How to Enable FPS Boost Enhancements on Xbox Series X

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.

TitleXbox Series XXbox Series SOff by Default on Series X
Alien Isolation60Hz60Hz
Anthem60HzNot Available
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered60Hz60Hz
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered60Hz60Hz
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection60Hz60Hz
Assassin’s Creed Unity60Hz60Hz
Battle Chasers: Nightwar120Hz120Hz
Battlefield 1120HzNot Available
Battlefield 4120Hz120Hz
Battlefield Hardline120Hz120Hz
Battlefield V120HzNot Available
Beholder Complete Edition60Hz60Hz
Dead Island Definitive Edition60HzNot Available
Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition60HzNot Available
Deus Ex Mankind Divided60Hz60Hz
DiRT 4120HzNot Available
Dishonored – Definitive Edition60Hz60Hz
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider60Hz60Hz
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition120Hz120Hz
Dragon Age: Inquisition60Hz60Hz
Dungeon Defenders II60Hz60Hz
Dying Light60HzNot Available
Fallout 460Hz60Hz
Fallout 7660Hz60Hz
Far Cry 460Hz60Hz
Far Cry 560Hz60Hz
Far Cry New Dawn60Hz60Hz
Far Cry Primal60Hz60Hz
Gears of War 460Hz60Hz
Golf with your Friends120Hz120Hz
Halo Wars 260Hz60Hz
Halo: Spartan Assault120Hz120Hz
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition120Hz120Hz
Homefront: The Revolution60Hz60Hz
Hyperscape120Hz120Hz
Island Saver120Hz120Hz
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham60Hz60Hz
LEGO Jurassic World60Hz60Hz
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 260Hz60Hz
LEGO Marvel Superheroes120Hz60Hz
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers120Hz60Hz
LEGO STAR WARS: The Force Awakens60Hz60Hz
LEGO The Hobbit120Hz60Hz
LEGO The Incredibles60Hz60Hz
LEGO Worlds60HzNot Available
Life is Strange60Hz60Hz
Life is Strange 260HzNot Available
Lords of the Fallen60Hz60Hz
Mad Max120Hz60Hz
Metro 2033 Redux120Hz120Hz
Metro: Last Light Redux120Hz120Hz
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst120HzNot Available
Monster Energy Supercross 360Hz60Hz
MotoGP 20Not Available60Hz
Moving Out120Hz120Hz
My Friend Pedro120Hz120Hz
My Time at Portia60Hz60Hz
New Super Lucky’s Tale120Hz120Hz
Overcooked! 2120Hz120Hz
Paladins120Hz120Hz
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare120Hz120Hz
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2120Hz120Hz
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville120Hz120Hz
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid120Hz120Hz
Prey60Hz60Hz
Realm Royale120Hz120Hz
ReCore60Hz60Hz
Sea of Solitude60Hz60Hz
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition60Hz60Hz
Shadow Warrior 260HzNot Available
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition60Hz60Hz
SMITE120Hz120Hz
Sniper Elite 460Hz60Hz
STAR WARS Battlefront120Hz120Hz
STAR WARS Battlefront II120HzNot Available
SteepNot Available60Hz
Super Lucky’s Tale120Hz120Hz
SUPERHOT120Hz120Hz
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition60Hz60Hz
The Evil Within 2 (PsychoBreak 2 in Japan)60Hz60Hz
The Gardens Between120Hz60Hz
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame60Hz60Hz
The LEGO Movie Videogame120Hz120Hz
Titanfall120HzNot Available
Titanfall 2120Hz120Hz
Tom Clancy’s The Division60Hz60Hz
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition60Hz60Hz
Totally Reliable Delivery Service120Hz120Hz
Two Point Hospital60Hz60Hz
UFC 460Hz60Hz
Unravel 2120Hz120Hz
Unruly Heroes120Hz120Hz
Untitled Goose Game120Hz120Hz
Wasteland 360Hz60Hz
Watch Dogs 260Hz60Hz
Watch_Dogs60Hz60Hz
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life60Hz60Hz

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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