Better late than never: Steam client beta update adds FPS counter to overlay

Steam Client Beta FPS Counter

A new Steam beta client update has added a rather nifty feature: an FPS counter to the Steam overlay. The update rolled out yesterday, so see below to find out how to apply the update to your Steam client today.

The FPS counter, while a small addition, is an essential tool in a PC users arsenal. Until today, you would have to rely on in-game FPS counters (which have a habit of being unreliable), various GPU programs/addons, or third party programs such as FRAPS.

To enable the client update, you’ll need to opt into the Steam client beta. To do so, follow these easy steps.

  1. Go into Steam, and click the “Steam” menu option in the top left.
  2. Go to “Settings”.
  3. In the settings menu, you should default onto the “Account” sub menu. Find the “Beta participation” section, and click the “Change” button.
  4. Here, you can choose to opt into the Steam client beta. Doing so will require you to restart the Steam client after a small update.

What else would you like to see Steam add to their functionality?