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Xbox March 2021 update adds FPS Boost toggle, prep for new headset

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A new Xbox March 2021 update adds a toggle for FPS Boost on Xbox Series consoles alongside files in preparation for Xbox’s new wireless headset.

Xbox Series consoles will receive two compatibility options for backwards compatibility: Auto HDR and FPS Boost.

Auto HDR will add the feature to older games that weren’t developed with it in mind, while FPS Boost will increase the frame rate of older games. Players will have the opportunity toggle the options on or off depending on preference; judging by how Alan Wake seemed a bit washed out at times with Auto HDR on, it’s a welcome feature to have

The Xbox Accessories app will also be updated at the same time, providing options to “fine-tune the audio controls for a customized audio experience, including equalizer settings, bass boost, auto-mute sensitivity, mic monitoring, and brightness of the mic’s mute light,” Microsoft advised. “Best of all, the headset can stay updated with the latest features via wireless updates from your console, ensuring you’ll have a premium audio experience that continues to evolve.”

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