One of the cool new features of the Xbox Series X (and Xbox Series S) is the ability to play games at up to 120 frames per-second, providing a new level of smooth performance never before seen in Xbox history.
That said, there are definitely some caveats, with one of them being that only certain titles can support the feature - 60FPS is the target for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games, so anything higher is merely a bonus.
So, what games are advertised to support 120FPS so far? Let's take a look...
What Do I Need To Play Xbox Series X Games At 120FPS?
Before we get into it, it's important to note that not everyone will be able to take advantage of this feature.
For starters, you'll need a television or monitor capable of outputting 120Hz (sometimes advertised as 100Hz by retailers in Europe - ask if you're unsure!). If you want to also display those 120fps games at their maximum 4K resolution (where applicable), you'll require a TV or monitor with an HDMI 2.1 port.
120FPS is an entirely optional feature though, so even if you don't have access to a TV or monitor that can handle it (and the majority of consumers won't for now), you'll still be able to enjoy those games at lower framerates.
How Does FPS Boost Work With 120FPS Games On Xbox Series X?
Back in the middle of February, Microsoft announced the first additions into a brand-new 'FPS Boost' program for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, improving the performance of select Xbox One games on the new systems.
Microsoft has worked closely with developers to make these improvements happen, and the feature offers "higher, steadier framerates [that] make games visually smoother," all provided by the Xbox team at no extra cost.
Many of these titles have since been upgraded to 120 frames per-second on Xbox Series X (and in some cases on Xbox Series S), although not all of them are activated by default as their resolution has had to be reduced as a result.
Here's the full explanation courtesy of the Xbox team:
"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, such as Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 in this latest title announcement, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for Xbox Series X gamers. For all titles receiving this update, gamers will see a clear indicator if a title is running FPS Boost.
At Xbox, we’re all about giving you the choice in how you want to play your favorite games, whether in its original form or with FPS Boost and/or Auto HDR. As we also detailed a few weeks back and included as part of our March Platform Update, you can now go into the 'Manage Game' section for any enhanced title, where you’ll see the new 'Compatibility Options' button that will allow you to toggle FPS Boost and Auto HDR 'on' or 'off.'"
Which Xbox Series X Games Support 120FPS (So Far)?
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
- Battle Chasers: Nightwar (via FPS Boost)
- Battlefield 1 (via FPS Boost)
- Battlefield 4 (via FPS Boost)
- Battlefield V (via FPS Boost)
- Battlefield Hardline (via FPS Boost)
- Destiny 2 (Crucible)
- Dirt 5
- Don't Starve: Giant Edition (via FPS Boost)
- Gears 5 (Multiplayer)
- Golf with your Friends (via FPS Boost)
- Halo Infinite (Multiplayer) (Fall 2021)
- Halo: Spartan Assault (via FPS Boost)
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition (via FPS Boost)
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Mirror's Edge Catalyst (via FPS Boost)
- New Super Lucky's Tale (via FPS Boost)
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Overcooked 2
- Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (via FPS Boost)
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville (via FPS Boost)
- Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (via FPS Boost)
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Sea of Thieves
- Star Wars Battlefront (via FPS Boost)
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 (via FPS Boost)
- Star Wars: Squadrons
- Superhot: Mind Control Delete
- Super Lucky's Tale (via FPS Boost)
- The Falconeer
- The Gardens Between (via FPS Boost)
- The Touryst
- Titanfall (via FPS Boost)
- Titanfall 2 (via FPS Boost)
- Unravel 2 (via FPS Boost)
Non-Xbox Game Pass Titles
- Borderlands 3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Call of Duty: Warzone
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- DiRT 4 (via FPS Boost)
- ExoMecha (August 2021)
- Hyperscape (via FPS Boost)
- Island Saver (via FPS Boost)
- King Oddball
- LEGO Marvel's Avengers (via FPS Boost)
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (via FPS Boost)
- LEGO The Hobbit (via FPS Boost)
- Mad Max (via FPS Boost)
- Metro 2033 Redux (via FPS Boost)
- Metro: Last Light Redux (via FPS Boost)
- Metal: Hellsinger (TBD 2021)
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (TBD 2021)
- Moving Out (via FPS Boost)
- My Friend Pedro (via FPS Boost)
- Orphan of the Machine (TBD 2021)
- Paladins (via FPS Boost)
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (via FPS Boost)
- Rocket League
- Realm Royale (via FPS Boost)
- Rogue Company
- Samurai Shodown
- Smite (via FPS Boost)
- SUPERHOT (via FPS Boost)
- The LEGO Movie Videogame (via FPS Boost)
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
- Totally Reliable Delivery Service (via FPS Boost)
- Unruly Heroes (via FPS Boost)
- Untitled Goose Game (via FPS Boost)
- WRC 9
What are you enjoying playing at 120FPS? Let us know in the comments below.