Do you have low Frames Per Second (FPS) and wish to improve it to have a better experience in Rocket League? In this post, we will show exactly you how to easily boost your FPS in Rocket League and how to display them so that you can verify the result. Stay tuned!
When you are playing online or ranked games in Rocket League, often the result can mean a lot to everyone playing. Winning, losing and ranking up is all a big deal to dedicated players of the series. So, nothing can be more frustrating than when your display decides to run at an extremely low frame rate, giving you little visibility over what you are doing on-screen or how you are affecting the game.
What does FPS mean?
For those that are unaware, FPS stands for frames per second and this governs how smooth your games display runs. This essentially means how many times in one second that the picture will change. It is widely considered that 30FPS is the lowest frame rate where a game is still playable, while 60fps is the goal for most games in the current gaming landscape.
How to improve your frame rate in Rocket League
Thankfully, a low frame rate is not something that you simply have to suffer through. There are a number of ways that players can adapt their setups and in-game settings to improve the smoothness of the display. Here is a list of all the changes you can make to increase your FPS.
Lower your resolution
When playing matches and your frame rate is seriously low, it can sometimes be because you have set your resolution to a setting that is beyond your systems capabilities. So in this case, all you have to do is lower the resolution and the frame rate will rise. Here is a step by step guide on how to adjust this.
- The first thing that you’ll need to do is launch Rocket league and get yourself to the main menu screen.
- Once you have done this, scroll down until you see the options menu and select this. This should grant you access to the options menu.
- Within this menu, there should be an option that reads ‘video’. Hover over this option and it should show you a list of specs that you are running the game at currently.
- Within this list of specs should be an option that reads ‘resolution’. You’ll want to select this option and when given a drop-down menu of resolution options, select a lower one. This may take some trial and error to find a resolution that performs well but also gives you the most graphical detail possible.
Play in full screen
Often, a frame rate can be affected by the way the window is being presented on screen.
Smaller windows will affect the FPS negatively so we. Suggest that you play in full-screen mode for the best results. Or alternatively, if you have a multi-monitor set up, you may prefer using a borderless window for seamless transferring of focus from screen to screen. This can be done by pressing alt + enter on the keyboard.
Adjust Render Quality
If you have your render quality at a very high setting this can be to the detriment of your FPS output. So if you lower this your FPS will increase and your picture will be much smoother. Though be aware, to lower this setting too far will lead to blurred and anaesthetic textures that will significantly affect your enjoyment of the game. So we suggest that you only lower this to an average setting. Play around with it until you feel it is acceptable.
TA system settings
- If all these fail to solve the problem, there is also a set of game settings that can be altered to further lower performance. This can be found in the game files related to Rocket League. This one can be a little tricky so we have put together a quick step by step guide on how to access and change these settings.
- Press win+R and enter the following line of script:
This will present you with a file containing TAsystemsettings.ini.
- Right-click on this file and open the file with a word pad program.
- This will show you a series of options that can be altered by replacing text. For example, if you wished to take away depth of field you would simply replace the existing line with:
- After you have made all the changes you want to make. Save the document and then right-click on the file. Go to properties, general, attributes and mark this as read-only. If you don’t all your changes will be wiped when you launch the game.
How to easily display your FPS in Rocket League
If you are aiming to keep a close eye on your FPS setting and have noticed that the vanilla version of the game does not offer this feature, fear not. There is a number of ways that you can produce these stats so that they are readily available to you at all times.
Method 1: Steam FPS counter
Steam happens to offer a service that allows players to see their live FPS at all times when playing any game. Though this does have to be enabled before you’ll see this when playing Rocket League. So here is a quick guide on how to do just that.
- Firstly, launch steam and without launching any games head to your settings.
- Once in the steam settings, select the options for in game settings.
- From there you will see an option to select a position for your FPS counter. Simply select which area of the screen you want this to show and this will enable the counter the next time you launch a game.
Method 2: Nvidia Geforce Counter
This is obviously only applicable to players that have Nvidia graphic hardware. However, if this applies to you, you can use this to get an FPS counter on screen. Here is a quick guide on how to enable this feature.
- Launch the Nvidia partner app and select settings.
- Once in the settings menu there should be an option for overlays. When you locate this, select it.
- This will give you a list of available overlays for your gameplay, one of which being an FPS counter. simply select the area of the screen that you want it to show and this will be available when you launch Rocket League.
A smooth operator
A smooth frame rate is essential when it comes to performing at the top of your game. Having a jumpy screen and massive delays in what you see on screen with your button inputs can lead to embarrassing mistakes. So it’s best to keep an eye on your FPS and if it does get out of hand, it’s best to deal with it quickly instead of struggling on.
With these tips and tricks on how to lower your performance without sacrificing too much aesthetic detail. Plus the ability to track your FPS as you play. You now have all the tools to take control of the situation and have your system produce the best results possible.