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5 Bethesda games are getting an Xbox Series X/S FPS Boost update today
Dishonored, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Prey
Microsoft has confirmed that five Bethesda games will be updated on Monday to enable FPS Boost.
Announced in February, FPS Boost is a system-level feature that increases performance in select backwards compatible titles without requiring changes to the original game code.
It sees supported Xbox One games run at up to four times their original frame rate, with the first titles to use the feature being Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4 and Watch Dogs 2.
Beginning today, Bethesda’s Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Prey will all support FPS Boost on Xbox Series X/S.
When FPS Boost is enabled, players of these games can expect to see an increase from 30fps to nearly 60fps.
“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,” Microsoft said on Monday.
“In those select cases, such as Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 in this latest title announcement, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for Xbox Series X gamers. For all titles receiving this update, gamers will see a clear indicator if a title is running FPS Boost.”
Following the March 2021 Xbox system update, users can go into the ‘Manage Game’ section for any title, where they’ll be presented with a ‘Compatibility Options’ button that allows them to toggle FPS Boost and Auto HDR (which adds HDR enhancements to games which only shipped with standard dynamic range) on or off. Once the game is restarted, the selections will be applied.
To see if a title is running FPS Boost or Auto HDR, players can also now press the Xbox button on their controller while in a game and an indicator in the upper right corner will confirm if the features are enabled or not.
Microsoft also said on Monday it plans to announce FPS Boost support for more titles in the coming weeks.
The five games adding FPS Boost today are among 20 Bethesda titles now available on Xbox Game Pass.
Earlier this month, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said delivering exclusive games for platforms that support Xbox Game Pass was the primary reason Microsoft acquired Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media.
Microsoft also confirmed on Monday that loot shooter Outriders will be available on Xbox Game Pass beginning on April 1, which is the title’s release date.