Competitive games like Overwatch 2 require precise aiming and fast reflexes if a player wants to push his rank and reach the top leaderboards. The first thing anyone should do before heading into a match is calibrate their sensitivity and adjust the DPI to their liking.
This guide discusses what the best sensitivity and DPI settings for Overwatch 2 are and which ones you should choose based on your playstyle.
How Sensitivity and DPI Work in Overwatch 2
OW2 is a game with high mobility mechanics, and some heroes require you to track teammates and enemies for long stretches. Such cases demand accurate aim and precise tracking.
You can tweak your sensitivity settings in OW2 for each hero. So, you have the option to have a slower sensitivity for heroes like Brig or Winston and fast for heroes like Cassidy and Kiriko; where precision is key.
You need to figure out and tweak your sensitivity in OW2, as an uncalibrated crosshair will spell doom for you during moments in a match that require precise tracking and flicking onto enemies.
Note: We’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of the best Overwatch 2 players and their settings. Be sure to check it out!
We suggest keeping it anywhere between 3.5 to 5.0 if you are on 800 DPI and if you prefer playing on 400 DPI, then you can try 7.0 to 8.5. The combination can go one of two ways:
- Higher Sensitivity / Lower DPI (400)
- Lower Sensitivity / Higher DPI (800)
Go with whatever feels comfortable to you. Just make sure that your DPI is either 400 or 800 as those are the most popular and stable DPI settings. Most pro players like ML7 prefer to play on 800 DPI, paired with a low-medium sensitivity. Your Polling Rate should always be kept at 1000hz.
Disable Enhanced Pointer Precision
Another cool trick you can try if your aim is all over the place is disabling Enhanced Pointer Precision in the Windows Mouse settings. Sometimes having this enabled can mess with your mouse’s ability to track accurately.
- Type Mouse in the Start Menu
- Click on Mouse Settings
- Navigate to Additional Mouse Settings
- In the new window, go to the Pointer Options tab
- Untick the Enhance Pointer Precision option.
These settings are a great place to start to improve your aim in Overwatch 2. Hopefully, this guide helps you work your way up the ranks.
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