Best Widowmaker crosshair in Overwatch 2

Gain some extra precision with Widowmaker's sniper.

Widowmaker, a hero in Overwatch 2, standing in pink armor and aiming her sniper rifle.
Image via Blizzard

Widowmaker’s crosshair settings are important to get right in order to master her playstyle in Overwatch 2.

Crosshairs are a feature that most players will want to tinker with, but new players may have little to no idea how to make a crosshair that’s viable in-game. That’s where we can come in. We’ll be helping out players who want to design the best Widowmaker crosshair in Overwatch 2.

Widowmaker is one of the tougher heroes to design a crosshair for. Since Widowmaker requires such precise accuracy, players want to ensure their crosshair is optimal to take an enemy’s head off with ease. However, Widowmaker mains don’t want to make the crosshair too small otherwise they might have a hard time seeing it at long-range.

Below, we’ll go over the best crosshair to use for Widowmaker.

Best crosshair settings for Widowmaker in Overwatch 2

Widowmaker is staring menacingly at the camera.
Don’t be caught in her web. Image via Blizzard Entertainment

Widowmaker is one of the few heroes in Overwatch 2 that requires pure aim skills in order to be successful, so experimenting with her crosshair is ideal for players to feel comfortable and get the most out of the hero.

To change your crosshair, hit “Escape” and open the Options menu. From there, choose Controls, and scroll down to Reticle. Open the Advanced crosshair menu, and select Widowmaker to modify your crosshair for this hero only.

  • Type: Crosshairs
  • Show Accuracy: Off
  • Color: Any bright or neon color, like cyan, green, or magenta.
  • Thickness: One
  • Crosshair Length: 10
  • Center Gap: Zero or five, depending on if you’d like a space in the middle of your crosshair.
  • Opacity: 100 percent
  • Outline Opacity: 100 percent
  • Dot Size: Two
  • Dot Opacity: Zero percent
  • Scale with Resolution: On
Settings for a Widowmaker  crosshair in Overwatch 2.
You’ll need to change a few settings here. Screenshot via Dot Esports

Widowmaker has little wiggle room when trying to hit a target, needing to be extremely accurate in order to get shots from a long distance. When playing Widowmaker, you’re most effective if you hit headshots, so optimizing your crosshair to hit heads is a must.

Widowmaker’s crosshair uses a smaller center space than most other heroes. You can choose if you’d prefer a space in the middle of your crosshair or not, determined by the Center Gap measurement. A Center Gap of zero means your crosshair will have completely intersecting lines, while a higher Center Gap gives you open space in the middle. For playing Widowmaker, we would suggest never raising this value higher than five.

A small center space paired with shorter lines extending from the crosshair gives players a good idea of where the middle of a target is. Using this information, players can best determine where they want to shoot a target.

Having a smaller crosshair will allow players to set their sights on that part of an enemy’s body without it covering up the entire region. Yet, players won’t want lines that are too short, because you risk losing your crosshair in a chaotic field of view.

Players can tinker with these settings as they see fit. We recommend hopping into a custom game that specializes in aim training. We’ve previously selected a few specific aim training courses that players can use to really master Widowmaker’s tricky sniper rifle. These courses are also great for learning a specific crosshair and making small adjustments to get it to where players like.

Feel free to experiment with different aspects of our best crosshair settings for Widowmaker in Overwatch 2 until you’re hitting headshots every time.


Joey Carr
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.

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Dominique' McClain
Dominique' McClain is a passionate writer on anything Esports and video games. She has 4+ years of experience covering games in the industry and enjoys Overwatch 2, Fortnite, and Elden Ring.

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Nadine Manske
Nadine is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She covers VALORANT and Overwatch with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region and marginalized genders in esports. Before joining Dot Esports as a freelance writer, she interned at Gen.G Esports and the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her favorite Pokémon is Quagsire.

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