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How to enable FPS Boost enhancements on Xbox Series X|S

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have a slew of impressive features that enhance the user experience. Aside from making current-generation games look and run incredibly, Microsoft’s new consoles also enhance many titles from the previous generation thanks to FPS Boost. By using the power of the Xbox Series X|S, FPS Boost increases the frame rate of older Xbox One and even Xbox 360 games to make them more enjoyable in a modern context.

Currently, there are nearly 100 titles that support this feature, and as Microsoft has promised, this list will continue to grow over time. The list is composed of games spanning many genres including action, first-person shooters, and even experiences for the family. One thing to note is that Xbox Series S only supports some FPS Boost enhancements due to being a less powerful machine than the Xbox Series S.

Despite FPS Boost being so useful, many compatible games have the feature disabled by default. It might be confusing to figure out how to enable FPS Boost, but in this guide, we’ll show you everything you’ll need to know about the new feature, including which games are compatible and how to enable it.

Here’s how to enable FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S.

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Which games feature FPS Boost

Before jumping into how to enable the feature on Xbox Series X|S, let’s first touch on the list of compatible games. The nice thing about the list is that many of the titles are available via Xbox Game Pass, which means you won’t have to shell out any additional cash to get your hands on them. We’ll also note what kind of enhancements you can expect from each title, such as 60Hz or even 120Hz.

Below is the full list of compatible FPS Boost games across Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Do take note of the enhancements that appear across the two systems. Xbox Series S has fewer FPS Boost enhanced options due to the system’s power.

Title
Xbox Series X
Xbox Series S
Off by Default on Series X
Alien Isolation
60Hz
60Hz

Anthem
60Hz
Not Available

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered
60Hz
60Hz

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered
60Hz
60Hz

Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection
60Hz
60Hz

Assassin’s Creed Unity
60Hz
60Hz

Battle Chasers: Nightwar
120Hz
120Hz

Battlefield 1
120Hz
Not Available

Battlefield 4
120Hz
120Hz

Battlefield Hardline
120Hz
120Hz

Battlefield V
120Hz
Not Available

Beholder Complete Edition
60Hz
60Hz

Dead Island Definitive Edition
60Hz
Not Available

Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition
60Hz
Not Available

Deus Ex Mankind Divided
60Hz
60Hz

DiRT 4
120Hz
Not Available

Dishonored – Definitive Edition
60Hz
60Hz

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
60Hz
60Hz

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition
120Hz
120Hz

Dragon Age: Inquisition
60Hz
60Hz

Dungeon Defenders II
60Hz
60Hz

Dying Light
60Hz
Not Available

Fallout 4
60Hz
60Hz

Fallout 76
60Hz
60Hz

Far Cry 4
60Hz
60Hz

Far Cry 5
60Hz
60Hz

Far Cry New Dawn
60Hz
60Hz

Far Cry Primal
60Hz
60Hz

Gears of War 4
60Hz
60Hz

Golf with your Friends
120Hz
120Hz

Halo Wars 2
60Hz
60Hz

Halo: Spartan Assault
120Hz
120Hz

Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
120Hz
120Hz

Homefront: The Revolution
60Hz
60Hz

Hyperscape
120Hz
120Hz

Island Saver
120Hz
120Hz

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
60Hz
60Hz

LEGO Jurassic World
60Hz
60Hz

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
60Hz
60Hz

LEGO Marvel Superheroes
120Hz
60Hz

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
120Hz
60Hz

LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens
60Hz
60Hz

LEGO The Hobbit
120Hz
60Hz

LEGO The Incredibles
60Hz
60Hz

LEGO Worlds
60Hz
Not Available

Life is Strange
60Hz
60Hz

Life is Strange 2
60Hz
Not Available

Lords of the Fallen
60Hz
60Hz

Mad Max
120Hz
60Hz

Metro 2033 Redux
120Hz
120Hz

Metro: Last Light Redux
120Hz
120Hz

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
120Hz
Not Available

Monster Energy Supercross 3
60Hz
60Hz

MotoGP 20
Not Available
60Hz

Moving Out
120Hz
120Hz

My Friend Pedro
120Hz
120Hz

My Time at Portia
60Hz
60Hz

New Super Lucky’s Tale
120Hz
120Hz

Overcooked! 2
120Hz
120Hz

Paladins
120Hz
120Hz

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
120Hz
120Hz

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
120Hz
120Hz

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
120Hz
120Hz

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
120Hz
120Hz

Prey
60Hz
60Hz

Realm Royale
120Hz
120Hz

ReCore
60Hz
60Hz

Sea of Solitude
60Hz
60Hz

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
60Hz
60Hz

Shadow Warrior 2
60Hz
Not Available

Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
60Hz
60Hz

SMITE
120Hz
120Hz

Sniper Elite 4
60Hz
60Hz

STAR WARS Battlefront
120Hz
120Hz

STAR WARS Battlefront II
120Hz
Not Available

Steep
Not Available
60Hz

Super Lucky’s Tale
120Hz
120Hz

SUPERHOT
120Hz
120Hz

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
60Hz
60Hz

The Evil Within 2 (PsychoBreak 2 in Japan)
60Hz
60Hz

The Gardens Between
120Hz
60Hz

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
60Hz
60Hz

The LEGO Movie Videogame
120Hz
120Hz

Titanfall
120Hz
Not Available

Titanfall 2
120Hz
120Hz

Tom Clancy’s The Division
60Hz
60Hz

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
60Hz
60Hz

Totally Reliable Delivery Service
120Hz
120Hz

Two Point Hospital
60Hz
60Hz

UFC 4
60Hz
60Hz

Unravel 2
120Hz
120Hz

Unruly Heroes
120Hz
120Hz

Untitled Goose Game
120Hz
120Hz

Wasteland 3
60Hz
60Hz

Watch Dogs 2
60Hz
60Hz

Watch_Dogs
60Hz
60Hz

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
60Hz
60Hz

How to enable FPS Boost

Now that you’re aware of which games will work, let’s dive into how to enable the feature on Xbox Series X|S. Regardless of which current-gen Xbox system you have, the steps are the same since they share a UI. The first step is to head into the Manage game and add-ons menu. There are a couple of ways to do this, but the easiest method is to select the My games and apps menu from the system’s dashboard.

Once here, you’ll see the full list of games available on your system and you can categorize them by console type by changing the filter above the list of games. We advise switching over to Group by console type so you’ve got access to all Xbox One and Xbox 360 games in separate categories, making them easier to navigate. Then scroll down to an FPS Boost-enabled game and press the menu button on it to see more options.

From here, select Manage game and add-ons and you’ll be taken to another screen. At the top, it’ll say “Manage [insert name of game here].” Scroll down to Compatibility options and, assuming the title has FPS Boost features, you’ll see a checkbox for FPS boost.

Check this box, and then restart the game and you’ll be ready to enjoy your older Xbox games at a higher frame rate! Just take note that if you have an Xbox Series S, the checkbox will be grayed out.

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