All Xbox Series X and Series S games with support for 120fps gameplay
One of the biggest attractions of Microsoft’s new consoles is the ability to finally have fast gameplay at 120 frames per second at up to 4K resolution. The Xbox Series X and Series S also got an update back in February where the FPS Boost feature was introduced, which additionally enabled older-gen Xbox games to run at comparatively faster frame rates going up to 120fps.
But what exactly is the benefit of having 120fps gameplay? Older Xbox consoles were restricted to 30 or 60fps with some exceptions on the last-gen Xbox One X. The new Xbox Series X and Series S pack powerful hardware that’s capable of delivering such high frame rates going up to 4K resolution on certain supported games. Having a higher refresh rate ensures a smoother experience with faster response time, which is absolutely essential for competitive games. At the same time, it requires a lot of power to deliver double the amount of frame rates when compared to 60fps. Much like the higher refresh rate on smartphones, you need to experience games at a higher fps to appreciate the hype behind it.
You also need to understand the difference between 120fps and 120Hz. It’s easy to get confused between the two but simply put, hertz (Hz) refers to the number of times your display refreshes per second, while frames per second (fps) refers to the number of image frames generated by the console. Unlike gaming monitors that are available for anything from 144Hz to 360Hz, TVs are mostly limited to 60Hz. To experience the full potential of 120fps on the Xbox Series X or Series S, you need to make sure your TV or monitor offers at least a 120Hz refresh rate. Depending on the display resolution, you also need to make sure your TV or monitor has an HDMI 2.0 or the newer HDMI 2.1 port which is necessary for 4K 120Hz gameplay.
Now we’ve clarified all that, let’s take a look at all of the games for the Xbox Series X and Series S capable of running at 120 frames per second.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an RPG game featuring deep dungeon diving, with traditional turn-based combat with a unique overcharge mana system and a rich story driven by exploration of the world. The action-oriented game includes randomly generated dungeons loaded with traps, puzzles and secrets, and players need to use each hero’s unique dungeon skills to survive. The game supports 120fps on both the Xbox Series X and Series S.
Released in 2016, Battlefield 1 is an award-winning first-person shooter by Electronic Arts and Dice, which is inspired by historical events during the period of World War 1. The game supports 120fps but is only available on the Xbox Series X via the FPS Boost feature.
The sequel to 2011’s Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4 is set six years after the events of its prequel. The single-player campaign sees American squad Tombstone – consisting of Dunn, Sergeant Recker, Irish, and Pac – attempt to escape from Azerbaijan with vital intelligence about a potential military uprising in China. Microsoft recently confirmed that the game will support 120fps on the Xbox Series X via the FPS Boost feature.
The latest title in the Battlefield series, Battlefield V is based on World War II and a thematic continuation of the World War 1-based game Battlefield 1. The first-person shooter includes a single-player campaign, several multiplayer modes as well as a battle royale mode called ‘Firestorm.’ The game supports 120fps only on the Xbox Series X.
A spin-off for the popular Battlefield franchise, ‘Hardline’ breaks away from the military setting that characterized the series and focuses on crime, heist, and policing elements. Thus, the main factions in Hardline are the police Special Response Units and criminals. You get access to various military-grade weapons and vehicles, as well as having police equipment such as tasers and handcuffs. You can now enjoy the game with 120fps support on the Xbox Series X and the Series S.
Borderlands 3 is an action role-playing first-person shooter game that was released in 2019 as a sequel to Borderlands 2, and the fourth entry in the main Borderlands series. Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, you can enjoy the game in 120fps at 1080p resolution only on the Xbox Series X at the moment.
Call of Duty: Warzone
Another free-to-play battle royale game, Call of Duty: Warzone is a part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War, although you do not need to purchase either of them. You can enjoy the game with 120fps going up to 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X and up to 1080p resolution on the Series S.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The latest title under the Call of Duty franchise COD: Black Ops Cold War serves as the sixth installment in the Black Ops series, and the seventeenth installment in the overall Call of Duty series. The campaign is set during the early 1980s of the Cold War, chronologically between Call of Duty: Black Ops and Black Ops II (2012). It is available with 120fps at 1200p resolution on the Xbox Series X, but not on the Series S.
CrossCode was originally released as a crowdfunding project on Indiegogo and the retro-inspired 2D action role-playing game is available on almost all platforms including the Xbox Series X and Series S. That game can be played at 120fps in 4K resolution on both consoles.
