VALORANT is a PC game through and through. If you’re not using a mouse and keyboard, you’re toast — precision is key, and a high FPS is important if you want to tangle with the best competitive shooters. The big question is — how low can I go with my settings before the game becomes a blurry mess?
That’s the question I’m going to attempt to answer. VALORANT has been in beta for months, and now that it’s finally available for everyone with a few annoying bugs fixed, we can safely say that the following settings are great for mid-tier PCs that want to achieve maximum FPS. It isn’t easy competing online, so you’ll need every edge you can — and these PC tips should help you figure out what settings you need to change first.
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How To Fix Micro-Stuttering | Improve FPS
Micro-Stutter is common with certain video cards. Depending on your setup, change the following settings to improve FPS. These particular settings have the biggest impact.
- Material Quality: Low
- Texture Quality: Low
- Detail Quality: Low
- UI Quality: Med
- Vignette: Off
- VSync: Off
- Anti-Aliasing: MSAA 2x
- Anisotropic Filtering: 4x
- Improve Clarity: On
- Enhanced Gun Skin: Off
- Distortion: Off
- Shadows: Off
The different between High and Low visual quality isn’t as drastic as you might think. It’s really very small — we’re aiming for visual clarity. If you’re running the game on a high resolution, lower it if these settings don’t work. If your machine is powerful enough, go ahead and bump up whatever settings you prefer — but this is a good setup for any computer to achieve maximum FPS and still look good.
How To Improve Input Delay
V sync and other monitor features like Free Sync or G Sync all cause input delay. To improve input delay, use a wired mouse / keyboard and disable V Sync / Free Sync / G Sync.
The First Setting You Need To Change
Keybindings and controller / keyboard settings are all up to you, but there’s one setting you absolutely must change — mouse DPI. Lower it much more than you think. The finer your mouse control, the better you’ll be able to aim.
- 200-400 DPI is around the best DPI for VALORANT. Test in the shooting range to figure out what works best for you.