With the advent of Valorant in the FPS world, the air has gradually shifted the interests of passionate CS-GO lovers towards Valorant, having copied the mechanical aspects of the CS, the games boast of its fun to use character’s abilities and tactical gameplay.
With all the hype Valorant managed to cater up till now you would really be pumped up, must’ve geared up your arsenal to get all those kills. But for that to happen you must have an utmost edge over others when it comes to your gameplay settings to get that extra FPS, because you deserve the best.
1. Best FPS Settings In Valorant
So here I came up with some of the best settings in valorant for you to have the best buttery smooth gameplay.
Go to Settings>Video>Graphics Quality
- Display Mode: Fullscreen
- Resolution: Select your Native resolution.
- Frame Rate Limit: Unlimited
- Material Quality: Low
- Texture Quality: Low
- Detail Quality: Low
- UI Quality: Low
- Vignette: Off
- VSync: Off
- Anti-Aliasing: Off
- Anisotropic Filtering: 1x
- Improve Clarity: Off
- Bloom: Off
- Distortion: Off
- First Person Shadows: Off
These are the goto settings for many pro players in the valorant scene.
2. Best Spotting Settings In Valorant
What’s good is it to have a precise aim after spending a ton of your time grinding aimlabs when you’re not able to spot the enemy at a glance, well don’t worry I got you covered!
You have to change the Enemy Highlight Color (found under the General > Accessibility section of settings), from the default red to the Deuteranopia yellow. The bright yellow color is quicker to spot and react than the default mute red highlight that tends to blend in with some maps.
3. Best Minimap Settings
When it comes to gameplay, to know what’s happening during a match at all times is important. For that to happen you need to constantly monitor your minimap to gather information about player’s location. Thus minimap plays a vital role to collect intel and therefore should be easily visible and more informative.
To change Minimap settings go to: Settings>General>Map
Minimap should be large enough for the players to be spotted, and zoomed enough so that minimap covers the entire map at once, for you to know what’s happening around the map. Be it any site you should have proper intel on what’s happening there. Also you can set the minimap on rotate or fixed depending upon your preference. I strongly suggest that you keep Minimap Vision Cones on as well as Bullet Tracers on, increasing your overall awareness within the game.
4. Best Aim Sensitivity Settings
Aim is probably the most important things when it comes to FPS games and Valorant is sure no exception here. To be able to aim precisely you need a sensitivity that’s best suited for you. Sensitivity cannot be generalized each individual has to find out his/her own accurate sensitivity.
If you need a relatively safe basepoint, start off with Aim Sensitivity between 0.3 and 0.4 and Scope Sensitivity between 0.5 and 0.6. These paired with a mouse DPI (dots per inch) setting of 1200 will give you a decent start point to develop and experiment on your own. Infact in Valorant pro scene many professional players play using mouse DPI of 800 and adjust their in game sensitivity accordingly.
To change Aim Sensitivity Settings: Settings>General>Mouse
5. Best Special Setting
Sometimes your shot might not register or maybe your system might lag, these are important aspects of the game and would hinder your gameplay and to keep a check on these aspects you need to turn on some special settings to analyze your machine’s performance.
You should turn on Client FPS and Network Round Trip Time at the very least. Keep these settings turned onto “text only” so that it shows you live analytics without any hinderance. Some optional settings include Server Tick Rate and Packet Loss if you actually want to make certain of your connection. Text only is the right selection for any setting you choose to apply as it won’t distract you as often as the “graph only” or “show both” settings will.
To access these special settings go within the Settings>Video > Stats tab.
6. Best Audio Settings
When it comes to FPS gaming you need to have your ear’s wide open to be able to hear where your enemies might sneak in. To be able to hear every footsteps I have a handful of settings for you to enhance your gameplay.
