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Xbox Series X loading times compared to Xbox One X

Stevivor’s midway through a special Xbox Series X preview program, letting us put the new next-gen console through its paces ahead of its 10 November launch. This post is all about its loading times in comparison to the current-gen Xbox One X.

The Xbox Series X sports a 1TB Custom NVME SSD that promises blistering speeds as well as other bonuses including Quick Resume (but we’ll get to that one later). For now, we’ll simply present a list of Xbox One games run through backwards compatibility on Xbox Series X, comparing loading times on both consoles. Every game will be launched from the internal drive of the console, so the Xbox One X’s HDD and the Xbox Series X’s SSD.

Videos will accompany our timings so you can check it all out for yourself. As more backwards compatible titles are added to the preview program — and we’re able to test them, of course — we’ll continue to grow our list. The timings below begin with minutes, then seconds, then milliseconds.


Game Name Xbox One X loading time Xbox Series X loading time
Alien Isolation 00:21:09 00:17:01
Avengers 00:48:40 00:18:38
Control 00:43:28 00:10:51
Destiny 2 01:15:36 00:39:03
Doom Eternal 00:21:38 00:05:13
Forza Horizon 3 00:44:27 00:10:33
Gears 4 00:38:47 00:25:01
Hellblade Senua’s
00:31:49 00:26:53
Journey to the Savage Planet 00:30:26 00:11:02
Ori and the Will
of the Wisps
00:14:28 00:04:42
The Outer Worlds 00:39:33 00:08:23
Resident Evil 3 00:15:06 00:03:25


The Xbox Series S & X head to store shelves on 10 November. Head here for our Xbox Series X Preview in progress.

Timing videos

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