How to Increase FPS in League of Legends: Video Settings and Other Solutions

Rifat Mahmood
By Rifat Mahmood
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How to Increase FPS, Image Source: Riot Games

The higher the FPS is in League of Legends, the more outplays you can pull off. And you can also get a better gaming experience.

League of Legends is a low resource-intensive game and can easily be played on older computers. Still, your FPS can be low for several reasons like outdated drivers, heating issues, graphics settings, etc. Even if you are getting a decent FPS, it can still get a lot higher depending on your hardware capabilities.

We know it can be very frustrating to play any game on low FPS. You may not have any option other than upgrading your system for high resource-intensive games, but on League, you should be easily getting 100+ FPS on a mid to low-range PC. And if you have a good computer, you shouldn’t take anything less than 250 FPS in League of Legends.

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In this article, we will show you how you can increase the frame rate in League of Legends.

How to Show FPS Count in League of Legends

FPS
FPS

To show FPS count, you can press ‘Ctrl + F,’ and the game shows your FPS like the image above in the top right corner of your screen.

Ways to Increase FPS in League of Legends

Change In-Game Settings

While in-game, you can change your video settings to see what gives you the most FPS. Create a custom match or go into a practice game, so you have more time to fiddle with the settings.

Video Settings
Video Settings

Press the ‘Esc’ key on your keyboard and go to video settings. Here you can decrease the graphics to increase your FPS slightly. If you are getting very low FPS, we suggest turning the graphics to very low and turning off everything. Turn off Shadows and uncheck ‘Anti-Aliasing’ and ‘Wait for Vertical Sync.’

Here are our recommended settings for low-end PC to get more FPS:

  • Resolution: Native Monitor Resolution
  • Window Mode: Full Screen
  • Check ‘Hide Eye Candy’
  • Graphics:
    • Character Quality: Very Low
    • Environment Quality: Very Low
    • Effects Quality: Very Low
    • Shadow Quality: Off
  • Uncheck ‘Anti-Aliasing’
  • Uncheck ‘Wait for Vertical Sync’

Upgrade Video Drivers

Check to make sure your video drivers are up to date. Outdated drivers can lower the performance of your graphics card. So, check your graphics software to see if your drivers are updated.

Close Other Programs

If you are still struggling with FPS, open up task manager and see if any programs are using up a high percentage of your CPU or Memory. Close those programs before starting a game. This process can help a lot on lower-end computers.

Task Manager
Task Manager

Check Temparature of Your PC

Luckily you don’t have to put a thermometer in your PC, and there are many programs you can use to check your CPU temperature. Anything less than 70 degrees celsius, and you are good to go. If the temperatures are higher when playing League, check if your Laptop/PC’s fans are working or not, and also, there may be dust clogging up your system’s airflow. I recently changed my CPU cooler, and my FPS went from 60-70 to 200+.

Upgrade Your PC

If nothing else works, you may want to upgrade your system. Decide which part of your PC is the weakest and go from there. Maybe a new GPU will help, or the processing power of your CPU is not that high.

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Rifat Mahmood is a former League of Legends writer at GameRiv.