EA Games Get 120FPS Support on Xbox Series X/S

An assortment of EA games on Xbox Series X/S is getting the platform's featured FPS Boost, delivering up to 120FPS. Made possible by the Xbox backwards compatibility team, more titles are now getting the smoother-than-ever frame rate. Let's look at the updated list of games getting the 120FPS Xbox boost.

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Xbox’s FPS Boost was first revealed back in March, delivering an elevated frame rate to five Bethesda games on Xbox Series X and S. Employing a variety of new methods to “nearly elevating the framerate” of select titles, this feature promised to make games visually smoother to bring even more immersive gameplay. Playing various EA games (available on EA Play/Game Pass Ultimate), FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and S is going even further, supporting up to 120hz. Even with what we already knew, this 120FPS Xbox Series X/S upgrade for these EA entries is a surprise but a welcome one. 

In a Major Nelson update on the Microsoft Xbox website, we’re treated to a full list of which games are getting the 120FPS Xbox boost on what console. For clarity, the EA titles that have just been added are above the aforementioned Bethesda games, which have the 60hz FPS boost. 

Games Xbox Series X Xbox Series S Off by Default on Series X In Xbox Game Pass 
Battlefield 1 120hz ___  (EA Play / Ultimate)
Battlefield 4 120hz 120hz   ✓ (EA Play / Ultimate)
Battlefield V 120hz ___ (EA Play / Ultimate)
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst  120hz ___   (EA Play / Ultimate)
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 120hz 120hz   (EA Play / Ultimate)
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville 120hz 120hz (EA Play / Ultimate)
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 120hz 120hz   (EA Play / Ultimate)
Sea of Solitude 60hz 60hz    (EA Play / Ultimate)
STAR WARS Battlefront 120hz 120hz    (EA Play / Ultimate)
STAR WARS Battlefront II 120hz ___  (EA Play / Ultimate)
Titanfall 120hz ___   (EA Play / Ultimate)
Titanfall 2 120hz 120hz  (EA Play / Ultimate)
Unravel 2 120hz 120hz (EA Play / Ultimate)
Dishonored – Definitive Edition 60hz 60hz  
Fallout 4 60hz 60hz
Fallout 76 60hz 60hz
Prey 60hz 60hz  
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 60hz 60hz  
Far Cry 4 60hz 60hz    
New Super Lucky’s Tale 120hz 120hz  
Sniper Elite 4 60hz 60hz  
UFC 4 60hz 60hz    
Watch Dogs 2 60hz 60hz  

 

As you can see, not all games getting the FPS Support for 120hz on Xbox Series X is the same case for the Series S. As FPS Boost essentially pushes game engines to render assets more quickly, the hardware they’re played on will be pushed even harder. With the Series X’s 12 teraflop GPU, that won’t be an issue for even the most graphically demanding titles on the list. However, with the Series S’s GPU containing just a third of the power, getting that 120FPS out of massive games like Star Wars Battlefront II is a no-go. 

Xbox Series X|S : How to enable FPS Boost in the Manage Game – Compatibility Options

For the games you can play with the FPS Boost, though (and Auto HDR), checking if the feature’s running is no problem at all. Whilst in-game, tap the Xbox button on your controller, and you’ll notice the guide overlay indicator in the upper right corner telling you what features are running. To enable it, click on your game in the Xbox menu, go to “Manage game and add-ons”. Finally, you’ll find the boxes for “Auto HDR” and “FPS boost”, which you can enable and disable at your leisure. As if you’d actually turn it off, though. 

What do you think about the 120FPS boost on the Xbox Series X and S? Let us know in the comments.

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Charles G. Rouleau

Hi Ben, I have a question… I’ve read the same report on at least 10 websites and nobody mentions this: does the game have to be installed on the internal HD, or can it run from an external USB drive?

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