When viewing statistics for various heroes under Career Profile, most heroes have a Weapon Accuracy and a Critical Hit Accuracy stat.

I assume that "critical hit" refers to headshots, and "weapon accuracy" is how accurate you are with a weapon, of course.

What I don't understand is what "critical hit accuracy" is. How is this different from "weapon accuracy"?

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Weapon Accuracy: Out of all of the shots you fired, how many you hit. For example: out of 100 Shots fired, 50 shots hit, so you have 50% Weapon Accuracy.

Critical Hit Accuracy: Out of all the shots you hit, how many were critical (headshots). For example, out of 200 shots fired, 100 shots hit, but 20 were criticals, so you have 20% Critical Hit Accuracy.

And going a step further, Widowmaker has a special stat called Scoped Critical Accuracy, which is the accuracy for criticals dealt while scoped (so the SMG shots don't count)

  • Tangentially related question: Do the shots fired during the "setup phase" (when everyone is in the lobby waiting for the match to begin) count towards your weapon accuracy?
    – Mage Xy
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 19:14
  • This is what I would assume from the stat names. Did you do anything more than assume?
    – DCShannon
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 19:18

It's the percentage of how much of your shots are critical hits. Basically, if you have 10 shots in your record and 2 of them are headshots for example, your critical hit accuracy would be 20%.

I do not know whether or not missed shots are counted in this stat, however.

  • I would assume it's a percentage of hits that are crits, not a percentage of shots that are crits, but would need to test.
    – DCShannon
    Commented Jul 1, 2016 at 18:14

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