How to enable the FPS counter in MW3 beta


    Higher FPS (frames per second) can be a huge competitive advantage in any video game, and the Modern Warfare 3 beta is no exception. Therefore, monitoring your FPS counter is relatively crucial as it can affect your chances of firing bullets at your enemies. However, Activision does not enable FPS display by default when you launch Modern Warfare 3 beta. Fortunately, the game has a built-in FPS counter feature, but it needs to be activated manually. Therefore, this article will detail multiple methods to display FPS in Modern Warfare 3 beta to see your game performance in real-time.

    How to show FPS in Modern Warfare 3 beta

    While there are many ways to track FPS while playing Modern Warfare 3, we will list some of the simplest methods that do not require you to download any third-party software.

    Game settings

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    As mentioned above, the Modern Warfare 3 beta has a built-in feature that allows you to see your game performance in real time. Here’s how to activate it:

    1. Start the game.
    2. Open the main menu and select “Settings“.
    3. Choose the “Interface” option.
    4. Find the “Telemetry” settings category and choose see more options.
    5. Below here, you should see the FPS counter setting. Select it to turn it on.

    steam overlay

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    In case you have preloaded Modern Warfare 3 through the Steam app, you will be able to see your FPS in-game using Steam’s overlay feature.

    1. Open Steam.
    2. Click on “Steam” in the upper left corner and select “Settings“.
    3. Click on “InGame” in the left sidebar.
    4. Check the “Enable Steam overlay while in-game” box.
    5. Low “In-game FPS counter“, select the corner where you want the counter to appear.
    6. Check the box for “High contrast color” to make the FPS counter more visible.
    7. Click on “OK” to save your settings.

    Nvidia GeForce

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    If your gaming system has an Nvidia GPU, you can use its native GeForce Experience software to display the FPS counter. Here are the steps:

    1. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
    2. Right click on your desktop and select “Nvidia Control Panel“.
    3. Select the game to measure FPS.
    4. Click on “Manage 3D settings” and then select “Program settings” eyelash.
    5. Scroll down to “Supervision“section and select”SPF” in the drop-down menu.
    6. Finally, click “Apply” to save the changes.

    AMD software

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    With the release of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1, the company introduced Radeon Overlay for AMD GPUs. It is an on-screen display (OSD) menu that allows you to track important metrics such as GPU usage, temperatures, CPU usage, and frames per second. Here’s how to use it to show FPS in MW3 beta:

    1. Open the AMD Radeon software.
    2. Click on the “Settings” button.
    3. On the left side, select “Gaming“.
    4. On the right side, select “Global Options“.
    5. Scroll down to “Performance metrics” and click “Toggle performance metrics”.
    6. Enable the “Show metrics” option.
    7. Select the metrics you want to display, including FPS.

    Stay tuned to Pro Gaming Guides for more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 content. In the meantime, check out our article on All Modern Warfare 3 Beta Maps, Ranked (MW3).


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