of HyperX’s high-tech range, and it is built for long-term durability. The responsive and reliable Omron switches are rated for 50 million clicks, guaranteeing a crisp, tactile response for years to come. If you’re after the best of the best in both functionality and style, pick the Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse.


No matter your game of choice, a quality mouse can give you the edge over your opposition and mean the difference between victory or defeat. HyperX's line of gaming mice lets you pick the mouse to fit your style, and ensures high quality no matter your preference. And if you're gearing up for FPS gameplay, HyperX is also the official peripheral partner for Call of Duty. Secure more gear to give you an edge in Modern Warfare III and Warzone here.

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