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How to Turn Off Helldivers 2 Performance Overview

In short

  • You can turn off the Performance Overview by pressing the F2 button.

Helldivers 2 displays a performance overlay with stats like FPS, CPU, GPU, and memory usage.

While helpful for some, it can distract or impact performance for others.

This guide shows you how to turn it off for a cleaner, smoother experience.

How to Turn Off Helldivers 2 Performance Overlay

You have two options to disable the performance overview:

Method 1: In-Game:

  1. Press F2 during gameplay.

Method 2: Editing the Config File:

  1. Press Windows + R.
  2. Type %appdata% and press Enter.
  3. Navigate to Helldivers 2 > user_settings.config.
  4. Open the file with a text editor (Notepad, WordPad).
  5. Find the line post_effects_enabled = true.
  6. Change true to false.
  7. Save the file and close the editor.


  1. Disabling the overlay won’t affect your gameplay performance. It’s purely a visual element.
  2. If you experience performance issues after turning off the overlay, consider adjusting graphics settings or using optimization tools.

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