It was already possible in previous Battlefield games to limit or cap the FPS, and it’s also possible in Battlefield 1. In some cases it might make a lot of sense to cap the FPS, and to make the guide a bit shorter, I point you to my old Battlefield 4 FPS limit guide if you want to know why some people cap their FPS. Since everything is said in my older articles, I won’t discuss the why, I will just write a short tutorial so that you can learn how to cap your FPS in Battlefield 1. So, let’s take a look…
How to limit the FPS in Battlefield 1
First of all, we need to be aware that there is an in-game console in Battlefield 1, like in previous Battlefield titles, and you can use it to type in commands to get functionalities that are not accessible through the setting menu. One of the functions is the FPS cap, and we just need to know how to open the Battlefield 1 console and next we need to type in the following command…
It’s important to know that the number 61 is just an example, the value where you want to cap the FPS, in other words the limit and maximum allowed frame rate. Change the value to your liking if you want to cap the FPS at a higher frame rate. The value 61 is however a perfect value if you use a 60Hz screen, as explained in my Battlefield 4 FPS cap guide. So, if you wrote the command, you just have to hit the return key to enable the FPS limit. The FPS cap will be enabled until you restart the game.
How to permanently enable the FPS cap in Battlefield 1
It doesn’t make a lot of sense to only activate the FPS cap for the time we run the game, because always if we restart the game, we would need to type the command into the console again and again. The much better way is to put the exact same command into a text file, because you can actually create a Battlefield 1 config file.
If you learned how to create the file, you can place your favorite commands there, including the FPS cap, and they will be permanently active, until you delete them out of the text file, or until you deleted the whole config file. That is the much better method to cap the FPS, but if you just want to test it, the previous method with the console might be enough for now.
By the way, there is also a command that will display your actual frame rate in Battlefield 1, and you can use it to see if your settings work. You might also want to check out the complete list of all Battlefield 1 console commands.
I hope this guide was helpful and you learned how FPS limitation works in Battlefield 1. Read my other Battlefield 1 articles, or check the comment section out if you want to add something and if you are in the mood to drop some words. Otherwise, have a lot of fun with Battlefield! Happy gaming!