On November 19, 2021, Battlefield 2042 finally came to all players after pre-orderers were able to jump onto the battlefield a week earlier as part of the Early Access.
Because of the unstable technology and the associated moderate performance, many players are unsure how many FPS they can achieve. However, there are various options for displaying these.
How to display the FPS in Battlefield 2042
Strictly speaking, you even have two options to get your frame rate. Depending on how much information you need, you have to decide:
Variant 1 (FPS via Origin)
You call up the
application settings in the Origin client and switch to the
in the game. There you will find the option
Show FPS counter. You can set the display in four different positions.
Variant 2 (FPS via Steam)
If you bought Battlefield 2042 via Steam, you can also activate an FPS display here. Open the Steam window, click on Steam in the top left and open the settings there. Under the item
In the game, you will find the item
FPS display in the game. Here you can also choose where the FPS counter should appear on your screen. A high-contrast mode can also be activated for better visibility.
FPS viewing via console can be confusing
Battlefield 2042 also offers the option of displaying various FPS values in the game itself. But for this you have to work with the in-game console, which is why we offer you a short guide here:
- Open the console in the game by pressing the circumflex key (above the tab key)
- Enter the following command: Perf.Overlay.drawFps 1
- Then you have the choice between three different display modes, which you can switch through with the commands PerfOverlay.FpsDisplayFormat 1/2/3 .
Here you will now see four different values for your frames-per-second and frame times:
You can use the in-game display for this: However, this display is not particularly useful if you want to see your current FPS at a quick glance, as the FPS is divided into CPU (processor) and GPU (graphics card) – Steam or Origin are suitable for this better.
The big advantage of this display, however, is that you can see here which components are becoming the bottleneck in your system :
Better performance in Battlefield 2042: You can find more information on how you can get the most out of Battlefield 2042 in our tuning guide. This helps you to find the best compromise between optics and performance.