I know for the original Guild Wars, there was a switch/option -perfs that displays FPS and ping in the upper-right corner. Does Guild Wars 2 have a similar option?

  • There is nothing in the Official Wiki for it yet. But there is an example with -perf switch. I cannot access the game at the moment to test what it does.
    – DaveShaw
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 20:10

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I just added -perfs to the shortcut and it displays a ton of what looks like graphics related data, including FPS. I didn't see ping though.

I'm not sure what it looked like in Guild Wars, as I never played it.

  • 1
    You should only need -perf, not -perfs.
    – user6789
    Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 4:48
  • 2
    While this worked at the time of posting, -perf no longer works since bwe3 which is unfortunate.
    – greatwolf
    Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 21:00

You can view your FPS and Ping at the bottom of the first tab of the options window (F11).

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Under Windows, the Task Manager can be used to get the approximate ping time for gw2 by doing the following steps:

  1. Open Task Manager with ctrl-shift-esc and goto Performance tab.

  2. Click on Resource Monitor on the lower right.

  3. Goto the Network tab.

  4. Find gw2.exe and click its checkbox under "Processes with Network Activity".

  5. The ping time for gw2 is displayed in the "Latency" column under "TCP Connections".

This is the next best thing at least until the game provides a built-in method for showing the ping directly.


A-net have given us a way to look at ping and FPS. There is an overlay app known as Overwolf that lets you check your FPS while on the move. The FPS is shown on a corner of your screen. Hope this helps.

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