When playing any first-person shooter, everything has to be perfect if you want to maximize your gameplay. The perfect skin, the ideal weapon charm, and most of all, the perfect crosshair. After all, it’s the crosshair that you primarily use to ensure your aim is as accurate as possible.
However, sometimes you might want to change the default crosshair. May this be because you’re used to a different one from a different game, or maybe you’re tired of the default crosshair taking up so much of the screen and want to switch to a smaller one. The latter is especially true for shotguns because they already take up so much space on the screen. All a big crosshair does is conceal it more.
Changing crosshairs for any gun is extremely simple. All you have to do is follow the steps below.
First, after booting up Valorant, go to the settings tab, where you’ll see a bunch of headings at the top. Click on the one that says ‘crosshair’ (fourth from the left)
You will now see four sub-headings. Go to ‘General’ first and turn on ‘Use Advanced Options’. This will open up several personalization options for you, though it isn’t really necessary to do so.
Now, move to the ‘primary’ sub-heading and select the crosshair profile you wish to overwrite (or create) and then continue to make your desired changes, may that be the color of the crosshair, the thickness, or the opacity of either the line or dot.
If you don’t want to make any changes and only want to make the shotgun crosshair the same as your other guns, then simply turn ‘Override all primary crosshairs with my primary crosshair’ on in the same ‘primary’ sub-heading. This will make it so all weapons will have the same crosshair, even if it’s a Shorty or Bucky.
As mentioned before, the crosshair is one of the most important factors when playing any first-person shooter, especially if it’s competitive. So, for starters, it shouldn’t be so big that it covers too much of the screen, making it hard for you to aim properly.
Secondly, the color should be right. It'll be like you don't have a crosshair if it’s light enough to blend in with the background. In contrast, if it stands out too much, you might find yourself distracted by it and unable to focus on the thing that matters the most, shooting the enemy in the head.
You should also turn the ‘show spectated players crosshair’ on in the settings. Who knows, you might take a liking to one of them. In the end, however, it all depends on personal preference. Therefore, everyone here at Eloking recommends you tinker with the settings as much as you can until you find a crosshair that suits you just right.
Additionally, if you want some extra help when looking for a crosshair, consider hiring an Eloking professional coach to assist you with it. If you aren’t sure what that is, check out our guide on how Valorant coaching is like.
If you want to play like one of your favorite Valorant players, then, fortunately, many of them have their crosshair settings out in the open. As such, we’ve listed two extremely popular Valorant players’ crosshairs to use freely.
Michael “shroud” Grzesiek is one of the most famous streamers in the world. His favored crosshair used to be extremely similar to the default ones many professional players use, but he has since changed it. Below is the crosshair he uses currently.
Tarik “tarik” Celik is a full-time content creator and streamer. Being an ex CS:GO professional, Tarik knows a thing or two when it comes to using crosshairs to his advantage in order to decimate the opposition.
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