ShahZaM’s Valorant Sensitivity & Settings

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Shahzeb Khan, more popularly known by his in-game name ShahZaM, is a popular streamer who is known for his prowess in first person shooter esports. Before his stint in Valorant, he was also a professional Counter Strike: Global Offensive Player.

After his switch, he is now experiencing unprecedented success with Sentinels along with another former CSGO player TenZ.

Apart from his leadership and sick aiming skills, ShahZaM is also a popular Twitch streamer with over 975,000 followers.

If you’re curious how pros do so well in-game apart from their skills, their gears, Valorant sensitivity and settings probably has a lot to do with it. Unfortunately you can’t buy skills but settings and gears are easy to have. In this article, we’ve listed ShahZaM’s ideal settings and the peripherals that he uses.

ShahZaM Valorant Video Settings

Settings NameShahZaM’s Video Settings
Multithreaded RenderingOn
Material QualityLow
Texture QualityLow
Detail QualityLow
UI Quality Medium
VignetteOff
VSyncOff
Anti-aliasingMSAA 4x
Anistropic Filtering4x
Improve ClarityOff
[BETA] Experimental SharpeningOff
BloomOff
DistortionOff
Cast ShadowsOff
Resolution1980×1080; 16:9 Aspect Ratio

For a player that has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 and a powerful 240 Hz monitor in the form of BenQ XL2546, you might be wondering why ShahZaM’s graphic settings seems like he is running on integrated graphics only.

Actually, the lower your graphic settings are, the faster the rendering will be and the higher frame rate you will have. FPS games like Valorant rely highly on the speed by which the game is received from the game server to the user. This is why ping and frame rate is extremely important.

Also, in Valorant, even in low settings, you will still be able to clearly see and react to your enemies. If a bit of grain doesn’t bother you, then you ought to lower your graphic settings especially if you can maximize the frame rate of your build.

ShahZaM Valorant Crosshair Settings

Settings NameShahZaM’s Crosshair Settings
Crosshair ColorGreen
OutlinesOn
Outline Opacity0.5
Outline Thickness 1
Center DotOff
Center Dot Opacity1
Center Dot Thickness4
Fade Crosshair with Firing ErrorOff
Show Spectated Player’s CrosshairOn
Show Inner LinesOff
Inner Line Opacity1
Inner Line Length5
Inner Line Thickness2
Inner Line Offset3
Movement ErrorOff
Firing Error Off
OutlinesOn
Outer line Opacity 0
Outer line Thickness0

ShahZaM’s crosshair settings seem like an outlier compared to other pro Valorant players, especially his inner line settings which are 1/5/2/3 – a deviation from the commonly seen 1/4/2/2.

In hindsight, his crosshair is quite reminiscent of popular CSGO crosshair settings making it quite obvious that he really is still a CSGO player at heart.

Though this is highly based on personal preference, ShahZam’s crosshair is something that we reckon a lot of both fps veterans and newbies can quickly get used to.

ShahZaM Valorant Mouse Settings

Settings NameShahZaM’s Mouse Settings
Sensitivity0.53
DPI400
Hz1000
Zoom Sensitivity1
Windows Sensitivity 6/11

ShahZaM Valorant Keybinds

Settings NameShahZaM’s Key Bindings
WalkL-Shift
CrouchL-Ctrl
JumpWheel Down
Use ObjectF
Equip Primary Weapon1
Equip Secondary Weapon 2
Equip Melee Weapon 3
Equip Spike4
Use/Equip Ability: 1E
Use/Equip Ability: 2Q
Use/Equip Ability: 3C
Use/Equip Ability: UltimateX

ShahZaM Valorant Radar

Settings NameShahZaM Radar Settings
Rotate/Fixed OrientationRotate/Based on Side
Minimap Zoom0.9
Keep Player CenteredOff
Minimap Vision ConesOn
Minimap Size1.2
Show Map Region NamesNever

ShahZaM Gaming PC

We’re not sure about the full details of his PC, but what we do know is that he uses an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X for his processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 for his graphics card. He couples that with a powerful monitor that can render high frame rates – the BenQ XL2546.

ShahZaM’s CPU is a top of the line processor that also has a pretty price tag. If you have the cash to spare, you can try and get your hands on a Ryzen 9 5950X, though its competition is showing more positive figures in benchmark comparisons.

As for the 3090 and the BenQ 240 Hz monitor; honestly, if you’re just going to play Valorant, these are overkill. You might be wondering if your PC can run Valorant; but because it’s an esports title, it’ll probably run even on a low-end build.

If you really need this GPU and monitor though, just make sure you have a power supply that is at least 800 watts.

ShahZaM Gaming Mouse and Keyboard

The days of wired gaming mouse is slowly dwindling and ShahZaM knows it. He uses a Logitech G703 Hero, a lightspeed product that has an ergonomic design and a low click latency – all perfect features for playing FPS games.

On the other hand, ShahZaM uses a custom KBD8X MKII mechanical keyboard. The Chinese company has gained a lot of traction over the years and is now on top of the custom mechanical keyboard craze.

ShahZaM Headset

Comfort and clarity seems to really be the name of the game for ShahZaM who uses a HyperX Cloud II gaming headset. It’s known for its leather memory foam, virtual surround sound, passive noise cancellation, and it is also optimal addition to your gaming experience.

Apart from its wonderful sounds, it also has a great built-in microphone that is certified by TeamSpeak, Skype, and other communication platforms.

Summary

In one look, it’s pretty obvious that ShahZaM still draws a lot of his tendencies to the fact that he once played CSGO. To be honest, playing the longstanding top fps in the world is a pretty good start if you want to succeed professionally in a similar fps like Valorant.

If you’re like ShahZaM who hails from another similar game, we suggest that you stick with the settings that you know and wing it from there. The transition will definitely be easier.

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