Why and how to limit the FPS in Battlefield 4
In this guide you will learn how to limit the frame rate in Battlefield 4. Check out my other guide if you want to learn how to limit the frame rate in Battlefield Hardline. If you came here because of Battlefield 4 FPS limitation, you might want to read on…
There is a command in Battlefield 4 which is useful to save computing power. Some would now ask why they should limit the frame rate in Battlefield 4 as they think the more the better. But that is wrong. If you have 60Hz screen and a high-end rig that can run Battlefield 4 most of the time above 60 FPS, then everything is just fine and you don´t need a higher FPS. Many people consider 60 FPS as absolutely fluent, others disagree, but the whole discussion really depends on the Hz screen and subjective feelings of people. Going back to our example with 60Hz again, the fact why more FPS won´t make a difference in this example, is that a 60Hz screen can only display 60 frames per second. That means it is not possible that our eyes will notice the difference between 60 FPS or higher on that kind of screen, because technically the screen doesn´t deliver more frame for our eyes. So, there is absolutely no reason to let this system run above…
Quite the contrary, the only effect you will notice with a FPS above 60 is that your system temperature will be higher. Your graphics card will have a stronger heat dissipation and that means that the fans of your card will rotate faster too. The blown out warm air will be in your system which means that all your other case fans need to transport the air to the outside, your system works and sweats more than needed. Result is also a louder computer. Apart from that we should also think about the energy we would waste for nothing.
This should explain why it is meaningful to reduce or limit the FPS in Battlefield 4. The solution is simple…
How to limit the FPS in Battlefield 4
We can type a command into the game console. The console can be opened in Battlefield 4 with the tilde key (~). Once you opened the console, you need to type in:
After that you need to hit the return key to confirm your input. Then you just need to close the console with the tilde key again. The frames per second in Battlefield 4 will now be limited to 60 FPS.
But if you restart the game, then you have to put the command into the console again but it is also possible to activate Battlefield 4 commands and functions permanently with a config file.
You might want to learn about some other useful BF4 console commands. I did put a list together with some useful commands. It might be that I will add some more console commands to the list in the future, if I did write an article about the other commands. Check the list out, it might be that there are other commands, you didn´t know.