What you need to know
- The Xbox backward compatibility team regularly adds new features and bonuses to older games on the Xbox platform.
- Recently, FPS Boost was unveiled as a way to seamlessly double or even quadruple the framerates of some older games on Xbox Series X|S.
- Today, Xbox revealed 13 new titles that now support FPS Boost, including Mirror's Edge, three Battlefield games, Titanfall, and more at up to 120fps.
- Even better, all 13 games are currently available through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are powerhouses when it comes to playing modern games, but they even excel when it comes to playing the classics and old favorites. Today, the Xbox backward compatibility team has revealed that a staggering 13 new games are adding FPS Boost support, which upgrades these aging titles with massively improved performance up to 120fps! All 13 games are published by EA and include fan favorites like three Battlefield games, both Titanfall games, Mirror's Edge, and both the new Star Wars Battlefront games.
If you didn't know already, Xbox FPS Boost is an incredibly innovative backward compatibility feature that can double or even quadruple the performance of older games when played on Xbox Series X|S, all with little-to-no effort required by the original developer! At first, the FPS Boost games list was small, but it's obvious that Xbox intends to expand the roster with this recent announcement rapidly.
The list is quite impressive as well, as 12 out of the 13 games now support up to 120fps on Xbox Series X|S. Even better, every single game announced today is available right now through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play, meaning you can jump into all of them right now.
Keep in mind that some of these games will not turn FPS Boost on by default and require you to toggle it manually in the Compatibility Options of the game.
The full list of new FPS Boost-enabled games on Xbox Series X|S include:
- Battlefield 4: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Battlefield 1: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Battlefield V: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Mirror's Edge Catalyst: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Star Wars Battlefront: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Star Wars Battlefront II: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Titanfall: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Titanfall 2: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Unravel 2: FPS Boost up to 120fps
- Sea of Solitude: FPS Boost up to 60fps
Some of these games already rank among the best games on Xbox, like the wonderful Titanfall 2, but now they've been made even greater on Xbox Series X|S.
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
Is it just me, or does it feel like MS is making headlines daily, if not weekly, for improvements to Xbox and or gaming? Not to troll, but is Sony sitting on their hands or with their fingers elsewhere? This would be the greatest time to be a kid with Game Pass and rechargeable batteries...#DarnJob #AdultingSux
Sony is a much smaller company (even though it's older) and they don't have the resources to devote to gaming as Microsoft does. It basically all comes down to money and where to put it. Microsoft has been dumping tons into gaming and they have more to dump than Sony does. And yes #DarnJob #AdultingSux (some of the time that is).
Yes, I was just about to play Titanfall for the first time.
Bad ass!!! Microsoft has been kicking ass as if late and the ass kickin' train doesn't seem to be leaving any time soon. Just spreading more amazing goodness around for us consumers!! RDNA 2 FTW on the series systems.
I prefer a resolution boost. For me some games with FPS boost are pointless. Watch Dogs 2 for example looks terrible on XSX. It looks like you're playing it on base Xbox One in 1080p. So why would I care about a FPS boost? For me graphics come first.
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