Just like another FPS tactical shooter, in the end, Valorant is all about getting those kills. Now to get those kills, you should have a proper map control along with many factors. But what use is of knowing the location of the enemy, if you can’t connect the shots? For that to happen, you need your Valorant sensitivity settings tuned up, which are best suited for you.
Here, we at Team WidgetCore will help you find your best Mouse and DPI settings for Valorant for you to get those headshots with utmost precision. Follow these steps to help you find your best sensitivity:
1. Select the ‘Perfect Mouse’ for you
Well, when asked, ‘What do you aim with?’ the answer is pretty obvious ‘Mouse’. That’s it, when it comes to having a precise aim a lot of factors hover around with the mouse you use. Selecting the mouse best suited for you is the first step towards having a perfect aim.
There are a variety of mice available in the market. We’d recommend going for popular brands like Logitech, Zowie, Steelseries, and Razer as they offer great sensors at a reasonable price.
If you don’t like to mess around with cables and want your table to be simplistic and clean, a wireless mouse might be the best for you. Choose between wired and wireless according to your likings.
A gaming mouse is pretty obvious the first to go for, as it has a lot more customizable buttons and dpi options to choose from. You can also choose between a light mouse and a heavy mouse depending on your preference of weights.
A heavy mouse is much more steady while a light mouse gives you much more movement independence. If you’re willing to go far, you can also order a customizable mouse just for you!
2. Switch Mouse Acceleration off in the windows settings
After you’ve finally got the mouse you wished for, we’ll now tweak your pc settings to let it not hinder the in-game precision of your mouse.
Let’s begin with answering the question, What is Mouse Acceleration? It is nothing but your computer way to increase the precision of your cursor in your daily browsing activities.
The Mouse acceleration would work just fine for your regular task, but when it comes to gaming you need utmost precision and you wouldn’t want windows to hinder that. By turning it off you would have complete control over your mouse movements.
The steps to turn of Mouse Acceleration are as follows:
- Search and click on “mouse settings” in your Windows search bar.
- Click on “Additional mouse options” under related settings.
- Head over to the “Pointer Options” tab.
- Uncheck the “Enhance Pointer Precision” under the Motion section.
- Click “Apply” and then press “Okay”.
3. Finding the Best DPI suited for you
Firstly, let’s understand what DPI really means. DPI or Dots Per Inch generally indicates how a mouse measures physical distance. Precisely speaking, it depicts the movement speed of the cursor when you physically move the mouse. The movement speed of the cursor is directly proportional to the DPI you choose.
The higher your DPI the faster the movement will be of the cursor per fixed distance you physically move your mouse. The same applies for low DPI.
Now that the basics of DPI have been covered, let’s focus on helping to find the DPI best suited for you.
I. High DPI (800+)
High DPI characterizes quick cursor movement. You’ll be able to land those flicks and able to respond quickly to the enemy with a high DPI. In comparison to having Low DPI, you will be dependent much more on your wrist movement than your arm movement.
You don’t need to physically move your mouse much by having a high DPI. You’ll be able to quickly cover a large portion of the map with the small physical movement of the mouse.
However, with high DPI comes more room for error. You’re more likely to miss your shots as even a small mouse movement can have a major impact on your aim. So you need to have a steady aim with a high DPI.
In Fact, in Valorant pro scene, many professional players play using mouse DPI of 800 and adjust their in-game sensitivity accordingly.
II. Low DPI (400-800)
Having Low DPI basically suggests, cursor movement is much more physically demanding. You’ll have to move your mouse much more to cover the same area you would generally cover with less mouse movement using High DPI.
It can get quite exhausting, and you’ll often find yourselves dragging your mouse to aim at the desired location. However, with time and practice muscle memory will quick in and then it’s a smooth journey up ahead.
Low DPI is much more about ‘arm movement’ than ‘wrist movement’. You might not land your shots as quickly as you might when playing using high DPI, but your shots have less room for error due to much steadier aim.
4. Finding the best Valorant in-game sensitivity settings for you
Now that you’re done with finalizing your mouse DPI. Let’s head on directly to the game and choose the best Valorant in-game sensitivity settings for you.
Firstly, head on to the bot range and enable practice mode. Try out different sensitivities and pick a sensitivity that feels best for you. After you have picked your initial sensitivity try flicking on to the bots and notice where your crosshair lands.
If you flick on-to a bot’s head and fall short of it or undershoot it, increase your sensitivity. However, If your flick lands much ahead than the bot’s ahead or overshoot it, decrease your sensitivity.
You will want to find a sensitivity that you can adapt to very easily. At the end it all comes down to how much you practice with your chosen sensitivity until the point your muscle memory kicks in.
Also do remember not to change your sensitivity once you find your perfect sensitivity, as it may make things worse.
This was all you need to know to be able to find your Best Valorant Sensitivity settings. Comment down what’s your in-game sensitivity and DPI. Happy Gaming!
5. 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 winning titles.