Destiny 2, also known as Destiny 2: New Light, is a first-person shooter game that incorporates role-playing and massively multiplayer online game (MMO) elements. Published by Activision, the game supports 120fps in 4K resolution only on the Xbox Series X.
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
An expanded version of the original, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition was released exclusively for the Xbox Series X and Series S and the Sony PS5. It includes the addition of Vergil as a playable character which is available as paid DLC for players on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can enjoy a smooth 120fps experience only on the Xbox Series X though, and limited to 1080p resolution.
The popular off-road racing game, Dirt 4 launched in 2017 and puts you at the wheel of powerful machines to face the toughest roads and circuits on the planet in rally, rallycross and landrush. The game offers rally stages that span across five locations: Fitzroy in Australia, Tarragona in Spain, Michigan in the United States, Värmland in Sweden, and Powys in Wales. Dirt 4 is now available with 120fps support on the Xbox Series X.
Dirt 5 is the fourteenth game in the popular Colin McRae Rally series which focuses on off-road racing. This is one of the few racing games that is now available with 120fps on both the Xbox Series X at 1440p and Series S at 1080p resolutions. Notably, this was the last game released by Codemasters as an independent studio before was acquired by Electronic Arts in February 2021.
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition
A survival game full of science and magic, you get to play Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist, who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Learn to exploit the environment and its inhabitants to escape and help Wilson find his way back home. As per Microsoft, the game now supports 120fps on both consoles.
The highly popular free-to-play online game Fortnite is the most popular battle royale game and is now available with up to 120fps on the new consoles. It is optimized for the Xbox Series X to run at 1440p and Series S at 1080p if you want to take advantage of the high frame rates. Currently, Season 6 of Chapter 2 is underway and is expected to stick around till June of 2021.
The sixth installment of the Gears of War series, Gears V takes place months after the events of Gears of War 4 and focuses on Kait Diaz, an Outsider who is descended from Myrrah, Queen of the Locust Horde. The third-person shooter game is published by Xbox Game Studios, and can be experienced in 120fps at 4K on the Xbox Series X and 1080p on the Xbox Series S.
Golf With Your Friends
Enjoy golf in this multiplayer game that allows up to 12 players to take on a variety of themed courses. It comes with three game modes- Tee off which is classic mini-golf, shoot for the pars in hoops or swap the hole for a goal in hockey. The game also comes with customizations and special powerups. The game supports 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S.
Halo: Spartan Assault
Set during the timeline between Halo 3 and Halo 4, Halo: Spartan Assault is a fast-paced top-down shooter game that comes with over 30 Campaign missions where you get to use many of your favorite Halo weapons, vehicles, and armor abilities. It also comes with an online co-op multiplayer mode where you can team up with your friends on Xbox Live. The game officially supports 120fps gameplay on both Xbox Series X and Series S.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
A compilation of games from the Halo series that includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (an Xbox 360 updated version of Halo: Combat Evolved), Halo 2: Anniversary (an Xbox One updated version of Halo 2), Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4. The enhanced version was released for the Xbox Series X|S in November 2020 and is available with support for 120fps in 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X and 1080p on the Series S.
Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
Hollow Knight is an award-winning side-scroller action-adventure game with excellent visuals set in the world of insects and heroes. The Voidheart Edition includes the original game along with four giant content packs built-in, expanding the game with new quests, terrifying boss fights, and striking new abilities. You can now enjoy the game with smooth 120fps support on the Xbox Series X and the smaller Series S.
A unique futuristic battle royale game, Hyper Scape is free-to-play where you get to play solo or a squad of three. The game includes fast-paced action with an emphasis on vertical gameplay, upgradable weapons, and a variety of game modes to test your skills. There are also some ‘hacks’ that help you march towards victory. The game supports 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S.
Island Saver is a free-to-play action-adventure game developed by Scottish studio Stormcloud Games. The objective is to traverse an island. New areas can be unlocked by spending in-game coins. These coins are obtained by cleaning up litter, cleaning up goop, and in turn saving the bankimals—animals that can balloon up with coins like a piggy bank. Both the Xbox Series X and Series S owners can enjoy the game in 120fps.
Jydge is a twin-stick shooter game set in the dystopic, cyberpunk city of Edenbyrg. You get to play as “JYDGE” -a law enforcer who is tasked with eliminating enemies and rescuing hostages across twenty different levels. The game is played from a tilted top-down perspective and features destructible environments that enable players to breach a room by shooting down a wall. The game currently supports 120fps at 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X.
