Best Valorant settings – Comprehensive Guide 2021

Valorant has been on the top of the competitive shooter games for a long time now and has drawn many pro players’ attention. Valorant runs on a pretty well-optimized engine that makes it possible to run the game even on low-end computers. Higher-end computers should handle Valorant with ease at more than 144FPS steadily.

Either way, there is always the need to make sure you are running with the best Valorant settings on your computer, from in-game / graphics settings to sensitivity, sound, crosshair, and keybinds settings that most Pro players use.

Best Valorant Settings

By the end of this guide, you’ll have Valorant set up perfectly to give you the highest FPS possible, fastest reaction times, the best aiming, and highest clarity to spot opponents. Keep in mind that the following settings aren’t just one person’s opinion. I’ve spent many hours researching and testing the best Valorant pro players’ settings in the game to give you the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.

So, let’s start!

Best Valorant Video / Graphics settings

One thing that no one can deny in first-person competitive games is that FPS(frames per second) is KING! Really high FPS absolutely gives you an advantage over the rest of the players since it lets you see your opponents sooner and track their movement better in real-time, making aiming easier. That’s why most pro Valorant players are playing on 244fps with 244hz monitors.

For these reasons, your goal should be to adjust your graphics settings in Valorant to get the maximum FPS possible.

So, to go into Valorant’s settings, press the Esc button on your keyboard, choose Settings and navigate to the Video tab.

General

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen. Display mode should be always set to full screen to have the best input lag and fps boost possible.
  • Resolution: Same as monitor resolution + Highest Hz possible. For most players, you just want to go with the native resolution of your monitor and the highest refresh rate possible.
  • Monitor: Choose the monitor you want Valorant to be displayed.(If you have more than one)
  • Aspect Ratio Method: Letterbox
  • Limit FPS on Battery: Off
  • Limit FPS in Menu: On, set it to your monitor’s refresh rate.
  • Limit FPS in Background: On, 30 or 60.
  • Limit FPS Always: Off, we want to avoid limiting our FPS as much as possible.
Best Valorant settings for the Graphics / Display tab

Graphics Quality

Next, we have the graphics quality tab. I could just say set everything as low as possible to get the highest frame rates, however there are some important settings in this section that you should be aware of.

  • Multithreaded Rendering: Always turned on, unless you know what you are doing.

The next 4 settings should be set to low as there is no competitive benefit to increasing these settings. They will only lower your fps.

  • Material Quality: Low
  • Texture Quality: Low
  • Detail Quality: Low
  • UI Quality: Low
  • Vignette: Off, you don’t want this setting enabled since it creates a dark border on the edge of your screen and lowers your FPS.
  • Vsync: Always off, no questions asked.
  • Anti-Aliasing: Off, makes corners and edges of objects look sharper, but we are aiming for the maximum FPS possible.
  • Anisotropic-Filtering: x1 for most of you, you can test it depending to your hardware. For the best frames per second set it to one. Anisotropic filtering increases ground and textures details and has a noticable impact on performance.
  • Improve Clarity: Enabled, this actually is one of the only settings that I recommend enabling in Valorant. Improve Clarity setting gives you a clearer picture in-game by increasing the contrast in the mid-tones and creating shadows or darkness in specific areas to give contrast. If you are on a really low-end computer, you can turn this off.
  • Bloom: Disabled. Gives brightenss to objects and makes it harder to track enemies.
  • Distortion: Disabled. Distorts things behind explosions, orbs, and few agent abilities. Makes it difficult to spot enemies while also lowering your FPS.
  • First Person shadows: Disabled. Does not affect enemies shadows, it only affect your shadow and your weapons shadows. You don’t need this, just turn it off.
Best Valorant settings for the Graphics Quality tab

Stats

In this tab you can turn on stats that will appear on the top left part of your screen in Valorant.

  • Client FPS: Text only. You can see what your FPS are in game.
  • Server Tick Rate: Hide
  • Total Frame Time: Hide
  • Idle Time: Hide
  • CPU (Game) Time: Hide
  • CPU (Render) Time: Hide
  • CPU (RHI) Time: Hide
  • Network Round Trip Time: Text only if you feel like you are having high ping.
  • Packet Loss: Text only if you feel like you are having high ping.
Best valorant settings for the stats tab

Best Valorant Sound/Audio settings

Sound effects don’t get the needed attention almost in any game. But especially on shooter games, audio settings play a crucial part in your gameplay. You want the absolute best sound settings to hear every footstep, gunfire, or skill spelled in-game to take fast and proper decisions in-game.

Sounds

  • Master Volume: 100%
  • Sound Effects Volume: 100%
  • Voice-over Volume: 100%
  • Video Volume: 100%
  • All Music Master Volume: 50%
  • Menu and Lobby Music Volume: Off
  • Agent Select Music Volume: Off
  • VOIP Ducks Music: Enabled
  • Mute Music When Game Window Out of Focus: Off
  • Speaker Configuration: Stereo
  • Enable HRTF: Test it. (Headphone users)
Best Audio settings for Valorant in 2021

Windows setting ( Footsteps PRO TIP ) !

Critical Windows setting. After this, you will hear footsteps and everything else in the game clearer and better.

Navigate to your Windows search bar and type “change system sounds”, and click on the option available.

How to access Windows sound settings

Navigate to the Playback tab and right-click on your Headphones / Speakers and click on properties.

How to change sound settings of your headphones or speakers in Windows

Now, go to the Enhancements tab, and tick the option Loudness Equalization. Click Apply and Ok.

How to enable Loudness Equalization in Windows 10 to make Footsteps louder in Valorant.

Let me know if this helped you below in the comments please!

