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Crosshair Settings Guide For Better Aim - Overwatch 2

Here's a comprehensive guide on how to adjust your crosshair settings for better aim in Overwatch 2.
Crosshair Settings Guide For Better Aim - Overwatch 2

For players jumping into the hero shooter's sequel Overwatch 2, there are likely a few things you'll need to get set up before you're performing at your best. One of these aspects would be the crosshair settings that you're using, as regardless of platform, they can heavily impact your gameplay and be the difference between nailing and botching a shot. 

So in this guide, we will be walking you through how to change your crosshair settings for better and more consistent aim in Overwatch 2. 

Crosshair Settings Guide For Better Aim - Overwatch 2

While the default crosshair is adequate, it can be difficult to keep track of as you move around. This is especially noticeable when the brightness and contrast settings are set to low. The default crosshair in Overwatch 2 tends to clash with the game's colorful backdrops, making it difficult to see clearly amid all the action.

Crosshair Settings Guide For Better Aim Overwatch 2 various settings to change
There are tons of ways to make adjustments to your crosshairs in Overwatch 2. (Picture: YouTube / vKieron)

If it's not to your liking - too big, too small, takes up too much screen real estate, etc. - changing it up can improve your aim and accuracy, and below you can find the steps to doing exactly that.

  1. To access the Menu, press the Esc key.

  2. Select Options.

  3. Controls can be found in the horizontal tab bar at the top of your screen.

  4. On the left side of your screen, select General.

  5. Overwatch 2 crosshair settings can be found in the Reticle section, third from the top. You can change the type, shape, and size of the crosshair here to suit your needs.

Once here, you'll find all the options to change the type of crosshair you want to use, such as the default crosshair, a small circle, classic crosshairs, or a single dot. But you also have options for more advanced crosshair adjustments such as opacity, thickness, center gap, and much more. 

As for which crosshair settings you should use, below you can find our recommendation for the best settings that you can try out. Or even tweak it to find your best crosshair settings.

  • Select Reticle

  • Select Crosshair from the dropdown.

  • Show Accuracy: On

  • Color: White

  • Thickness: 1

  • Crosshair Length: 8

  • Center Gap: 14

  • Opacity: 100%

  • Outline Opacity: 50%

  • Dot Size: 2 ( does not matter because I do not use a dot in my crosshair)

  • Dot Opacity : 0%

  • Scale with Resolution: On ( This means your crosshair size will change when you change the resolution)

By clicking the orange Change Hero button on the right of your screen, you can apply these changes to all characters or just one. You can gain a competitive advantage by assigning a specific crosshair arrangement to a hero to better suit their weapon or abilities.

Crosshair Settings Guide For Better Aim Overwatch 2 test changes in practice range before real battle
Before heading into battle, be sure to test out your new crosshair modifications in the Practice Range. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

We recommend testing your new crosshair options in the Practice Range or a practice game versus AI bots before committing to any changes and loading up a ranked game. You can then make small changes on the fly without jeopardizing your team's chances at getting the win because you're still getting used to your crosshairs.

And that wraps up everything you need to know to about the best crosshair settings for aiming in Overwatch 2. 

For more on the game, check our section dedicated to Overwatch 2 news, guides, features, and more.


Featured image courtesy of Activision Blizzard.