Valorant Sensitivity Calculator
You need to ensure your sensitivity is correct if you want to become the best Valorant player you can be.
Whilst the ‘correct’ sensitivity for every player will be different, most low level players will find that their sensitivity is way too high.
The best way to get a sensitivity that works for you is to calculate your eDPI. eDPI factors in your in-game sensitivity as well as your mouse sensitivity setting (or DPI) to give you your effective DPI.
How to Use the Calculator
The way our Valorant sensitivity calculator works is very simple:
- First, you need to input your mouse’s DPI value.
Many gaming mice will have various DPI settings that you can toggle through using a DPI button. If you don’t know what DPI you’re on, open up your mouse software to check. Almost every major mouse manufacturer will have software that you’ve likely installed on your PC.
- Secondly, you need to input your in-game Valorant sensitivity.
You will find this under ‘Settings’, ‘Mouse’, and then ‘Sensitivity: Aim’. It starts at 1.0 by default so this is what it will be if you’ve never changed it.
What eDPI is Best?
The best eDPI in Valorant will be different for every player.
There are factors you need to consider too, including play style and even desk space. If your desk is very small, a higher sensitivity may be needed because you don’t have much room to move your arm.
If you are the type to be in the thick of the action, you might need a slightly higher sensitivity too. This is so you can adjust to fast-paced situations more easily.
If you are a sentinel-type player that sits back and usually watches long lanes, lower sensitivity is required.
A general rule is that the default Valorant sensitivity is probably too high.
Assuming your mouse is on 800 DPI and your in-game sens starts at 1.0, this means your eDPI is 800. That is way too high, especially for low-rated players. Lowering it will immediately make you better at the game.
Most professional Valorant players use an eDPI in the range of 200-400. You will need to experiment to work out what is best for you.
Even TenZ, an extremely flashy player known for montage-worthy plays, now plays on 240 eDPI and has only ever peaked at around 350 eDPI.
If in doubt, try starting with 800 DPI and 0.375 sensitivity. This will give you an eDPI of 300.
Play a few rounds in the Firing Range and an unranked match or two to see how you get on once you’re used to it. You can then adjust up or down depending on how slow or fast you’re finding it.