How to show FPS in CS2

How to show FPS in CS2
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Want to know how to show FPS in CS2? In a shoot ’em up where even the slightest movements matter, knowing what your FPS is at all times becomes especially important. After all, a stable frame rate may just be the difference between you getting a crisp headshot and scoring a frag or getting fragged yourself.

However, Valve’s follow-up doesn’t teach you how to enable this feature, so you may struggle to activate it. Luckily, we’re here to show you what to do so you can start monitoring any sharp drops while you’re in-game. If you want more tips on improving your FPS, we suggest looking at the best CS2 graphics settings to fix low FPS, stuttering, and input lag as well.

How to see FPS in CS2

To see FPS in CS2, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Press your keyboard’s “~” key to open the in-game console.
  2. In the window that pops up, type in cl_showfps 1.
  3. Text tracking your FPS will then appear on the top left side of your screen.

Alternatively, you can also make use of Steam’s integrated FPS counter by following these steps instead:

  1. While in-game, open the Steam overlay by pressing Shift+Tab.
  2. Click on the Settings button (Gear icon) found at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the “In Game” category from the left-side menu in the window that pops up.
  4. Look for the In-Game FPS counter option from the list.
  5. Click the drop-down menu and select the screen position where you want your FPS to appear.
  6. Your FPS will then pop up based on the position you chose.

You’re also going to want to have a look at the Counter Strike 2 console commands for a better idea of how to optimise your game.

That covers all you need to know about how to show and see your FPS in CS2. For more, check out our recommendations on the best laptop for CS2, the best gaming PC for CS2, and the best CPU for CS2. You’re also going to want to pick up the best monitor for CS2 which will let you make the most of your FPS in Counter Strike 2.