Counter-Strike 2

How to Show your CS2 In-game FPS

In the world of competitive gaming, particularly in tactical shooters like Counter-Strike 2 (CS2), performance is key. Players seeking a competitive edge strive for high frames per second (FPS) to ensure smoother gameplay. We’ll guide you through the process of displaying your in-game FPS counter and tweaking Counter-Strike 2 settings for an optimized gaming experience.

Showing FPS with Console Commands

To see your FPS in CS2, the most direct method involves engaging with CS2 console commands. Here’s how you can enable this feature:

  1. Open the CS2 Developer Console.
  2. Input the cl_showfps 1 command and hit Enter.
CS2 show FPS with cl_showfps 1 console command
CS2 cl_showfps 1 console command

Implementing the cl_showfps command enables the in-game FPS display, offering real-time performance updates. If the need arises to disable the FPS display, simply type cl_showfps 0 into the console.

Using the Steam Overlay

Another efficient way to monitor your FPS is through the Steam overlay FPS feature. Players can utilize steam overlay to show FPS in CS2 by:

  • Inside CS2, press the key combination “Shift + Tab” to open the Steam overlay.
  • Click on the cogwheel at the bottom of your screen to open settings and find the “In-game FPS counter” option.
CS2 show FPS from Steam overlay
CS2 show FPS setting in Steam overlay

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I display FPS in CS2?

    Tracking FPS in CS2 helps you monitor game performance and ensures a smooth gaming experience, which is essential for quick reflexes and precision in tactical shooters.

  • Can I see my ping along with FPS in CS2?

    Yes, you can see your ping by pressing the Tab key during a match will display your ping next to your player name.

  • Is there a way to boost FPS in CS2 beyond adjusting settings?

    Beyond in-game settings, ensuring your PC components and drivers are updated, closing background applications, and optimizing your OS can further contribute to a CS2 FPS boost.