How To Show FPS in Smite?
In addition to defying a few MOBA norms in a unique way, SMITE is also a real blast that you can play free, unleashing each deity's unique strategies, legendary weapons, and earth-shattering powers. Hi-Rez Studios stated in April 2020 that more than 40 million users play smite. The game can be played on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Amazon Luna. However, frame rate decreases are solely an issue for PC gamers, so if you are experiencing this and want to keep an eye on your PC's performance, read on to find all the ways you can display the frames-per-second indicator while playing the Smite game.
What is FPS and Why does it matter in Smite?
Your PC's frame rate, expressed in frames per second (fps), indicates how fluidly a particular game runs on it. The more frames you can fit into a second, the smoother the animation on the screen will appear to be. You can make sure you are receiving the greatest performance possible by understanding your frame rate. The frame rate can assist you in determining which visual settings to reduce for the most significant performance gain if your Smite game is running slowly, which you might confuse for network issues as the major reason.
Method 1 - How to display FPS in Smite using game commands (quickest, easiest way)
Bringing up the fps while playing Smite on your PC using the game commands is rather straightforward. Players in SMITE may perform specific actions by entering System Commands into the chat console.
To bring up the chat console in-game:
- Hit Enter
- Or simply start a sentence with the slash character
- Or while in the main lobby, on the Chat's System tab
You can then execute the following commands:
- "/stat fps"
- Or simply press F8 to toggle the Frames-Per-Second indicator.
To monitor your Smite server lag, check your ping and FPS in-game. If you are experiencing lags and delays in reaction times due to ping issues, check out How to show ping in Smite to monitor your ping speeds. Facing any issues connecting to the server or poor server connections? Refer to our guide Unable to connect to the server in Smite.
Method 2 - How to display FPS in Smite using Nvidia's FPS counter (GeForce Experience)
Gamers using Nvidia graphics cards have the option of using GeForce Experience to add a little FPS counter to their game, including SMITE, WoW, and other titles. Follow these simple steps to enable the counter:
- Open GeForce Experience
- Select the Settings gear
- Enable the In-Game Overlay option
- Click the gear icon to open the Settings screen
- Click on the HUD Layout option
- Finally, click on the FPS Counter and select location to display the counter on the screen
Bored with the same HUD theme in Smite? Check out How to change HUD theme in Smite.
Method 3 - How to display FPS in Smite using Steam's FPS counter
A frame rate counter built into the Steam launcher may be used to monitor performance while starting a game. Simply follow these steps on Stream:
- Open Settings
- Click on the In-Game option
- Click on In-Game FPS Counter and select a location from the drop-down to turn it on
If you are unsure which gaming client to use to install Smite, our guide on Where to install Smite - Steam vs Epic Launcher will clear up any doubts you have.
Method 4 - How to display FPS in Smite using Xbox Game Bar
The Xbox Game Bar overlay provides a built-in FPS counter for your Windows computer. Follow the steps below to launch the FPS Counter over your game:
- Press the Windows logo key + G to open up the Game Bar
- Select the Widgets menu
- Select the Performance tab
- Select FPS
- Click on the Request Access option
- Follow the prompts and then restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
When you start a game, the Xbox Game Bar's FPS counter will be ready for use.
Method 5 - How to display FPS in Smite using AMD Radeon Software
Radeon Software provides an extensive tracker for those who own Radeon graphics cards and don't want to install other software. Follow the steps below to view the FPS tracker and/or other performance parameters like GPU and VRAM.
- Start the Radeon Software program
- Select the Performance tab
- Click on the Tracking tab
- Enable the option for FPS and other stats
- Select the Overlay tab
- Enable the Show Metrics Overlay option
The stats should then be available in the corner of the screen when you start any game after that.
If the options mentioned above do not suit you, there are other tools available in the market. Popular third-party tools/applications like Fraps do the job well, though only a certain number of features in such tools are offered for free. The amazing gaming support programme FPS Monitor is another third-party tool that displays both an FPS counter and a variety of other hardware data while gaming.
Now, if you want to know what console settings work best for Smite, we have got you covered with our Best console settings for Smite guide.