Ethos Mouse,Crosshair, Keybinds, Map, Video settings

Before he started dating the voice actor for Jett and became one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, Ethos was just another hopeful gamer.

Ethos Mouse,Crosshair, Keybinds, Map, Video settings
Ethos Mouse,Crosshair, Keybinds, Map, Video settings

Before becoming one of the most recognized faces in the Valorant community and signing with NRG, Alan “ethos” Ruan was just another passionate gamer. His passion for gaming dates back to his early days invested in console gaming, but he really got into FPS games when his friends introduced him to CSGO.

Alan’s story of how he became the main content creator in the NRG organization, and how he developed a huge fan base is what every gamer dreams of. His collaborations with Aim Lab and NRG have exposed him to a massive audience that quickly grew fond of his persona.

Ethos Mouse Settings

In the table below we can see the following mouse settings that Ethos uses, and the one that stands out the most is the mouse sensitivity. 0,3 is the standard for most pros, especially for those that play on 800 DPI. And Ethos is one of them, with a DPI of 800 and a Windows Sensitivity of 6. This clearly shows its effect on his EDPI Valorant settings of 276, which falls right in line with most professional player averages. 

DPI 800
Sensitivity 0,3
eDPI 276
Zoom Sensitivity 0,69
Frequency 1000 Hz
Windows Sensitivity 6
Raw Input Buffer On

His Scoped Sensitivity is set to 0,69 which makes him one of the few pros that change their sensitivity when they ADS. He also has Raw input Buffer turned ON. In our best mouse settings article, we talked about how this setting can change how your mouse feels, so you should definitely check it out.

Ethos Crosshair Settings

A trend we commonly see with superstar gamers successful across multiple games is that they prefer really simple crosshairs. In the table below we can see the following crosshair settings that make the crosshair that Ethos uses. His Center Dot is disabled and so are his Outer lines. His Valorant crosshair settings show that he has inner line opacity of 1, inner lines length of 1, inner lines thickness of 6 and inner lines offset of 3.

Movement error and firing error have both been turned Off, just like in the Valorant settings of other pro players. This is basically a circle crosshair but he has also been using the TeNz crosshair. In our best crosshair colors article we talked about how effective the Cyan color is, especially with outlines on. And Ethos Valorant settings confirm that he agrees with us because he is using the Cyan crosshair color as well.

Color Cyan
Outlines Off
Outline Opacity /
Outline Thickness /
Center Dot Off
Show Inner Lines On
Inner Line Opacity 1
Inner Line Length 1
Inner Line Thickness 6
Inner Line Offset 3
Movement Error Off
Firing Error Off
Show Outer Lines Off
Outer Line Opacity /
Outer Line Length /
Outer Line Thickness /
Outer Line Offset /
Movement Error Off
Firing Error Off

Ethos Keybind Settings

When looking at Ethos Valorant keybind settings we can see that some of them differ from the Valorant settings of other pro players. The following keybind settings for his abilities stand out the most. Walk being set to Left Shift, Crouch Left Ctrl, Jump set to the Space Bar, and Use Object on E. The Equip Primary Weapon setting is bound to 1, Equip Secondary Weapon is bound to 2 and the Equip Melee Weapon setting is bound to 3. The binding for Use Equip Ability 1 is Q, for Use Equip Ability 2 is V, for Use Equip Ability 3 C, and for his Equip Ultimate ability, X key.

Walk L-Shift
Crouch L-Ctrl
Jump Space Bar/ Mouse Wheel Up
Use Object E
Equip Primary Weapon 1
Equip Secondary Weapon 2
Equip Melee Weapon 3
Equip Spike 4
Use / Equip Ability: 1 Q
Use / Equip Ability: 2 V
Use / Equip Ability: 3 C
Use / Equip Ability: Ultimate X

Ethos Map Settings

The following minimap settings might surprise you a bit but Ethos has the Keep Player Centered setting turned ON, and his minimap zoom is just 0,69. Like most pros, his Minimap Vision Cones are also turned On, and his Show Map Region Names setting is also turned On. By looking at Ethos Valorant map settings we can see that he has minimap size set to 1,1 and Fixed Orientation being disabled since he has a rotating map. In our best minimap settings article, we discussed how impactful the Keep player centered setting can be, so you should definitely check it out.

Rotate Rotate
Fixed Orientation Based On Side
Keep Player Centered On
Minimap Size 1,1
Minimap Zoom 0,699
Minimap Vision Cones On
Show Map Region Names Always

Ethos Video Settings

Ethos Valorant Video setting show us that he has set texture quality low, detail quality low, material quality low, anti aliasing set to MSAA 2x. With UI quality low, anisotropic filtering and improve clarity turned Off, his game doesn't look like he has a super expensive setup but we guess thats just personal preference. Despite the following video settings being set to defaults or low, and his key bindings being similar to the defaults, his sharp aiming skills make up for it. We did an article covering the best graphic settings and how you can fine-tune your in game settings for a more enjoyable experience.

Resolution 1920x1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Aspect Ratio Method Letterbox
Display Mode Fullscreen
Multithreaded Rendering On
Material Quality Low
Texture Quality Low
Detail Quality Low
UI Quality Low
Vignette Off
VSync Off
Anti-Aliasing MSAA 2x
Anisotropic Filtering 4x
Improve Clarity On
Experimental Sharpening Unknown
Bloom On
Distortion Off
Cast Shadows Off