Back in February 2021, we shared via Xbox Wire the backward compatibility team developed FPS Boost, a feature employing a variety of new methods for nearly doubling the original framerate on select titles. Higher, steadier framerates make games visually smoother, resulting in more immersive gameplay. We partnered closely with developers to enhance the experience while maintaining the game’s original intent. And while not applicable to all games, these new techniques can push game engines to render more quickly for a buttery smooth experience beyond what the original game might have delivered due to the limitations of the hardware at the time.

In some instances, because there are higher graphics requirements to enable FPS Boost technology, we’ve had to reduce a game’s resolution to ensure it both runs smoothly and plays great. In those select cases, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for Xbox Series X gamers, but can easily be turned on under the Compatibility Options in the Manage game and add-ons setting. To experience FPS Boost and to be able to toggle the feature on and off, make sure your console has taken the latest update and you’ve rebooted your console.

To see if the game you’re playing is running FPS Boost or Auto HDR, you can also now just tap the Xbox Button on your controller while in the game and you’ll see a Guide overlay indicator in the upper right corner if the features are enabled or not. For more details about using these compatibility settings and setting up for 120hz gameplay, check out the following Xbox Support article:

Configure your Xbox Series X|S to support FPS boost and auto HDR | Xbox Support

Listen to Jason Ronald talking about FPS Boost on the Xbox Podcast and stay tuned for news on more FPS Boost titles coming in the future.

UPDATE (November 15, 2021): A core tenet since the very beginning of the backward compatibility program has been to not only preserve the games you know and love, but also to enhance them using the latest technology so they look and play better than ever before while still staying true to the original creator’s vision. With Xbox Series X|S, we introduced innovations and improvements such as FPS Boost, Auto HDR, and faster loading times, which breathed new life into classic titles.  

Every backward compatible title added today will experience improved visual quality with Auto HDR on supported displays, which automatically adds HDR enhancements on Xbox Series X|S.  

Players will experience even smoother gameplay on 11 titles added today via FPS Boost, which doubles the original framerate up to 60 FPS, including F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 3, Binary Domain, and NIER. We are also excited to announce we enabled FPS Boost on 26 more titles from the existing catalog including top requested titles such as the entire Gears of War franchise, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space 2 & 3, Alan Wake and Sonic Generations. 

And beginning today, FPS Boost is rolling out to 33 titles via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) that were previously enhanced on Xbox Series X|S including Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and The Evil Within 2. 

Players can easily toggle FPS Boost as well as Auto HDR on or off under the “Manage Game” section for any title. You decide how you want to experience your favorite games, whether in their original form or enhanced with Auto HDR and FPS Boost enabled. 

Read more about FPS Boost at Xbox Wire. 

List Of Games Featuring FPS Boost

This list will be updated regularly as more games receive the FPS Boost feature.

(Last Update: November 15, 2021)

TitleXbox Series XXbox Series SOff by Default on Series XStatus
Alan Wake60hz60hzNEW
Assassin’s Creed60hz60hzNEW
Binary Domain60hz60hzNEW
Dead Space 260hz60hzNEW
Dead Space 360hz60hzNEW
Disney’s Chicken LIttle60hz60hzNEW
Dragon Age II60hz60hzNEW
Dragon Age: Origins60hz60hzNEW
F.E.A.R. 360hz60hzNEW
Fable Anniversary60hz60hzNEW
Fable III60hz60hzNEW
Fallout 360hz60hzNEW
Fallout: New Vegas60hz60hzNEW
Far Cry 360hz60hzNEW
Final Fantasy XIII-260hz60hzNEW
Gears of War60hz60hzNEW
Gears of War 260hz60hzNEW
Gears of War 360hz60hzNEW
Gears of War: Judgment60hz60hzNEW
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition60hz60hzNEW
Kameo: Elements of Power60hz60hzNEW
LEGO The Lord of the Rings60hz60hzNEW
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII60hz60hzNEW
Medal of Honor: Airborne60hz60hzNEW
Mirror’s Edge 60hz60hzNEW
NIER 60hz60hzNEW
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City60hz60hzNEW
Rock of Ages60hz60hzNEW
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed60hz60hzNEW
Sonic Generations60hz60hzNEW
Sonic Unleashed60hz60hzNEW
STAR WARS: The Clone Wars60hz60hzNEW
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion60hz60hzNEW
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment60hz60hzNEW
Alien Isolation60hz60hz
Anthem60hzNot Available
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered60hz60hz
Assassin’s Creed III 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
Dark Souls III60hz60hz
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
Fallout 460hz60hz
Far Cry 460hz60hz
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
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 Catalyst 120hzNot Available
Monster Energy Supercross 360hz60hz
MotoGP 20Not Available60hz
Moving Out120hz120hz
My Friend Pedro120hz120hz
My Time at Portia60hz60hz
New Super Lucky’s Tale120hz120hz
Overcooked! 2120hz120hz
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare120hz120hz
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2120hz120hz
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville120hz120hz
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid120hz120hz
Realm Royale120hz120hz
Sea of Solitude60hz60hz
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition60hz60hz
Shadow Warrior 260hzNot Available
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition60hz60hz
Sniper Elite 460hz60hz
STAR WARS Battlefront120hz120hz
STAR WARS Battlefront II120hzNot Available
SteepNot Available60hz
Super Lucky’s Tale120hz120hz
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
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life60hz60hz

NOTE: Many of the games supporting FPS Boost are available in Xbox Game Pass and EA Play (included with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription). See the full list of Xbox Game Pass and EA Play games at the official website.