Overwatch 2 Aiming Guide 2023: Best Aiming Techniques

Playing Overwatch on a competitive level can be difficult. Faced with opponents with various skill levels, you want to do what you can to make your life easier and perform better at the game. In this article, we’ll go over some of the things you can do to make aiming easier when playing Overwatch.

There are many other things you can do, but aiming is one of the most important, if not the most important skill you need to learn, at least as an individual. Let’s go over some settings you can configure to make aiming easier.

Best Aim Technique 

Exponential Ramp

One of the most effective aiming techniques is the Exponential Ramp. Using the exponential ramp technique means that the sensitivity grows more and more as the angle of the stick increases. This makes the controller stick tilt at a greater angle, but this is a technique that usually makes aiming a little more difficult. This is mainly due to the increased sensitivity of the controls. 

Furthermore, this technique is best used on characters who are more agile and require fast-paced gameplay. It’s also great for taking out faster-moving heroes.

Linear Ramp

This technique is extremely similar to Exponential Ramp, and functions in a similar fashion. Unlike the Exponential Ramp, the Linear Ramp increases the sensitivity of the sticks linearly, not exponentially. If Exponential Ramp feels unnatural to you, using Linear Ramp is worth trying out as people who can’t get to the exponential speed, get accustomed to the linear more easily to use their crosshair as efficiently as possible..


Dual-Zone is the default setting for all heroes in Overwatch. One of the sticks covers most of the inner angles of the screen, while the other stick covers most of the outer edges of the aiming zone of the hero you are playing.

Sensitivity is generally low and the pace is picked up slowly. It’s great for picking out a target with greater precision and the speed of the thumbsticks is consistent. One of the greatest advantages of this aiming technique is the consistent speed, allowing for good turns and better aim adjustments.

Overwatch 2 Aim Assist

The game has an aim assist setting everywhere except in ranked play. One of the best settings you can use for your controller, to make the aim assist more efficient are the following:

Aim Assist Strength: 95 – this setting is better for players who have experience playing FPS games with a controller for a longer period. However, it’s always best to experiment a little with different settings to see how it plays out in different matches against different heroes.

Combined with the above-mentioned aiming techniques it can provide a great boost to your overall performance in all modes of Overwatch 2.


Overall, different techniques are better in some settings than others. It’s up to you to experiment, mix and match different techniques to see what works out better for your preferred game style. Different heroes have different play styles that respond better to some of the listed techniques.