Best Pro Valorant Crosshair settings

Probably the most wanted settings that people are looking for. Below you can find an explanation for each Valorant Chrosshair tab setting and recommendations for the best Crosshair settings by Pro players.

Crosshair Color
Screenshot of the crosshair color setting in Valorant

When choosing your Crosshair Color, you have to keep in mind that it should stand out from the background to help you aim better.

Most used colors by Pro Valorant Players are Green, White, and Cyan.

Outlines
Screenshot of the Outlines setting in Valorant

Outlines will give every section of your crosshair a black edge. You can customize the opacity and thickness of this edge as you desire.

Center Dot
Screenshot of the Center dot setting in Valorant

Choose whether or not to have a center dot in your crosshair.

Fade Crosshair with Firing Error

The top part of your crosshair will dissolve if you continuously shoot with an automatic weapon. Once you stop shooting, the line will immediately return.

Show Spectated Player’s Crosshair
Screenshot of the Show Spectated Players Crosshair setting in Valorant

This setting allows you to see how other players have set up their own crosshairs when you spectate their game.

Inner Lines & Outer Lines
Screenshot of the Inner lines setting in Valorant
Screenshot of the Outer Lines setting in Valorant

Two sets of lines to test around with your crosshair. You can adjust their opacity, length, thickness, and distance from the middle of the crosshair and adjust their reaction to movement or/and shooting.

Crosshair settings from the top pro Valorant players.

Tenz Valorant Crosshair settings

Color: CyanOutlines: Off
Center Dot: OffFade / Movement / Firing Error: Off / Off / Off
Inner Lines: 1 / 4 / 2 / 2Outer Lines: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Shroud Valorant Crosshair settings

Color: CyanOutlines: On / 1 / 1
Center Dot: OffFade / Movement / Firing Error: Off / Off / Off
Inner Lines: 1 / 8 / 2 / 5Outer Lines: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Aceu Valorant Crosshair settings

Color: WhiteOutlines: Off
Center Dot: OffFade / Movement / Firing Error: Off / Off / Off
Inner Lines: 1 / 3 / 1 / 1Outer Lines: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Scream Valorant Crosshair settings

Color: BlueOutlines: On / 1 / 1
Center Dot: OffFade / Movement / Firing Error: Off / Off / Off
Inner Lines: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0Outer Lines: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Hiko Valorant Crosshair settings

Color: GreenOutlines: On / 1 / 1
Center Dot: OffFade / Movement / Firing Error: Off / Off / On
Inner Lines: 1 / 2 / 1 / 0Outer Lines: 1 / 0 / 4 / 2

Wardell Valorant Crosshair settings

Color: CyanOutlines: Off / 0 / 0
Center Dot: OffFade / Movement / Firing Error: Off / Off / Off
Inner Lines: 1 / 4 / 2 / 2Outer Lines: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Subroza Valorant Crosshair settings

Color: WhiteOutlines: On / 1 / 1
Center Dot: OffFade / Movement / Firing Error: Off / Off / Off
Inner Lines: 1 / 2 / 1 / 3Outer Lines: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Best Pro Valorant Sensitivity settings

Below you will find the most common sensitivity settings that are being used by the top pro Valorant players.

TenZ Valorant Sensitivity settings – LGPROX

DPI: 800eDPI: 388
Sensitivity: 0.485HZ: 1000
Scoped Sensitivity M.: 1Windows Sensitivity: 6

Shroud Valorant Sensitivity settings – LGPROX

DPI: 450eDPI: 351
Sensitivity: 0.78HZ: 1000
Scoped Sensitivity M.: 1Windows Sensitivity: 6

Aceu Valorant Sensitivity settings – Ultralight 2

DPI: 800eDPI: 376
Sensitivity: 0.47HZ: 500
Scoped Sensitivity M.: 1Windows Sensitivity: 6

Scream Valorant Sensitivity settings – Ultralight 2

DPI: 400eDPI: 314
Sensitivity: 0.785HZ: 1000
Scoped Sensitivity M.: 1Windows Sensitivity: 6

Hiko Valorant Sensitivity settings – Glorious GM

DPI: 1600eDPI: 576
Sensitivity: 0.36HZ: 1000
Scoped Sensitivity M.: 1Windows Sensitivity: 6

Wardell Valorant Sensitivity settings – LGPROX

DPI: 400eDPI: 261
Sensitivity: 0.653HZ: 500
Scoped Sensitivity M.: 1Windows Sensitivity: 6

Subroza Valorant Sensitivity settings – LGGPROX

DPI: 800eDPI: 221.6
Sensitivity: 0.277HZ: 1000
Scoped Sensitivity M.: 1Windows Sensitivity: 7

Optimize your PC

Now assuming you applied the above settings and are still struggling with your FPS being low or unstable, I have a few guides to help you out.

Last but not least

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Install Malwarebytes and then open it. Click on Scanner -> Advanced Scanners ->Configure Scan, and select the option scan for rootkits and also, on the right side, select all your drives and click on Scan. This scan may take a lot of time, but it can save you from serious issues especially if you use your computer for transactions, work, etc.

How to remove viruses and malware from your computer

Once the scan is completed, quarantine everything and restart your PC.

If after following this guide you still can’t optimize Valorant or you feel like your PC is underperforming, you can book a PC Optimization appointment with me and I will be more than happy to help you out and solve all your problems and dramatically improve your pc performance.

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Conclusion

Valorant is not a resource-hungry game. Despite that, we always want to make sure that everything is set correctly, and we are taking advantage of every little thing that we can. The settings above should be enough to give you a starting point on creating the best Valorant settings configuration for yourself.

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