Overwatch 2 - Best crosshairs and how to change them

Reaper Ambush highlight intro showcasing crosshair

Learning how to change your Overwatch 2 crosshair is something you might want to consider in order to get the best out of all heroes. As the game is a pretty competitive shooter, having a crosshair that works for you is absolutely necessary. You need something precise and fitting that doesn't obscure your vision at the same time.

So in this guide, we'll teach you how, as well as what crosshair works best with each hero.

Additionally, if you are looking for more information on the game, here is our Overwatch 2 hero tier list, so you can keep up to date with the current meta, our Overwatch 2 roadmap, as well as character guides for the likes of Kiriko and Genji. Plus we've got all the info you need on the upcoming Season 7 Rise of Darkness!

How to change your crosshair in Overwatch 2

To change your crosshair in Overwatch 2, you simply need to go to the character menu.

From here, click on "Options" and go over to "Controls". You just have to scroll down and you will find the "Reticle" options. This will give you the option to choose your reticle and customise it. Reticle is another word for crosshair.

You can see on the right side of the screenshot below, you can select a hero. This means that rather than having one universal crosshair for all 36 characters, you can fully customise them to fit each hero's weapon and abilities.

How to change the Overwatch 2 crosshair
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Which Overwatch 2 crosshair should you use?

This is a pretty subjective choice but you should look through all of them yourself. The dot is a solid choice, as it doesn't take up a lot of the screen. This being said it means you will have a tougher time planning out the sway and spread of your weapon if it has a high fire rate.

If you play a character like Soldier: 76 or Tracer, two characters with a fair bit of weapon recoil, you might want to opt for something a little larger.

The dot works well for sniper and long-range hitters, like Hanzo or Widowmaker, whereas for characters that have a smooth fire rate, like Orisa and Bastion, a somewhat larger crosshair might have you hitting even more shots on your targets.

How to test Overwatch 2 crosshair settings

To test out your new crosshair, simply go into the practice range and start firing at the poor practice dummies. Swap out the reticles and try to take all the enemies down in a certain time frame. Keep customising as you go, and you should end up with something that feels right. Be sure to change each hero in the customisation screen, so you don't accidentally employ a different crosshair on a different character.

You can also change the sensitivity from these settings - something you should also play around with to get the most out of the game.

So there you have it, now you know how to customise and set your crosshair for each Overwatch 2 hero. If you're looking to ensure you're playing to the best of your abilities, check out our guide on the best monitor for Overwatch 2. We've also got all the info on Season 7 Rise of Darkness, including the new map, Samoa!

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