How to fix the "Low Client FPS" error in VALORANT

How to fix the "Low Client FPS" error in VALORANT
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VALORANT doesn't have a resource-hungry main menu; it's just a mistake.

Despite many drawbacks and difficulties, Riot Games had a fairly productive year in 2020. In addition to delivering six new League of Legends champions, the developer was on point with their other projects as well. The launch of VALORANT was a success and Wild Rift is also shaping up to become a success for mobile devices.

Although both titles are going full steam ahead in terms of content, Riot is still doing its best to fix all the bugs that affect the gaming experience in VALORANT. Some bugs make it almost impossible to join a game, while others prevent you from even starting VALORANT.

The "Low Client FPS" error usually occurs if you have some kind of recording application running in the background, which also has its own overlay. It causes players to experience near-slow frame rates in the main game menu, and the bug can affect your in-game frames as well.

Here are all the fixes you can try to resolve the "Low Client FPS" error in VALORANT.

How to fix Low Client FPS error in VALORANT?

Most reports indicate that the "Low Client FPS" error is generally directed at gamers with AMD graphics cards. The instant playback feature in the AMD Radeon software seems to be the biggest culprit for this bug and disabling it almost instantly fixes the bug for most gamers.

You can disable the feature via the Radeon settings icon. Click on it and simply disable the instant replay feature to disable it. If that doesn't seem to fix your problem, you can also try disabling AMD ReLive, which you'll also notice when disabling Instant Replay.

If you do not have an AMD graphics card or the error persists, you can try disabling full-screen optimization for VALORANT. However, you will need to locate the VALORANT ".exe" file to do this, and you can do this by starting the game.

Once you have turned on VALORANT, open the Windows Task Manager, and locate the VALORANT ".exe" file on the Details tab. It is called "VALORANT-Win64-Shipping" and you will need to right-click on it. Select "Open file location" from the drop-down menu and you will be forwarded to your respective file.

Once again you will see "VALORANT-Win64-Shipping.exe" in that folder. Right-click on it and select Properties. Go to the Compatibility tab and check the box next to "Disable full-screen optimizations." Choose "Apply" afterward and click "OK" to get rid of the box.

If none of these methods work, look for other pieces of software that may come with overlays. Try disabling Xbox Game Bar or Game DVR by opening Windows settings and entering game options.

Even the in-game overlay feature of Discord can cause this error, so we recommend checking all third-party programs you may have running in the background while playing VALORANT. NVIDIA, recording, and streaming programs can come with optional overlays that can end up messing with the VALORANT settings.

The error also seems to appear when you're already in a game and a new update is available for download. If you start to experience low client FPS out of nowhere, it may be a good idea to log out of the game to check for VALORANT updates available for download. Your FPS should return to normal after the launcher gives you the green light to start the game.

In any case, where you still experience low FPS within the client part of the game, a general rule of thumb will be to reinstall the game. However, before doing that, you should try to move your VALORANT installation folder to your SSD if it was installed on your HDD. Having the game files on a faster drive will ensure a smoother gaming experience and can also fix any files that don't load in time, which will eventually cause errors.

What if nothing works?

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Each piece of hardware in your computer adds a variable to the repair process, and you may need professional help to overcome this error if you can't seem to find a solution that works. There's probably something completely different that's been causing you performance issues, and Riot's support team can figure out what that is from the logs they can provide.

Submit a ticket to the VALORANT team and explain all the troubleshooting steps you have followed. Provide as much detail as possible with all the records you can get your hands on. A support member should see your case as soon as possible and come back with more solutions they can try or ask more questions to help your process.

Many community members have opened tickets regarding the issue, and there is also a solution you can try. A community member, who discussed this issue with a Riot employee, suggests that they were able to fix the issue by enabling the "vgc" service.

  • Open the start menu and type in "msconfig."
  • Click on "System Configuration" and navigate to "Services."
  • Find the "vgc" service which isn't manufactured by "Riot Vanguard and make sure that it's turned on.
  • Restart your PC.

If you find other errors that prevent you from logging into the game after applying this solution, just go back to where you found "vgc" and return it to its original state.


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