This is a unique arcade-style single button game that can be mastered by anticipating how boulders roll, bounce, and launch from explosions. Developed and published by 10tons Ltd, there are over 160 levels to test your skills. The game supports 120fps on the Xbox Series X at 4K resolution.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
The game features an original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe where players get to take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine, and many more characters. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes officially supports 120fps gameplay on the Xbox Series X but is limited to 60fps on the Series S.
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
Avengers, assemble! Play as the mighty superheroes in their quest to save the world while re-living some of the moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the Battle of New York between the Avengers and Loki as seen in the movie “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Just like Lego Marvel’s Super Heroes, you can enjoy 120fps gameplay only on the Xbox Series X.
LEGO The Hobbit
Lego The Hobbit takes you on an adventure through middle-earth where you get to play your favorite scenes from the films and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. The game supports 120fps gameplay but currently on the Xbox Series X.
An adaptation from the Mad Max series of movies, specifically the 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road, you get to play the protagonist who is a lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. The open-world, third-person action game, requires you to fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular combat against vicious gangs of bandits. The game supports smooth 120fps gameplay on the Xbox Series X.
Metro 2033 Redux
Metro 2033 Redux is the definitive version of the cult classic first-person shooter survival horror game Metro 2033, developed by 4A Games and published by THQ. Players can expect enhanced lighting, physics, and dynamic weather effects in the ‘Redux’ version of the game. It also supports 120fps gameplay on both Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.
Metro: Last Light Redux
Sequel to Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light is a post-apocalyptic-themed, first-person shooter game with stealth and survival horror elements. The story follows Artyom, a young soldier living in the Moscow Metro after a devastating nuclear war. The ‘Redux’ version brings enhanced visuals and improved lighting made specifically for next-gen consoles. The game now supports 120fps gameplay on the Xbox Series X as well as the Series S.
Minecraft Dungeons is a spin-off of the original developed by Mojang Studios and Double Eleven. Unlike Minecraft, it doesn’t feature an open world, neither does it involve mining or building, instead it is a hack and slash-styled dungeon crawler, where players explore dungeons filled with randomly-generated monsters and also deal with traps, puzzles, bosses, and finding treasure. It supports 120fps in 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
A first-person action-adventure, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a reboot of the original game that came out in 2008 game that focuses on protagonist Faith Connors. Players traverse ‘Glass’ city using aspects of urban exploration and parkour movements to complete missions and evade or fight enemies. The game will support 120fps only on the Xbox Series X console.
Moving Out is a physics-based moving simulator where As a certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you’ll take on moving jobs all across the town of Packmore. The game also comes with a co-op mode where up to four players can work together to ‘pivot’ the couch out of the house. Moving Out supports 120fps gameplay on both Xbox Series X and Series S.
My Friend Pedro
A dynamic shooter game that lets you create amazing cinematic style sequences, using split aiming, slow motion, and cause destruction with solid control over both your weapons and your body. Twist and turn through the air while aiming both hands at priority threats or line up a perfect ricochet to drop an unsuspecting gangster from behind. You can enjoy the game in smooth 120fps gameplay on the Xbox Series X and the Series S.
New Super Lucky’s Tale
The 3D platform game developed by Playful Studios and published by Microsoft Studios, New Super Lucky’s Tale is an enhanced version of Super Lucky’s Tale from 2017 and is similar to popular 90s gaming titles such as Banjo-Kazooie, Crash Bandicoot, and Super Mario 64. The game is said to support 120fps on both the Xbox Series X and Series S, but there is no confirmation on the resolution.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Focusing on exploration, collecting items and upgrades, and backtracking to previously inaccessible areas, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is an exciting 2D platform game. Players get to control Ori, a white guardian spirit that can jump, climb, glide, and swim between various platforms, to solve intricate puzzles. You can enjoy the game in smooth 120fps in 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X and 1080p on the Series S.
A cooperative cooking simulation game, Overcooked 2 is developed by Team17 alongside Ghost Town Games, and published by Team17. The game teams of up to four players in a co-op mode to prepare and cook orders in absurd restaurants. Players need to gather, chop, and cook ingredients, combine them on plates, serve dishes, and wash dishes.
