VALORANT: What is Raw Accel?

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
4 Min Read
Credit: Riot Games

If you’re wondering what Raw Accel is and what it does in VALORANT, don’t worry. This article will give you an in-depth idea of everything you need to know about Raw Accel.

VALORANT is a tactical 5v5 Hero shooter game developed by Riot Games. Since its release, VALORANT has garnered the attention of a lot of gamers. Being free-to-play and beginner-friendly, VALORANT is enjoyed by millions of players all around the world.

The game promotes precise gunplay with a mixture of hero-based abilities. However, because this is an FPS game, your aim is the ultimate deciding factor between winning and losing a match. Naturally, players spend a lot of time figuring out how to improve their aim in VALORANT.

If you are not new to the FPS genre, you must be familiar with terms like Mouse Sensitivity, DPI, eDPI, and Raw Input. Fine-tuning these elements can give you a competitive edge on VALORANT over others. However, another factor has been surfacing in the VALORANT community recently: Raw Accel. But what exactly is Raw Accel? and What does it do?

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What is Raw Accel? How Does it Work?

Raw Accel is a third-party application that works ”sort of” like the windows mouse acceleration settings. However, the windows mouse acceleration follows a linear pattern while increasing mouse sensitivity based on your input.

Moreover, it is not customizable, meaning you can not modify the settings based on your personal preference and playstyle. So, it is almost as ineffective for competitive play, and most players opt out of using the windows mouse acceleration option.

Credit: Raw Accel

Contrarily, Raw Accel gives you plenty of customization options within the program. There are already some preset curves, such as Linear Classic and Natural, that you can choose from the given options. This way, you don’t have to customize the settings if it seems like too much work for you.

However, you can also customize several variables such as your Mouse Acceleration, Weight, Offset, and more, allowing you to fine-tune your Raw Accel settings that are personally suited for you.

How to Fine Tune Raw Accel?

If you’re looking to use Raw Accel and fine-tune your mouse acceleration settings, you might want to check out this video to know more about all the settings, what they do and how you can set each setting based on your preference and playstyle.

YouTube video

Common FAQs

  1. Question: Is Raw Accel safe to use?
    • Answer: Yes, it is! Although Raw Accel is a third-party application, the source code is publicly available.
  2. Question: Can I get banned by Riot Vanguard for using Raw Accel?
    • Answer: It is allowed by Vanguard as it is not a malicious program or a cheat. Many pro players, including TenZ, used Raw Accel in their videos.
  3. Question: What makes Raw Accel different from other mouse acceleration programs?
    • Answer: Raw Accel gives you plenty of customization options that other mouse acceleration program doesn’t offer.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.