Are you looking for a new mouse pad for Fortnite?
You want a mouse pad that’s big enough.
So you don’t run out of room when playing.
This post is full of useful information to help you choose your perfect mouse pad. And here is the mouse pad I recommend for Fortnite: Logitech G640 (click now to check the price on Amazon).
The G640 is an excellent mouse pad. And as you know Logitech are one of the most well known and trusted brands in the gaming industry.
Because Fornite is a Battle Royale and you move your mouse a lot when playing, you want your mouse pad to be at least 400mm (15.748 inches) wide.
Here are the measurements for the Logitech G640:
- Width: 460mm
- Height: 400mm
- Thickness: 3mm
In other words, it’s an adequate size.
Listen. You have good control over your mouse when using the G640 because it’s a medium friction cloth pad.
And it’s fairly thick so you can comfortably rest your arm when playing for long periods of time.
But its sometimes out of stock (even on Amazon) in some area of the country.
Read on to learn more about mouse pads for Fortnite.:
What to look for in a mouse pad for Fortnite
A mouse pad is an often overlooked gaming accessory.
Because the quality of mouse sensors have improved, you can use (almost) any surface you want.
But if you have an older mouse with an older sensor, you need a mouse pad, or your movements will be bad.
Looking for a new mouse? You can check out my recommended mice for Fortnite here.
Listen, the quality of mouse pads has also improved. And a good quality mouse pad will help improve the control and feel of your mouse movements, so you can have better aim.
It’s not surprising, then, that all of the best Fortnite players use a top tier mouse pad.
As far as I can tell, these are the two most important factors you need to consider when choosing a mouse pad for Fortnite:
- Size – You need a mouse pad big enough so you don’t run out of space. You make a lot of large movements in Fortnite and I recommend you get a mouse pad that’s at least 400mm wide and 350mm high
- Texture – You only have two choices when it comes to the texture of your mouse pad: hard and cloth. In general, cloth is high friction and hard is low friction
Once you have a pad that’s “big enough” you need to consider the texture. Of course, you want a surface that’s consistent and allows for easy and accurate tracking for any Fortnite sensitivity.
I will explain more about the differences between hard and cloth in just a moment.
But first, I want to recommend another mouse pad for you.
A big one.
Bigger is better
As you know, you want a big mouse pad so you don’t run out of space when playing Fortnite.
But how big?
Well, a recent trend is to get a mouse pad that’s the size of your entire desk, and you can even rest your keyboard on it.
Why would you want to rest your keyboard on your mouse pad?
So your keyboard doesn’t move or slip when you’re playing Fortnite, of course.
The Glorious 3XL Extended mouse pad (link to check the price on Amazon) measures 1220mm wide, 610mm high and 3mm thick. According to Glorious, it’s the world’s largest mouse pad.
You can also check out the Glorious 3XL Extended on the Official Glorious Website (could be cheaper than Amazon).
This is the most popular mouse pad among Fortnite Pro Players. For example, Mongraal and Tfue. Let me explain why.
The Glorious 3XL is a stitched cloth mouse pad with stitched edges to prevent it from fraying and increase the lifespan of your mouse pad.
You can choose between 3 different styles:
- Original – A black mouse pad with a small white logo in the bottom right corner
- Stealth – A black mouse pad with a small black logo in the bottom right corner that blends in (so it’s almost invisible)
- White – Obviously, a white mouse pad with a small black logo in the bottom right corner
You don’t often see white mouse pads. So get this if it suits your PC set up colors.
But the most popular choices are the original and stealth because they’re black. The problem with a big and black mouse pad is that it can start to get dirty once you use it for a while.
The Glorious 3XL Extended is machine washable so it’s easy to clean. And even after dozens of washes it will still look and feel amazing.
Moreover, if there are any issues with your mouse pad, Glorious will provide you with a replacement free of charge (up to one year from date of purchase).
Hard vs cloth
As you know, you have two choices when it comes to the texture for your mouse pad. Hard and cloth.
But what is the difference?
Hard mouse pads are low friction and high glide. So you have less control over your mouse movements.
