How to show FPS counter in Witcher 3

Why do my frames keep dropping?

When Witcher 3 is having performance issues, an FPS counter can help since it can rule out a potential source of the troubles. FPS stands for 'frames per second,' and is displayed as a number at the top of your screen. This number lets you know whether your PC is running properly or has problems displaying the frames quickly enough. Here's how to show an FPS counter in Witcher 3.

How to enable FPS counter in Witcher 3

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Although several games have the option to enable an FPS counter within their menu, Witcher 3 is an outlier. To show an FPS counter in this game, you must open Steam and select the Steam option from the menu at the top of the screen. From here, press Settings to open Steam's options menu. A pop-up window should appear, with several settings menus on a sidebar. From this list of options, select In-Game. Under the dropdown menu titled 'In-game FPS counter,' choose an area of your screen where you'd like the FPS counter to appear.

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If you struggle with vision problems, enabling the 'High contrast color' option will make the FPS counter a bright green color. After pressing OK, every Steam game you play should now have an FPS counter at the specified location on your screen. This FPS number updates constantly, so you can use it to discover the source of your performance issues. Some games typically run well but suffer unexplained FPS drops during certain scenes or in specific areas. If your device encounters a similar problem, try reducing your graphic settings during these scenes, and check how your FPS fares.

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