How to see your FPS in Fortnite Battle Royale
In this short guide, we’re going to show you how you can enable your FPS in Fortnite Battle Royale. FPS stands for frames per second, and it is an important indicator for how well your device can run the game.
Whilst this guide is designed for PC, it most likely works the same for Xbox One & PS4. Not too long ago, Epic Games released a new update which gives the option for players to play Fortnite in 60 FPS, something only previously possible for PC players. Epic stated “This 60 FPS mode is tuned for each console to maximize frame rate while minimizing loss of visual quality”.
There are many methods for showing your FPS on PC, with programs such as Fraps allowing you to do this (whilst also recording game play). You can also use Nvidia Shadowplay, which will automatically record all of your kills, deaths and downs in the game. Head to the interface tab in the settings to enable the FPS Counter.
If you are a Steam user and want to see your FPS in any games on there platform, we covered a guide here. Whilst it’s for CSGO, it works on any game.
Enabling the FPS Counter
To start, open the menu by selecting the 3 lines in the top right of the screen. From there, choose the cog icon which is the top most icon on the right side. This will bring you to Fortnites settings area, where you can change many things in the game such as controls, voice chat and graphics.
However, we just want to turn on the FPS counter for this guide. Ensure that you are on the ‘Video’ tab. At the very bottom, turn on ‘Show FPS’. Make sure to hit Apply in the bottom right of the screen to save your changes! You might also want to enable VSync where applicable to reduce tearing.
If you’re suffering from Low FPS in Fortnite and are lagging, I recommend turning down some of the settings. You can start by running the game in full-screen mode, as this will help provide it with more resources to run faster. Start by using the provided quality presets, and make sure to disable motion blur.