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How to show your FPS in CS:GO: Best FPS, how to fix FPS, Steam & Console commands

If you’re struggling to see your PC performance in CS:GO, here’s how to show your FPS, fix FPS issues, and what FPS rate you should aim for.



Player firing a shotgun in CS:GO

For any Counter-Strike, keeping an eye on your frames-per-second (FPS) is incredibly important, as it helps you keep track of your PC performance. If you’re not sure how to see it, here’s how you can show your FPS in CS:GO.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most popular shooter titles in the world, regularly dominating Steam’s most-played charts. Built with competition in mind, CS:GO is the ultimate test of skill and decision-making for FPS gamers.

The good news is that CS:GO isn’t particularly resource-heavy, meaning you don’t need a top-of-the-line machine to run it successfully. For those running older hardware, keeping an eye on your FPS is especially important.

Keeping track of this can be difficult, as CSGO doesn’t include an FPS counter in the settings for players to switch on. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to keep an eye on this number during games.

CS:GO player firing a weapon on Mirage

How to show FPS in CS:GO using Console Commands

Using CS:GO’s built-in console is by far the most popular way to display your FPS in-game, but it’s also the most difficult. To show a small FPS counter on the top-left hand side of your screen, use the following steps:

  1. Open Counter-Strike Global Offensive and go to Game Settings.
  2. From the options, select Game, then select ‘Yes’ beside Enable Developer Console.
  3. Return to CS:GO’s Dashboard, and press the Tilde Key (button above tab).
  4. When Console opens, type ‘cl_showfps 1’ and press enter.

Your FPS counter will appear in green at the top of your screen, and you’ll be able to watch it change throughout games to see if you’re suffering from major drops.

For a more detailed look at your FPS, along with information about your ping, packet loss, and server tickrate, you can use the following steps:

  1. Open Counter-Strike Global Offensive and go to Game Settings.
  2. From the options, select Game, then select ‘Yes’ beside Enable Developer Console.
  3. Return to CS:GO’s Dashboard, and press the Tilde Key (button above tab).
  4. When Console opens, type ‘net_graph 1’ and press enter.

If you no longer want to see your FPS, turning it off is just as easy. Simply follow the steps above, but instead of typing ‘1’ at the end of your code, type ‘0’. This will remove the FPS counter from your screen.

FPS counters in CS:GO client

How to show FPS in CS:GO using Steam

Players can also use the FPS counter built into Steam to see how their PC is performing. Keep in mind though, turning this on will show your FPS in every Steam game you play, not just CS:GO.

To turn this option on:

  • Open Steam, and select Settings.
  • Choose the In-Game tab, then look for In-Game FPS counter.
  • Set its position to where you want it to appear on your screen.
  • Select high contrast color to ensure you can see it clearly.
  • Press ok, then boot up a game to make sure it worked.
Steam FPS counter settings screen

What is good FPS in CS:GO

The answer to this question is dependent on the PC that you’re playing on. For most players, you’ll want to see your CS:GO FPS sitting between 60 – 120 FPS, as this will give you good performance.

If you have a powerful computer with the latest graphics card, you’ll easily see your FPS go above 100. If your FPS is below 30, you’ll suffer from lag which will affect performance, so you may want to look at fixing any issues which could be causing frame drops, or upgrading your hardware.

How to fix low FPS issues in CS:GO

While Counter-Strike: Global Offensive isn’t extremely resource-heavy, some players may still suffer from stuttering or framerate drops in-game.

If this is happening to you, try these commands in your Console to see if they can help:

  • r_drawparticles 0, func_break_max_pieces 0: This command will stop the game from loading in tiny objects, lessening the strain on your PC.
  • muzzleflash_light 0, r_drawtracers_firstperson 0, r_dynamic 0, mat_disable_bloom 1: This command is all about lessening the visual effects that happen when you fire a weapon.
  • fps_max 60: This locks your FPS to 60, meaning your PC won’t attempt to go above that number and end up making performance worse.

CS:GO is one of the most popular games of all time, and with this information, you’ll now be able to see your FPS at all times.

