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All Xbox Series X and Series S games with support for 120fps gameplay

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.

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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 high frame rates going up to 4K resolution on certain supported games. Having a higher refresh rate ensures a smoother experience with faster response times, 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 them.

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.

    Battlefield V

    A popular title

    Enter mankind's greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2.
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

    For COD fans

    Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s.
    Destiny 2

    Action shooter

    From the makers of Destiny, comes the much-anticipated action shooter sequel that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system.
    Fortnite

    Battle Royale

    Fortnite is a popular free multiplayer game where you and your friends can jump into Battle Royale or Fortnite Creative.
    Overwatch

    Another popular title

    Join the fight for the future in the world of Overwatch and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities.
    SUPERHOT

    A unique FPS title

    A unique minimalistic first-person shooter, the game adds a twist where time moves at normal pace only when the player moves.
Sr. No.Game120 FPS on Xbox Series X120 FPS on Xbox Series S
1A Plague Tale: InnocenceYesYes
2Battle Chasers: NightwarYesYes
3Battlefield 1YesNo
4Battlefield HardlineYesYes
5Battlefield 4YesYes
6Borderlands 3YesNo
7Call of Duty: WarzoneYesYes
8CrossCodeYesYes
9DescendersYesYes
10Devil May Cry 5 Special EditionYesNo
11DiRT 4YesNo
12DiRT 5YesYes
13Don’t Starve: Giant EditionYesYes
14ExoMechaYesNo
15Gear 5YesYes
16Golf with Your FriendsYesYes
17Halo InfiniteYesYes
18Halo: Spartan AssaultYesYes
19Halo: The Master Chief CollectionYesYes
20Hellblade: Senua’s SacrificeYesNo
21Hollow Knight Void Heart EditionYesYes
22Hyper ScapeYesYes
23Island SaverYesYes
24JYDGEYesYes
25King OddballYesNo
26LEGO Marvel’s AvengersYesNo
27LEGO Marvel Super HeroesYesNo
28LEGO The HobbitYesNo
29Mad MaxYesNo
30Mass Effect Legendary EditionYesNo
31Metal: HellsingerYesNo
32Metro 2033 ReduxYesYes
33Metro: Last Light ReduxYesYes
34Minecraft DungeonsYesNo
35Mirror’s Edge CatalystYesNo
36Monster Boy and the Cursed KingdomYesYes
37Moving OutYesYes
38My Friend PedroYesYes
39New Super Lucky’s TaleYesYes
40OliOli WorldYesYes
41Ori and the Will of WispsYesYes
42Orphan of the MachineYesNo
43Overcooked! 2YesYes
44PaladinsYesYes
45Plants vs. Zombies: Garden WarfareYesYes
46Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2YesYes
47Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for NeighborvilleYesYes
48Power Rangers: Battle for the GridYesYes
49Psychonauts 2YesYes
50Rainbow Six SiegeYesYes
51Realm RoyaleYesYes
52Rocket LeagueYesYes
53Rogue CompanyYesYes
54Samurai ShodownYesYes
55Sea of ThievesYesNo
56Second ExtinctionYesYes
57SMITEYesYes
58Star Wars BattlefrontYesYes
59Star Wars Battlefront IIYesNo
60Star Wars: SquadronsYesYes
61Super Lucky’s TaleYesYes
62The FalconeerYesYes
63The Gardens BetweenYesNo
64The LEGO Movie VideogameYesYes
65The TourystYesYes
66TitanfallYesNo
67Titanfall 2YesYes
68Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2YesNo
69Totally Reliable Delivery ServiceYesYes
70Unravel 2YesYes
71Unruly HeroesYesYes
72Untitled Goose GameYesYes
73WRC 9YesYes
74Zombie Army 4: Dead WarYesNo

It’s 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 they 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’ll 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 you’re looking for new gaming hardware at a cheap price point.

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Sumukh Rao
Sumukh Rao

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