17 April 2020 – 11:54am
Before throwing yourself body and soul into Valorant or any other FPS such as CS:GO, finding your perfect sensitivity is mandatory. A lifelong quest for some players who change their settings over and over again and very often take bad reflexes. We are going to help you on how to find the best possible sensitivity once and for all!
First thing to know about Valorant: it is easy to find a sensitivity similar to the one you’re used to in other games. Find below the different multipliers to convert your settings from Counter-Strike, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six or even Overwatch.
Valorant sensitivity will be equal to your sensitivity in:
Note that Valorant’s FOV (field of vision) is not exactly the same as in the other games aforementioned, so your feelings will be slightly different.
Let’s quickly talk about the main mistakes made by the majority of players:
A few exercises will help you find your sensitivity once and for all.
At the beginning, the best technique is to choose two bots that are a bit far apart and kill them in a quick mouse motion (one or two bullets, not more, aiming at the head). Repeat the exercise for a few minutes and adjust your sensitivity according to your feelings. If you tend to stop your crosshair too late, reduce it a little. Conversely, if your crosshair stops most of the time too early, it means that you lack a little sensitivity.
Once these different exercises are done, you should have found your comfort setting. From there, NEVER. CHANGE. AGAIN. Never, even on bad days. You need to get used to this setting and help your muscles remember it. Nothing could be simpler: play, whether in the shooting range or in regular games.
If you still want to have a benchmark, the overwhelming majority of professional players of CS:GO (very close to Valorant) plays with a sensitivity between 1.75 and 3.5 for 400 DPI or between 0.75 and 1.75 for 800 DPI. In both cases, the sensitivity in Windows is set to 6 (in the middle). Once converted in Valorant, we have:
These are relatively low sensitivities to maximize accuracy.
You know everything about the subject! We invite you now to work on your aim! That’s a piece of luck, we actually have a guide to improve your aim.