Overwatch 2 – How to Change Crosshair

Overwatch 2 – How to Change Crosshair
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If the default Overwatch 2 crosshair has you botching easy shots that cost you games, then it might be time to personalize it, which the game allows you to do.

The default crosshair, while serviceable, is sometimes difficult to keep track of as you move around. This is especially an issues when brightness and contrast settings are dialed low. The Overwatch 2 default crosshair tends clash with the game’s colorful backdrops, making it difficult to see clearly amid all the action.

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If it isn’t to your liking – too big, too small, takes up too much on screen real estate, etc. – then switching it up can can have a positive impact on your aim and accuracy, and by extension increase your chances of in-game success.

Here, we’ll walk you through how to change the crosshair in Overwatch 2 Here, we’ll walk you through how to change the crosshair in Overwatch 2 just as you would do in games like Valorant, CS, and Apex Legends..

How to Change Crosshair in Overwatch 2

Changing your crosshair in Overwatch 2 is straightforward. First, you need to bring up the crosshair settings.

  • Hit the Esc button to bring up the settings Menu.
  • Click on Options.
  • Tap Controls among the options in the horizontal tab bar at the top of your sceen.
  • Click General among the options on the left of your screen.
  • You’ll find the crosshair settings under the Reticle section, the third one down from the top. Here you can tweak the type, shape, and size of the crosshair to suit your preference. 

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How to Customize Your Crosshair in Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 How to Change Crosshair
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Here are all the types of crosshairs available in Overwatch 2:

  • Default – The game’s standard crosshair.
  • Circle – A small circle.
  • Crosshairs – A classic crosshair as seen in countless FPS games.
  • Circle and Crosshairs – A Circle surrounded by a typical crosshair.
  • Dot – A single dot.

For more crosshair customization options and advanced settings, click on the Advanced row just below. This expands a list of 10 options covering opacity, size, thickness, color, and so on:

  • Show Accuracy
  • Color
  • Thickness
  • Crosshair Length
  • Center Gap
  • Outline Opacity
  • Dot Size
  • Dot Opacity
  • Scale with Resolution

You can apply these changes to all characters or a single one by clicking on the orange Change Hero button on the right of your screen. Assigning a specific crosshair arrangement to a hero to better suit their weapon or abilities can help you secure a competitive edge.

Before committing to any changes and loading up a ranked game, we recommend testing your new crosshair options in the Practice Range or a practice game versus AI bots. You can then make minor tweaks on the fly without compromising your team’s chances.

That wraps up how to change crosshair in Overwatch 2.