Valorant does not require top notch hardware like other modern games. However, players still need the edge to get the most out of their skills. Settings are important in all competitive games because they can either give you an advantage or cause you to lose fights. To help you win games, follow this ultimate guide to Valorant settings: pro setup for visibility, high FPS, and more.
Ultimate Valorant Settings Guide: The Best Setup
Each player has their preference in enemy highlight color. On the other hand, having a large map will distract you, while having a small one won’t give you all the information you need. Follow these settings or adjust them slightly to get the perfect size for you!
- Enemy Highlight Color: Preference
- Rotate: Rotate
- Keep Player Centered: Disabled
- Minimap size: 1.00
- Minimap Zoom: 1.00
- Minimap Vision Cones: Enabled
- Show map region names: always
These settings help to improve the overall visibility of the game. Keeping some of them is better to have a more focused experience when playing. However, things like blood and bullet tracers are essential parts of a tactical FPS, so you should always keep them no matter what.
- Always Show Inventory: Disabled
- Always Visible Player Uploads: Disabled
- Switch to Next/Previous Weapon Wrap Inventory: Disabled
- Cycle to next/previous weapon includes spike: off
- Show Blood: On
- Jitter Indicators: On
- Show Corpses: Disabled
- Show Bullet Tracers: On
- Network buffering: minimum
- Use Team Color for Crosshair: Disabled
- Hide in-game UI: Disabled
Always set competitive games to full screen for maximum performance. Also choose the highest possible refresh rate for your resolution.
- Display mode: Full screen
- Resolution: Set your monitor’s native resolution to the highest possible refresh rate
- Image format method: letterbox
- Limit FPS: Depends on what your PC can handle, not settings, a limit is usually better
- NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled + Boost
Test the waters when limiting FPS. If you don’t have a high-end system, it might be best to limit it slightly above your game’s average frames. Also, if you have a low-end card, set the Nvidia Reflex setting to on + boost.
You should lower the settings to get the best possible performance and FPS. Almost all professional players use the lowest settings in Valorant. Playing on a higher setting might look prettier, but it’s not worth trading some frames for it.
- Multi-threaded rendering: enabled
- Material quality: Low
- Texture Quality: Low
- Quality of details: Low
- UI quality: low
- Thumbnail: disabled
- VSync: disabled
- Anti-aliasing: none
- Anisotropic filtering: 1x
- Improve Clarity: Off
- Beta: disabled
- Flowering: disabled
- Distortion: Off
- Cast Shadows: Off
- Statistics: enable FPS client to send text only
HRTF is a new feature added by Riot Games. This is a set of audio optimizations that provide a better experience for gamers. Make sure you always leave it on. Other settings, such as music, are entirely based on your preferences, but be sure to adjust them to have the ones that suit you best!
- The volume depends
- VOIP Ducks Music: check
- Mute music when game window is blurry: check
- Speaker Configuration: Stereo
- Enable HRTF: check
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Valorant is only available on PC, but there is talk of a mobile version coming out soon!