Hydraulic Crosshairs is a common Pistol mod that increases critical chance while aiming for a brief time upon a headshot.


Rank Critical chance Duration Cost
0 +22.5% 1.5s 2
1 +45% 3s 3
2 +67.5% 4.5s 4
3 +90% 6s 5
4 +112.5% 7.5s 6
5 +135% 9s 7


  • Hydraulic Crosshairs is additive with similar mods. For example, a Sicarus.png Sicarus with a max rank Hydraulic Crosshairs and Mod TT 20px.png Pistol Gambit will have a 16% × (1 + 135% + 120%) = 56.8% critical chance.
  • Hydraulic Crosshairs will trigger upon headshots, i.e. any weapon hit to an enemy's head, whether the target survives or not.
    • Headshots will refresh Hydraulic Crosshairs' timer.
  • If activated, Hydraulic Crosshairs will display an icon timer beside the player's health UI, and the Warframe will be briefly surrounded by an energy ribbon.
  • Hydraulic Crosshairs' buff does not seem to multiply prior flat-crit% buffs such as ArcaneAvenger.png Arcane Avenger.


Patch History[]

Update 29.0 (2020-08-25)

Update 23.8 (2018-09-12)

  • Removed ability to unintentionally equip Hydraulic Crosshairs and Sharpened Bullets on Mesa’s Regulators. Although the buff appeared to trigger, it never actually applied due to the "on aim" criteria not being fulfilled (unless you had a very specific loadout with the Mesa Waltz Augment equipped).

Hotfix 19.8.1 (2017-01-27)

  • Fixed Argon Scope, Hydraulic Crosshairs and Repeater Clip not using proper HUD buff icon.

Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)

  • Added as potential reward from Lua Spy missions.

Hotfix 18.4.1 (2016-01-25)

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5 (2018-12-13)

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