Valorant hype season is in full swing, both here at Prima and just about everywhere else. While you're trying to figure out a way to get into the beta, now's a good time to make sure you've got the hardware to run it in the first place.

Here's what you'll need to be able to run Riot Games's new team-based shooter, Valorant.

Valorant PC Specs

The good news is that you won't need a supercomputer to run Valorant. It's been designed with very forgiving specs, so just about anyone ought to be able to jump into the fray.

The bare minimum computer that can run Valorant at all should have 4 GB of RAM, 1 GB of VRAM, and operate on Windows 7, 8, or 10 64-bit. That's roughly half of what you get from the average cheap pre-built gaming PC in 2020; it's not quite "run Valorant on my toaster" level, but it's a low barrier to entry.

Riot has released its officially recommended specs for Valorant, which are similarly modest:

 

Minimum Specs

Recommended Specs

High-End Specs

CPU

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400

Intel i3-4150

Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz

GPU

Intel HD 3000

GeForce GT 730

GTX 1050 Ti

The minimum specs will allow you to run Valorant at a consistent 30 FPS, while Riot's recommended specs will get you up to a nice smooth 60.

A machine with the high-end specs or better will give you Valorant at 144 FPS or better, which is about where you want it to be if you're a competitive esports player.

According to Riot, however, even a PC at the bare minimum for Valorant should be able to run the game at 30 FPS. If you're looking to jump into the beta as soon as you possibly can, don't put the money down on a new video card just yet.

 Prima's keeping a close eye on Valorant, and we've got a lot of tips, tricks, and discussion of it over on our game hub, including:

Have you got a main picked out for Valorant yet? Who's your pick for victory when someone inevitably releases the Overwatch vs. Valorant rap battle on YouTube? Pick your favorite would-be rapper and defend their honor via our official Twitter, @PrimaGames.