How To Easily Fix Sutters, FPS Drops & Input Delay in Valorant

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

Enable Video Statistics

First, we will take a look at your Valorant settings. In your Video settings, make sure that you’re in the Stats section and here enable the Client FPS, GPU Render Time, Game Latency as well as the Network Round Trip Time and Packet Loss indicators. These will help you out a lot in figuring out if the next steps have a lot of impact on the frame rate and input delay of the game.

General Video Settings

In your General video settings, make sure to play in fullscreen mode and set the Display Resolution to your native monitor resolution. You might want to reduce your overall resolution as a last resort to improve your overall gaming performance, but this will reduce the visual quality by a lot.

Below, you should make sure to cap your FPS to a value that is below the maximum FPS you can get. In my case that would be 120, as my screen’s refresh rate is currently at 100.

Disable V-Sync

In the Graphics Quality section, make sure to turn vertical sync off, which will otherwise induce a lower frame rate.

Keyboard Control Panel

When this is done, make sure to close Valorant for now and search for “keyboard” in your start menu search to open up your Keyboard Properties Control Panel.

Under Speed, make sure to set the Repeat Delay to Short and the Repeat Rate to Fast. Depending on how these settings were set before, you should notice a difference in input delay when playing Valorant.

Update Peripheral Drivers

The next step would be to update your peripheral drivers. To do so, search for Device Manager to open it up.

Expand your Mice and other pointing devices, Keyboards, Sound, video and game controllers as well as other hardware you might be using on your PC. For each device, right-click the name and select Update Driver. On this window, click on Search automatically for drivers.

Update Graphics Driver

To update your graphics driver, I suggest using the GeForce Experience application or the AMD Radeon software, depending on which GPU you are using. In this example, I will be using the GeForce Experience app.

In the Drivers tab, click on Download, which will automatically download and install the latest driver. Repeat this step every few months to ensure that you get the most out of your hardware.

Valorant Optimized Settings

In the Home section, click on Details for Valorant. This will allow you to preview your current in-game settings as well as the recommended settings by the application.

When clicking on Optimize, these settings will be applied, but I would suggest changing them manually while in-game. Click on the wrench icon to access some custom settings for the game. To maximize your performance, make sure that this slider setting is set to Performance. The last important step in this application is hidden in your settings.

NVIDIA Image Scaling

Access your GeForce Experience settings, and in the General section, scroll down to enable NVIDIA Image Scaling.

NVIDIA Image Scaling can help run the game at a higher resolution. This will allow you to decrease your in-game resolution and still get a great visual experience. Play around with your resolution settings and play a bot game to see how much this improves your in-game performance.

Display Settings

Lastly, we will take a look at your Display Settings.

Right-click your desktop and select display settings. On this window, make sure that the correct display is selected and below, you can preview and set the recommended scale and resolution.

Advanced Display Settings

Under Advanced display, make sure to use the highest refresh rate available to you.

 
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