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The crosshair factory is working overtime, as players have found yet another face in their crosshair. It didn’t take long to spread the word on the new reticle. The newest edition to the VALORANT meme crosshair genre has dropped with the introduction of the smiley face crosshair.

Here is how to create you own smiley face crosshair in VALORANT.

Smiley face crosshair settings

The general settings for this crosshair are not complicated and could be done in between rounds if players want to add this to their crosshair profiles quickly. The smiley face effect is created through the interaction between the inner and outer lines, specifically the extra thick inner lines.

  • Outlines: On
  • Center Dot: Off
  • Show Inner Lines: On
  • Inner Line Opacity: 1
  • Inner Line Length: 6
  • Inner Line Thickness: 10
  • Inner Line Offset: 0
  • Outer Line Opacity: 0
  • Outer Line Length: 3
  • Outer Line Thickness: 3
  • Outer Line Offset: 0

White and black are the most common crosshair colors, but players can make their smiley any of the colors available in the crosshair menu. However, the smile is not a permanent fixture on player’s screens. The outer lines do expand and move as players traverse the map or spray their gun unless they have also turned this feature off in settings.

A zoomed in look at the reticle. | Provided by Riot Games

As for viability, there are worse crosshairs to use. Even though there is no center dot, the thick inner lines basically create a small dot for the reticle for precise gun play when needed, although the crosshair may struggle in spray accuracy. But there is also the added, and unquantified, benefit of viewing a smiling face during an especially tilting match in VALORANT.

The reticle may not cure tilt, but it might make it easier to reset in-game after looking at this goofy smile.


Declan is an esports journalist and part-time editor for Upcomer. He is an avid gamer and League of Legends player. You can find him at the bottom of the leaderboard in most games or on Twitter


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