If you’re looking to optimize other games, check out our guides on the best Vanguard PC settings, or the best way to fix FPS issues in Warzone.

Image Credits: Valve


New rare “AWP Fade” CSGO skin selling for insane price

CSGO’s new rare AWP fade skin is selling at an insane price point.



An all new CSGO AWP skin is selling for upwards of $1,400+.

CSGO’s newest operation, Broken Fang is now available for players. With this update, plenty of new skin collections have been added to the game.

One of those collections – The Control collection, contains one of the most lucrative skins in the game yet, the AWP Fade.

The AWP Fade is a beautiful finish to a iconic weapon. The Fade is a covert weapon and is extremely rare.

In order to have a chance at getting one, you’ll need to head to the operation store and spend 4 stars to get a random chance to pull this skin out of the control collection. The odds of getting this weapon is less than 1%.

Players only get 10 stars a week for free in the pass, so you’ll only have 2 shots a week to try to get this for free, or spend approximately $3 in stars in-game to try your luck.

Due to this extreme rarity, the weapon is already listed at $1,400 in factory new condition on the steam community market. In Minimal Rare quality, the weapon is listed around $1,300 at the time of writing.

These prices are no stranger to the Counter-Strike community, with weapons like the AWP Dragon Lore being worth around $4,000+ in Minimal Wear condition.

This weapon may skyrocket in price after operation Broken Fang ends, since the Control collection may not be available after the operation ends. Considering only a finite amount of these AWP’s will drop during the operation, it’s entirely possible this could be one of the most expensive skins in a year or two.

The AWP fade isn’t the only fade skin in the game either, joining the Glock, MP7, MAC-11, and knife finish. Recently, the Glock fade has been a skyrocketing skin, attracting similar value due to its rarity, around $900 – $1,000.

With the AWP being a much better weapon than the Glock, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the value of it get into the $3,000 or $4,000 range after the operation ends.

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New CSGO Operation Broken Fang: maps, more

CSGO’s newest operation Broken Fang is now live.



Counter Strike Global Offensive’s new Operation, Broken Fang, has arrived in December.

In a surprise update on November 3, Valve released the new Broken Fang Operation into CSGO. The new event features an operation pass, new maps, skins and operators. Here’s some of the new features in the operation.

Broken Fang Pass and Premier Matchmaking

The Broken Fang pass costs $15 and includes access to premier matchmaking, a queue exclusive for operation pass owners. In this competitive mode, you and the enemy team both vote for a map to play in a pick/ban phase.

Your stats will be available on the Operation stats page. Your performance in this mode will be logged throughout the season into a highly detailed breakdown.

In the new stat track tab, you’ll have stats like map performance, weapon stats, and heatmaps available for view.

Operation Rewards

The operation rewards are different this time around. Instead of a battle pass system with reward progression, there is now a “star” system. The stars can be used to purchase a variety of items in the operation shop. Most rewards consist of random prizes from an operator or skin collection. Here’s the rewards.

  • New agents from 3 collections and 1 master agent
  • Broken Fang Case
  • Ancient Collection Weapon
  • Control Collection Weapon
  • Havoc Collection Weapon
  • Broken Fang Stickers
  • Skill Group Patches
  • Recoil Graffiti and Stickers

New Retake Mode

Retakes is a new game mode inspired by community servers. In this mode you’ll select set load-outs to defend or attack a bomb site in a 3v3 situation. The first team to 8 rounds wins the match.

New Maps

Five new community maps have been added.

  • Ancient, a remake of the classic map Aztec.
  • Apollo
  • Engage
  • Frostbite
  • Guard

New Ping System

Point out enemies and make call outs to teammates with the new chat wheel. You can ask for weapons, tell players to follow you and ask for eco/buy rounds. The chat wheel is a huge development for competitive matches and is a long awaited addition.

Operation Broken Fang is currently live. If you do not have the operation pass you can still do the missions but will not receive stars as rewards. Pass holders are limited to 10 free stars per week but can buy an unlimited amount of stars to use in the store.

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