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Overwatch 2: The Best Way To Improve Your Aim

So, you just installed "Overwatch 2" onto your platform of choice and jumped into one of the multiplayer modes to start building your in-game resume. At this early stage, it may seem like no matter what you do, you struggle to hit your target in tense situations and find yourself on the losing end of duels with opponents. Thankfully, players have several options for overcoming these common roadblocks in Blizzard's signature hero shooter.


Though most people can't circumvent the need for hard work and practice — few individuals can pick up a title and immediately establish themselves as a formidable force — they can take advantage of certain techniques to make themselves more competitive. Players can even make their experience smoother with the right settings tweaks. In any case, knowledge, experimentation, and lots of perseverance will go a long way towards improving your aim in "Overwatch 2."

Adjust your sensitivity settings

Anyone looking to improve their aim in "Overwatch 2" should first adjust their settings. Like all games, the shooter comes pre-loaded with default options. By finetuning the settings, players can create an experience that matches their playstyle and gives them the best chance of success when going head-to-head with others in a competitive environment.


As mentioned by Malena Rose of EarlyGame, players need to discover what sensitivity setting best compliments their gameplay approach, a process that requires some trial and error. According to Rose, a lower sensitivity setting will result in more accurate aiming, though with the tradeoff of slower aiming movement. However, higher sensitivity will prove a must for anyone who wants to look around and scan their environment as quickly as possible. Players should also look into disabling settings such as Camera Shake. Gameranx further recommended that console players experiment with options like Dual-Zone and Linear Ramp.

Pre-aiming matters

A player's effectiveness on their team comes down to more than just how they react to situations and enemies. A huge piece of the equation centers on anticipation. Think of it like a chess match — a player's moves within the game are only as good as the moves they think their opponent might make. "Overwatch 2" and other multiplayer shooters function in a similar fashion. Therefore, players should prioritize aiming even before engaging an opponent.


Gamer Tweak suggested that players not only track enemies, but anticipate their positioning before they appear. In areas of the map that tend to bottleneck, players can try placing their crosshairs on a spot where an opponent might emerge. Players should target approximately head level and start plugging away once they detect movement. This method requires practice to master, but will become an increasingly reliable tool as players learn more positioning and traffic patterns.

Get used to flicking

Due to the nature of "Overwatch 2," opponents (beyond the occasional camper) seldom stay still long enough for players to line up a surefire kill shot. When it comes to mobile targets, players will want to master tracking their enemies with their crosshairs. However, one of the more effective ways to nab a moving target is through "flicking," a quick movement meant to aid in snapping to a target.


As mentioned by Pro Game Guides, players can execute this technique by either hitting their right analog stick or moving their mouse swiftly in either horizontal direction before letting go. Again, the strategy requires extensive practice to get down. Given this, Pro Game Guides suggested that players visit the Shooting Range to better explore how flicking works in real-time. Similar to pre-aiming, the success of your flicking and crosshair tracking efforts will also come down to your knowledge and awareness of the environment.