How to show FPS in CS2: Counter-Strike 2 FPS command

Sourav Banik
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Ensuring you have the highest possible FPS in Counter-Strike 2 is important to make sure you’re not at a disadvantage. Here’s how to use the show FPS command in CS2, and see your frames per second in real-time as you play.

CS2 is here, with CS:GO now totally replaced by the sequel. With gameplay, map changes, and visual improvements, there’s a lot to learn about the new game.

One key thing to get right in CS is your FPS. First, you’ll want to optimize for the maximum FPS possible using our best CS2 settings guide. To check how many frames per second you’re getting as you play though, you’ll need to know the show FPS command.

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Here’s how to activate the FPS counter in Counter-Strike 2.

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Checking FPS in CS2 is very easy.

How to see FPS in CS2

To show FPS in CS2, follow these steps:

  1. Press ~ to open the in-game console.
  2. Type “cl_showfps 1” and press Enter.

This will enable the in-game FPS count on the left side of the screen. You can disable it again by typing cl_showfps 0.

You can also get even more information by using cl_showfps 2, cl_showfps 3, cl_showfps 4, and cl_showfps 5.

Another option to see your FPS in CS2, is to use the new HUD telemetry command. This will not only show FPS, but also any latency issues, or major FPS drops:

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To use the developer console in CS2, you need to enable it in the settings. Then you will be able to enter any commands you know. We have a handy list of the best CS2 commands here.

Net graph in CS2

Another option is to use the net graph command, but in CS2, this is not the same as CS:GO. It will also show your connection to the server with a new visual in the top right, so you can see if you are lagging.

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  1. Press ~ to open the in-game console.
  2. Type “cl_hud_telemetry_serverrecvmargin_graph_show 1” and press Enter.

Again, you can set this from levels 1 – 5, with 5 showing the most information. Setting it to 0 will turn it off.

In CS2, almost all the console commands are the same as CS:GO. This means veteran players won’t be having any problem remembering them. However, if you’re new to the game and wondering what are the best console commands for CS2, our guide has everything you need to know, including how to enable the developer console.

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That’s how you can check the frames per second you’re getting in CS2 in real-time. For more about the game, be sure to check our other guides:

How to jump throw in CS2 | Can you play left hand in Counter-Strike 2? | All smoke changes in Counter-Strike 2 | Can you play Counter-Strike 2 on Linux or macOS? | Can banned CS:GO players play Counter-Strike 2? | What will happen to my CSGO skins? | Will Counter-Strike 2 come to Steam Deck?

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About The Author

Sourav is a Games Writer at Dexerto, specializing in writing tips and guides for a number of games, including Baldur's Gate 3, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Palworld, The Finals, XDefiant, and occasionally Tech. He is also passionate about esports, following games such as Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, and Apex Legends. He previously wrote for Sportskeeda. Contact Sourav at sourav.banik@dexerto.com