Skyrim and Four Other Bethesda Titles Now Feature FPS Boost

FPS Boost

FPS Boost has come to five new Xbox One titles, including Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

FPS Boost, which has also been added to Fallout 76, Prey (the 2017 version) and Dishonored: Definitive Collection, kicks in on the Xbox Series S or X and potentially boosts those titles up to 60 frames per second. That’s got to be good news, right? It is; though there were already user-created mods for Skyrim and Fallout 4 that uncapped FPS, it’s good to have an official solution.

Why this really matters to Skyrim and Fallout 4 is that, theoretically, you can load in more mod without the game’s FPS dipping into single figures (in practice, some mods can conflict with each other). There are a lot of mods for the console version of those two titles that make the game look better, so if you load those up you can have a prettier experience. Whether the wasteland should look pretty is open do debate but we have found Fallout 4’s visual filter a bit offputting sometimes.

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The games should update automatically, at the latest, the next time you play them when connected to the internet. So, if you have an Xbox Series S or X and own Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey, Dishonored: Definitive Edition or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you’re in for a treat.