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How to turn on FPS Boost for Xbox Series backwards compatible games

Smooth as silk.

FPS Boost is now available on a number of Xbox Series S & X backwards compatible games, and this guide shows you how to enable it.

A toggle for both FPS Boost and Auto HDR is available as thanks to a March 2021 Xbox update. If you don’t have that, you can check and install it via Settings > System > Updates > Check for updates.

Once that’s installed, you can toggle the backwards compatible options for supported games by doing the following:

  • Hit the Xbox guide button
  • Select the game you want to affect by selecting it (or finding it via My Games & Apps)
  • Hit the Hamburger button and select Manage game and add-ons
  • Select Compatibility options from the list on the left
  • Toggle Auto HDR and/or FPS Boost on or off, depending on your preference

Currently supported games include  Far Cry 4New Super Lucky’s TaleSniper Elite 4UFC 4, Watch Dogs 2, Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Prey.

We’ve just tried FPS Boost out on Fallout 76 and it’s mostly silky smooth. We’re encountering a little screen tearing, but the little bit of pain is worth the gain.

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