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Over 70 Titles Get FPS Boost On Xbox Series X|S Today

by Rainier on May 3, 2021 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT

Microsoft unveiled another batch of FPS Boost backwards compatible titles on Xbox Series X|S – games that will experience increased frame rates with no additional work from the developer.

The Xbox backwards compatibility team developed this function to employ a variety of techniques for nearly doubling frame rates on games, many of which will be available on Xbox Game Pass. 

With the increased CPU, GPU and memory from the new Xbox Series X|S console, all of your existing games look and play better. With certain titles, we can make the experience even better, all with no work required by the developer, and no update needed by the gamer. To that end, the backward compatibility team has developed FPS Boost, which employs a variety of new methods for nearly doubling (and in a few instances, quadrupling) the original framerate on select titles. Higher, steadier framerates make games visually smoother, resulting in more immersive gameplay. We partnered closely with developers to enhance the experience while maintaining the game’s original intent.

And while not applicable to all games, these new techniques can push game engines to render more quickly for a buttery smooth experience beyond what the original game might have delivered due to the capabilities of the hardware at the time.

Today, Microsoft announced that over 70 titles, includes games such as DiRT 4, Wasteland 3 and Watch Dogs, are receiving updates to enable FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S with support up to 120hz.

To see if the game you’re playing is running FPS Boost or Auto HDR, you can also now just tap the Xbox Button on your controller while in the game and you’ll see a Guide overlay indicator in the upper right corner if the features are enabled or not.

This update brings the total titles boosted to 97; here's the full list to date:

TitleXbox Series XXbox Series SOff by Default on Series X
Alien Isolation60hz60hz 
Anthem60hzNot AvailableYes
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered60hz60hzYes
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered60hz60hz 
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection60hz60hz 
Assassin’s Creed Unity60hz60hz 
Battle Chasers: Nightwar120hz120hz 
Battlefield 1120hzNot AvailableYes
Battlefield 4120hz120hz 
Battlefield Hardline120hz120hz 
Battlefield V120hzNot AvailableYes
Beholder Complete Edition60hz60hz 
Dead Island Definitive Edition60hzNot Available 
Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition60hzNot Available 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided60hz60hz 
DiRT 4120hzNot Available 
Dishonored – Definitive Edition60hz60hz 
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider60hz60hzYes
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition120hz120hz 
Dragon Age: Inquisition60hz60hz 
Dungeon Defenders II60hz60hz 
Dying Light60hzNot Available 
Fallout 460hz60hzYes
Fallout 7660hz60hzYes
Far Cry 460hz60hz 
Far Cry 560hz60hzYes
Far Cry New Dawn60hz60hzYes
Far Cry Primal60hz60hz 
Gears of War 460hz60hzYes
Golf with your Friends120hz120hz 
Halo Wars 260hz60hz 
Halo: Spartan Assault120hz120hz 
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition120hz120hz 
Homefront: The Revolution60hz60hzYes
Hyperscape120hz120hzYes
Island Saver120hz120hz 
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham60hz60hz 
LEGO Jurassic World60hz60hz 
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 260hz60hz 
LEGO Marvel Superheroes120hz60hz 
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers120hz60hz 
LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens60hz60hz 
LEGO The Hobbit120hz60hz 
LEGO The Incredibles60hz60hz 
LEGO Worlds60hzNot Available 
Life is Strange60hz60hz 
Life is Strange 260hzNot Available 
Lords of the Fallen60hz60hz 
Mad Max120hz60hz 
Metro 2033 Redux120hz120hz 
Metro: Last Light Redux120hz120hz 
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst 120hzNot Available 
Monster Energy Supercross 360hz60hzYes
MotoGP 20Not Available60hz 
Moving Out120hz120hz 
My Friend Pedro120hz120hz 
My Time at Portia60hz60hz 
New Super Lucky’s Tale120hz120hz 
Overcooked! 2120hz120hz 
Paladins120hz120hz 
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare120hz120hz 
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2120hz120hz 
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville120hz120hzYes
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid120hz120hz 
Prey60hz60hz 
Realm Royale120hz120hz 
ReCore60hz60hz 
Sea of Solitude60hz60hz 
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition60hz60hz 
Shadow Warrior 260hzNot Available 
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition60hz60hz 
SMITE120hz120hzYes
Sniper Elite 460hz60hz 
STAR WARS Battlefront120hz120hz 
STAR WARS Battlefront II120hzNot AvailableYes
SteepNot Available60hz 
Super Lucky’s Tale120hz120hz 
SUPERHOT120hz120hz 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition60hz60hz 
The Evil Within 2 (PsychoBreak 2 in Japan)60hz60hzYes
The Gardens Between120hz60hz 
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame60hz60hz 
The LEGO Movie Videogame120hz120hz 
Titanfall120hzNot Available 
Titanfall 2120hz120hzYes
Tom Clancy’s The Division60hz60hz 
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition60hz60hz 
Totally Reliable Delivery Service120hz120hz 
Two Point Hospital60hz60hz 
UFC 460hz60hz 
Unravel 2120hz120hzYes
Unruly Heroes120hz120hz 
Untitled Goose Game120hz120hz 
Wasteland 360hz60hzYes
Watch Dogs 260hz60hz 
Watch_Dogs60hz60hz 
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life60hz60hz 

In some instances, because there are higher graphics requirements to enable FPS Boost technology, we’ve had to reduce a game’s resolution to ensure it both runs smoothly and plays great. In those select cases, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for Xbox Series X gamers, but can easily be turned on under the Compatibility Options in the Manage game and add-ons setting.

To experience FPS Boost and to be able to toggle the feature on and off, make sure your console has taken the latest update and you’ve rebooted your console.

Many of the games supporting FPS Boost are available in Xbox Game Pass and EA Play (included with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription). See the full list of Xbox Game Pass and EA Play games at the official website.

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