There’s no doubt that Logitech MX Master 2s is an excellent mouse. It’s been reviewed by tons of reviewers and all have nothing to say but praise the mouse. But one thing that is common among the reviews is that all of them tested the mouse for its productivity. But how good is the Logitech Master MX 2S for gaming? Let’s find out!
The MX Master 2S isn’t a gaming mouse
I won’t bore you with a long analysis. Simply put, if you are serious about gaming, get a different mouse. The Logitech Master MX 2S won’t cut it.
Sure, the DPI figure of the mouse may seem tempting and is in fact on par with other gaming mice. But DPI isn’t the only thing that you should be looking at while buying a gaming mouse.
At the end of the day, the MX Master 2S is a wireless mouse
Don’t get me wrong. I know that there are a few gaming mice which are wireless. But the Master MX 2S clearly isn’t one. If you connect your Master MX 2S to your computer using Bluetooth, forget about playing any competitive FPS game.
I am a decently good CS Go player bout when I started playing the game using the Master MX 2S, it was a completely different story. In a game like the CS Go where even a few milliseconds of delay can make a difference, using a Bluetooth mouse was the workstation choice I could make.
But what about the using the supplied USB dongle for connecting the mouse to the computer? Does that not make things better?
Well, it does. But it’s still not going to make your Master MX 2s as good as a wired mouse. For the wireless mouse to be as fast as a wired mouse, there should be a use of a special adapter that communicates with the mouse at a faster-dedicated frequency. And the MX Master 2S clearly doesn’t have that.
Logitech MX Master 2S acceleration is poor
I will be honest here. I wasn’t aware of this ‘acceleration’ thing before I ran into the issue myself. But when I searched about the issue, it was all over the internet. The issue was covered in multiple forums and it seems to be an issue that can’t be solved
While in the game, I noticed that the mouse wouldn’t pick up speed as fast as I would like. I felt something like a turbo petrol engine which would require some time for the turbo to spool up before it goes full blast.
I know it sounds a little exaggerated. But what when get serious about gaming, it’s not unusual to notice even a few milliseconds of delays. Especially when you are used to playing using a proper gaming mouse. You will know for certain that something isn’t right.
How can I make the Logitech MX Master 2s good for gaming?
Unfortunately, there is very little you can do about it. Logitech didn’t design this mouse with gamers in mind. They have other excellent mice like G502 which the company sells which is geared for gamers in mind.
Only buy the MX Master 2s if you are looking for a mouse that is designed to enhance your performance while doing work like video editing and music production. It’s also great for multi-tasking and use of gestures that is built-in Mac OS and Windows 10.
The Master 2s has a hardware limitation which will restrict you from performing competitively in FPS gaming and no software tweak can change that.
Even the Logitech options software for the Master 2s have options which will only let you choose the pointer speed and not anything else. There are options like configuring the buttons and gestures but none of the settings particularly help in gaming.
Should you buy the MX Master 2s for gaming?
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy this mouse especially if you are serious about gaming. However, if you are using the mouse mostly for productivity and only sometimes use it to play casual games, the mouse will work just fine.
This mouse doesn’t perform well only in FPS gaming but for the rest of the other genre of games, the mouse will work fine. If you are planning to get a mouse that is good at everything and if you aren’t into PS gaming heavily, the MX Master 3s is the way to go.