Valorant Best FPS Settings That Give You An Advantage

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An increase in FPS can be the difference between a kill or a death.

1. Display Mode: Fullscreen

The Problem: Input lag

How Fullscreen Solves the Problem:

  • In the display mode options, you’ll see 3 choices: Fullscreen, Windowed Fullscreen, and Windowed
  • Playing on Fullscreen will give you the least amount of input lag compared to the windowed modes

How to Apply Fullscreen:

  • Go to Settings, Video, and you’ll see the option for Display Mode near the top of your screen
  • Set the option to “Fullscreen”

2. Limit FPS

The Problem: PC overload

How Limiting FPS Solves the Problem:

  • Limiting your FPS will decrease energy consumption, heat production, and noise from your cooling fans
  • Overall, boosts your computer’s performance with Valorant

How to Limit FPS:

  • Go to Settings, Video, and you’ll see four options to limit FPS
    • Limit FPS on Battery
    • Limit FPS in Menus
    • Limit FPS in Background
    • Limit FPS Always
  • Make sure all of these options are set to “On”

3. Low Graphics

The Problem: High graphics settings will lower your FPS

How Low Graphics Solves the Problem:

  • Having your graphics settings set to low will greatly reduce the strain on your PC to give you an optimal FPS

How to Apply Low Graphics:

  • Go to Settings, Video, Graphics Quality
  • Make sure the following are set to “Low”
    • Material Quality
    • Texture Quality
    • Detail Quality
    • UI Quality

4. Vignette

The Problem: Darkens the edges of your screen, reducing visibility

How Vignette Solves the Problem:

  • Turning off Vignette in your settings will give you full visibility of your screen without the edges darkened

How to Apply Vignette:

  • Go to Settings, Video, Graphics Quality
  • The Vignette option is right below the Low Graphics section
  • Set to “Off”

5. Vsync

The Problem: Input lag

How Vsync Solves the Problem:

  • Vsync synchronizes the frame rate of Valorant to the refresh rate of your monitor
  • However, this creates some input lag, which will become more noticeable as you keep playing
  • Turning off Vsync will eradicate this problem. You might experience some screen tear, and that is something only a higher-quality monitor can fix

How to Apply Vsync:

  • Go to Settings, Video, Graphics Quality
  • Vysnc is right below Vignette
  • Set to “Off”

6. Anti-aliasing

The Problem: PC overload

How Anti-aliasing Solves the Problem:

  • Anti-aliasing smoothes out the jagged edges you see on screens and improves video quality, but it’s a very demanding process that should be turned off to improve video performance

How to Apply Anti-aliasing:

  • Go to Settings, Video, Graphics Quality
  • Set to “None”

7. Anisotropic Filtering

The Problem: PC overload

How Anisotropic Filtering Solves the Problem:

  • This option eliminates blurred textures at certain angles
  • You do want this option to be running to an extent but at the lowest possible level

How to Apply Anisotropic Filtering:

  • Go to Settings, Video, Graphics Quality
  • Set to “1x”

8. Distortion and First-Person Shadows

The Problem: Reduces FPS

How Distortion and First-Person Shadows Solves the Problem:

  • Distortion is used for visual effects that orbs, explosions, and some other agent abilities create while first-person shadows are pretty self-explanatory
  • Turning these off will give you a slight boost in FPS

How to Apply Distortion and First-Person Shadows:

  • Go to Settings, Video, Graphics Quality
  • You’ll see Distortion and First-Person Shadows all the way at the bottom of your screen
  • Set to “Off”

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