Riots Games’ Valorant is one of the best and the biggest FPS tactical shooter games right now. This CS:GO and Overwatch cross is a free-to-play game and is also a big esports title. And like CS:GO, it is necessary to have a better FPS in Valorant.
Are one of those players who have a potato PC but wants to play Valorant? Or you’ve yet to install the game, but you are worried if Valorant might not run on your outdated PC? Fret not, because Riot games have specified that Valorant can even run on PC sporting an i3 processor and Intel graphic cards. And in this article, we’re going to cover some points as to how you can run Valorant smoothly on your potato PC.
What is the optimal FPS?
The minimum amount of FPS recommended for playing Valorant is 60. However, if you’re keen on playing Valorant competitively, you should be targeting an FPS of 120 and over. To get that 120+ FPS, we recommend that you upgrade your PC’s hardware plus take the solutions mentioned in this article to get the best out of the hardware you’ve got.
Settings to run Valorant smoothly
To run Valorant on your computer with a steady FPS, you need to make a few tweaks to the system settings and in-game settings.
1. Power options
Path to power settings: Control panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options
In the power settings, make sure to choose the “High Performance” plan whenever you’re gaming. This will give a boost to your PC’s gaming performance as more power will be redirected towards hardware like GPU.
2. Update drivers & windows
Ensure that your PC is up to date with the latest drivers, making routine updates to the graphics drivers. Also, make sure the windows are up to the newest version, which will surely help you bag that little bit to FPS gain.
You can update the intel graphics drivers here.
3. Game mode
Another option is to turn on the game mode in the settings menu. Switching on this feature will let your PC allot a bit more memory to run games properly and without lag.
4. Task Manager
The next one on this list includes the use of task manager and closing any unused app running in the background that is consuming RAM. To do this, open the task manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys and close tasks like Spotify, google chrome(which consumes a lot of RAM), etc.
Moreover, once in the task manager, click on the “details” tab, look for Valorant, then right-click on Valorant and set the priority to ‘high.’
5. Clean you PC often
The next piece of advice we have for you is to make sure you clean your PC frequently. And by cleaning your PC, we mean the insides and the outsides. Remove any unused and unwanted files or software that you might have installed on your PC as they slow down your system significantly.
Furthermore, it would be best if you also cleaned up your PC’s hardware often. Making sure the fans are not covered with dust will make notable improvements to your system, and in turn, will help Valorant runs smoothly.
In-game settings to get high FPS in Valorant
Make sure to make these changes to your in-game settings after you’re done making the system changes.
1. General settings
Launch Valorant and head on to the general settings section. Now turn off the “show corpses” and “show blood” options. Turning these options off is sure to contribute a bit towards that high FPS in the game.
2. Video settings
Once in the video settings, change the display mode to “full screen” and set the resolution to “1280X720” because the lower you set the resolution, the higher FPS you’ll get.
However, we don’t recommend going below the advised resolution as it will make the game unplayable for most users. Once you’re done with the resolution, turn off all the FPS limiting options.
3. Graphics quality
In the graphics quality section, set all the available options to the lowest possible values. Additionally, disable the anti-aliasing option too. Setting these values to “low” is a must to get a better FPS on a low-end PC.
|One of the most important things to note, if you’re playing on a laptop, make sure always to have your laptop connected to a power supply to get the most out of the hardware and have a better FPS.|
So there you have it, try these measures to get that extra FPS in Valorant on your outdated low-end PC. On the contrary, you should probably get new hardware for your PC to better play any competitive game requiring a high FPS. Since you’re not yet ready to take that leap, that’s why you’re here, and these solutions are sure to help you.