For those players of Valorant who encounter FPS capped at 60, it is most likely related to your VSync settings. Enabling VSync will force the game called Valorant to run maximum at your monitors refresh rate (usually 60 Hz) and will run in turn will eliminate tearing.
For those who use double buffered VSync and your FPs cannot match the refresh rate of your monitor, this option will cut your FPS in half. You will be able to see frequent FPs drops if your FPs are really close to the refresh rate or half of it when VSync is disabled.
You are able to find the VSync settings in-game by navigating Options > Display. It is what the available VSync settings mean:
- VSync Off: You will potentially know tearing but your FPS should be uncapped.
- VSync Double buffered: There will be no thing called tearing but possibly big FPS drop if your PC is too slow for 30 or 60 FPS. To refresh the rate, FPS will be capped.
- VSync Triple buffered: There is no tearing and no additional FPS drops if PC is too slow. Aside from that, there will be an additional frame of input of lag and FPS will be capped to the refresh rate.
As you know that your FPS are capped at 60, there is a possibility that VSync is set to double or triple buffered. In this case, please try to turn VSync off in order to unlock your FPS. If you know that your FPs are capped at 30, VSync is most likely set to double buffered. In this case, you can try to turn it off or switch to triple buffered. If you know that your FPS are unstable and that your game is stuttering 9also in Bot matches), VSync is most likely set to double buffered. In this case, you can try to turn it off or switch to triple buffered.
In case your FPS are usually low and Valorant stutters for you, you might want to double check if the Valorant game is using the right GPU. Please take a note that the game should be using a dedicated GPU by AMD or NVidia. Everything depends on your video card. In order to find out of it is, please check the display settings.
If Valorant does not use the dedicated GPU in the system, there are two options to make it use the dedicated GPU. First, you are able to right click on the Valorant file in the installation directory of the game and choose Run with graphics processor from the dropdown menu. You should then be allowed to select between your dedicated Nvidia or AMD GPU and your integrated graphics card. Second, you are also able to try to force the game to use the dedicated GPU by defining it in a Launch Argument. You can try this following argument: /gfxadapter:1. If this one does not solve the issue, please try to increase the value by 1 and try again.