Overwatch will officially be five years old in May, becoming one of the most successful online first-person team-based shooters. Each player gets to select from a roster of characters, called “heroes” each having a unique ability. Teams need to work together to complete certain objectives on a map within a limited period of time. The best part about Overwatch is that new characters, maps, and newly added game modes post-release are all free of charge, with the only additional cost to players being optional loot boxes to purchase cosmetic items. It officially supports 120fps on the Xbox Series X at 1440p resolution and Series S at 1080p resolution.
Paladins is a free-to-play online hero shooter game that takes place in a sci-fi fantasy world called Realm. There are elements of both fantasy and science fiction, including medieval-looking soldiers who use ranged weapons such as shotguns and assault rifles instead of swords. The team-based first-person shooter focuses on two groups of five players each, who compete for combat-based goals. The game now supports 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
The popular Plants vs. Zombies franchise saw the addition of Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare in 2014 which was a spinoff to the original. It is a team-based third-person shooter where players take control of the Plants or the Zombies in either a cooperative or competitive multiplayer environment. You can enjoy 120fps gameplay on the Xbox Series X and the Series S.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
Shortly after the success of Garden Warfare, PopCap Games and EA announced a sequel that was released in 2016. The gameplay largely remained the same as its predecessor, with the addition of 10 new plant and zombie classes, a zombie version of Garden Ops, titled Graveyard Ops, and a new mode called Herbal Assault, a swapped version of Gardens and Graveyards where the Zombies must defend the bases and prevent the Plants from capturing them, which supports a maximum 24 players per game. This one also supports 120fps gameplay on both Xbox Series X and Series S.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
The latest game under the Plants vs. Zombies franchise and the third installment under the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare series, this one is also a third-person shooter where players take control of the Plants or the Zombies in either a cooperative or competitive multiplayer environment. The game supports 120fps on the Xbox Series X and the Series S.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a fighting game where players compete in battle using characters from the Power Rangers universe with different fighting styles and special attacks. Players select teams of three characters to engage in one-on-one combat and can choose to switch between them at any point during the match, as well as call teammates to perform assists. Owners of the Xbox Series X and Series S, both can enjoy the game with 120fps support.
Rainbow Six Siege
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is an online tactical shooter game that focuses on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. You get to be either an attacker or a defender in different gameplay modes such as rescuing a hostage, defusing a bomb, and taking control of an objective within a room. There is no solo campaign but there are a series of offline missions called, “situations” that you can enjoy. The game supports 120fps in 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X and 1080p on the Series S.
Realm Royale is a free-to-play third-person shooter battle royale game and a spin-off of the hero shooter Paladins, where it originated as a game mode known as Paladins: Battlegrounds. The game looks very similar to Fortnite and apart from the standard battle royale gameplay, it includes a crafting system allowing items to be broken down for materials to make better items or abilities at fixed locations found on the map. The game supports 120fps gameplay on both consoles.
A fun and fast-paced game of soccer, but played with rocket-powered cars. As simple as it sounds, Rocket League has up to eight players per team that can use these cars to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal and score points. The team with the most goals after the stipulated time wins. It offers single-player and multiplayer modes that can be played both locally and online, including cross-platform play between all versions. Rocket League supports 120fps at a slightly weird resolution of 1512p resolution on the Xbox Series X and 756p on the Series S.
Rogue Company is another online competitive character-based shooter. It features objective-based game modes and various maps. Each match consists of multiple rounds, where teams skydive from an aircraft to the map below at the beginning of each round to compete against each other in various objectives. Players get to use the money earned from completing tasks and eliminating players in the previous rounds to buy and upgrade weapons, equipment, and others perks. The game supports 120fps at 4K resolution on the Xbox Series X and 1440p resolution on the Series S.
Samurai Shodown takes inspiration from the King of Fighter series of action fighting games. The game has been around since 1993 with the stories taking place in 18th-century Japan. The newest one in the franchise was launched in 2019 which is available on major platforms, including the Xbox Series X and Series S. The game was recently updated to support 120fps but there is no mention of the actual resolution.
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is a first-person multiplayer action-adventure game where you get to play the role of a pirate who completes voyages from different trading companies in order to become the ultimate pirate legend. Players get to cooperate with each other to explore an open world via a pirate ship and the game is described as a “shared-world adventure game.” The game currently supports 120fps at 1080p resolution only on the Xbox Series X.
Smite is a free-to-play, third-person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game where players control gods and other mythological figures, and take part in team-based combat, using their abilities and tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player-controlled minions. The game supports 120fps on the Xbox Series X and Series S.
