Overwatch 2, the much-awaited successor to the popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch is finally here. This free-to-play title allows you to engage in 5 v 5 team-based combat and choose from a wide range of 30 heroes as you showcase your shooting skills by participating in the different game modes.
Aiming in Overwatch 2 can be really difficult even if you are a veteran player or simply a beginner who is trying the game for the first time. The aim can feel really off sometimes and this is why you need to calibrate your settings and learn some new tips to master your shooting skills in the game.
This guide will tell you about the best aiming settings and tips on Overwatch 2.
Aiming Guide PC And Console (Settings, Tips, Improve Aim) – Overwatch 2
Graphics and Visibility Settings
The first thing that you need to do is change the settings as tuning them can help in fixing your aim in the game.
You need to turn off Dynamic Rendering in Video Settings as it helps improves the aim according to a lot of players as it makes the aim similar to Overwatch 1.
Another thing that you can change is setting the Camera Shake to Reduced and turning off HUD Shake in the Accessibility menu as it reduces distractions allowing you to focus more on your aims.
This setting is also available on the console so make sure to turn it off as it reduces screen clutter and improves your overall visibility.
In case you are using a next-gen console then head over to the Video Settings and change the Preferred Mode to Framerate as it will make the game smoother which is really important for a fast-paced shooter like Overwatch.
You can also set the graphics to Low if you are on PC to get more FPS and enjoy a much smoother experience. The graphics still look beautiful on low and you won’t notice much difference when you are busy shooting your enemies.
PC Hero Control Settings
Head over to the General tab of the Control Settings to adjust the Hero settings on your PC.
First, you need to make sure that Aim Smoothing is set to 0% in the controller settings even if you don’t have a controller attached to your computer. This is because the controller settings also affect the sensitivity of the Mouse and Keyboard players which can be another reason why your aim feels weird.
Next head over to Gameplay and make sure that Enable High Precision Mouse Input is set to ON. While Hero sensitivity settings are generally a personal preference, you can use the settings mentioned below if you want:
Sensitivity: 3.50% (except Genji at 5.50%)
Relative Aim Zoom Sensitivity: 37.89% (Anna and Widowmaker), 51.47% (Ash)
- Show Accuracy: OFF
- Colour: Blue
- Thickness: 1
- Crosshair Length:5
- Opacity: 100%
- Outline Capacity:0
- Dot Size: 2
- Dot Opacity: 0%
- Scale with Resolution: ON
Below you will find the best settings to aim on the console:
- Horizontal Sensitivity: 50%
- Vertical Sensitivity: 40%
- Aim Assist Strength: 90%
- Aim Assist Window Size: 30%
- Aim Assist Legacy Mode: OFF
- Aim Assist Ease In 80%
- Aim Smoothing: 98%
- Aim Ease In 0%
- Invert Vertical Look: OFF
- Invert Horizontal Look: OFF
- Vibration: OFF
- Swap Movement/ Aim: OFF
- Legacy Movement/Aim: OFF
- Aim Technique: Dual Zone
The Aim Assist Window setting determines when your aim assist starts to kick in when your crosshair is near a hero. When it is maxed out, your crosshair will start to drift towards people who are not your main target. Reducing it will allow you to be more precise towards your target by making the aim assist work with you instead of against you.
Aim Training and Warm-Up
Aim Training and Warm-up can be performed inside the game which means that you can do it on both PC as well as console.
While there are other aim trainers available for PC, the in-game should serve well to the majority of people, especially for Overwatch 2.
To access it, go to Custom Games and then click on the orange create button in the top right corner. Click on the Settings icon and enter this code: CTO4V in the Mode Name input bar.
Start with Cassidy because he is the most basic hero and perform a few rounds of warm-up with him. Switch to Tracer after a while to warm up your close-range tracking and you can also do it on the console to find the best aim assist window for yourself. Last but not least is switching to Widowmaker and testing your long-range skills.
Do note that improvement takes time and your skills won’t magically improve overnight even if you spend a lot of time in this mode. Be patient and stay consistent to get the best results for improving your aim.
You can also perform 1v1 warmups against other players in the Aim Arena. Just enter the code txcxx in the Game Settings input bar and you are good to go. This is the best way to practice your skills against real players and you are likely to players that belong to your skill range.
Overall, you need to use the in-game training maps to get used to those hitboxes and they are ideal for any hero that you want to practice. It is also a good way to test the Aim Assist Window Size on the console as it can be really useful when you are facing a lot of enemies.
That’s it, now go ahead and practice hard to improve your skills!