A Headshot is a technique that can be performed in Metroid Prime Hunters. As in other video games, Headshots deal additional damage. Headshots are difficult to pull off, so it may be better for the Bounty Hunters competing to simply shoot at the entire body of their opponents rather than just the head. When a headshot is pulled off, the word "HEADSHOT!" will appear onscreen, whether the move was fatal to the victim or not. Weavel is the only Bounty Hunter who does not flinch when shot in the head.
Headshots can be performed in other Metroid series games as well on certain creatures, but requires precise aim and is often impractical.