Anthony Clement
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Anthony Clement
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March 21, 2022

How to show your FPS Valorant in a few clicks

How to show your FPS Valorant in a few clicks

Overview

Learn 6 easy ways for you to display your FPS counter in Valorant

Valorant is hitting hard on the Esports scene as one of the most competitive shooters in the market. Part of its success is due to the low settings required to play the game at a high frame rate. So if you want to know how well Valorant is running on your gaming PC, we'll show you 6 easy ways for you to display an FPS counter while playing the game.

Show FPS in Valorant gameplay

Method #1: Show FPS in Valorant By Using the In-Game Settings (Easiest Method)

Show FPS in Valorant ingame demonstration

The easiest way for you to show FPS in Valorant is to use the enable FPS Stats Counter option in the in-game settings menu. You'll need to go to the settings menu and change the Client FPS option to enable FPS counter in Valorant. Follow these few steps to learn how:

Show FPS in Valorant ingame settings
  1. While in the main menu or in-game, press Esc and click on the Settings tab.
  2. Go to the Video tab, and then go to the Stats Tab.
  3. In the first line, below Performance, you'll find the Client FPS option.
  4. To enable Client FPS, click on Text Only to show the Valorant FPS counter as a text; Graph Only to show the Valorant FPS counter as a graph; Show Both to show the Valorant FPS counter as a text and graph. We recommend you use the Text Only option.
Show FPS in Valorant ingame video tab

Method #2: Show FPS in Valorant By Using the GeForce Experience

Show FPS in Valorant geforce demonstration

For NVIDIA users only, the GeForce Experience is a great alternative way for you to display your FPS if you don't want to use the Valorant in-game client FPS. Remember, this method will only work if you are using an NVIDIA graphics card on your PC. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how:

Show FPS in Valorant geforce gear icon
  1. Go to the GeForce Experience site and download its latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Create a new account or log in if you already have one.
  4. Launch Valorant as usual, and press Alt+Z to open the GeForce Experience tools overlay.
  5. Click on the gear icon to open the settings screen.
  6. Click on the HUD layout option.
  7. To activate the FPS counter in Valorant, click on Performance and next on FPS to enable frames per second count.
  8. Play Valorant as usual, and you should see the FPS counter at the top-left corner of your screen.
Show FPS in Valorant geforce hud layout
Show FPS in Valorant geforce performance

Method #3: Show FPS in Valorant By Using the MSI Afterburner

Show FPS in Valorant msi demonstration

If you are looking for a tool with more options to monitor your PC performance in Valorant, then the MSI Afterburner is the best alternative to view FPS as an overlay while you are in-game. Here's how you can set this up:

Show FPS in Valorant msi demonstration
  1. Go to the MSI Afterburner site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Open the MSI Afterburner app and click on the gear icon at the left.
  4. This action will open the MSI Afterburner properties window, click the Monitoring tab, scroll down on the list and search for the Framerate option. Just click on the checkbox to enable the feature.
  5. Click on the Show in On-Screen Display tab checkbox to enable FPS counter in Valorant.
  6. Close the MSI Afterburner properties window, but keep the MSI Afterburner open.
  7. Play Valorant as usual, and you should see the FPS counter at the top-left corner of your screen.
Show FPS in Valorant msi monitoring
Show FPS in Valorant msi display

Method #4: Show FPS in Valorant By Using the AMD Radeon Software

Show FPS in Valorant amd demonstration

Now, if you are playing Valorant using an AMD graphics card, a great alternative to the GeForce Experience is using the AMD Radeon Software. It's one of the best FPS counters you can find, but sadly it's only available for AMD users. Follow these simple steps and learn how you can set the FPS counter:

Show FPS in Valorant amd performance
  1. Go to the AMD Radeon Software site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Start the Valorant game and press Alt+R to open the AMD Radeon Software window.
  4. Click on the Performance tab at the top.
  5. In the Tracking tab on the right, click on the FPS checker to enable the FPS counter in Valorant.
  6. Now go to the Overlay tab and select the Show Metrics Overlay checker to start the FPS count.
  7. Play Valorant as usual, and you should see the FPS counter at the top-left corner of your screen.
Show FPS in Valorant amd tracking
Show FPS in Valorant amd overlay

Method #5: Show FPS in Valorant By Using the FRAPS

Show FPS in Valorant fraps demonstration

Again, if you don't want to use the in-game FPS counter, FRAPS is still a very reliable tool for any PC gamer that just wants a simple FPS counter displayed on their screen. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how:

  1. Go to the FRAPS site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Start the FRAPS app and click on the FPS tab at the top.
  4. In the Benchmark Settings, select the FPS checkbox.
  5. Go to the Overlay Corner and select which corner you prefer to display your FPS. We recommended the top-left corner for Valorant.
  6. Launch Valorant as usual, and now the FPS counter should appear in your chosen corner.
Show FPS in Valorant fraps overlay

Method #6: Show FPS in Valorant By Using the FPS Monitor

Show FPS in Valorant fpsmonitor demonstration

FPS Monitor is not the best alternative for displaying your FPS in Valorant. The demo version of the software has a huge watermark that can be really distracting when you are playing the game. You can follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to display the FPS as an overlay:

  1. Go to the FPS Monitor site and download the latest version.
  2. Follow the standard download steps.
  3. Start the FPS Monitor app and launch Valorant as usual.
  4. Using the default configuration of FPS Monitor, the FPS counter will appear in the top left corner of your screen.
Show FPS in Valorant fpsmonitor overlay

Now that you know how to display your FPS on multiple FPS counters, you might be interested in learning the best methods and tips to boost your overall FPS while playing Valorant.

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