My test system is comprised of:
- Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Motherboard
- Intel 9900K Processor
- 2 x 8GB Team Group Vulcan TUF Ram
- Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce
- Cooler Master ML240P Mirage
- Corsair HX750 PSU
- Open Test Bench
- Corsair MM530 XL mouse mat
To test the Nightsword, I decided to pair it with my Corsair MM530 XL mat and play some Wingman matches in CS: GO. I choose CS: GO as not only is it my current favorite FPS title, it tests all aspects of the Nightsword from its precision and how it reacts to fast movements. Before I started my match, I decided to go with 4 weights, with the majority being installed in the back. This gave the mouse a total mass of 132.9 grams, which is a little heavier than I’m used to, but did feel great gliding on the MM530.
Like other Corsair mice I have reviewed, the included 18,000 DPI tracked perfectly on the MM530. It was extremely fast/precise and I had no issue executing a perfect flick in those clutch moments. It did take me a little bit to get used to the extra weight which I installed, and with the beauty of the Nightsword I can decrease the weight and shed another 17g if I wanted to.
Preferring the palm grip while gaming, the Nightsword felt perfect in my hands. Both the contouring and the rubber grip made it very comfortable in my hands and was easy to control. I could make both subtle movements while looking for that perfect headshot or quick flicks with the AWP. The only feature that didn’t really work for my playstyle (at least in CS: GO) was the sniper button. Like I mentioned in my M65 Elite review, it just felt awkward and I preferred my original DPI setting.
For this gaming session, I used the Nightsword for approximately 3 hours and from start to finish it performed exceptionally well. I really loved how it glided across the mouse pad and felt in hand. Also, the ability to tune the mouse’s weight to my preference is by far its best feature.