Best Graphics Settings for Valorant – Spot Enemies easily

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In Valorant you can change the video settings and general settings to get the best performance boost and spot enemies easily.

Valorant Video Settings for Easy Kills

Video General Settings

valorant graphics settings
valorant video general settings

Resolution: Max

Valorant needs to be played in high resolution to spot enemies easily. When the resolution is low you get blurry textures that can make you miss easy kills. So make sure you are using the maximum resolution of your desktop. Afterall its easier to spot enemies in HD.

Display Mode: Fullscreen

Games are meant to be played in fullscreen mode. If you are playing a competitive game like valorant then you need to play in fullscreen.

Aspect Ratio: Default

Choose the one that suits your monitor. The default is the most recommended. This setting depends on your monitor so choose accordingly.

The following settings put a limit on the Valorant FPS in different settings:

  • Limit FPS on battery: 144
  • Max FPS on battery: 144
  • Limit FPS on menus: 60
  • Max FPS on menus:60
  • Limit FPS on Background:60
  • Max FPS on Background:60
  • Limit FPS on always: 144
  • Max FPS on always: 144

Video Graphics Settings

valorant graphics settings
valorant graphics settings

Material Quality: Medium

Material quality impacts the quality of weapons and textures on certain in-game items. You can set it to medium for a good FPS boost. Putting this setting to “high” lowers the framerate and has no benefit to spotting enemies since only your weapons and model textures are improved.

Texture Quality: High

Make sure you put texture quality to high. Valorant does not need a high spec PC. With high-quality textures, you can easily spot enemies and get easy skills. The key to winning valorant is being able to spot enemies first and get in the correct positions to get easy kills.

Detail Quality: Medium or High

Set this setting to medium for low-end systems. Set it to High for high-end systems. This setting is useful to spot hidden enemies since valorant characters are brightly colored. Easy spotting means easy kills.

UI Quality: Low

This manages the quality of the in-game HUD. You can set it to low. You need to FPS gain more than the quality of the UI.

Vignette: Off

Vignette should be turned off because it has a color blending effect. Basically, it makes the game look slightly cinematic at the cost of FPS. It also reduces clarity so its recommended to turn it off so that you can spot enemies easily in valorant.

Vsync: Off

It adds input lag to the game. Turn if off. You need to be super fast in order to get kills in Valorant.

Anti Aliasing: MSAA 2x

MSAA x2 is the best comprise of performance and graphics quality. You need some antialiasing so that you do not get blurry textures. MSAA x2 does not consume a lot of resources so it’s the most recommended setting for Valorant according to us.

Anisotropic Filtering: 4x

This setting helps you peak corners better. If you have played CS: GO before than you know the value of peeking. So our recommendation is 4X. You can try different settings to find the right balance for you.

Improve Clarity: on

The name says it all. This setting improves quality. You need it to be always on. This is one of the most helpful settings in valorant to spot enemies.

Enhanced Gun Skin Visuals: off

Set this to ‘off’ to get an FPS gain. This makes your skins look way better but have no other use. If you are streaming and making youtube videos then you can turn this on. Otherwise, turn it off. FPS and kills are more important.

Distortion: off

This setting is similar to the motion blur we see in many games. Set it to ‘off’. You need to be able to spot enemies easily.  Anything that reduces visual clarity should be avoided in competitive games.

Shadows: off

This setting doesn’t disable shadows. It only changes the quality of the shadows. There is no in-game benefit to detail shadows at least not that we can take advantage of. If you have a good GPU then turn this on. Otherwise its better to keep it turned off. I prefer keeping it off since I play on a laptop. Just Budget gamer things.

General Settings

valorant graphics settings
valorant general settings

Show corpses: Enable

Keep this on so that you can keep track of corpses. If you are playing the medic you definitely need to find the corpses for the ultimate skill resurrection. For Cypher you need dead bodies to spot other players.

Show Mature content: Enable

Keep this on so that you can see blood and corpses while in-game. This setting helps you in-game to spot enemies.

Show Blood: Enable

It helps you know if you got a headshot easily. This really helps you judge when to push and when to not.

Instability Indicators: On

This shows you a high ping or network issue sign when you have a corresponding issue while playing valorant. Its simply the high ping indicator you see in valorant if you have a high ping.

Network Buffering: Maximum (if you have high ping)

This setting is meant for those who have lag issues. You can take advantage of this setting when you are facing a very high ping issue in valorant while playing the game. According to the tests I did on my system the ping I got drastically reduced when I set network buffering to the maximum.

Show Bullet Tracers: on

This setting should obviously be on. It helps spot enemies and can help you figure out the location of hidden enemies.

Valorant Graphics card settings

Always update your graphics card drivers whenever a new update is available. It is a major requirement to make sure you get the best result of applying the best graphics settings in Valorant.

Update all the drivers. Also, make sure that you update direct x to the latest version. Use Driver Booster for updating all other drivers. I have already made a guide on how to use Driver Booster.

If its NVIDIA, Visit this site and download Geforce Experience

if its AMD, Visit this site and download Radeon™ Graphics Drivers

VALORANT Nvidia Settings

If you have an Nvidia graphics card, you can tweak your settings via NVIDIA Control Panel using the below best graphics card settings for valorant.

Open the NVIDIA Control Panel (right-click on your desktop and choose it from the menu).

Click Manage 3D settings. You can either change the settings for all programs and games, or you can do it for select programs. Select Global Settings or Program Settings and find Valorant on the list.

If you choose Global Settings, the changes will affect all programs and games.

  • Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1.
  • Set Preferred refresh rate to “Highest available”.
  • Set Power Management Mode to “Prefer maximum performance”.
  • Set Threaded optimization to ON.
  • Set Vertical sync to OFF.
  • Click apply and you can now close the control panel again.

Valorant AMD Radeon Settings

If you have an AMD graphics card, then you can do the following steps to optimize your AMD Radeon settings by using the best graphics card settings for valorant.

  1. Click on the Gaming tab
  2. Click on Global Settings
  3. Set Anti-aliasing Mode to Override application settings
  4. Set Anti-aliasing Level to 2X
  5. Set Anisotropic Filtering Mode to On
  6. Set Anisotropic Filtering Level to 2X
  7. Set Texture Filtering Quality to Performance
  8. Set Wait for Vertical Refresh to Always Off
  9. Set Tessellation Mode to Override application settings
  10. Set Maximum Tessellation Level to 32x or lower

Note: Make sure you install Valorant on an SSD so that you get the best FPS.

These were the best graphics settings for Valorant to get easy kills. If you have any questions or suggestions do let us know in the comment section below. We would be happy to help. I hope these Valorant settings help you spot enemies easily. Happy gaming.

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