Finding the Best Crosshair Settings for Valorant in 2021

In the last article, we covered the general settings that you need to have in place to really succeed at Valorant. Today, we’re focusing on crosshair settings.

Getting the right crosshair settings in Valorant can make the world of difference to your game.

It might surprise you to learn that, if you are still rocking the default crosshair, the game might be slightly harder for you. But when you open the dashboard to change your settings, you’re faced with a confusing array of numbers and settings that make little sense to you.

Don’t worry! I’m here to help you out!

Before We Begin:

Just a head’s up: crosshair settings go along with video settings, so if you have a stretched resolution, your crosshair will look larger than normal.

On top of this, if you have colour vibrancy very high, bright colours will be very colourful and green/cyan colors might be a good pick for crosshair colour.

If you want to copy the crosshair of a pro player, you need to keep in mind that you might not have the exact same resolution and video settings so you might not have the same end result. Your crosshair might be a bit off centre or maybe too small or too big. You might not even see it if your colour vibrancy is too low.

Crosshair Settings:

Just like with any settings, crosshair settings are personal and there is no correct one-size-fits-all solution. There are still some general indications/tips:

  • Do not select any colour that will become invisible due to map colours/abilities. This means try to avoid cyan (the colour of the sky and sage walls) or any variation of yellow (colour of bind). My recommended colour is pink because it is very vibrant and you can see it on any surface.
  • Green colour is highly popular but I highly discourage using it because of Viper abilities. Even though Viper abilities are green and reddish, if you are not paying attention to it, you might not see the crosshair while trying to shoot.
  • Generally don’t make your crosshair too big. You shouldn’t stare at the crosshair while aiming and it shouldn’t cover the entire screen.
  • You can change your crosshair settings at anytime until you can find the most suitable one. Even if you played with one crosshair for a long time, changing it will not make your aim change. On the contrary, it might even help you aim better.
  • If you are new to the tactical FPS game genre, consider turning on Movement Error. This will indicate when you are moving and when you are not, making it easier to understand why your shots weren’t accurate. As soon as you get used to it, turn it off, though.
  • The most used crosshairs are the cross-type crosshairs since it helps you with both tracking and tapping.
  • In the centre of the crosshair, you can either have a gap or a dot or neither. Usually, you want a gap in the cross where you will place the head of your enemy, making it the best solution to both tap enemies and tracking them while they move thanks to the lines.
  • When changing your crosshair settings, you can see a preview of it on top of the screen. This means you can tweak it without having to quit the settings menu every time.

The Pro’s Settings

Here some examples of the crosshair settings some pros use:


Colour: White
Outlines: On/1/1
Centre dot: Off
Inner lines: 1/8/2/5
Outer lines: 0/0/0/0
Fade/movement/firing error: Off/Off/Off


Colour: Green
Outlines: Off
Centre dot: Off
Inner lines: 1/4/2/2
Outer lines: 0/0/0/0
Fade/movement/firing error: Off/Off/Off


Colour: White
Outlines: On/1/1
Centre dot: On/1/1
Inner lines: 0/0/0/0
Outer lines: 0/0/0/0
Fade/movement/firing error: Off/Off/Off


Colour: White
Outlines: On/1/1
Centre dot: On
Inner lines: 1/2/1/0
Outer lines: 1/0/4/2
Fade/movement/firing error: Off/Off/On

Just remember: no one can help you find the right settings. It’s up to you to just experiment and enjoy creating a new personal one!

Final Notes: 

  • If you set the opacity of the outer lines to zero, you will have a seemingly full black crosshair.
  • If your eyes get used to the crosshair and you are not finding it “good” anymore, don’t hesitate to change it. Even a change of colour might help you get back on track!

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