How to Show The FPS in Battlefield 5


If you for whatever reasons don’t want to use the FPS counter of external software, like in all previous titles of the series Battlefield 5 has the FPS counter on board as well. If you want to show the FPS in the game, you need to open the console and use a console command. As said, showing the FPS was already possible in many games of different publishers. In the Battlefield series it was usually the perfoverlay.drawfps command. But now let’s take a look in detail how we can show the FPS in Battlefield 5…

How to display the FPS in Battlefield 5

  1. Open the in-game console with the tilde key (~), on a German keyboard it’s the (^) key. You find it below (ESC) or on the left of the (1) key on your keyboard.
  2. Now that you have the console opened, you need to type the console command “perfoverlay.drawfps 1” but without the quotation marks.
  3. It should be activated after you did hit the return key but it’s very tiny, but don’t worry, use the console command “perfoverlay.fpsdisplayscale 4” to make it bigger (You can also use a smaller number behind the command).
  4. If you want to disable the FPS counter again, just type “perfoverlay.drawfps 0”, but you don’t have to do it if you want to restart the game, because that would reset it as well.

Last Words

I hope this small guide helped you. If you liked it, share the article in your circles. If you have interesting information’s to add that might help other players, there is a comment section below. Since EA might make changes to the game, I can’t always guarantee that my information’s are still right. So, if you think something changed, let me know in the comment section as well! Happy gaming!

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