Five Bethesda Games Get an FPS Boost on Xbox

A select bunch of hit Bethesda games have now been given an Xbox FPS boost, following the developer officially joining the Xbox family last week. Xbox players will see an increase in frames per second on Skyrim, Fallout 4, Dishonoured and more.

Five Bethesda Games Get an FPS Boost on Xbox Cover

It’s only been a week since Bethesda was officially welcomed into the Xbox family, and we’re already starting to see fruits from the acquisition. Enjoying an FPS boost among the Xbox catalogue of Bethesda games are Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Prey.

The games have been met with an update that will enable anyone playing on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to experience a boosted frame rate from 30 to almost 60 respectively. Also, the Xbox FPS boost comes to anyone playing the games via Game Pass or if they own any of them outright. 

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Although the FPS boost derived from “a variety of new methods” will result in smoother frame rates and more immersive gameplay, Xbox has made sure in their announcement to clarify a drawback in resolution, that may result as a cost in some cases, depending on the game. 

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, 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.

So, you’ll still have a choice whether you’d like to utilise the Xbox FPS boost or not, depending on your prioritising frame rate or resolution. All you have to do is go to the “Enhanced Game Section” for any of Xbox’s enhanced titles, then go into “Compatibility Options”, where you can toggle options like “FPS Boost” or turn “Auto HDR” on or off.

If you’re unsure whether a game has the FPS Boost or Auto HDR feature on, just press the Xbox button and the guide overlay indicator in the upper right corner will tell you which features have been enabled. Just make sure your consoles have had the latest update installed and been rebooted, then you’ll be good to go. What’s more, Xbox has said additional titles will be updated with an FPS boost in the coming weeks as well. I can’t wait to see which games they’ll be making even better with higher frame rates next.  

Thankfully, the awkward timing of Bethesda becoming an Xbox studio still hasn’t stopped Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo from being PS5 exclusives

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