How to show FPS in League Of Legends

Is there something wrong with your gameplay, and you can’t put a finger on what it is? Maybe it’s your FPS.

How to show your FPS in league of legends
How to show your FPS in league of legends

League of Legends is a relatively old game and prides itself on being available with even the weakest of hardware. Still, it can have issues with good FPS. 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? Here’s a step-by-step process.

Multiplayer games rely on two things, for their players to be competitive, the ping and the FPS. Tracking your in-game FPS can tell you just how well your game is performing at certain junctures. Here’s how to do it:

Via Toggling Show FPS in the League of Legends Client

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.

League of Legends - Show FPS Hotkey

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. Open the LoL Client,
  2. Open the Settings,
  3. Go to the Hotkeys section, which is placed just below the In-Game tab,
  4. Open the Display tab,
  5. Find the “Toggle FPS Display”.
  6. Click on the first cell to change the default binding,
  7. After ending your key binding, click on save,
  8. Click on done when you’re finished.

You can add another shortcut in the second cell if you wish to have an alternative. Additionally, you can also remove the hotkey in the first cell by pressing Unbind, and then you can add a new primary shortcut.

By Using GeForce Experience to Show FPS in League of Legends

Like many other tools nowadays, GeForce Experience is updating automatically. It will also optimize the game graphics when you start playing. It’s also used by a lot of streamers and professional players alike.

GeForce Experience - Settings

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 various social media.

GeForce Experience - HUD Layout

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. Go to Nvidia’s GeForce Experience website
  2. Download the tool from the homepage
  3. Follow the installation instruction
  4. Create a new account or log in to an existing one
  5. Launch League of Legends
  6. Press Alt+Z while in-game to open the tool
  7. Click on the In-Game Overlay feature and then press Settings
  8. Open the HUD layout
  9. Start the FPS counter, and place it wherever you wish

By Using Fraps to Show FPS in League of Legends

Fraps is an app that has several features. It is a great tool for recording your matches, making it ideal for professional and casual gamers alike. 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, giving them an idea of, if that is the case, where their FPS is dropping precisely.

Here’s how to install and use Fraps:

  1. Go to the official Fraps website
  2. Download the latest version for free
  3. Launch Fraps
  4. Choose a specific point of FPS overlay
  5. Once you have all your preferences and options figured out, you can minimize the tool and start League of Legends.

The “99FPS” section is for benchmarking and allows you to put where measuring FPS starts and where it ends

There are some more options that you can access, such as assigning hotkeys that would allow turning on/off of the FPS count and allowing continuous updates.