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Tips on Best DPI for FPS-Like Games

if you play games like Overwatch (or any game with shooting range) , go to the range and try to run around targets and keep crosshairs on the middle of the targets (or lenses in overwatch) and the one in you feel most comfortable is the sensitivity you should start playing with.

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I have recently received my Razer Mamba TE Wired mouse and love vast amount of customizable options, but there's one thing I can't seem to wrap my head around: DPI. I've tinkered with the settings and found a good neutral spot for browsing, but as I start to get into more competitive gaming I can't seem to find a sweet-spot for games like FPS's. Are there any tips or set presets that I should try that you have? 

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I have the same question in a way, 

I've never understood the point of dpi if it just makes your mouse more sensitive. You can increase sensitivity in game? 

 

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Just set the DPI to 800 or something, or keep the DPI you like using the desktop at, then configure it in game so that you can make a 360 and a bit more without drifting off your mouse mat.

There are minor benifits to have a higher DPI unlike what some people claim, although it's probably not worth the effort


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The Mamba TE's sensor sucks for everything really

 

The sensor has acceleration built in, so it will feel very different and strange in FPS games every time you play.

It's a fucking horrible mouse for FPS and gaming.. 


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Its all subjective just find the most comfortable settings for your hands and make sure the mouse sensor is accurate.

Normally i dont trust Razer mouse but death adder is an exception. i dont know about mamba te though.

 

Me i always use 800 Dpi using G402 with no acceleration thanks to the sensor.

But sometimes in some games even if i use 800 Dpi as usual i still experience some problem and i fix it by adjusting the in game sensitivity settings.


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In most FPS's, better players tend to use lower sensitivities. CS:GO is a special case since there's a lot of sensitivity adjustment going on inside the game itself too, but the trend is fairly obvious.

 

I'd normally recommend 400, but the Mamba's high weight and laser sensor mean it isn't ideal for low-sensitivity FPS play. The Deathadder is a much better mouse for that sort of thing. 

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8 hours ago, UppercaseOne said:

I have recently received my Razer Mamba TE Wired mouse and love vast amount of customizable options, but there's one thing I can't seem to wrap my head around: DPI. I've tinkered with the settings and found a good neutral spot for browsing, but as I start to get into more competitive gaming I can't seem to find a sweet-spot for games like FPS's. Are there any tips or set presets that I should try that you have? 

 

Depends on your surface, set it to the highest possible cpi step without noticeable jitter to counteract PTE's CPI damping.

 

 

The sensor has acceleration built in, so it will feel very different and strange in FPS games every time you play.

It's a fucking horrible mouse for FPS and gaming.. 

It doesnt as it is using PTE, it however has the aforementioned CPI damping, which unfortunately isnt adjustable on Razer mice. Also depends on the surface how well PTE does.

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1000dpi, i use my old mousemat for refernce, it was about 32cm long and i use a sense ingame that makes me spin just under one revolution ingame in that distance with 1000dpi mouse


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Depends on your surface, set it to the highest possible cpi step without noticeable jitter to counteract PTE's CPI damping.

 

It doesnt as it is using PTE, it however has the aforementioned CPI damping, which unfortunately isnt adjustable on Razer mice. Also depends on the surface how well PTE does.

Sorry, got it confused with A9500/9800. 

 

Still a mediocre sensor, z-bug and cloth pad (graphics and a non-black or white surface make it skip) issues make it unusable (I'm not going back to hard pads) yet Razer still pushes it in their mice.. 


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