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The Tarkov FPS command provides a live counter to show FPS in your Tarkov raids for performance optimisation or to analyse changes to your graphic settings. With the beta stage of Tarkov’s development performance can vary dramatically between patches and hardware which makes being able to debug frames per second and other game information critical. This data also allows players to test community optimisation guides to prevent stuttering or other low FPS issues and hopefully give your raids a FPS boost.
In order to show fps basic information enter the fps command “fps 1” in the game console or “fps 2” for advanced statistics. If you’re unfamiliar with using console commands in video games this quick guide shows the necessary steps in detail with screenshots and how to turn the fps counter off with “fps 0”. For further optimisation of your Tarkov visual experience I also have a PostFX settings guide that provides recommendations to maximise performance and visibility from my thousands of Tarkov raids and community preferences.
Enable Tarkov FPS Command (How To Quick Guide)
To show the fps number in your raids:
- Launch Escape From Tarkov through the installed game launcher.
- Press the tilde key (~) on your keyboard to enable the console command interface (either on the menu or in raid).
- Enter “fps 1” in the console bar that appears at the top of your screen and press enter. Alternatively, enter “fps 2” for advanced information or “fps 0” to turn off the counter completely.
- Press the tilde key (~) to exit the console command interface. Depending on your entered command you will now have a counter at the top right of your screen.
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 screenshots of the process:
- Launch your Escape From Tarkov game.
- Press the tilde key (~) located underneath the “Esc” key in the top left of your keyboard. This will load the console command text field as shown.
- Type “fps 1” into the console field that appears at the top of the screen
- Confirm your text entry by pressing the “Enter” key, a confirmation message will display as shown in the screenshot below.
- 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 with various debug statistics about your game performance that are updated in real time.
- If you want more detailed information repeat the process and enter “fps 2” instead, the advanced box shows the following information although is generally not required and takes up significantly more screen space:
- To turn off either of the debug stat windows repeat the process to activate the console command bar and enter “fps 0”
Tarkov FPS Display Information
Each number in the display window reports a different statistic that you can use to analyse your game performance. The details of each of these is included below for the basic (fps 1) mode as these are the most useful to debugging and optimisation within Tarkov’s offline mode or during raid and an option you can even always keep active if preferred.
The following numbers are available in basic (fps 1) mode:
- Limit: Displays your set FPS 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 a useful optimisation tool. Improving this in Tarkov often comes down to finding the right balance of graphic settings for your machine and visual 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 Tarkov 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)
- Average fuFPS (white)
- Single fuFPS:
- Render, ms
- Frame, ms
- Buffer count
- Cam Position