How to choose the best VALORANT sensitivity settings and DPI

Personal preference should determine how VALORANT is set up. You should still pay attention to a few additional things, like mouse sensitivity and dots per inch (DPI).

In VALORANT, precision counts. You won't be able to accurately tap or click on your opponents' heads if your sensitivity is too high. If it's too low, it's equally challenging to react to a shot, a flank, or a flash.

Your sensitivity must be balanced in order to improve in VALORANT.

Your screen's DPI determines how fast your mouse cursor moves. From browsing the internet to playing games, everything you do on your computer relies on it. The first thing you need to consider is your DPI before you decide on your sensitivity.

Although mice vary in DPI, most are between 400 and 3,200. A lower DPI makes the cursor move more slowly. It is common for the best players in tactical shooters like VALORANT and Counter-Strike to use lower DPIs, such as 400, 800, and, in some cases, 1,600, when competing for cash prizes. The recommended setting for VALORANT is 800. There is no optimal setting for this program.

You should take your role into account when selecting your level of sensitivity. You should lower your sensitivity if you intend to use weapons like the Operator. Choosing a higher sensitivity is preferable if you prefer to use a rifle like the Vandal or Phantom. The same goes for your agent. Agents with a focus on movement, like Jett and Raze, accommodate higher sensitivities.

Observe the physical environment around you as well. You should increase your sensitivity if your desk is small or your mousepad is small.

Consider trying a lower sensitivity if you have enough space. You should aim for anywhere between 0.35 and 0.45. It's not too low to be uncomfortable, but it's not too high to take your movement for granted.

Dot Esports’ recommendation

DPI 800 In-game Sensitivity 0.4

eDPI 320 Scoped Sensitivity 1

Polling Rate 1000 Windows Sensitivity 6

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