Battlefield 2042 is a game that’s focused on the multiplayer experience, which is why EA and Ripple Effect didn’t feel the need to add a single-player campaign. However, this means players will have a great deal of scrutiny for the multiplayer, and you might want to know how to check the FPS in Battlefield 2042.
If you're unaware, this particular “FPS” doesn’t mean “first-person shooter” but “frames-per-second,” which is the game’s performance level. It's the number of single tiny images that pass your eyes every second to create the illusion of fluid motion. Knowing your FPS will be really handy for tweaking your Battlefield 2042 settings too, allowing you to maximise your device's performance.
How to Display FPS in Battlefield 2042
PC players will need to boot up Battlefield 2042 and hit the (~) key, which will bring up the command box that will display the FPS while playing.
Once the command box has appeared, type perfoverlay.drawfps 1, which will keep your FPS status on top of the screen while you’re playing Battlefield 2042 so you know when to keep going or stop playing.
If you want to see the FPS of Battlefield 2042 while playing on Steam players will have to hit Shift+Tab, which opens a new notification bar, scroll down till you see the “in-game” tab, where you will be able to find the option to turn on the FPS bar for Battlefield 2042.
This is primarily for PC owners, so if you’re planning to play this on console, you might be out of luck. There’s always a small chance that the option will be immediately available to console players though - they might add it in future updates.
Battlefield 2042 is coming to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on November 19.