How to Fix Low FPS Bug in Valorant Client

Remove the annoying icon!

One of the most irritating/annoying errors while playing Valorant is the Low FPS icon on the top of the screen. While the best solution for the error is to change your CPU/GPU internally, still, you can implement simple solutions like turning off the instant replay feature and updating graphic drivers to improve FPS drastically before spending any big bucks on electronics.

How to Fix Low FPS Bug in Valorant Client - Working Solutions

The following are some of the most common effective solutions to improve your FPS in Valroant and remove the annoying icon while playing.

  • Disable Graphic Card Instant Replay Overlay: You can get a lot of FPS by turning off the instant replay feature of your Graphic Card. Both AMD and Nvidia Cards have their instant replay feature enabled by default. Press Alt+R(AMD users) or Alt+ z(Nvidia users) to open the replay settings. Also, turn off Windows Game Bar Overlay by pressing Windows + g and visiting its settings.

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  • Updating Graphics Card Drivers: Updating your graphic cards can also solve the issue. Visit your display cards application like GeForce or AMD Radeon, and update the driver for your card to its latest version. 
  • Turning off GPU/CPU-based applications: Before opening your game, ensure to close any CPU or GPU-based applications running in your background. Such software will eat up all the memory bandwidth and CPU cores required for your game, hampering the required FPS for a competitive experience. Also, turn off all the overlays for Discord, OBS Studio, and Xbox Game Bar.
  • Using an SSD: Running the game on an SSD will help you gain a lot of FPS. So, transfer the game from your Hard-drive to the SSD one.

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  • Fullscreen Optimization: Disabling the Fullscreen Optimization of the Valorant application will also improve the FPS number by a small margin. Right-click on the Valorant.exe application and press the properties option. Now, check off the Diable fullscreen optimizations option under the Compatibility tab section.

Remember, Riot Games are constantly updating Valorant every week with new content. So, the above tips may or may not be valuable to several users with very low-end GPUs. Still, there is no harm in trying than suffering with stuttering FPS.

For more on Valorant, check out, Best ways to boost your Valorant FPS settings in 2023 or Best team composition for Gekko in Valorant on Pro Game Guides.

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Vignesh Raja started playing video games at age five and immediately fell in love with them. Though his adventure begins with story-based games like Total Overdose and Prince of Persia, he soon gravitated toward competitive FPS and simulation games. That passion led him to play multiple Esports titles like FIFA, Paladins, and Apex Legends on a semi-professional level since high school. Nowadays, he shares his competitive knowledge by coaching upcoming BR teams and writing guides for Valorant, BitLife, and Roblox.
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