Five Bethesda classics receive Xbox FPS Boost

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We’re only a few weeks into the Xbox and Bethesda relationship, and we’re already seeing the benefits of the two businesses working together.

Xbox announced today that five Bethesda games have received the backwards compatibility FPS Boost feature across the Xbox Series S and X.

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The following games were updated with the feature today; Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Prey.

If that wasn’t enough, all of those games will also receive the FPS boost feature via the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

Bethesda Classics

The Bethesda games improved by the boost have received varying performance improvements, depending on the individual game. 

Fallout 4, Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition, Dishonored: Definitive Edition and Prey now run at 60fps with the FPS Boost enabled, although this comes at the cost of resolution for both Fallout titles. 

Fortunately, it won’t be enabled in Fallout as standard on Xbox Series X, so players will have to turn it on if they wish to see the game run at double the speed. 

The FPS Boost arrives off the back of a Bethesda release of titles on the Game Pass subscription service. Game Pass now includes all the games listed above, and the likes of Doom Eternal, The Evil Within and Rage 2.

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Improved Performance

The FPS Boost Feature has already made its way into a number of games, including the likes of Sniper Elite 4, Watch Dogs 2 and UFC 4. The boost often varies depending on the game, but the boost can reach anywhere between 60 and 120fps. 

The most impressive implementation of the feature so far is without a doubt Super New Lucky’s Tale, which received a 4K resolution and 122fps performance boost last month.

The Xbox FPS Boost feature was announced alongside Auto HDR, which is a feature that automatically creates a high-dynamic range image for compatible televisions and monitors. HDR creates a more vibrant image, with a wider range of dark and light colours.

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