Destiny 2 PC Will Include FPS Counter, Frame Rate Target Option

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Aug 11, 2017
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Last week, we learned that the PC version of Destiny 2 won’t allow third-party applications to insert code in the game’s client, so applications like FRAPS, Discord, OBS, MSi Afterburner and others won’t work. A few hours ago, Bungie confirmed that some of the features of these applications will be available through the game itself.

On the latest post on the team’s official blog, Bungie confirmed that the PC version of the game will feature, among other things, an in-game FPS counter and a frame rate target option.

How will players monitor FPS performance during gameplay?
Destiny 2 on PC will include an in-game FPS counter.

How will players be able to monitor hardware performance?
Hardware performance monitors will be able to function alongside Destiny 2 PC, but any form of overlay functionality will be restricted.

Will Destiny 2 on PC include a frame rate target option?
Yes, Destiny 2 on PC will include the ability to specify a frame rate upper-limit (via a config file).

Bungie also reiterated why the applications will not work.

Why are streaming, capture or overlay applications being impacted by these security measures?
The methods that some third-party applications use to add features (inserting code into the game client) are the same as some of the methods hackers and cheaters use to disrupt the experience of other players. As a part of our security efforts, we have designed Destiny 2 for PC to resist all attempts from external applications to insert code into the game client.

It is a high priority for us to ensure that Destiny 2 is a safe and fair experience for all players, on all platforms. We remain committed to creating a positive and fair in-game experience in all of our products, and believe that this is a necessary measure in bringing you a great gaming experience on PC.

Destiny 2 launches on PC on October 24th. The console versions will launch next month.

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