Rocket League is one of the most popular video games out there right now, and with popularity comes a lot of people who want to make it perform better on their gaming computers.
One way you can do this is by displaying your FPS (frames per second) in the corner of your screen. This will help you better understand if the game is running smoothly or not.
We’ll be walking you through how to set up Rocket League so that your FPS appears in the game!
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How To Show FPS In Rocket League Using In-Game Settings
The easiest and fastest way to show your fps in-game is to use Rocket League’s in-game performance summary setting.
To activate this feature follow these quick steps:
- Open Rocket League
- Click Options
- Go to the interface tab and find the performance graphs settings
- Select performance summary from the drop-down menu
As soon as you activate this setting your FPS, as well as a few other performance metrics, will be displayed in the top right corner of your screen.
Unfortunately, if you are just interested in seeing the FPS counter and nothing else this is not possible using Rocket League settings alone. If you are interested in just seeing FPS, Steam is a great option for this.
How To Show FPS Using Steam
Steam is another great way to easily display your FPS in-game. To do this you will need to follow these quick steps and have Rocket League installed via Steam:
- Open Steam and click View from the top left header menu. From here click on settings.
- From the In-Game tab, find where it says In-Game FPS counter and select your preferred position for this setting (top left or right corner is recommended).
- Click OK to save these changes. Now when you play Rocket League you’ll be able to see your in-game FPS!
Once activated the FPS counter should appear in-game. Using this method is very easy, but it does have a few downsides compared to the first option we talked about.
The biggest downside is that you won’t be able to see your other performance metrics like GPU and CPU load. This means if you wanted to know what was slowing your computer down or draining your battery, Steam won’t be able to help you.
However, if you are just looking to display FPS this is your best option.
But what if you don’t have Rocket League installed on Steam? Or maybe you have Rocket League installed on the Epic Games Client?
Well if that’s the case for you there are a couple of different options left to display your FPS.
If you have Rocket League installed somewhere else you can still use Steam to display your FPS. You will, however, need to make some changes first.
How To Add A Non-Steam Game To Steam
To add Rocket League to Steam as a non-steam game just follow these 4 easy steps.
- Open Steam.
- Select Games from the top menu, then click “Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library…”
- Locate Rocket League on your computer or check the box next to the game
- Click Add Selected Programs.
You can now take advantage of Steam’s in-game overlay even if you have Rocket League installed elsewhere. Next time you run Rocket League remember to launch the game through Steam.
How To Show FPS Using NVIDIA Geoforce Experience
If you are unsure if you have an NVidia graphics card you can quickly check what type of graphics card you have on your computer by right-clicking on your desktop and selecting Nvidia Control Panel.
If the option to open the NVIDIA control panel is not there, then you do not have an NVidia graphics card and you need to use one of the other options mentioned above to display your FPS.
If you do have one then you can go ahead and follow these steps to activate the FPS counter using Geoforce Experience:
- Open NVIDIA Geoforce Experience
- Click the gear icon located in the top right
- In the general tab find the box titled In-Game Overlay and click settings
- From here click HUD Layout and then performance
- Click FPS to turn that option on and then choose where you would like the FPS to be displayed (top right is recommended)
The next time you boot up Rocket league you will be able to use the Geoforce experience overlay to track your FPS while playing.
How To Show Rocket League FPS On Console (Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch)
Unfortunately at this time, there is no way to show your FPS in-game on any console. Despite this being a feature that is highly requested by the community, Psyonix has said it will not be coming to Rocket League anytime soon.
So if you want to fine-tune your Rocket League performance, you will need to use a PC for the time being.
What Is A Good FPS For Rocket League?
Now that you have a way to track your FPS in Rocket League you may be wondering what a good FPS is.
Unfortunately, this question does not have a clear-cut answer. Every Rocket League player has their own preferences on what they consider to be an acceptable frame rate, but 60 FPS is considered the standard at the moment by most of the community since most people have a 60hz refresh rate monitor.
However, if you are looking for the best experience possible it is recommended to play Rocket League at 200+ FPS with a 144hz monitor. This will ensure that your game looks as smooth and crisp as possible while still keeping it playable with a high frame rate.
With all of these options available, you should easily be able to display your FPS in Rocket League and feel confident that you’re playing with the settings tuned for optimal performance.
If you have any questions or need help with any of the steps in this guide, please feel free to leave a comment and we will be glad to help.