Valorant has taken the stand as one of the most played games in 2022. With this comes the necessity for the best fps (frames per second) possible. Everyone knows: the better the fps, the better you play. This is because you simply see the game run more smoothly and have more frames of opportunity to shoot your opponent. A good fps is mandatory to be anywhere near decent at Valorant. Here is how you can achieve the best fps possible.
You can boost your fps by a reasonable amount most of the time just by turning down your graphics settings (Note that this is mostly for players who get below 100 fps). If your game already runs anywhere above that: turning down settings won’t increase the fps a significant amount because your system can run the game smoothly with the higher settings already. However, do keep in mind that turning off certain settings such as the shadows may jeopardize your gameplay as you will no longer see your opponents’ shadows. Turning off or lowering most other aesthetic settings will increase your fps but make will make your game lose the crisp quality it had. Another thing that may be limiting your fps is the “limit fps” setting. Be sure to turn this off to get the highest fps.
That was the simple manner of boosting your fps. If that wasn’t good enough for your needs, there is also another way to increase your fps- and that is to optimize the way your computer runs Valorant.
PC Optimisation for higher fps in Valorant
Now there is a tough pill to be swallowed here. If your PC is simply not good enough to run Valorant effectively, no amount of optimization can really enhance the fps. Make sure your PC has at least the minimum requirements to run the game. These are listed below:
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz / AMD Athlon 200GE
- RAM: 4 GB
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- GPU: Intel HD 4000 / Radeon R5 20
- VRAM- 1000 MB
If you have these or anything better than these, your PC should be able to run Valorant. However, it will run very poorly. The recommended specs are as follows-
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz / AMD FX-6100
- RAM: 4 GB
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- GPU: GeForce GT 730 / Radeon R7 240
- VRAM: 1000 MB
Your PC should be able to run the game decently well if you have the specs above or anything better. If your PC does not meet the requirements, it’s time to upgrade to something better. If it does, great! Now we can move on and talk about how you can optimize your PC while playing Valorant. The first thing to make sure of is to close any unnecessary applications that may be running in the background. Having lots of applications running at the same time can significantly drag your performance down. There are also some ways to optimize the way your PC runs the game by changing some settings.
For NVIDIA users:
- Search for “adjust image settings” under the 3D Settings category
- Click on the “Use my preference emphasizing”, move the slider to performance and click apply.
Some more steps you can take to improve fps are:
- Go into “manage 3D settings”
- Click “program settings” and add settings for Valorant
- Configure these settings-
- Antistrophic Filtering – Off
- Antialiasing – Off
- Refresh Rate – Controlled by Program
- Energy Mode – Maximum Performance
- Low Latency Mode – On
- Multi-Frame Sampled AA – Off
- Vertical V-Sync – Off
- Pre-Rendered Frames – 1
- Ensure that your drivers are up to date for Valorant by going into G-Force Experience
For Windows users:
- Launch Valorant and open “Task Manager”
- Click “Details” in the tab section and search for “Valorant-Win64-shipping.exe and right-click on it, click “Set-Priority” and set it to “High”
- Redo steps 1 and 2, but this time search for “Valorant.exe” and set the priority to High. (Note that you will have to do this every time you reopen Valorant.
That concludes the things you can do to get the best fps on Valorant. If none of these does enough for you, consider getting a better PC or just a monitor with a higher refresh rate. Only get a better monitor if you can see that the fps that your PC runs are higher than your current monitor’s refresh rate.