Games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are actually quite demanding. The majority of players can’t run it on the highest settings, or come close to it.
It’s presumed that the game will continually receive further optimisations in the future. But for now, you can do your own optimisations such as lowering settings and editing game files. One metric for finding out just how well you can run PUBG is to see how many FPS (frames per second) you are receiving.
With most PC games, ideally you want to be hitting 60 FPS. This is where you will notice the best performance and smoothest frames. Although anything around 30 or more is definitely playable, and shouldn’t negatively impact your game-play drastically.
The number of frames per second people require or hope for varies greatly. If you’re used to playing most games in 60 FPS, it will definitely be noticeable hitting a lower amount. Thankfully, we’re starting to see many console games hitting 60 FPS.
Enabling the FPS Counter in PUBG
There is no built in option in the settings menu for enabling a FPS counter. Therefor, we will do it through Steam itself. This method works with any game, and we also covered it for CSGO.
- Open PUBG itself, so the application is running.
- Then open the Steam Overlay by holding SHIFT and pressing TAB. Here you can look at screenshots, browse the web etc whilst in game.
- Choose ‘Settings’ at the bottom. Although this step varies on whether you’re using a Steam Skin or not.
- From the list of options, choose ‘In-Game’. I’m using the Metro skin for Steam, so your result possibly will be different to the one below.
- Look for ‘In-game FPS counter’, and choose a location from the drop down. This will choose where about on the screen the counter will be.
- You can also enable the ‘High contrast color’, which will set the font to a neon green against a black background. This will just make it easier to see in game.
- Press OK to apply your changes.