Xbox Series X|S boot up now five seconds faster

Microsoft has reduced the boot-up time of the Xbox Series X|S consoles. Noticing a faster boot-up on your Xbox Series X|S console? That’s because Microsoft just improved the speed with a pretty simple fix. According to Josh Munsee, the director of Xbox Integrated Marketing, the boot sequence is now a whole five seconds faster. That’s … Read more

EA Play titles on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate get Series X FPS Boost

A number of EA Play titles are getting a boost – specifically, an FPS Boost – on Xbox Series X. The games getting boosted frame rates include three different Battlefield shooters, Titanfall 1 and 2, Star Wars Battlefront I and II, three different Plants vs. Zombies games, and more. They will receive FPS Boost whether … Read more

The Elder Scrolls Online is getting optimized for Xbox Series X and S

Bethesda is optimizing The Elder Scrolls Online for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and S consoles, the company announced today. Bethesda says that they hope to “utilize the native power of the consoles to dramatically boost the game’s fidelity and performance.” Plus, this major overhaul to the game’s graphics and performance is free for all players … Read more

Gears 5: Hivebusters Achievements Revealed

The Gears 5: Hivebusters expansion is out today. Achievement hunters will be happy to know that they can boost their Gamerscore with a set of new achievements. Hivebusters is set on the volcanic Galangi Islands. The expansion has you play as Lahni, Keegan, and Mac from Escape Mode. Known as the Scorpio Squad, the trio … Read more

Destiny 2 gets optimized for Xbox Series X tomorrow

Nearly a month after Microsoft’s next-gen console launch, Bungie is releasing its optimizations for Xbox Series X and S. The free update hits tomorrow. Cross-gen play was enabled on November 10, but the launch day update – which coincided with Destiny 2: Beyond Light – did not include support for enhanced graphics. That’s about to … Read more

Rocket League runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox Series X with the option for 120 FPS

Psyonix has announced that Xbox Series X and S enhancements are coming to Rocket League in the game’s next update. According to the developer, the enhancements “will arrive in an update the day before Season 2 goes live. Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy Rocket League at a blistering 120 frames per second. A new ‘Video Quality’ … Read more

November’s Xbox console update adds Auto HDR, Optimized for Series X|S tags

This month’s Xbox console update has a few new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Microsoft is adding six new dynamic backgrounds on Xbox Series X and S. The options add motion and color to the home screen. They are based on previous Xbox console generations and popular profile themes. More dynamic backgrounds are expected … Read more

Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4 Xbox Series X enhancements highlighted in new trailers

A pair of new trailers show off Gears 5 and Forza Horizon 4 running on the just-released Xbox Series X. The two games – which are among the top games on Xbox One – both received enhancements on Microsoft’s next-gen console. For Gears 5, that means support for Quick Resume, variable refresh rates, and 120 … Read more

Sea of Thieves Xbox Series X enhancements announced

Rare has confirmed the enhancements coming to the Xbox Series X and S version of Sea of Thieves. According to Rare’s official blog: The first thing you’ll notice is how it looks: next-gen console players will experience the beauty of our pirate paradise like never before when they experience it running at 60 frames per second in full … Read more

ARK: Survival Evolved gets ‘major’ Xbox Series X enhancements

ARK: Survival Evolved is coming to Xbox Series X with enhancements. A new trailer shows off the improvements. According to the official Xbox YouTube channel, the upgraded features for Xbox Series X include: RELATED STORY: ARK: Survival Evolved Fear Evolved in-game event starts today 4K Output at 30-60 FPS Extreme Draw/LOD Distance (Higher than PC) … Read more

Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves are Xbox Series X optimized with free upgrade

Three major current-gen games are getting optimized versions on Xbox Series X: Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, and Sea of Thieves. The news was tucked at the end of the Xbox Games Showcase. But it doesn’t make the news less significant since Microsoft is pushing both backward compatibility, Smart Delivery, and enhanced Xbox One games … Read more