Tarkov FPS Command – How To Show FPS Counter

Last Updated on July 11, 2021 by Samuel Franklin

Tarkov FPS Command – How To Show FPS Counter

Learn how to show FPS in Tarkov with the FPS command which activates a live counter to help you monitor in raid game performance and analyse the impact of changes to your graphic settings.

With Tarkov being well known for stuttering gameplay and low FPS issues there are a number of optimisation guides created by the community to help give your frames per second a boost. Despite these best efforts though there still seems to be no clear blanket recommendations for players with different settings having varied results based on both the same and different computer hardware. It’s for this reason that being able to display your own FPS counter through the console command in raid allows you to find the ideal settings for maximum performance with your unique PC setup.

This quick guide will detail the necessary steps to activate it.

Enable Tarkov FPS Command (How To Quick Guide)

To show the number in your raids perform the following actions:

  1. Launch Escape From Tarkov
  2. Press the tilde key (~) on your keyboard to enable the console command interface (menu or in raid)
  3. Enter “fps 1” at the top right of your screen and press enter. Alternatively, enter “fps 2” for advanced information or “fps 0” to turn off the counter
  4. Press the tilde key to exit the console command interface

Enable Tarkov FPS Command (How To Visual Guide)

For those that prefer a visual representation the below shows how to display the frames data with supporting screenshots:

  1. Launch Escape From Tarkov
  2. Press the tilde key (~) located underneath the “Esc” key in the top left of your keyboard. This will load the console command text field
  3. Type “fps 1” into the console field that appears at the top of the screen
  4. Confirm your text entry be pressing the “Enter” key, a confirmation message will display as shown
  5. Press the tilde key (~) again to close the console command box. A box will now display in the top right of your screen in the game menu
  6. If you want more detailed information repeat the process and enter “fps 2” instead, the advanced box shows the following information:
  7. To turn off the stat window repeat the process and enter “fps 0”

Tarkov FPS Window Details

Each number in the display window reports a different statistic means below for the basic (fps 1) mode as these are the most useful to debugging and optimisation within Tarkov’s offline mode.

The following numbers are available in basic (fps 1) mode:

  • Limit: Displays your set limit within the Tarkov graphic settings menu which can be set independently for menus and in raid.
  • FPS: Shows the Tarkov FPS counter that will constantly update with your frames per second and is thus a useful optimisation tool. Improving this in Tarkov often comes down to finding the right balance of graphic settings for your machine and preferences.
  • RTT: Stands for Round Trip Time which is similar to ping in other games as it displays the time taken for your information to be sent and acknowledged by the server. This is impacted by things like server selection and your own internet service provider (ISP).
  • Loss: Shows the amount of packet loss you have which can impact the information you are sending to the Tarkov server.
  • PlayerRTT: Similar to RTT this will show a higher number as it includes the time taken for the server to update for the information you have sent it (and thus making it available to other players sending their information).

When in advanced (fps 2) mode the following additional information is provided to the player in the window:

  • Average fuFPS (yellow)
  • fuFPS
  • Average fuFPS (white)
  • Single fuFPS:
  • fuPD
  • Update
  • GameUpdate
  • Render, ms
  • Frame, ms
  • Buffer count
  • Cam Position
  • ServerFixedUpdate
  • ServerTime


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam (Seelyon) has over 1,000 hours, 1,000 raids, 2,000 kills and 50% survival rate in Escape From Tarkov (EFT) over multiple wipes and has achieved the elusive Kappa secure container in the process. He loves the Tarkov experience and seeks to share his insights and expertise with new players to the game.


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