In this article, we’ll drive you through Yay’s new and updated VALORANT settings that you need to know. So you can tweak your settings accordingly and get even better at the game.
Born in 1998, Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker is an American player who is playing VALORANT as a professional eSports player for OpTic Gaming. His journey to FPS competitive scene began with Call of Duty, but later, he made a switch to a more competitive scene in CS: GO. He is also known as Yayster.
Though he had a rough start in CS: GO and had a hard time breaking into the top tier. He eventually managed to get to the top with Complexity. However, after many ups and downs in NA CS: GO competitive scene and his mental health, he stepped down from competing in the game.
Not long after, VALORANT was announced, and like many others, Yayster saw an opportunity to make a name in the game. He invested his sweet time in VALORANT and became a very renowned player in a short time.
Unlike CS: GO, Yay didn’t take much time to become a force to be reckoned with. Because of his insane aim and gameplay, people started to call him the “el diablo.” He started his VALORANT career with ANDBOX and later joined Team Envy, where he had a pretty good run in VCT masters. In late 2021, he joined OpTic Gaming and is still playing on the active roster.
Yay’s New VALORANT Settings
To complement his playstyle, Yayster uses specific VALORANT settings. These settings definitely do not make him one of the best players in the world, but they surely help him stay consistent. Each video setting in the game, keyboard, mouse settings, and mouse sensitivity are adjusted to match his playstyle.
Also, keep in mind that pro players like Yay often change their VALORANT settings. The changes are always very minimal and remain in a specific range. So, it is always suggested to follow pro players’ VALORANT settings but not mimic them exactly, as they might not fit your gameplay style.
So, without further ado, let’s find out what settings Yay uses so you can tweak yours and take your VALORANT mastery to the next level. You should go through each setting and find out what suits you best and use it exactly or modify it to your liking.
Visuals are critical as it decides what you can or cannot see in the heat of the battle. So, Yayster uses a mixture of high resolution and low graphics quality settings to get maximum FPS without losing clarity.
General Video Settings:
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 16:9 (240Hz)|
|Aspect Ratio Method||Letterbox|
|Limit FPS in Background||On|
|[BETA] Experimental Sharpening||Off|
Apart from the video settings, Yay uses some specific general settings also for visual clarity. He mainly uses the color blind mode to highlight the enemies better.
|Enemy Highlight Color||Yellow (Deuteranopia)|
|Minimap Vision Cones||On|
|Show Map Region Names||Always|
Now that you know Yayster’s video and general settings, it’s time to see what keybinds he uses for fluid movement and commands.
|Equip Primary Weapon||1|
|Equip Secondary Weapon||2|
|Equip Melee Weapon||3|
|Use/ Equip Ability: 1||Mouse 5|
|Use/ Equip Ability: 2||Z|
|Use/ Equip Ability: 3||V|
|Jump||L-Ctrl/ Mouse Wheel Down|
Yay changes crosshair frequently. However, you might want to follow this list to get up-to-date info regarding Yay’s recent crosshair settings.
|Use Advanced Options||On|
|Show Inner Lines||On|
|Inner Line Opacity||1|
|Inner Line Length||4|
|Inner Line Thickness||2|
|Inner Line Offset||0|
|Show Outer Lines||Off|
Yayster uses a pretty low mouse sensitivity. Here is the list of current VALORANT mouse sensitivity setting Yay has.
|Mouse Polling Rate||1000Hz|
|Scoped Sensitivity Multiplier||1|
Like other pro players and content creators, Yay also uses specific gears that let him play at his best. VALORANT is a very competitive game. So, having these gears will definitely give you an edge over others. Here is a list of all the gears that Yay uses:
- ZOWIE XL2546
- Logitech G Pro X Superlight
- Corsair K70 RGB TKL
- Razer BlackShark V2
- Artisan Hayate Otsu XSoft
So, there you go! These are the new VALORANT settings and gears Yay is currently using in 2022. As mentioned earlier, you should always tweak your settings according to your preference and accessibility. So, try out Yay’s new VALORANT settings and adjust them with your own playstyle to get maximum output.