Skyrim, 4 Other Bethesda Games Get FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and S

You may have heard that Xbox Game Pass has now added 20 of Bethesda’s most popular games, thanks to the newly minted partnership between the companies. More good news: Some of them are getting an FPS boost courtesy of the Xbox Series X and Series S.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Dishonored: Definitive Edition, and Prey are all getting the option to boost their framerate. Xbox’s Larry Hryb and Jeff Rubenstein shared the announcement and details during Friday’s recording of the official Xbox podcast.

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If for any reason you actually prefer to play the games at their original framerates, Rubenstein confirmed that players will be able to toggle the setting on their consoles. Rubenstein added that players can expect an “increase from 30 up to nearly 60 frames per second” when FPS boost is activated. The boost will require you to update your system to the latest version.

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If Xbox and Bethesda’s newly established marriage have you excited, we should be hearing more when Xbox holds an event of its own later this summer. It’s clear that Microsoft is invested in bringing Bethesda’s biggest franchises to Xbox as exclusives, with Xbox head Phil Spencer reaffirming as much this week.

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Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.

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