How to show FPS in League Of Legends

League of Legends is a relatively old game, and regardless what kind of a computer you have, it should run smoothly. However, that doesn’t mean that a person will never experience any graphic issues. Drop in FPS is definitely one of the things you need to look out for.

In order to check this metric, you will need to monitor it while in the game. This would show you fluctuations, and with that, potential problems.

So, how to show FPS in League of Legends? Is there an option to see it within the game? 

What is the optimal League of Legends FPS?

The rule of thumb for all games is that higher FPS equals better performance. In that sense, optimal FPS is also the highest framerate. You should get to 60 FPS if you wish to have a nice gaming session. If you go below that, you will likely encounter issues in the form of lagging. This is especially true if FPS falls below 30. 

In order to increase the FPS, there are a lot of small things you can do. Of course, you will definitely notice if your framerate is low as the game will become choppy. However, we suggest that you start by checking the FPS value with one of the methods that we will mention in the article.

Low FPS can be addressed by changing visual settings. If you simply reduce everything to a minimum, the game should run much better. 

Checking frame rate per second within League of Legends 

A great thing about League of Legends is that, unlike most other games, it has a shortcut for checking FPS and ping. While in-game, you can press CTRL+F at any time, and it will show the numbers for these two stats. Both FPS and ping can be seen in the top right corner of the screen. 

Ping and FPS are in real-time, which means they can get better or worse as you play the game. In case of a major drop, this might also indicate potential underlying issues. 

If you don’t like this default shortcut, there is an option to change it. You can find the keyboard bindings within the game settings. It is much better to do it while not playing. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Within the League of Legends client, there is a gear icon in the upper right corner for Settings
  2. Go to the Hotkeys section, which is placed just below the In-Game tab
  3. Go all the way down to the Display section and open it
  4. Here, you should see the Toggle FPS Display. You should click on the first cell to change its binding. As mentioned, its default is CTRL+F
  5. You can add another shortcut in the second cell if you wish to have an alternative. You can also remove the hotkey in the first cell by pressing Unbind, and then you can add a new primary shortcut
  6. After ending your key binding, just click on save
  7. Click on done when you’re finished

Checking framerate per second with Fraps

Fraps is an app that has several features. It is a great tool for recording your matches, making it ideal for professional gamers. The majority of YouTubers rely on Fraps and similar tools that would allow them to capture videos in real-time as well as to make screenshots. 

Fraps can also be utilized as benchmark software. Gamers often use it to monitor the fluctuation of FPS. You can start measuring your framerate from one point to another, which would give you better insights as to where the FPS dropped. That way, you might also discover some potential issues that you weren’t previously aware of.

Here’s how to install it and use it:

  1. Go to the Fraps.com website
  2. There will be a link for the direct download of the latest version
  3. You can download it and install it for free
  4. Upon launching Fraps, there will be an option to choose a specific point of FPS overlay
  5. The “99FPS” section is for benchmarking and allows you to put where measuring FPS starts and where it ends
  6. There are some more options that you can access. A user can assign hotkeys that would allow turning on/off of the FPS count. You can also allow continuous updates
  7. Once you have all your preferences and options figured out, you can minimize the tool and start League of Legends. 

Checking framerate per second with Nvidia GeForce Experience

A lot of professional gamers and streamers are using Nvidia GeForce Experience on a constant basis. The app is really good, and it has a couple of features like Fraps. For example, you can use it to make screenshots and capture real-time videos. You can also use Nvidia GeForce Experience to create livestreams. 

Like many other tools nowadays, this one is updating automatically. It will also optimize the game graphics when you start playing. 

Nevertheless, what separates this program from others is the Nvidia Ansel feature. It allows you to create high-def game footage that can be utilized in a plethora of ways. If you’re a streamer, Youtuber, or professional gamer, these screenshots can be shared on Facebook and Instagram.

Players can use Nvidia GeForce Experience for any online marketplace. The list includes Steam, Origin, Ubisoft, and Bethesda. 

Here’s what you need to do in order to activate the FPS counter in League of Legends:

  1. Naturally, you should go to Nvidia’s GeForce Experience website
  2. On the very homepage, you will be able to get the tool
  3. Once you download it, just follow the installation instruction
  4. You can either create a new account or log in to an existing one
  5. Start League of Legends. When you’re in the game, press Alt+Z, which should open the tool
  6. You will see a gear icon near your avatar. Click on the In-Game Overlay feature and then press Settings
  7. Lastly, make sure to choose your HUD layout. Start the FPS counter, and place it wherever you wish

How to improve your FPS in League of Legends?

League of Legends allows you to change a lot of visual features. That way, you can improve graphic settings and lower FPS. Here are some of the main things you should consider doing:

  1. Go to game settings while in a match. Ideally, you should do it during a practice game
  2. Click on the Video tab to the left
  3. Under the tab Graphics, turn the slider down
  4. You should remove Character Inking
  5. Additionally, you can turn off Anti-Aliasing and Wait for Vertical Sync
  6. Save all of these settings and go back to game. You can use some of these tools we described before to check if the framerate per second dropped