25 Best Valorant Settings That Give You An Advantage

Valorant 2020 FPS games
High skill game play achieved through the best settings

Imagine changing a few settings in-game and achieving higher level gameplay

Valorant isn’t always about pure skill. Sometimes, there are game settings that will help your playstyle and in-game potential. Here are some of the best settings that will give you an advantage when playing Valorant - and up your skill level to give you an advantage against other players.

#25 - Enhanced Pointer Precision

Problem: Windows makes adjustments for you with this option turned on leading to inaccurate shooting

How it solves the problem: Allows in-game sensitivity to more accurately dictate how fast your crosshair will move across the screen, not allowing windows to dictate, making you more accurate

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Navigate to Mouse Settings on your computer
  • Move to ‘Mouse Properties’
  • Click on Pointer Options and turn OFF “Enhanced Pointer Precision”

#24 - Mouse DPI Sensitivity 

Problem: The mouse's normal sensitivity will lead to the in-game sensitivity being inaccurate

How it solves the problem: Adjusting the mouse’s DPI will allow the games sensitivity adjustments to be more accurate

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Navigate to Mouse Settings on your computer
  • Move to ‘Mouse Properties’
  • Click on Pointer Options
  • Adjust the speed of your mouse with the slider under 'Motion to whatever feels comfortable for you

#23 - Ingame Sensitivity

Problem: Being able to move your crosshair fast and accurately in-game

How it solves the problem: Adjusting the sensitivity allows you to make accurate precision with your weapon

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to General 
  • Adjust the in-game sensitivity to between 0.500 and 0.900 and practice to find what works best for you

#22 - Limit FPS Off

Problem: Game FPS will slow down your movement and make shooting inaccurate

How it solves the problem: It allows your computer and the game to get the maximum FPS for the best performance possible

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings 
  • On the Limit FPS option, click off

#21 - Material/Texture/Detail Quality Low

Problem: The game will take much more energy from your computer to run when these settings are on high, making the game lag and slow down

How it solves the problem: Allows your game to focus on running the actual gameplay other than graphics

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn all three Material, Texture, and Detail to low

#20 - V-Sync Off

Problem: V-Sync creates lag and hinders FPS

How it solves the problem: turning it off will allow FPS levels to stabilize and become better

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn V-Sync Off

#19 - Vignette Off

Problem: Vignette will darken the edges of your screen hindering visibility

How it solves the problem: Turning it off will allow the entire screen to be clear and bright for much higher visibility

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn Vignette Off

#18 - Anti Aliasing Off

Problem: This setting eats away at FPS and performance

How it solves the problem: Anti Aliasing Off will help FPS greatly

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn off Anti Aliasing

#17 - Anisotropic Filtering 1x

Problem: It affects the sharpness of edges making them seem blurry 

How it solves the problem: Anisotropic filtering affects the sharpness of surfaces at oblique angles, so turning it Off will allow it to be less blurry

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn Anisotropic Filtering to 1x

#16 - Improve Clarity On

Problem: Without this on, your vision is rendered slightly less

How it solves the problem: It allows you to see more clearly in-game for higher visibility

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn Improve Clarity on

#15 - Enhanced Gun Skin Visuals Off

Problem: The processing power on your PC will be focused more on graphics than performance

How it solves the problem: Turning off enhanced graphics will allow performance to be prioritized

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn off Enhanced Gun Skin Visuals

#14 - Distortion Off

Problem: Distortion will make it harder to see what is happening in-game

How it solves the problem: turning it off will stop this from happening

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn distortion off

#13 - Shadows Off

Problem: Shadows drain processing power and will make your game laggy and not run correctly

How it solves the problem: Turning off shadows allows your PC to focus its energy on the game running smoothly other than the graphics

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings in the Valorant home screen
  • Move to Video Settings
  • On the Graphics Quality tab, turn Shadows Off

#12 - Client FPS (Text Only)

Problem: Not being able to see your FPS will not allow you to know how stable your game is, and seeing too much will obstruct your view

How it solves the problem: Turning it to text only will allow you to see your FPS without it obstructing your view

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Under Settings move to video
  • Click on Stats and turn Client FPS to Text Only

#11 - Master Volume (High)

Problem: Not being able to hear in-game audio 

How it solves the problem: Turning the volume high will allow for easier hearing of everything in-game

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Under Settings move to Audio 
  • Below you will see Master Volume, turn that to High

#10 - Sound Effects Volume (High)

Problem: Hearing enemies footsteps or abilities are important for in-game maneuverability 

How it solves the problem: Turning the volume high will allow for easier hearing of abilities and movement

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Under Settings move to Audio 
  • Below you will see Sound Effects Volume, turn that to high

#9 - Voice Over Volume (High)

Problem: Tactical Callouts are important but not if you can’t hear them

How it solves the problem: Turning the volume high will allow for easier hearing of your teammates

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Under Settings move to Audio 
  • Below you will see Voice over Volume, turn that to high

#8 - Minimap (Fixed)

Problem: The Minimap rotates with your player not allow you to see everything

How it solves the problem: Turning it to fixed will keep it stable at all times

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Under Settings move to General
  • Scroll down to Minimap 
  • Turn it from Rotate to Fixed

#7 - Keep Player Centred Off

Problem: Not being able to see your teammates or possible enemies on the minimap because it is stuck on your position

How it solves the problem: It unsticks from your player and gives you more visibility

How to Apply the Setting:
Click on settings
Move to General
Scroll down to Other
Choose Keep Player Centred to Off

#6 - Minimap Size 1.1

Problem: The minimap is either too big to see clearly, or too small to fully see in its entirety.

How it solves the problem: The size 1.1 is what most pros use and will allow you to accurately see the entire map

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Under Settings move to General
  • Scroll down to Minimap 
  • Change the minimap size to around 1.1

#5 - Show Corpses Off

Problem: Corpses can be distracting during a game

How it solves the problem: The corpses will turn into red discs that display which enemy died, which will be much less distracting.

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings
  • Move to General
  • Scroll down to Other
  • Change show corpses to Off

#4 - Voice Over (Generally All Off)

Problem: Voice over is just fluffy lines that the characters will say, while this can be left on it could be distracting for high-level gameplay

How it solves the problem: Turning off voice over will stop the non-in-game command voices from playing

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Under Settings move to Audio 
  • Under the Voice Over tab turn everything off except for Tactical Callouts

#3 - Crosshair Color (Vibrant) 

Problem: A crosshair having a dark or common color can blend easily into the environment and obstruct your aim

How it solves the problem: Having a vibrant color will stop this from happening

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings
  • Move to Crosshair
  • Under Color, change it to Green, Cyan, or Red

#2 - Minimap Vision Cones On

Problem: On the minimap, without vision cones, you can’t see the field of view of your teammates or yourself

How it solves the problem: Turning them on allows you to see where your teammates can see on the map

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings
  • Move to General
  • Scroll down to Minimap
  • Click Minimap Vision Cones On

#1 - Show Bullet Tracers On

Problem: Without bullet tracers, it can get a bit difficult to see where your bullets are going

How it solves the problem: Turning them on will allow the path of the bullet to be visible 

How to Apply the Setting:

  • Click on settings
  • Move to General
  • Scroll down to Other
  • Click Show Bullet Tracers On

Also be sure to read:

More on this topic:
With hundreds of thousands of words written, dozens of pencils broken, and more paper than there is to count - Michael writes on in pursuit of the title of Master Writer.
Gamer Since: 2008
Favorite Genre: FPS
Currently Playing: Ghost of Tsushima
Top 3 Favorite Games:Dark Souls 3 , Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Undertale
This article makes me feel:

More Top Stories