A4Tech Bloody Gun3 UC3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse Review – $40 For The Ultimate Package

IMPRESSIONS AND FEEL

The bloody V8 is structured to be an ambidextrous gaming mouse, but due to have two trigger buttons exclusively on the left-hand side, it favours right-handed gamers slightly. For it to be truly ambidextrous it would need two additional on the right side; however, if you are a left-handed gamer used to left-handed trigger buttons, you will have no problem using the Bloody V8 Headshot.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse ultra core 3

The soft-grip coating gives the gaming mouse a slick feel, and has excellent clutch even when hands get sweaty. It has a comfortable  frame even though it may look a tad ‘pointy’ on the sizes and back-end as the ‘V’ point fits nicely in the middle of the palm area and wrist (the carpal area).

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse

The three programmable buttons are great additions for changing settings and colours on-the-fly, but they are not laser etched; hence they will not glow via the LED (which may be a problem in dark environments), and are additionally susceptible to paint markings wearing-off over time.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse ultra core 3

Aside from that the micro switches that control all eight buttons are exquisite. The 1ms actuation response time advertised by A4Tech is certainly backed for the time being by the fast tactile feedback of the buttons. In terms of size though, there may be a few problems for those with longer fingers and/or bigger hands.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse

The trigger buttons on the left are on the smaller side and do not have any covering making them slippery. This is opposite of the middle scroll-wheel, which is big and accentuated, has ‘^’-shaped grooves for extra snag, and has LED strips on either side complementing the lighting.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse ultra core 3

As for the type of user, the mouse is definitely targeted for those who prefer the ‘palm-grip’ over the ‘claw-grip. The best way to define the shell of the Bloody V8 is ‘streamlined’ as it is made primarily for longer, slender hands. With that said, you can use it for the claw-grip method due to its flat posterior – just remember that it is not natively designed for it and will feel awkward in any designation except the palm-grip style.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse ultra core 3

Overall, the build quality is exceptional. There were no creaks, rigid buttons/movement, or wobbly components found when using the Bloody V8. It would have been preferred if the lighting was more even throughout the mouse, as the programmable buttons do not light-up, leaving the mouse looking ‘barren’ in the middle portion when it glows. Overall it certainly is a pleasure to use and feels extremely comfortable.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse

The frame is only one part of the complete picture, as the Ultra Core 3 is what makes the Bloody V8 into a powerhouse gaming peripheral.

25 comments

  1. Oh wow a new version of the hack mouse…yay. noob tool

  2. i have a bloody v7, same specs with this v8.
    i have to say, it’s the best mouse i’ve used so far.

    * previous owner of 3.5G DA and G400.

  3. I’ve been trying to track this thing down, but I haven’t managed to find it anywhere. Any word on where I can buy this thing?

    • Oddly, I don’t believe it is available yet. We got our sample a loooong time ago at the A4tech CeBit 2013 booth, so it has been a few months since then.

      If we get any news I’ll let you know where you can pick one up!

    • Oddly, I don’t believe it is available yet. We got our sample a loooong time ago at the A4tech CeBit 2013 booth, so it has been a few months since then.

      If we get any news I’ll let you know where you can pick one up!

      • Thanks, I’d appreciate that! I’ve looked just about everywhere – A4tech has a website, there’s also a website for the Bloody Gun3 brand (where you can buy the software, but where there’s no mention of the V8 mouse). I’ve even sent A4tech an email, but I’ve heard nothing back.

        Oh, and thanks for the review as well!

        • You are right, they are quite hard to get a hold of, and that is primarily due to the language barrier.

          Luckily for us, Bloody USA will be at E3. I will be at the event in a few hours and will directly ask them about availability and any other questions/concerns you may have.

          Thanks again, and no problem. Glad you liked the review 🙂

          • Did you get a chance to visit their booth? Any word on a release date?

            Really appreciating your followup.

          • Hey there!

            Yes I did, sorry for the late reply. I went to the booth and was told a release date of Q4. I met the Bloody higher-ups soon after at a party and they said it is available now.

            Sure enough, it is:

            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA26C0T64216

            As you can see it’s on promo specifically for E3. They have refined the packaging and the mouse itself since I received it a few months back. This one has metal feet for increased sensitivity, but aside from that it is the exact same.

            Let me know if you have any more questions 🙂

          • Not a problem! E3 can be a bit messy, I’m sure.

            Looking forward to trying out the mouse in a week-ish.

            Your followup has been awesome, thanks!

          • No problem let us know how you like it!

          • So far I’m digging it. The software has some awkward English, but I like the way the mouse looks and feels.

            My only real concern is with the left and right mouse buttons. They hang over the bulk of the mouse, which makes me worry about packing it in a bag too haphazardly – it looks like they could break off with enough pressure. As someone who moves around a lot, this isn’t a minor issue.

            Other than that though, your review was spot on with every point. Feels good to finally have a good replacement for my old mouse.

          • Thanks 🙂

            As for the buttons, I took the mouse with me to E3 in LA. Went through the usual customs and rough handling. No complications whatsoever. As long as you firmly holster it in a bag pocket you should run into no issues.

            Thanks again for sharing!

  4. Rizawanto Kurniawan

    still just only 1 profile 🙁

  5. where can i buy this in japan?
    A4Tech Bloody Gun3 UC3 Headshot V8

  6. You know what sensor built in ?

  7. This obviously is a great mouse. However I believe it never took off be most gaming communities frown on these bloody mice. The clear advantage gained in games like counter strike is one of the reasons. Several streamers have been beyond ridiculed once people found out they had a bloody mouse and have since switched to other mice. Also this would never be permitted in any kind of professional setting. Many refer to this mouse as a hacker mouse. Which is an accurate statement considering there is technology built into the mouse to prevent it from being detected by servers where the mouse has been banned. One such feature is its dynamic PID. Another is the option to close all instances of the software where it notes specifically to remain undetected.
    There are also forums on cheat sites dedicated to providing profiles to compensate for recoil with each weapon in CSGO pretty much making the guns no spread when standing still.
    After reading their material it’s pretty clear they designed this mouse to give the player a significant advantage and can in more ways than one be considered hacking. People can spin it however they want but this is a mouse that allows you to cheat.
    I’m very surprised that nothing about this was mentioned in your article. Also they now give the software away with the v8 no longer requiring an extra purchase. They must of figures that the type of people buying it would easily have access to ways of cracking the software and was probably cheaper to give it away rather than try and keep it protected against today’s software crackers.
    Either way this was an excellent review. I was very surprised to read just how good of a mouse this actually is. I think there assumed demo is just a little bit below board and that is what ultimately prevented this mouse from being more commonly compared to professional gaming mice.
    Cheers. Sorry for typos. I’m on mobile and driving 😉

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