How to show your FPS in DayZ in a few clicks

4 easy ways of how you can display your FPS counter in DayZ

How to show your FPS in DayZ
How to show your FPS in DayZ

Took a long journey to Bohemia Interactive to release the standalone version of the DayZ on PC. Nowadays, the game even has ports for consoles, such as Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PS4 Pro. If you are one of the PC gamers that still plays the original game and you are trying to find the best settings for playing the game, we are going to show you 4 ways of how you can display your FPS, so you can monitor your game's frame rate in real time.

MSI show FPS in DAYZ

Method #1: Show Your FPS in DayZ By Using the Steam Settings (Easiest Method)

Steam show FPS guide demonstration image

If you are playing DayZ on Steam, the easiest way you have for displaying your FPS is using the Steam Settings.

Steam Settings guide
  1. Open the Steam app and click on Steam on the left upper corner of your screen.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. In the Settings window, click on the In-Game tab.
  4. Search for the In-game FPS counter and click on the arrow. This will display a list of options that you can choose in which corner you prefer that your FPS counter will be displayed on.
  5. We also recommend you to activate the High contrast color option, so you can get a better view of your FPS while playing DayZ.
Steam In-Game guide

Method #2: Show Your FPS in DayZ By Using the MSI Afterburner

MSI show FPS guide demonstration image

If you need something more robust for monitoring your PCs performance, then the MSI Afterburner is the only tool you will need. Just follow this simple steps to know how:

MSI gear icon guide
  1. Go to the MSI Afterburner site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Open the MSI Afterburner app and click on the gear icon at the left.
  4. This will open the MSI Afterburner properties window, click on the Monitoring tab, scroll down on the list and search for the Framerate option. Just click on the checkbox to activate it.
  5. Click on the Show in On-Screen Display checkbox to enable the FPS overlay in DayZ.
  6. Now you can close the MSI Afterburner properties window, but keep the MSI Afterburner open.
  7. Just start the DayZ game as usual and, even before entering the game server, you should be seeing the FPS counter at the top-left of your screen.
MSI Monitoring tab guide
MSI Show Display guide

Method #3: Show Your FPS in DayZ By Using the AMD Radeon Software

AMD show FPS guide demonstration image

If you are using an AMD graphics card to play your pc games, such as the ones on the AMD rtx series, then you are probably better off using the AMD Radeon Software to show your FPS. Just follow this steps and learn how: 

AMD Radeon Perfomance tab guide
  1. Go to the AMD Radeon Software site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Start the DayZ game normally and press Alt+R to open the AMD Radeon Software window.
  4. Click on the Performance tab at the top.
  5. In the Tracking tab on the right, click on the FPS checker to enable the FPS counter in DayZ.
  6. Now go to the Overlay tab and make sure that the Show Metrics Overlay checker is enabled.
AMD Radeon Perfomance Tracking tab and FPS check box guide
AMD Radeon Perfomance Overlay tab and show metrics guide

Method #4: Show Your FPS in DayZ By Using the GeForce Experience

GeForce Experience show FPS guide demonstration image

Now If you are using any NVIDIA graphics card, such as the ones on the NVIDIA Geforce gtx series, one great tool you have to display your FPS is using the GeForce Experience. Here’s how you can easily do it:

GeForce Experience show FPS gear icon guide
  1. Go to the GeForce Experience site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Create a new account or just sign in if you already have one.
  4. Launch the DayZ game normally and press Alt+Z to open the GeForce Experience tools overlay.
  5. Click on the gear icon to open the settings screen.
  6. Click on the HUD layout option.
  7. Now to activate the FPS counter in DayZ click on performance and enable the FPS option.
GeForce Experience HUD layout guide
GeForce Experience Perfomance and FPS check box guide

If you are searching for the best graphics settings on full resolution for playing DayZ, then check out our related article on how you can improve your FPS in DayZ. If you want to know more ways to display your FPS and know your PC's performance, we recommend you to read one of our related articles on how to show your FPS in ARK. Now if you are having server latency issues that are causing you high ping, then check out our articles and learn how to, not only show your ping in DayZ, but also how you can fix your high ping in DayZ on any server.