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.
ROCKET LEAGUELOWER RESOLUTION
- 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.
ROCKET LEAGUEPLAY FULLSCREEN
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.
ROCKET LEAGUEADJUST QUALITY
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.
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.