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Skyrim, Fallout 4, and more get FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S, nearly doubling frame rates

FPS Boosted Bethesda games

Today Microsoft is delivering FPS Boost to another wave of backward compatible games, letting Xbox Series X|S owners experience even more games at much higher frame rates than originally intended. Marking Bethesda's arrival to Xbox, the newest arrivals are from that family of studios, with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Prey, Dishonored: Definitive Edition, and Fallout 76 gaining the feature.

According to Microsoft, players can "expect to see an increase from 30 fps to nearly 60 fps" on the five aforementioned titles thanks to FPS Boost. Due to the higher graphical requirements of Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, however, enabling FPS Boost will mean reducing the games' resolutions to meet the higher frame rate targets.

In cases where this resolution reduction is required, FPS Boost will not be automatically enabled from the get-go on the Xbox Series X. Instead, players will be required to head to the Compatibility Options in the Manage Game section to toggle FPS Boost and/or Auto HDR features. To find out if an enhanced game is utilizing FPS Boost or Auto HDR, users can tap the Xbox button on the controller while in-game to see an indicator on the top right.

The latest March update for Xbox consoles is required for applying FPS Boost to these Bethesda games. Keep in mind that Xbox Game Pass subscribers already have access to these titles as well. Moreover, with today's additions, now there are now 10 games total with FPS Boost enhancements on the backward compatibility list of Xbox Series X|S consoles, with even more games slated to gain the feature in the coming weeks.

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