Star Wars Battlefront
Enter the world of Star Wars where you become part of some of the most iconic space battles where you get to control a Rebel Alliance soldier or an Imperial Stormtrooper. Players get to explore planets from the original Star Wars trilogy, such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, Bespin, and Sullust, as well as the planet of Jakku introduced in the sequel trilogy. The game is confirmed to support 120fps available on both Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars Battlefront II is a sequel to Star Wars Battlefront and the fourth main installment of the Star Wars: Battlefront series. The game includes both single-player and multiplayer game modes, including a story-driven campaign, set in between the films Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, which depicts the climax of the Galactic Civil War and the Galactic Empire’s downfall from the perspective of Imperial commander-turned-New Republic soldier Iden Versio. Owners of the Xbox Series X can now enjoy the game in 120fps, but it is restricted to 60fps on the Series S.
Star Wars Squadrons
Star Wars Squadrons is a space combat game developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. You get to enter and take control of starfighters from either the Galactic Empire or the New Republic navy. The gameplay involves controlling the movement of power between the ship’s functions of weaponry, shields, and engines to defeat your opponents in combat. The game supports 120fps gameplay on the Xbox Series X at 4K resolution and 1440p resolution on the Xbox Series S.
Super Lucky’s Tale
Super Lucky’s Tale is a 3D platform game and a sequel to Lucky’s Tale, a virtual reality 3D platformer for the Oculus Rift. The game follows Lucky Swiftail, a curious and brave fox on a quest to find his inner strength and help his sister Lyra protect the Book of Ages, inside of which exist entire worlds and characters. You can play the game at 120fps on the Xbox Series X as well as the Series S.
Superhot is an independent first-person shooter (FPS) game that follows the traditional first-person shooter gameplay with players attempting to take out enemy targets using guns and other weapons, but the time within the game progresses at a normal speed only when the player moves. The game also includes a minimalist art style, with enemies in red and weapons in black, in contrast to the otherwise white and grey environment.
SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete
The third game in the Superhot franchise, Mind Control Delete includes more story and signature gameplay that you can explore. It is a very intense game where you need to shoot, punch, slice, and explode your way through challenging encounters packed in unique polygonal style graphics. The game runs in 4K at 120fps on the Xbox Series X and 1440p on the Xbox Series S.
The Falconeer is an aerial combat game set in a pirate fantasy backdrop named the Great Ursee. The third-person arcade flight game lets you pilot a massive warbird where you need to shoot down rival enemies while dodging hostile attacks. Players need to manage the warbird’s stamina while performing various moves and maneuvers. The game supports 120fps on the Xbox Series X at 1800p and Xbox Series S at 1080p.
The Gardens Between
A puzzle-based game, The Gardens Between centers around teenagers Arina and Frendt, a girl and boy who live next door to each other and have become close friends. The game includes about twenty abstract levels, grouped into sets of two or three levels each, each influenced by memories of Arina and Frendt’s friendship. You can play the game at 120fps on the Xbox Series X, but it is limited to 60fps on the Series S.
The LEGO Movie Videogame
Based on the movie franchise, the Lego Movie Videogame lets you join Emmet and his group of resistance fighters in a quest to sabotage Lord Business’ evil plans. The game includes over 90 playable characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf, Shakespeare, Cleopatra and more. The game supports 120fps gameplay on both Xbox Series X and the Series S.
The Touryst is an action-adventure puzzle game developed and published by Shin’en Multimedia that made its debut in 2019. An enhanced version of the game was launched for the new Xbox consoles in 2020 bringing support for 120fps available on both the Series X and Series S.
The popular Titanfall series is a first-person shooter where players control “Pilots” and their mech-style Titans, and fight in six-on-six matches set in the war-torn outer space colonies of the Frontier. The game mainly focused on a multiplayer experience with no real single-player campaign included. Instead, there were single-player missions included that served as a way for the player to learn the mechanics of the game. It supports 120fps only on the Xbox Series X, via FPS Boost.
