We know that when it comes to aim and sensitivity, player personal preference is irreplaceable. However, Valorant comes, by default, with several unnecessary settings that end up polluting your screen or even disturbing newer players in the genre. That's why we've put together some valuable tips below for you to find your best aim and sensitivity. Check out!
1. Turn off motion error and trigger error
Visit Settings>Reticle and, in both the "Internal Lines" and "External Lines" sections, turn off the motion error e trigger error. Both make your scope open wider when you move and when you fire. When you turn them off, your crosshairs will remain at their original size at all times.
Attention: this does not mean that your accuracy will improve. Turning these functions off just prevents the crosshair from polluting your screen, causing you to switch from a dynamic (moving) crosshair to a static (stopping) crosshair. Trust me, with how quickly duels are decided in Valorant, you don't want anything useless moving around on your screen in those moments.
Get used to the idea that if you walk or hold down the fire button, your accuracy will be reduced. You don't need the crosshairs to spread across the screen for you to know this.
2. Neither too big nor too small
Now you need to find a good balance between the size of your crosshairs. For this, still in the menu Settings>Reticle:
- Turn off the "Outlines" option. She is of no use at all. After turning it off, you just need to customize the session Internal Lines.
- In the "Inner Line Length" field, choose a value that makes the crosshair approximately the same size as a character's head at medium range.
- In the "Inner Line Thickness" field, enter a value that is 1/3 of the value chosen above. Example: if the length is 12, the thickness must be 4.
- In the "Inner Line Offset" field, choose a value that leaves the crosshairs, at most, the size of an opponent's head at medium distance. The more open it is, the more like a dynamic crosshair it will be, so we recommend that you make it as closed as possible.
After following these 4 steps, your aim should be at a perfect size for all combat distances (as in the image above). Adopt long-range combat as a parameter to measure the quality of your aim. It should be small enough not to hide enemies, but still perfectly visible so you don't lose it in the midst of chaotic exchanges.
3. Increase the visibility of your crosshairs
Now you need to make your crosshairs as visible as possible, no matter what size you choose. For that, you just need to choose the maximum value in the "Inner Line Opacity" field. This will make the crosshairs stand out in the chosen color.
Finally, in the "Reticle Color" field, choose a color that contrasts with as many game scenarios as possible. In this sense, warm colors (red, yellow, yellow-green and green-yellow) tend to become barely visible in Phoenix's fire abilities, for example. Find a middle ground between your personal preference and the one that stands out best from the background.
4. Find the best sensitivity
There's no way around sensitivity, it's pure personal preference. There is simply no better or worse sensitivity and you should choose, above all, the one you feel most comfortable with. Even so, we have one big suggestion to make: avoid very low sensitivity. We recommend that you choose a value that allows at least a 90º turn with just one mouse movement.
Keep in mind that Valorant is a game that requires much more verticality than its main competitor CS:GO. Several abilities launch characters into the air, and you'll often need to make quick up and down moves. Think sideways is simpler, but do you have plenty of room on your desk to do long up and down motions?
Additionally, other abilities require you to aim with extreme speed to counter them. Some examples are:
- Owl Drone, Tracking Arrow, Bumba and Surveillance Camera can be quickly destroyed before they locate you.
- Flash Point and Curve Ball: Can be avoided by quickly turning in another direction.
- Impulse Breeze: You can target Jett before she regains accuracy in her shots.
For these and other situations, if you still haven't found your sensitivity fixed, avoid getting used to very low values.
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