Valorant crosshair guide: the best crosshairs to use in ranked play

Refine your Valorant crosshair with these top tips

Veteran first-person shooter players worth their salt will know the first step to mastering a competitive shooter is to fiddle around with your settings. While your sensitivity is key to clicking heads, so to is the crosshair you use – and switching it up might be the secret to success when climbing the Valorant ranks.

All new Valorant players are given a dynamic crosshair that takes up a fair amount of retail space in the center of the screen. While this might be adequate for casual players, it’s no good for competitive play. Regardless of whether you want a static or dynamic crosshair, making it smaller will give way to a better aim overall.

But what is the best Valorant crosshair? Well, you’re about to find out. Stick with us as we guide you through many of the Valorant crosshairs used by some of the biggest Twitch streamers and some of the best esports teams in the world. If you’ve just switched over from CS:GO, we’d recommend checking out our CS:GO to Valorant sens guide first.

How to set up your Valorant crosshair

When it comes to tailoring your Valorant crosshair in the settings, you’ll be met with several different options and sliders. Each do different things and are explained as follows:

  • Crosshair colour: There are eight colours here to choose from. Ideally you want a bright, vibrant colour so it doesn’t blend with the map design.
  • Outlines: The outer edges of your Valorant crosshair are highlighted in black. This helps your crosshair stand out from any similarly coloured objects, but you can turn this off if you want. If you keep this on, you can change the opacity of these lines, as well as the thickness.
  • Center dot: This gives you the option to have a dot in the middle of your crosshair. While this isn’t necessary, those who prefer bigger crosshairs will like having a center point for lining up headshots. Like outlines, you’ll be able to change the opacity and the thickness of the dot if you have it enabled.
  • Fade crosshair with firing error: If this is on, the top half of your crosshair will fade if the spray of the automatic weapon you’re firing is off. This line will return when you stop firing. This setting can be useful as a visual reminder to watch the recoil pattern of guns as a new player.
  • Show spectated player’s crosshair: Fancy doing some window shopping? This setting will allow you to look at your teammates crosshairs during a match. If you like theirs better, you can tweak it in the settings.
  • Inner and outer lines: Further down the crosshair settings menu, you’ll see a number of sliders for both inner and outer lines. Here you can adjust the opacity, length, thickness, and distance to really make the crosshair your own. You can also choose to set each to dynamically adjust to both movement and firing.

The best Valorant crosshair

Creating the right Valorant crosshair can take time, so if you’re struggling for inspiration, looking at what the best Valorant players out there are using can be a nice way of adjusting the way you play.

Here are some of the best:

A gun points at robots in Valorant's training arena

Shroud’s Valorant crosshair

Many players looking to ‘git gud’ have turned to Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek’s in-game settings before. Fortunately for you, the former professional CS:GO player’s Valorant crosshair doesn’t stray to far from the default one used by many of the world’s best players.

While it might be a little bigger than some of the others on this list, the center of the crosshair should sit nicely on the heads of your enemies, giving you the upper hand in long range shootouts.

  • Colour: Cyan
  • Outlines: On/1/1
  • Center dot: Off
  • Inner lines: 1/8/2/5
  • Outer lines: 0/0/0/0
  • Fade/movement/firing error: Off/Off/Off

Tenz’s Valorant crosshair

Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo’s Valorant crosshair is just like shroud’s, except smaller. This one is great if you’ve got the basics of aiming down and you’re ready to get down to business.

  • Colour: Cyan
  • Outlines: Off
  • Center dot: Off
  • Inner lines: 1/4/2/2
  • Outer lines: 0/0/0/0
  • Fade/movement/firing error: Off/Off/Off

Scream’s Valorant crosshair

Can you see it? You might if you squint. This Valorant crosshair is for the minimalists. If you’re one of those players who prefers having only a center dot, then Adil ‘Scream’ Benrlitom’s crosshair might be the one for you.

Scream’s center dot is quite small for pinpoint accuracy, but it’s easy to make it bigger if you need to.

  • Colour: Cyan
  • Outlines: On/1/1
  • Center dot: On/1/1
  • Inner lines: 0/0/0/0
  • Outer lines: 0/0/0/0
  • Fade/movement/firing error: Off/Off/Off

Hiko’s Valorant crosshair

Are you seeing a pattern yet? This is another small Valorant crosshair to add into the mix, but this one has a center dot and outlines. This will help you hone in on the silhouettes of your enemies while keeping your crosshair visible in the nosiest of environments.

Note Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin has also opted to turn firing error on with this crosshair, which should help you master spray patterns of Valorant’s many guns.

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

Well, that’s all we’ve got for you on the best Valorant crosshair to use in competitive play. While you’re planning for ranked, we’d definitely recommend brushing up on our Valorant tier list while you’re here.

If you’re also in the market for a crosshair that’s a little more casual, then this smiley face crosshair should be right up your alley.

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