Overwatch 2 BEST Aim Settings: PC & Console

BEST PC And Console Aim Settings will enable you to not only aim accurately but defeat enemies too.

Overwatch fans might have some problems adjusting to the new settings in Overwatch 2. Adjusting to controls and sensitivities might feel different to some players however by making some changes you can have the best settings. With that being said, in this guide, we will discuss how you can get the best aim settings in Overwatch 2. If you are new to the game then must read Overwatch 2 Tips and Tricks guide. 

Key Takeaways
  • Overwatch 2 has introduced an aim assist so that players using a mouse do not have an advantage over players using a controller.
  • Playing on lower graphic settings can improve your gameplay and FPS by a lot. 
  • Navigate to in-game settings and disable all of these options:
    • Dynamic and Automatic Resolution Scaling.
    • FSR or DLSS
    • V-Sync
    • Camera Shake
    • HUD Shake
  • To improve your aim, turn on High Precision Mouse Input and put Hero’s sensitivity to 3.30%, while Genji’s should be around 5.50%.
  • Follow these Crosshair settings:
    • The type should be a dot
    • Disable Show Accuracy 
    • Set the Color to blue
    • Thickness to 1
    • Crosshair Length to 5
    • Center Gap to 0.
    • Make the Opacity 100%
    • Outline Opacity 0
    • Set the Dot Size to 2
    • Dot Opacity should be 0%
    • Enable Scale With Resolution
  • For the optimal controller settings, follow these:
    • Put Horizontal Sensitivity to 50%
    • Vertical Sensitivity to 40%
    • Aim Assist Strength to 90%
    • Aim Assist Window Size to 30%
    • Aim Assist Ease to 80%
    • Aim Smoothing to 98%
    • Aim Technique should be set to Dual Zone
    • Every other setting should be turned off

Aim Assist

Most fans feel that it is pretty straightforward to aim accurately with a mouse than doing it with a controller. That is why Overwatch 2 has Aim assist so that players playing with the mouse don’t have an unfair advantage over controller players. You can enable it easily by checking out the Setting and then Controller Settings. While you are at it, must read our Support Tier List

Just check out the Controller section and you will see options such as Aim Assist Strength, Aim Assist Window Size, Aim Assist Legacy Mode, Aim Smoothing, and Aim Ease. However, for the mouse and keyboard users, you will only see Aim Smoothing and Aim Ease.

Keyboard And Mouse Aim Settings

Dynamic and Automatic Resolution ScalingDisabled
Camera ShakeReduced
HUD ShakeDisabled
Aim Smoothing & Aim Ease0
High Precision Mouse InputEnabled
General Sensitivity3.50%
Genji’s Sensitivity5.50%

Aiming accurately in Overwatch 2 is sometimes hard even for experienced players. Most players have complained that at times their aim feels off which is why you would need to tweak your aim setting a little bit to be effective in your gameplay.

Impact Of Lowering Graphics Settings

Playing with high settings is really cool but it might be having a bad impact on your gameplay. Most fans have reported that after changing graphics settings they have seen a significant change in their playing.

Go to your Overwatch 2 settings and make changes in the following settings: Turn off Dynamic and Automatic Resolution Scaling, Turn off FSR and DLSS and Turn off V-Sync. Making these changes will improve your gameplay.

Graphics Settings in Overwatch 2 ( Image Source eXputer)

Not only that, you must make changes and set Camera Shake to Reduced. Moreover, turn off HUD shake as well which is also in the Accessibility menu. Players are often distracted and can’t aim properly therefore it is better it keep it turned off.

Keep in mind that changing your graphics setting to Low will have an essential impact on your gameplay and you will also get more FPS too. Also, It is better to keep Aim smoothing and Aim Ease at 0, players have noticed a bug that causes the delay sometimes turning these off will set it right.

Enable High Precision Mouse Input

Just launch your Overwatch 2 game and click on Settings there you will see gameplay. Scroll down in Gameplay and there just turn on High Precision Mouse Input. Keep in mind, that this option was actually turned on by default in Overwatch however players have seen that it is now turned off in Overwatch 2.

Settings in Overwatch 2
Mouse Settings In Overwatch 2 ( Image Source eXputer)

Moreover, you can also tinker with the Hero Sensitivity settings to improve your aim. However, Hero Sensitivity mostly depends upon where each player feels comfortable, it is more of a personal choice. But we think that Keeping Sensitivity: 3.50% (Keep Genji’s near 5.50%) would suit the most players. Also, we have mentioned crosshair settings below as well.

Crosshair Settings

Show AccuracyOff
Crosshair Length5
Center Gap0
Outline Opacity0
Dot Size2
Dot Opacity0%
Scale with ResolutionOn
  • Type – Dot
  • Show Accuracy – Off
  • Color – Blue
  • Thickness – 1
  • Crosshair Length – 5
  • Center Gap – 0
  • Opacity – 100%
  • Outline Opacity –0
  • Dot Size – 2
  • Dot Opacity – 0%
  • Scale With Resolution – On

Controller Settings

Horizontal Sensitivity50%
Vertical Sensitivity40%
Aim Assist Strength90%
Aim Assist Window Size30%
Aim Assist Legacy ModeOff
Aim Assist Ease80%
Aim Smoothing98%
Aim Ease0%
Invert Vertical LookOff
Invert Horizontal LookOff
Swap Movement / AimOff
Aim TechniqueDual Zone

Keep in mind that the Aim assist window setting decides when players want their aim assist to work when their crosshair is close to the opponent. Moreover, if you keep aim assist on maximum then it might hit nearby heroes and not the actual target. However, keeping it low will enable you to accurately aim at the enemies and will actually help.

Settings in Overwatch
Controller Settings ( Image Source eXputer)

As said earlier the mouse users do have some advantage over controller players, however with the best Aim settings you might bridge that gap in Overwatch 2.

  • Horizontal Sensitivity: 50%
  • Vertical Sensitivity: 40%
  • Advanced
  • Aim Assist Strength: 90%
  • Aim Assist Window Size: 30%
  • Aim Assist Legacy Mode: OFF
  • Aim Assist Ease: 80%
  • Aim Smoothing: 98%
  • Aim Ease In 0%
  • Invert Vertical Look: OFF
  • Invert Horizontal Look: OFF
  • Vibration: OFF
  • Swap Movement/Aim: OFF
  • Aim Technique: Dual Zone

Even with the best settings, you won’t become a great player overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort to improve your aim so that you target your opponents accurately. Moreover, it would be better for players to spend sufficient time in the training area especially at the beginning of the game to understand the power of their heroes.

Final Words

Most fans of Overwatch 2 are complaining that their aims feel off and they are facing difficulties aiming at their enemies. Keep in mind that without properly aiming you won’t be able to defeat your foes. However, with some proper changes in Aim Settings, you can get remarkably better at aiming.

This is why in this article we have mentioned the Best Settings for players to have in Overwatch 2. We have discussed both Mouse and Controller settings in detail. However, it is not possible to come a great player just by tinkering with the settings, it takes time and effort so just keep practicing. If you got any questions, please let us know in the comments.

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