How To Show FPS In VALORANT (And Tips On How Make Your Game Responsive)

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Written By: Lorenzo • Updated: 01/11/2021

When you play any first-person shooter, FPS will be the number one factor that determines if a game is playable or not.

So it’s essential to keep tabs on your FPS counter, to make sure you're getting the most out of your PC and your game performance.

FPS will affect how smooth your game runs and how much input lag you will have, so the higher your FPS, the better your gaming experience will be.

Below is how to show FPS in VALORANT so you can monitor your FPS and ensure your game is running smoothly.

Let’s dive in!

TL;DR: How To Show FPS In VALORANT Quickly

  1. Open up your in-game settings tab.
  2. Head to Video → Stats.
  3. Under “Client FPS,” pick either “Show Text Only,” “Graph,” or “Both” (“Text Only” is recommended).

1. Open Up Your In-Game Settings Tab

Showing your FPS can only be done in-game, so open VALORANT, click on the "gear" icon wheel on the top right (or press "Esc"), and click "Settings."

step 1 settings options valorant

2. Click On Video, Then Stats

Select Video → Stats.

step 2 valorant video settings

3. Pick Either “Show Text Only,” “Graph,” Or “Both” (We Recommend “Text Only”)

Under “Client FPS,” you have the option between “Text,” “Graph,” or both.

There isn’t really a use for the “graph” unless you want a visual representation of your FPS.

We recommend using the “Text Only” option.

Here are what they look like to save you time:

Text Only

Picture of VALORANT in-game with FPS on the top left. How to show FPS in VALORANT.
FPS: Text Only (Top-Left)

Graph Only

Picture of showing FPS in VALORANT but in a Graph only.
FPS: Graph Only (Top-Right)


Picture of showing FPS in VALORANT on both a graph and text.
FPS: Text (Top-Left) & Graph (Top-Right)

4. Monitor Your VALORANT FPS Counter And See Where You Can Make Improvements

Your FPS depends entirely on your PC components, namely your CPU, RAM, and most importantly - your GPU.

You can make additional changes in your settings to increase your FPS by setting all of your graphic settings to “Low”...

However, if you find that you’re still getting below 60 FPS, then it may be time to upgrade your components.

RELATED: The 5 Best Monitors For VALORANT In 2021 (240Hz, 144Hz)

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions...

Why Does FPS Matter In VALORANT?

FPS determines how smooth your game runs, which affects the amount of input lag you will have.

Input lag is the delay between the action you take and how the action shows up on the screen.

For example, clicking your mouse to shoot your weapon in-game.

The higher your FPS = The lower your input lag will be, hence why it’s crucial to have an FPS that is consistent and is ideally above 60.

What’s A Good, Consistent FPS In VALORANT?

For the best gaming experience, any consistent FPS above 100 is excellent.

Anything below 60, I would suggest looking into optimizing your FPS, whether that is playing around with your graphics settings, or worse-case-scenario, upgrading your PC components.

The PC components that will provide the most drastic changes are either your CPU/Motherboard, GPU (Graphics Card) or Monitor, so if you have to we would suggest upgrading your current gear.

Do I Need A High FPS To Play Competitive In VALORANT?

You don't need a high-end computer to game on VALORANT.

Many Diamond+ players play on FPS <100.

Having a high and consistent FPS will only help a little bit and will improve your overall gaming experience.

If you're serious about climbing the ranks in competitive, check out our guides on how to rank up fast and how to create an aim training routine.

Game sense and aim will be the factors that will make the most impact when playing VALO.

The Bottom Line

Showing your FPS in-game is straightforward, and it’s in your best interest to turn on the setting so you can monitor your FPS to ensure your game is running smoothly.

Without high and consistent FPS, your VALORANT gaming experience will be pretty terrible.

If you find that your FPS is choppy or all over the place, you can check out our guide on optimizing your FPS for VALORANT, check it out.

Happy gaming!

Article written by Lorenzo
Since the age of 6, Lorenzo has enjoyed gaming on computers. Having grown up in the digital age, the technology revolves around him. He enjoyed growing up gaming throughout his high school years and is now a young adult who does most of his work on his computer. Lorenzo's mission is to make buying products and building PC's an easy and fun experience for all.

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