How to show your FPS in Team Fortress 2 in a few clicks

Learn 6 easy ways of how you can display your FPS counter in Team Fortress 2!

show your FPS in Team Fortress 2
show your FPS in Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is still one of the most played games on Steam, it is undeniably an evolution of the Team Fortress Classic competitive aspect. If facing FPS drops on your ranked matches and you test your PC's performance, we are going to show you 6 ways how you can display your FPS while playing the game.

MSI show FPS in Team Fortress 2

Method #1: Show Your FPS in Team Fortress 2 By Using the Command Line Console (Easiest Method)

Command Console show FPS in Team Fortress 2 demonstration image

This is the easiest method and also works on every game developed on the Source engine. Source provides many console commands, and one that you can use to display your FPS. Here's how you can do it:

Command Console show FPS in Team Fortress 2 gear icon
  1. While in Team Fortress 2, click on the gear icon to open the options window.
  2. Click on Advanced and select the Enable developer console option.
  3. Now press ' on your keyboard to open the command line console.
  4. Digit net_graph and press Enter on the console.
  5. The FPS counter now should be appearing on the right bottom side of your screen.
Command Console show FPS in Team Fortress 2 settings
Command Console show FPS in Team Fortress 2 command

Method #2: Show Your FPS in Team Fortress 2 By Using the Steam Settings

Steam show FPS guide demonstration image

Like most players, you are probably playing Team Fortress 2 on Steam, so a great option you have to display your FPS is using the Steam Settings. Just follow this simple guide:

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 action will open a list of options that you can choose in which corner you prefer your FPS counter to be displayed.
  5. We also recommend you activate the High contrast color option, so you can get a better view of your FPS while playing Team Fortress 2.
Steam Settings in game guide

Method #3: Show Your FPS in Team Fortress 2 By Using the GeForce Experience

GeForce Experience show FPS guide demonstration image

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card on your gaming PC, then a great tool you have at your disposal to display your FPS is the GeForce Experience. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how:

GeForce Experience show FPS gear icon
  1. Go to the GeForce Experience site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Create a new account or log in if you already have one.
  4. Launch the Team Fortress 2 game 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. To activate the FPS counter in Team Fortress 2, click on Performance and next on FPS to enable the FPS counter display.
GeForce Experience HUD layout guide
GeForce Experience Perfomance and FPS check box guide

Method #4: Show Your FPS in Team Fortress 2 By Using the AMD Radeon Software

AMD Radeon show FPS guide demonstration image

Now, if you are playing Team Fortress 2 using an AMD graphics card, then a great alternative you have is the AMD Radeon Software. Just follow these simple steps:

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 Team Fortress 2 game 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 Team Fortress 2.
  6. Now go to the Overlay tab and select the Show Metrics Overlay checker to enable the FPS counter.
AMD Radeon Perfomance Tracking tab and FPS check box guide
AMD Radeon Perfomance Overlay tab and show metrics guide

Method #5: Show Your FPS in Team Fortress 2 By Using the MSI Afterburner

MSI show FPS guide demonstration image

If you are looking for a more robust option to monitor your frame rate performance during the gameplay, something that gives even more detailed benchmarks, then the MSI Afterburner is the best option. Here's how you can set this up:

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 action 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 Team Fortress 2.
  6. Close the MSI Afterburner properties window, but keep the MSI Afterburner open.
  7. Just start the Team Fortress 2 game as usual, and you should see the FPS counter at the top-left of your screen.
MSI Monitoring tab guide
MSI Show Display guide

Method #6: Show Your FPS in Team Fortress 2 By Using the FRAPS

FRAPS show FPS guide demonstration image

FRAPS is still very reliable for any Team Fortress player that wants to display your FPS counter on your screen. Here's the step-by-step guide to set this up:

FRAPS FPS tab guide
  1. Go to the FRAPS site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Start the FRAPS app and click on the FPS tab at the top.
  4. In the Benchmark Settings, select the FPS checkbox.
  5. Go to the Overlay Corner and select which corner you prefer to display your FPS. We recommended the left-upper corner for Team Fortress 2.
  6. Open the Team Fortress 2 game, and now the FPS counter should appear in the corner you chose.
FRAPS FPS check box and Overlay Corner guide

Are you having performance issues on your Team Fortress 2 gameplay? Then check out our article on how you can improve your FPS in Team Fortress 2 and try to achieve the max settings or just have a better performance. If you are looking for more ways to display your FPS then check out our article on how you can show your FPS in For Honor. Now if you are suffering from latency issues, then we recommend you read our articles and learn how to, not only show your ping in Team Fortress 2 but also how to fix your high ping in Team Fortress 2.