Xbox Series X|S FPS Boost mode can double frame rates in select backwards compatible games

By Sean Carey,
Microsoft has now revealed that "exciting" Xbox Series X|S enhancement news it was teasing last week. Select backwards compatible titles will benefit from a new feature called FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S consoles, which in some cases, can quadruple frame rates in a game.

Xbox FPS Boost

As detailed over on Xbox Wire, FPS Boost "employs a variety of new methods for nearly doubling (and in a few instances, quadrupling) the original framerate on select titles." These techniques can push game engines to provide a smoother gameplay experience, something that wouldn't have previously been possible in older games due to the capabilities of hardware at the time. FPS Boost also doesn't require any extra work from developers and players won't have to download any updates for games that support the feature.

Microsoft has announced that five games (all available today) will support FPS Boost, including Far Cry 4, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Sniper Elite 4, UFC 4, and Watch Dogs 2. New Super Lucky's Tale can now run up to 120fps, and UFC 4 "delivers improved framerate performance specifically on Xbox Series S and can now run at 60fps." Microsoft says this is just the beginning and will be announcing more titles compatible with the feature in the coming months.

Coming in a further update in the spring, you'll be able to toggle FPS Boost on or off, (not sure why you'd ever turn this off really) as well as Auto HDR. A new indicator will also inform you when a game is running FPS Boost when you hit the Xbox button on your controller.

What other games would you like to see implement FPS Boost? Let us know your picks in the comments.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.