Overwatch 2 Crosshair Guide: 4 Best Practices

Good aim is one of the most important factors in FPS games, even more so when playing multiplayer against other people. They are important in single-player games as well, but the stakes are not as high as when you’re against another team of people and you’re trying to prove yourself.

Accompanying aim, having a good crosshair can drastically improve how you perform in FPS games. Even though it seems like a minor change, changing the cursor you are using can improve your performance and gameplay in Overwatch, seeing as it’s a highly competitive game. Many of the most famous streamers like XQC and TrainwrecksTVs Girlfriend FelisseTV are using these settings

Best Crosshair Color

Let’s see what the best crosshair color would potentially be when playing Overwatch. For example, using a white crosshair color isn’t a good idea because you would have problems tracking the movement of the crosshair, especially when it goes over a lighter background.

It’s a good idea to try and pick a color that easily contrasts everything around you and pops out. This can be hard sometimes as some Overwatch maps can be quite colorful, but luckily the crosshair selection is quite plentiful. A good can be pink color for example, as it’s relatively easy to notice it on any kind of background.

Best Crosshair Style

Another important aspect of the crosshair is the style. There are several different styles of crosshairs you can choose, and picking one that suits you can be beneficial to your gameplay. Different people prefer different crosshair styles, but overall some are better than others.

One of the most commonly used crosshairs is the two-lined crosshair style. This is true for most FPS games both single-player and multiplayer. However, when faced with other players you might want to rethink your choice. 

Once you get the hang of it, the dot crosshair style is can be very beneficial to your gameplay. 

Baseline Hero Settings

Some baseline settings can help your performance by directly meddling with the look and style of the crosshair. For example, setting the thickness of the crosshair to 2, will it make it visible enough, but not so much as to interfere with your aiming.

Crosshair length can be set to 10, and center gap to 8, because this makes it much easier for you to center your shots. Try setting your outline opacity to 0. Outline opacity’s use is to make the crosshair stand out more, but it’s better to choose a color that stands out, rather than using the outline opacity to locate the crosshair.

Best Crosshair For Snipers

Usually, heroes that work better with a dot crosshair are some heroes that require more precision than others. It usually takes more time to get used to it, but once you do it’s much easier to spot. Sniper heroes require more accuracy as you need to line up your shots, and the dot crosshair makes it much easier.

Ashe, Ana, and Widow are some of the heroes that work better with a dot crosshair, and in most cases, Cassidy as well.  Setting the dot size to as low as possible will make it less cluttered and allow you to line up your shots more easily.