To go to Audio Settings: Settings>Audio> Sound
Turn the following settings to their *Max Value*
- Master volume
- Sound effects volume
- Voice over volume
- Video volume
- All video master volume
I. Difference between Team and Party Voice Chat
For beginners it must really be confusing as to what is meant by team and party voice chat. If that’s the case for you, I’m gonna help you out.
- Team chat: It is a voice/chat channel for you to communicate with people who are playing with you in the match as a team. It consists of both the people who are at your party and the one’s who come along during matchmaking.
- Party chat: It is a voice/chat channel for you to communicate to people with whom you’ve started the matchmaking. Basically, your friends who you play along with are at your party.
It is crucial to keep using comms and to keep your team well informed of about what is happening during the game.
Note: It is also recommended to switch your Team/Party chat to *Push to talk*. You should only communicate when and only necessary.
7. HRTF Setting
With the recent Valorant 2.06 patch Riot added the support of HRTF audio in the game. HRTF stands for Head Related Transfer Function and aims at increasing the overall 3D audio experience in the game. We highly recommend you turning this feature on.
To go to HRTF Setting: Settings>Audio>Sound
The following changes were introduced in the recent patch:
- Added an audio toggle located within the Audio settings panel to enable HRTF.
- HRTF enables players wearing headphones to play audio in a simulated surround sound audio space.
- Currently, only footsteps, reloads, and Deathmatch respawns are going to be rendered in 3D with HRTF enabled.
- It’s recommended for players to turn off the “3D Audio” processing while using this feature.
8. NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency Setting
Considering you own a GPU that has NVIDIA Reflex, once you launch Valorant you have to go to the settings menu. There, go to an option called “NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency”. You can select between the option to be “Enabled” or change it to “Enabled + Boost”.
Switching Reflex to Enabled should be enough to lower the in-game latency you face while playing. Choosing the “Enabled + Boost” option will additionally boost your game’s performance, giving you a warning that the GPU clock would be kept high.
No matter which setting you choose, you should notice a significant amount of change in your overall gameplay experience the next time you join a match. The low latency will help you deliver your shots better while the boost is likely to improve your FPS count by a margin.
9. Best Display Settings
Display is one of the key components when it comes to game visuals, and you sure don’t want to stay aback on that. Go to Settings>Video>General to access your display settings.
Here are best display settings for you
- Keep your display mode to “Full Screen” as it focuses all your computer’s hardware power into the game and increases your game performance.
- Set your resolution and screen refresh rate to the maximum value supported by your monitor. This enhances the overall details of the game and faster refresh rate helps in quick response time .
- Select your aspect ratio if you are not using widescreen resolutions. Letterbox will make your game display in widescreen in 4:3 monitor aspect ratios, while Fill will ignore it.
10. Best Privacy Settings
Many passionate players who’re planning to stream their game online wouldn’t like players to stream snipe their game and ruin the very essence of their game. Privacy settings would prove very useful to them.
If you’re planning to stream here’s how you can change your privacy settings : Settings>General>Privacy
- Turn on “Hide my Name from Players outside the Party” so that players other than the one’s in your party would not be able to see your in game username. But infact would be shown your character’s name
- Toggle on “Use generic names for player outside my party” if you don’t want to know username of players other than in your party.
- Turn on “Auto-Reject Friend Requests” if you want to automatically delete all the friend requests sent to you.
Well these are the Top 10 Best settings for you to try on valorant that will aim at enhancing your overall gameplay. Put these settings into effect immediately and you’re good to go! or as a phoenix main would say “I’ll outshine all their radiants!“
Haven’t played Valorant yet? Well it’s never too late!
11. About Valorant
Valorant is a 5v5 character based FPS shooter title published by Riot Games for Windows, that has been constantly giving neck to neck competition to already well established CS-GO. In October 2019, the game was first launched under the name Project A, and on April 7, 2020, it launched a private beta program with restricted access for players, followed by an official release on June 2, 2020. It has been gaining huge popularity lately, many e-sports orgs have already set up their Valorant lineups and are looking forward to win titles.