Following up from the original, Titanfall 2 was a critically acclaimed gaming title from EA and introduced a single-player story campaign. The gameplay is split between commanding the Titan (BT-7274) and controlling the Pilot. It features a linear story, but levels offer players multiple paths to explore. The game is available with support for 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S via FPS Boost.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 was launched in 2020 by developer Vicarious Visions and publisher Activision. It is a remaster of the first two games in the Tony Hawk’s series: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (1999) and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (2000) which were originally developed by Neversoft. It is also the first major game in the series since Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 (2015). It is an arcade-style game, meaning the goal of the game is to achieve a high score or collect certain objects. The game supports 120fps at up to 1440p on the Series X.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service
Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a ragdoll physics simulation about terrible package delivery couriers. Work together using odd machinery, useful gadgets, and the wonders of physics to reliably deliver packages to their destination. Both the Xbox Series X and Series S offer support for 120fps gameplay.
Unravel Two is a puzzle-platform game that can be played as both single-player or multiplayer in local co-op. Players get to control either of the two Yarnys who work together in order to solve puzzles and manipulate the world. You can experience the game in a smooth 120fps experience on both Xbox Series X and Series S.
Unruly Heroes is a platformer or jump ‘n’ run game that includes four playable characters each having their own unique skills and traits. Each character can be switched anytime during gameplay as you progress punching in combos and solving various puzzles laid out over 29 exciting levels. Microsoft recently added Unruly Heroes to its list of games that support 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.
Untitled Goose Game
Untitled Goose Game is a puzzle stealth game where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day. The game supports 120fps on both Xbox Series X and Series S.
WRC 9, also known as WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship, is the official racing video game of the 2020 World Rally Championship. It offers 14 different locations (reflecting the 2020 season as it was originally intended to be run) including all three returning rallies, Safari Rally, Rally New Zealand, and Rally Japan, with up to fifty official crews from WRC, WRC-2, WRC-3, and J-WRC available for the player to choose. You can enable the 120Hz performance mode on the game, currently only available on the Xbox Series X.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a third-person shooter game that is set in the year 1946, after the events of Zombie Army Trilogy, one year after Adolf Hitler was defeated by the Resistance and banished to hell. The story begins in Milan, where the players have to battle against invading hordes of the dead attacking safe houses, only to learn that the dead are beginning to show some form of intelligence, enough to use weapons such as handguns and SMGs, but not as competent as living humans. The game supports 120fps on the Xbox Series X at 1080p resolution.
Games with Upcoming Support for 120fps Gameplay
These are new games that have not released yet but will release with 120fps gameplay support right out of the box, or are existing games that have been promised a 120fps gameplay mode for the near future.
One of the top battle royale games, Apex Legends is developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. Based on the popular Titanfall franchise I am currently hooked on the game. We are yet to get a confirmation as to when 120fps will be released for the Xbox Series X and Series S, but Respawn recently said in an AMA session on Reddit that “120fps is one of our goals as we continue to look at next-gen features and balance between what we think is best for the overall player experience for NG, we’re keeping this in mind.”
ExoMecha is an upcoming free-to-play online competitive first-person shooter from developer and publisher TwistedRed. The game looks like a cross between Battlefield, Titanfall, and Crysis that takes place on a planet called Omecha. The game is set to release in Q3/Q4 2021 and will be available on the Xbox Series X with 120fps at 4K resolution.
The newest and upcoming addition to the Halo universes, Halo Infinite will pick up the story of the Master Chief, following Halo 5: Guardians. The first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios, is expected to arrive by late 2021 with support for 120fps on the Xbox Series X.
Metal: Hellsinger is an upcoming rhythm-based first-person shooter that blends music and demon-slaying. The ability to shoot on the beat enhances your gameplay experience and the more in sync you are with the rhythm, the more intense the music will become and the more destruction you will cause. You will be able to experience the game in 120fps at 1080p resolution on the Xbox Series X.
Second Extinction is an upcoming 3 player cooperative shooter, where the main aim is to wipe out mutated dinosaurs that have taken over the planet. Apart from teamwork, players need to use a unique combination of weapons, abilities, and skills to take on a vast number of enemies. It is confirmed to support 120fps gameplay only on the Xbox Series X.
It is expected that more games will be added to the list especially with FPS Boost now available to all game developers. During the rollout of the feature, Microsoft said that it worked closely with developers to enhance the experience while maintaining the game’s original intent. As of now, only a handful of older games have taken a jump from 30fps to 60fps, but we are expecting games to go up to 120fps later this year. Make sure you keep an eye on this list as we will be updating it periodically and also check out our list of the best Xbox games.
If you haven’t been able to get your hands on either of the new consoles, make sure you check out our restocks guide. Also, we checked out the smaller Xbox Series S late last year and found it pretty interesting, especially if one is looking for new gaming hardware at a cheap price point.