How to Change Your Crosshair in Overwatch 2

Updated: Apr 14, 2024
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Along with finding a good Overwatch 2 sensitivity, choosing a crosshair that works well for you is one of the most important and easiest ways to give yourself a competitive advantage.

Below, this guide shows you step-by-step instructions on how to change your crosshair in Overwatch 2. We cover how to change these settings for all heroes and how to change them for just one single hero.

How to Change Your Crosshair in Overwatch 2

To change your Overwatch 2 crosshair, start by opening your OW2 settings by pressing the Escape (ESC) key and clicking “Options”.

Overwatch 2 Options in Settings Menu

In your options settings, click the “General” tab in the “Controls” section. Here, you can change your crosshair using the “Type” and “Advanced” settings under the “Reticle” heading.

Overwatch 2 Crosshair Reticle Settings Location In OW2 Options Settings

OW2 lets you choose between many crosshair types in the “Type” dropdown. Options include:

  • Default
  • Circle
  • Crosshair
  • Circle And Crosshair
  • Dot
  • Line
  • Box
  • Falloff
  • Triwing
  • Square

Overwatch 2 Crosshair Type Dropdown Options

A crosshair type is the starting point for your design, but you can further customize your Overwatch 2 crosshair using the “Advanced” options. Advanced options vary depending on the type you choose, but you can adjust some or all of the following advanced settings:

  • Show Accuracy (Weapon Spread)
  • Color
  • Opacity
  • Thickness
  • Rotation
  • Length
  • Center Gap
  • Outline Color
  • Outline Opacity
  • Outline Thickness
  • Outline Shift
  • Dot Type
  • Dot Size
  • Dot Opacity
  • Scale With Resolution

Overwatch 2 Reticle Crosshair Advanced Settings

OW2’s crosshair editor is incredibly powerful. It gives you far more customization options than most competitive FPS games.

How to Change Your Overwatch 2 Crosshair for a Single Hero

You can also change your Overwatch 2 crosshair for only one single OW2 hero.

To change your crosshair for just one specific hero, start by navigating to Escape > Options > Controls > General. Next, click the “Change Hero” button.

Overwatch 2 Change Settings for a Single Hero

In the popup with all of the Overwatch 2 heroes, select the hero for whom you want a unique crosshair.

Overwatch 2 Select Hero to Change Settings for a Single Hero

With a hero selected, begin changing your crosshair “Type” and “Advanced” settings under the “Reticle” heading. Any changes you make to the reticle will only affect the selected hero. Settings that differ from your main crosshair settings will be marked by an asterisk (*).

Overwatch 2 Change Crosshair Settings for a Single Hero


This wraps up our guide on how to change your Overwatch 2 crosshair. OW2 gives you a ton of customization options that allow you to create the perfect reticle to improve your game.