How to Fix Low FPS/FPS Drops in Valorant – Easy 3 Fix Method

Most first-person shooters, such as Valorant, place a high priority on frames per second, often known as FPS. A high frame rate guarantees that your game plays smoothly and seems to be running smoothly. In other cases, low FPS might make your game seem slow and even dip to extremely low FPS, in which case you can miss a frame when your adversary appears on the screen. Low frame rates and frame rate dips may have a negative impact on your gaming experience.

If you believe that your low frame rate has been preventing you from releasing the Tenz inside you, then go through our tips for improving your frame rate.

Fix 1. Update Your Drivers

We’ll start with the most fundamental of examinations. Your frame rate in Valorant may be significantly improved by upgrading your graphics driver if it has not been updated for an extended period of time. The most recent graphics drivers often include bug fixes and enhanced game performance, making them a must-have if you plan on playing Valorant on a regular basis.

Your graphics card should come with a utility tool that enables you to check for and apply updates on the hardware (NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD Software). After upgrading your drivers, check to see whether your game’s frame rate has improved. If this is not the case, go on to the next fix..

Fix 2. Adjust Your Game Settings

It is possible that the game has wrongly adjusted your graphics settings, in which case you will have to manually alter these settings. These settings are also dependent on the power of your graphics card, so you must take this into consideration while making changes to them.

In Valorant, go to the Settings menu and choose Video, followed by Graphics Quality. To begin, you may set them to the following values:

  • Material Quality: Low
  • Texture Quality: Low
  • Detail Quality: Low
  • UI Quality: Low
  • Vignette: Off
  • VSync: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: None
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 1x
  • Improve Clarity: Off
  • Enhanced Gun Skin Visuals (First Person): Off
  • Distortion: Off
  • Shadows: Off

According to what you can see, these settings will set your game to the lowest feasible graphical settings, which should potentially reduce the strain on your graphics card, allowing it to pump out more frames per second and overall performance for Valorant. If these changes resolve your frame rate difficulties, you may then freely tweak each parameter and test them until you find the optimal mix of visual quality and performance that suits your needs and preferences.

Another option to play with is the Limit FPS option, which can be found under Video > General. There are four choices for restricting the number of frames per second. You may experiment with turning them completely off to see whether Valorant can push as many frames per second as your computer is capable of.

Fix 3. Tweak Your Windows Settings

How to Fix Low FPS/FPS Drops in Valorant - Easy 3 Fix Method

Perhaps, even after all of the adjustments you’ve performed, your operating system is the root cause of the problem. Fortunately, there are a number of options that you can adjust in your Windows 10 computer to maximise the number of frames per second that it produces.

To begin, browse to the Valorant game files on your computer. It should be located at the following address: C:Riot GamesVALORANTliveShooterGameBinariesValorant Live Shooter Game Binaries Win64. You should be able to locate a programme titled “VALORANT-Win64-Shipping.exe” inside this folder. Right-click on this file and choose Properties from the drop-down menu.

On the Compatibility tab of the window, choose the option “Disable fullscreen optimizations” from the drop-down menu that appears. To confirm the changes, click on the Apply button.

Then, go to your Start menu and type in “Game Mode settings” in the search box. This may also be found by selecting Settings > Gaming > Game Mode from the main menu. By clicking the slider for Game Mode, you should be able to turn off the game mode. Because Game Mode may interfere with the way Valorant operates, you may notice a performance improvement if you turn it off.

Last but not least, you may wish to check for updates in Windows itself. Valorant may have been impacted by certain previously reported problems, which are often resolved by the most recent upgrades. Of course, this implies that you may have to wait until the update is complete before continuing.

More Settings to Check

Valorant appears to behave differently in Windowed mode compared to Fullscreen mode, according to some users. To change the display mode, navigate to Video > General > Display Mode in the menu bar. By experimenting with each of the possible options, you can figure out which one works best for you. While playing the game, you may also switch between several display settings by using the F11 key.

Alternately, some individuals have claimed that hitting F11 twice when in Fullscreen mode (first switching to Windowed mode, then back to Fullscreen mode) has resolved their FPS difficulties. You can try it out as well and see if it improves your frame rate.

Additionally, many software packages may contain overlays that can impair the performance of your Valorant system. Although we are unable to include all of them here, some of the most well-known ones are NVIDIA, AMD (Instant Replay), Discord, and streaming apps, to name a few. You’ll want to go through each piece of software and turn it off one by one to figure out which one is causing your poor frame rate.

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