As a competitive shooter, VALORANT boasts a wide variety of options for crosshair customization. Crosshairs are an underrated factor in performance. They can be tailored to provide information about accuracy, or streamlined to provide the best possible view of the opponent’s head. Here are the main things to consider when choosing the Best Valorant Crosshair Settings.
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The default white crosshair is usually visible enough, but a lot of pros opt to use green or cyan. These colors are complementary to the usually-warm colors of map walls. This contrast can really make the crosshair pop. There’s nothing wrong with keeping the default white. White is the choice OpTic’s Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker and Victor Wong.
Sometimes, it’s better to have a crosshair be less visible. This choice grants more vision and helps show exactly where the bullets are going. Lowering the opacity reveals this important area, but be sure to keep the setting above 0.8, or it might not be visible in a pinch. Hunter “SicK” Mims, from Sentinels, sets his opacity to 0.808.
Firing and movement error are useful features that slide the crosshair in and out based on bullet spread and movement speed respectively. Because a crosshair is made up of both inner and outer lines, both lines can be set to different errors or none at all. Newer players may want to utilize both movement and firing error to better visualize how the game’s mechanics affect their accuracy. Experts who can control their spread and pull off advanced counter strafing might not need the distracting movement. There’s no right or wrong answer. Pro players use combinations of movement or firing error, or none at all.
Crosshair length is similar to visibility. The longer it is, the easier it will be to focus on, but the more it will hide. Typically length varies from three to six. Some players will forego line length entirely and disable both the inner and outer lines, leaving only the center dot. This is an advanced strategy that leaves no question as to where the center of the screen is, but can be harder to see. It also hides the information that errors will provide.
With the ideal settings out of the way, here are some unique combinations that star players use.
Jake “Boaster” Howlett
Boaster is a former CSGO player, and currently plays for Fnatic. He uses only the bare minimum, a green center dot and a thin black outline for visibility.
Angelo “Keznit” Mori
Keznit is a Chilean player for KRÜ Esports. He also prefers a small crosshair, but keeps the center clear of any obstruction. The choice of a yellow crosshair is uncommon.
Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
Skadoodle is a former player for T1. He uses a longer, more visible crosshair to leave no doubt about where he’s aiming.
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