Microsoft announced earlier today that the latest batch of five Bethesda games would be treated to FPS Boosts on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, upgrading them from 30 frames per-second to (nearly) 60FPS.
However, two of them are fairly unique in the fact that you have to turn on FPS Boost manually for them on Xbox Series X, otherwise you won't see the frame rate benefits. Why? Because their resolutions have been dropped on the system to make FPS Boost work at the intended 60 frames per-second.
The two games are Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, and Microsoft says because of the drop, it wants to give you the choice whether to activate FPS Boost or not. Here's the full explanation from the Xbox team about this:
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.'"
We haven't had a chance to test FPS Boost for Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 at the time of writing, but as you can see above, Microsoft says players "will see a clear indicator" about this, so hopefully there won't be any confusion.
We're not sure what the resolutions have been dropped to either, but regardless, we're definitely excited to check out Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 at a glorious 60 frames per-second. Hopefully it's a transformative experience.
Have you tried Fallout's FPS Boosts on Xbox Series X yet? Let us know down in the comments below.