Cloth mouse pads are high friction and low glide. So it’s easier to stop your mouse when you need to.
In my opinion, cloth pads are better than hard pads for Fortnite. Because you often make large movements and the control with a cloth pad means it’s easier to stop your mouse more precisely.
And cloth pads are, in general, thicker and that could help in regards to your comfort.
But the texture of cloth pads means they’re likely to be influenced by the weather and humidity.
Which is where hard pads have an advantage.
Big and hard
As you know, mouse pads are lower friction and higher glide.
And when you use a hard pad micro-corrections with your mouse movements are easier, so your aim could feel more smooth and less jittery
Hard pads are consistent because they won’t change as a result of the weather or humidity, too.
But the main problem with hard pads is trying to find one large enough.
So here’s the hard mouse pad I recommend: The Glorious Helios (link to check the price on Amazon). It measures 456mm wide and 406mm high which means it’s the largest mouse pad I’ve been able to find.
Or you can check it out on the check out the Glorious Helios on the Official Glorious Website (could be cheaper than Amazon).
The Glorious Helios is made from a hard polycarbonate surface mouse pad that’s only 0.5mm thick. It’s so thin you won’t even notice it’s there.
Finally, the Glorious Helios has a strong silicone adhesive base to make sure it will never move when gaming.
I recommend you give both hard and mouse pads a try. That way you will be able to decide for yourself what’s best for you and your requirements.
I don’t think you can make a post about mouse pads without at least mentioning the SteelSeries QcK.
If you’ve ever been to a competitive event, then you will be familiar with this mouse pad.
There are many different sizes but the one I recommend is the SteelSeries QcK+ (link to check the price on Amazon). It’s a stitched cloth mouse pad with rubber feet that measures 450mm wide and 400mm high.
Listen, the SteelSeries QcK has sold over 10 million units. And, according to the SteelSeries website, it’s the best selling mouse of all time and more competitive tournaments have been won using it than any other pad.
The price is very reasonable but the quality is questionable. You see, many players report that the fabric can tear and not feel as good after some use.
Of course, it could be affected by the weather and humidity because it’s a cloth pad.
Glass mouse pads
I haven’t mentioned glass mouse pads until now because they aren’t very common and I don’t have any recommendations for you.
But here’s what I do know: Glass mouse pads are another low friction option that have an advantage over hard pads.
Listen, hard pads have a scratchy surface and this can wear out the feet of your mouse quickly. So cloth pads are preferred because they’re more gentle on your mouse.
You could, however, get a mouse pad that’s the best of both worlds. In other words, low friction and your mouse feet won’t wear out as fast.
Obviously, glass mouse pads aren’t as easy to transport as, say, a cloth pad. And they aren’t as readily available, either.
I hope we see more mainstream manufacturers start exploring glass as a viable option.
Before I wrap this post up, the final thing I want to talk about is wrist support.
As you know, ergonomics are important. You want to sit properly and have your arm and wrist positioned in an optimal way.
And some people find wrist supports a helpful way to prevent certain injuries like repetitive strain injury.
But I don’t really like wrist supports for competitive gaming. I think they obstruct your movement and you can have good ergonomics without one. And I have never seen wrist supports used at a competitive tournament.
Of course, if you have a particular requirement or any pain when using your mouse, then you should consult a medical professional for a personal recommendation.
As you know, your mouse pad is an important part of your PC set up.
Of course, you have your PC components like your graphics card (GPU) and CPU to consider as part of your set up as well.
Because you want a good PC to get high frames per second when you play Fortnite.
And you also need a top gaming mouse to aim like a pro.
In other words, your mouse pad is just one piece of your puzzle.
Now you have hopefully decided on a mouse pad. It’s time to start breaking it in and testing it. But what is the best way to break in a mouse pad?
Kovaak’s FPS Aim Trainer is the best way (that I know of) for training your aim and, therefore, learning to use a new mouse pad.
If you’ve taken anything from this post, it’s you should get a mouse that big enough.
What mouse pad do you use? Comment down below!