What Is Raw Input Buffer In Valorant

Feeling like your aim is a little inconsistent? Then the Raw Input Buffer can be what you're looking for to succeed in Valorant.

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Valorant offers plenty of customization for players to find the settings they feel most comfortable with in order to succeed in Riot Games' tactical shooter. Some are simple cosmetic options while others are more nuanced and directly impact the performance of both game and yourself.

Sure, you can tune your mouse sensitivity and DPI, but if you want to take your game to the next level, you have to get to the nitty-gritty of the settings Valorant offers to players - and that includes the Raw Input Buffer option.

What Is The Raw Input Buffer In Valorant

The Raw Input Buffer essentially makes it so your mouse sends inputs directly to the game rather than passing through your operating system. In theory and in the simplest of terms, it should decrease your input delay when trying to hit some nasty flick shots.

Now, this doesn't mean you'll immediately see an improvement in your aiming. Things like FPS consistency directly impact how the Raw Input Buffer acts. The most notorious negative impact it could bring to your game is if it's running at an inconsistent and low frame rate, such as below 60 FPS.

Polling Rate also plays a huge factor, but that's more on the hardware side of things, so we recommend you check the specifications of your mouse. We can say most come with a 1000 Polling Rate, meaning activating the Raw Input Buffer will have a slight advantage only.

And that's it! We hope that you now understand the impact of utilizing the Raw Input Buffer to your advantage and keep the grind going moving forward!

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