Xbox announces huge FPS Boost update with 74 games added
Assassin’s Creed Unity, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and more receive performance enhancing feature
Microsoft has confirmed that more than 70 games have been updated to enable its FPS Boost feature on Xbox Series X/S, bringing the total number of supported games to 97.
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. The first five titles to use the feature from February were Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, Watch Dogs 2 and EA’s UFC 4.
Bethesda‘s Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Prey all added FPS Boost later that month , followed by 13 additional EA titles in April.
On Monday, Microsoft confirmed it had added FPS to a further 74 games including Assassin’s Creed Unity, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 5, Wasteland 3 and Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
Other key games updated with FPS Boost include:
- Alien Isolation
- Gears of War 4
- Halo Wars 2
- Life is Strange 1 & 2
- Metro 2033 Redux
- Overcooked! 2
- Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
- Untitled Goose Game
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
You can see the full list of new FPS Boost Xbox games over on Microsoft’s website.
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.