Over 70 Xbox games get next-gen FPS Boost

From Alien Isolation to Yakuza 6, here’s the A-Z of games getting a frame-rate boost.

Brodie Fogg
Editorial Lead
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May 04, 2021
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Early adopters of Microsoft’s new generation of consoles will be happy to hear that over 70 Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X games have received the FPS Boost treatment overnight, bringing the total to 97 FPS Boost-enabled titles.

The list of games is nearly identical across consoles except for a few standout titles that can’t access FPS Boost on Xbox Series S (Anthem, Battlefield 1 and V, and Dead Island to name a few). Out of those 70 games getting an FPS boost, 36 are available to download on Xbox Game Pass.

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What is FPS Boost?

FPS stands for frames-per-second (also first-person shooter, which is a source of confusion).

FPS Boost is Microsoft's proprietary tech that multiplies the frame rate (frames-per-second) of existing Xbox One titles when played on the new Series S and X. Taking advantage of the new console hardware (and a 60/120hz capable TV), FPS Boost gives slightly older games a new lease on life with a higher frame rate, resulting in smoother animations and transitions. Some games are capped at 60fps while others can go as high as 120fps but often, a higher frame rate comes at the cost of resolution (e.g. 4K).

The list of 120/60hz FPS Boost games on Xbox Series X/S and Game Pass

Here’s the complete list of 120hz and 60hz FPS Boost games on Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass.

Title
Xbox Series X
Xbox Series S
Off by default on Xbox Series X
Available on Game Pass

Alien Isolation

60hz

60hz

No

No

Anthem

60hz

Not Available

Yes

Yes

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

60hz

60hz

Yes

No

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered

60hz

60hz

No

No

Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection

60hz

60hz

No

No

Assassin’s Creed Unity

60hz

60hz

No

No

Battle Chasers: Nightwar

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Battlefield 1

120hz

Not Available

Yes

Yes

Battlefield 4

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Battlefield Hardline

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Battlefield V

120hz

Not Available

Yes

Yes

Beholder Complete Edition

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

Dead Island Definitive Edition

60hz

Not Available

No

No

Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition

60hz

Not Available

No

No

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

60hz

60hz

No

No

DiRT 4

120hz

Not Available

No

No

Dishonored – Definitive Edition

60hz

60hz

No

No

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

60hz

60hz

Yes

No

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition

120hz

120hz

No

No

Dragon Age: Inquisition

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

Dungeon Defenders II

60hz

60hz

No

No

Dying Light

60hz

Not Available

No

No

Fallout 4

60hz

60hz

Yes

Yes

Fallout 76

60hz

60hz

Yes

Yes

Far Cry 4

60hz

60hz

No

No

Far Cry 5

60hz

60hz

Yes

No

Far Cry New Dawn

60hz

60hz

Yes

No

Far Cry Primal

60hz

60hz

No

No

Gears of War 4

60hz

60hz

Yes

Yes

Golf with your Friends

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Halo Wars 2

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

Halo: Spartan Assault

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Homefront: The Revolution

60hz

60hz

Yes

No

Hyperscape

120hz

120hz

Yes

No

Island Saver

120hz

120hz

No

No

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

60hz

60hz

No

No

LEGO Jurassic World

60hz

60hz

No

No

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

60hz

60hz

No

No

LEGO Marvel Superheroes

120hz

60hz

No

No

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers

120hz

60hz

No

No

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens

60hz

60hz

No

No

LEGO The Hobbit

120hz

60hz

No

No

LEGO The Incredibles

60hz

60hz

No

No

LEGO Worlds

60hz

Not Available

No

No

Life is Strange

60hz

60hz

No

No

Life is Strange 2

60hz

Not Available

No

No

Lords of the Fallen

60hz

60hz

No

No

Mad Max

120hz

60hz

No

No

Metro 2033 Redux

120hz

120hz

No

No

Metro: Last Light Redux

120hz

120hz

No

No

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

120hz

Not Available

No

No

Monster Energy Supercross 3

60hz

60hz

Yes

No

MotoGP 20

Not Available

60hz

No

No

Moving Out

120hz

120hz

No

No

My Friend Pedro

120hz

120hz

No

No

My Time at Portia

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

New Super Lucky’s Tale

120hz

120hz

No

No

Overcooked! 2

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Paladins

120hz

120hz

No

No

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

120hz

120hz

Yes

Yes

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Prey

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

Realm Royale

120hz

120hz

No

No

ReCore

60hz

60hz

No

No

Sea of Solitude

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

60hz

60hz

No

No

Shadow Warrior 2

60hz

Not Available

No

Yes

Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition

60hz

60hz

No

No

SMITE

120hz

120hz

Yes

No

Sniper Elite 4

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

Star Wars Battlefront

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Star Wars Battlefront II

120hz

Not Available

Yes

Yes

Steep

Not Available

60hz

No

No

Super Lucky’s Tale

120hz

120hz

No

No

SUPERHOT

120hz

120hz

No

No

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

The Evil Within 2

60hz

60hz

Yes

No

The Gardens Between

120hz

60hz

No

Yes

The LEGO Movie 2

60hz

60hz

No

No

The LEGO Movie

120hz

120hz

No

No

Titanfall

120hz

Not Available

No

Yes

Titanfall 2

120hz

120hz

Yes

Yes

Tom Clancy’s The Division

60hz

60hz

No

No

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

60hz

60hz

No

No

Totally Reliable Delivery Service

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Two Point Hospital

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

UFC 4

60hz

60hz

No

No

Unravel 2

120hz

120hz

Yes

No

Unruly Heroes

120hz

120hz

No

Yes

Untitled Goose Game

120hz

120hz

No

No

Wasteland 3

60hz

60hz

Yes

Yes

Watch Dogs 2

60hz

60hz

No

No

Watch_Dogs

60hz

60hz

No

No

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

60hz

60hz

No

Yes

How to turn on FPS Boost on Xbox Series S/X

Firstly, you’ll need to make sure your console has the latest update installed (under Settings > System > Downloads and Updates). Once the update is installed and your console has been restarted, simply select the game you want to play, hit the Xbox button and select the game you’re playing. In the pop-up game menu, select ‘Manage game and add-ons’. On the next screen, select ‘Compatibility options’ and make sure the FPS Boost is checked. Once you’ve turned on FPS Boost, quit the game and launch it again so the settings can take effect.

Here’s the step-by-step video guide from Major Nelson’s blog.

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Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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