How to get the dot crosshair in VALORANT

Crosshairs come in (almost) all shapes and sizes.

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Crosshairs can be the key to fixing your VALORANT aim. You’ll have a rough time if you’ve only listened to your silver friends and copied their sub-par crosshairs. I’ve tested countless crosshairs, and dot crosshairs are a go-to for tapping heads in VALORANT.

There’s a ton of variety in each crosshair. The VALORANT devs so graciously allow players to get creative and even let gamers steal teammates’ hard work for their benefit. The crosshair stealing practice has only become more popular and more accessible since the implementation of crosshair codes and the /cc command, which allows you to instantly copy the crosshair of a teammate without leaving the game.

Aside from the standard crosshair, which is normally some variation of two intersecting lines, the dot is another frequently used option.

The dot crosshair is popular because it allows for incredible precision and has little obstruction. In a game where every pixel-perfect precision can make all the difference, many VALORANT players defer to the crosshairs that take up less screen space.

Related: Cool, cute, and fun VALORANT crosshairs codes

If you’ve seen a dot crosshair in action and want to try it, here’s how to get the two best types of dot crosshairs in VALORANT.

The best dot crosshairs in VALORANT

Cyan Square dot crosshair code0;P;c;5;o;1;d;1;z;4;0b;0;1b;0
Red Square dot crosshair code0;s;1;P;c;7;u;o;1;d;1;z;3;0b;0;1b;0
Green Square dot crosshair code0;s;1;P;c;1;u;o;1;d;1;z;3;0b;0;1b;0
Cyan Round dot crosshair code0;P;c;5;o;1;0t;3;0l;2;0o;0;0a;1;0f;0;1b;0
Red Round dot crosshair code0;s;1;P;c;7;h;0;d;1;z;3;f;0;0t;3;0l;1;0o;1;0a;1;0f;0;1t;0;1l;0;1o;0;1a;0;1f;0
Green Round dot crosshair code0;s;1;P;c;1;h;0;d;1;z;3;f;0;0t;3;0l;1;0o;1;0a;1;0f;0;1t;0;1l;0;1o;0;1a;0;1f;0

How to get the square dot crosshair

This is the crosshair for those just looking for old faithful. If you’re fine with a basic square dot with an outline around it, this will tick all the boxes. From my experience, the square dot crosshair is the easiest to make and the most visually solid.

an in-game photo of Valorant's crosshair settings
Screenshot by Dot Esports

Go to the crosshair settings page and implement these changes to get this one.

  • Outlines and Center Dot: On
  • Show Inner Lines and Show Outer Lines: Off
  • Outline Opacity: Anywhere between 0.5 and One, depending on preference.
  • Outline Thickness: One
  • Center Dot Opacity: One
  • Center Dot Thickness: Between Two and Five, depending on preference.

The Center Dot thickness settings can be changed to suit personal preference. One is likely too tiny for the eyes to use effectively, and six will be too large. Finding a perfect in-between will be your ticket to hitting those all-important headshots.

How to get the round dot crosshair

Follow these settings if you’re looking for the basic round dot crosshair.

an in-game photo of Valorant's crosshair settings
Screenshot by Dot Esports

The center dot section of the crosshair settings doesn’t allow you to make a perfect circular dot, but you can still rig one together by messing with these settings.

  • Outlines and Show Inner Lines: On
  • Center Dot and Show Outer Lines: Off
  • Outline Opacity: Anywhere between 0.5 and 1, depending on preference.
  • Outline Thickness: One
  • Inner Line Opacity: One
  • Inner Line Length: Two
  • Inner Line Thickness: Three
  • Inner Line Offset: Zero

You’ll arrive at the circular crosshair if you type these into your settings. This round-edged aiming feature can also be changed to suit preference.

Sometimes, players switch to this feature and miss seeing the enemy’s head as it gets blown away. You can increase the Inner Line Offset to match your needs. I don’t change this setting, as I prefer it when my crosshair eclipses an opponent’s head. Once the head disappears, that’s when I shoot.

What color should you make your dot crosshair in VALORANT?

For either, when it comes to color, you want something that will not blend into most backgrounds. Therefore, you should avoid white or yellow and go for green, cyan, or red unless you are on Icebox, where cyan might blend in too much.

Related: ‘Optimal’ VALORANT crosshair colors for every map, according to a programmer

About the author
Scott Robertson

VALORANT lead staff writer, also covering CS:GO, FPS games, other titles, and the wider esports industry. Watching and writing esports since 2014. Previously wrote for Dexerto, Upcomer, Splyce, and somehow MySpace. Jack of all games, master of none.