One of the most important factors in determining your success in VALORANT is your FPS, so here are some suggestions to improve it.
VALORANT Guide – Best ways to improve your FPS
Adjust graphics quality settings
Lowering your graphics quality is an easy way to boost your FPS. To do so, navigate to the Video tab in the settings. You can make all of the necessary changes there, such as lowering Material Quality, Texture Quality, Detail Quality, UI Quality, and Anisotropic Filtering.
Change your resolution
If your framerate has not increased sufficiently after changing the graphics quality, try changing the resolution. If you play at the highest resolution, you will most likely be missing out on valuable frames.
Lowering the resolution to 1440p will significantly improve your FPS. Similarly, if you’re using a 1440p monitor and are experiencing the same issue, lowering it to 1080p will have the same effect. It will appear worse but perform better.
Get a monitor with a high refresh rate
Your monitor has a significant impact on your frame rate. If you have a monitor with a low refresh rate, consider breaking the bank and buying a new one. If you have a standard monitor, it will most likely be 60hz. This means it will be limited to 60 frames per second, which is fine for movies but not for esports.
A monitor with a refresh rate of 144hz or 240hz will fare much better, especially if your hardware is powerful. You won’t get the most out of a powerful rig if you use a 60hz monitor.
Check the game requirements
If you want to play VALORANT on a PC, your system specs better at least meet the bar. If your computer meets the recommended specifications, all the better. This is crucial for having a trouble-free VALORANT experience on your hardware.
We’ve listed all of the PC requirements for VALORANT below for your convenience.
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
- GPU: Intel HD 3000
- RAM: 4Go
- OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
- CPU: 7700K
- GPU: 1080
- RAM: 8Go
- 256 SSD and ideally over 144 FPS
- CPU: Over 9900K
- GPU: Over 1080 TI
- RAM: 8Go
- 256 SSD and 144 FPS on max graphics
And that’s about it for options to boost your frame rate in VALORANT. Upgrading your hardware, especially your graphics card and processor, is another option, though it may not be feasible for everyone.