Getting a headshot is one of the most important gameplay mechanics in shooters... and Free Fire is not an exception to that rule. Enemies hit in the head would either die instantly or heavily wounded... and that's the fastest way to take them down.

In this article, we would give you some of the most useful tips and tricks on how to get headshot in Free Fire.

1 - About headshots in Free Fire

Almost all weapons in Free Fire have a bonus crit damage when you score a headshot (even melee weapons and fists). In the case of high damage weapons like sniper rifles or shotguns, you can even instantly one-shot a player at full HP.

Headshots in Free Fire
Headshots in Free Fire are really satisfying

Overall, instantly kill an enemy with a headshot is one of the best feelings in the game. It is also a way to show off your skills if you aspire to become a pro player or streamer.

2 - Use customized sensitivity settings

Total Gaming's sensitivity settings

Below are the recommended sensitivity settings from Total Gaming, one of the best Free Fire pro players. By emulating this, Free Fire players should be able to land headshots more efficiently.

Total Gaming's sensitivity setings
Total Gaming's sensitivity settings
  • General: 47
  • Red Dot: 50
  • 2x Scope: 82
  • 4x Scope: 86
  • AWM Scope: 0

You should just take this as a baseline, of course. It is best to create your own sensitivity settings based on your quirk and preferences.

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TSG Jash & Ritik's sensitivity settings

TSG Jash & Ritik actually use a much more sensitive setting, with General and Red Dot pulled to the maximum. Their AWM Scope sensitivity is also much higher than the usual players as well.

TSG Jash & Ritik's sensitivity settings
TSG Jash & Ritik's sensitivity settings
  • General: 100
  • Red Dot: 100
  • 2x Scope: 70
  • 4x Scope: 70
  • AWM Scope: 50

3 - Know the weapon you are using

It is important that you are familiar with the weapon you are using... or at least know its effective range. For example, running around in an open area with the MP40 is not advisable, as you would be unable to respond to enemy attacks with its low range.

Know how to use your weapon
Know how to use your weapon

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To get an easier time scoring headshots, just stay away from weapons with high recoils like the AK or AN94. The crosshair would move around every time you shoot and readjust to get a headshot on the go is something only experts could do.

4 - Get attachments for your weapons

Get Stock and Foregrip

To get headshots more consistently, it is vital that you reduce the recoil of your weapons by equipping stock and foregrip. If a gun is fitted with both of these attachments at high levels, the recoil after shots would be cut by at least half.

Get all the attachments for your gun
Get all the attachments for your gun

Not every gun can be fitted with attachments, of course. If you find a good pair of attachments but your gun can't equip them, it might be a good idea to ditch the gun for a new one that is capable of doing that. A muzzle could is also pretty useful - it would increase your weapon's effective range.

Get a Scope

In battle royales like Free Fire, engagements often happen at medium to long ranges. This is why a score is vital for most long-range weapons for scoring headshots, especially the ones that do not come with a default scope. All assault rifles need a 4x scope to function whereas SMGs only need a 2x.

Scopes are needed to scout the area
Scopes are needed to scout the area

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5 - Try to catch your enemy off guard

Getting enough time to aim is pretty important in getting headshots, especially when you are using a sniper rifle. This can be accomplished by catching your enemies with their pants down.

Get the high ground

It is best that you get a vantage point that can cover a big area. Consider crouching or pruning to increase your weapon's accuracy.+

Catch your enemy off guard
How to headshot in Free Fire? Catch your enemy off guard.

Take your time aiming

Scout around with your scope and aim slowly - only fire if you are sure that the shot would hit. Firing immediately upon seeing enemies from afar is not ideal.

Be patient when aiming
Be patient when aiming

6 - Try drag headshot

To score headshots more easily, users can just do body shots while dragging their thumb slightly upward as they shoot. This action would slightly pull the crosshair up, making it easier for the gun to "accidentally headshot" foes. This technique would ensure that you at least cause some damage even if you failed in getting the kill.

Drag Headshot Free Fire
How to do headshot in Free Fire? Dragging your shot up is a good trick

This technique needs to be practiced a bit in order to be able to use effectively in a match. You might want to hit the training room a little.

This is the end of our guide on how to get headshot in Free Fire. Interested in more of our articles related to Garena Free Fire? Please check out this post for the top 10 best Free Fire characters in April 2021.