How to easily show FPS in Rocket League

You’re probably wondering why someone would want to display FPS in Rocket League?
How to easily show 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 are a number of ways that you can produce these stats so that they are readily available to you at all times.

Way #1: Use the Rocket League FPS Tracker

Like many other popular games, Rocket League also has a built-in FPS tracker that is off by default. Turning this on is very simple, however, it does display more than just your FPS so it might not be very pretty.

  1. Launch Rocket League
  2. Go to your Options and select Interface
  3. Click the drop-down menu for Performance Graphs
  4. Select Performance Summary
  5. The first line of information in the top right of the screen includes your FPS

The biggest downside to this option is that it will only work with Steam, it will not work for Epic Games Store. Also, it gives you additional details that are not needed which can be visually annoying at times. The information it provides you on screen is written in a small text size that can be difficult to read.

Way #2: 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.

  1. Launch Steam and go to Steam at the top left then click Settings
  2. Go to In-Game
  3. On the left side in the middle is an option for an in-game FPS counter. It's off by default but clicking that drop-down menu lets you turn it on and select where it displays on the screen
  4. You can also check the High Contrast Color option to make it easier to see but is not a necessity
  5. Click OK to close the pop out

This isn't considered a very pretty option by most but it does work. It's also a good solution for Steam players who don't want to need another software running in the background. This is ideal for those with lower-end or older computers since it does not place additional stress on the computer.

If you have Rocket League on Epic Games Store, you can also add the game to your Steam library as a third-party game via Add non-steam game. It allows you to launch the game from Steam and lets you use the Steam Overlay along with the Steam FPS counter.

Way #3: Fraps FPS Counter

Fraps isn't commonly used as game recording software anymore but a lesser-known feature is that it allows you to track your FPS. Using this does require you to have Fraps running while playing the game but the software will continue working when minimised to your system tray.

  1. Once Fraps is installed, launch it
  2. Go to the FPS tab
  3. Select which of the four Overlay Corners you want the FPS to be displayed . It's a good idea to assign the benchmarking keys to keyboard keys not typically mapped by games or system functions.
  4. Nothing needs adjusting in movies unless you want to record your games too. Screenshots needs no adjustments unless you want to use Fraps to take screenshots.
  5. With Fraps open, launch a game to confirm it's set-up properly. You should see an FPS counter in the corner you selected.

Way #4: Nvidia Geforce FPS 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.

  1. Launch the Nvidia GeForce App and select settings.
  2. In the Share section make sure you have Share enabled otherwise this won't work
  3. Go into Settings and click Overlays
  4. Click the FPS Counter then select where you want it to appear on the screen using the four squares that appear

Way #5: RivaTuner FPS Display

If you have MSI Afterburner installed then you probably have RivaTuner installed too. You can also install RivaTuner separately if you only want access to the RivaTuner Statistics Server program. It runs in the background and offers different features including the ability to display your FPS and to place FPS limits in place for your games. This is a good alternative if the game doesn't allow you to limit the FPS but you need to do this to make the game easier to run on your computer.

  1. Download and open RivaTuner. When it launches, it may open minimised in your system tray so look there for it.
  2. At the bottom of the small pop-up is an option called Setup. Click that.
  3. In Statistics Properties, check the Display Integer Framerate box to see your current FPS in games. Click Okay.
  4. Make sure the On-Screen Display Support is turned On
  5. At the bottom you can select where you want the FPS to be shown on the screen
  6. Ensure the Show On-Screen Display option on the top left is turned On 
  7. Minimise RivaTuner (not close!) and launch a game. You should see the FPS displayed in your selected corner.

You don't need to place an FPS limit or make any adjustments in RivaTurner for the software to work. This software needs to be running in the background for it to work, however, it requires very little computer processing power to run making it low-end PC friendly. This will also work for all games.

To close RivaTuner, right-click it in the system tray and click Close

Anything else?

Paid for software is also an option you could consider. Most video recording and streaming software will include an FPS display so if you already use this type of software, check to see if it has this feature. Other software such as FPSMonitor offers additional features alongside FPS tracking which can be useful to have. There's a range of software that can keep an FPS counter on the screen for you but we've listed the best options above. If you already have software installed that might include FPS tracking, it's worth checking them first before installing new software.