Effys’ VALORANT settings and crosshair

Enhance your gameplay with these carefully crafted settings.

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When VALORANT was launched in 2020, the first respondents were longtime CS:GO players. Professional CS:GO players all over the world slowly decided to focus more on VALORANT—and Loic “effys” Sauvageau was one of them.

Originating from Canada, effys has been a part of VALORANT’s competitive scene since the beginning. Playing for Version1 right now, effys and his team qualified for the first international LAN for the game, VCT 2021: Stage Two Masters Reykjavík. Despite an explosive start in the upper bracket, V1 eventually dropped to the lower bracket where they had to face off against Fnatic, the runner-up of the tournament.

Considering Sentinels, another North American team in the tournament, claimed the title, it’s safe to say that the level of competition will be at its highest before the second major VALORANT tournament takes place. While effys and his squad will need to train their hearts out to compete in the next major LAN, fans who tuned into the competition may be looking for a way to optimize their gameplay.

Professional players spend hours optimizing their settings, but you can save some time by taking a page out of their book. Here are effys’ VALORANT settings and crosshair.

Effys’ mouse settings

DPI400In-game Sensitivity0.628
eDPI251.2Scoped Sensitivity1
Polling Rate1000 HzWindows Sensitivity6
Logitech G Pro Wireless

Effys’ crosshair settings

ColorGreenInner Lines0.8 / 6 / 2 / 3
OutlinesOffOuter Lines0 / 1 / 0 / 0
Center Dot On / 1 / 1Fade / Movement / Firing ErrorOff / Off / Off

Effys’ video settings

Though professional players often use the best hardware, they may still play with the lowest visual settings. Some could say that this is a running habit from their Counter-Strike days, but lowering the visual quality settings gets rid of all the eye-candy features, making VALORANT more clear. This helps when it comes to spotting enemies.

Another main reason for this is because pros travel for tournaments and it’s difficult to play VALORANT with the same hardware all the time. Using the lowest configuration allows them to play with the same conditions regardless of their hardware and environment.

Display ModeFullscreenResolution1920×1080
Frame Rate LimitUnlimitedMaterial QualityLow
Detail QualityLowTexture QualityLow
UI QualityMediumVignetteOff
Anisotropic Filtering1xImprove ClarityOff
Enhanced Gun Skin VisualsOffDistortionOff
First Person ShadowsOnRefresh Rate240 Hz
BenQ XL2546

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