Is Xbox Series S 60fps? Know This Before Buying

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Xbox Series S has been making waves recently thanks to a massive increase in demand over the Black Friday sales, but for competitive gamers who want to try their hand at titles like Halo Infinite, frames per second are important, so does the console support 60fps?

As you'd expect with frame rates, the answer has a lot of 'variables' but we're here to clear up any confusion.

Here's everything you need to know.

Is Xbox Series S 60fps?

In short, yes, but there's more to it than that.

When it comes to frame rates, everything has to be aligned, so it's not just on the console itself.

The game has to support specific frame rates, which varies from title to title, and you have to have the correct monitor or TV to be able to handle the desired frame rates and be able to deal with them dipping also (which can cause screen tearing).

Currently, there are a number of titles that can be played at 60 fps on Xbox Series S, via the console's perfomance mode.


Xbox Series S has two modes, quality and performance. Much like the PS4 Pro, you'll find that the quality mode increases resolution but drops the fps, while the performance mode pushes fps higher at the reduction of resolution.

This is a common trade off not unique the Xbox Series S, so don't be too alarmed!

Does Xbox Series S Support 4K at 60fps?

It doesn't, but that's not a bad thing.

The Xbox Series S can output up to 1440p resolution, which will be less sharp than 4K, but not as much as you might think.

With 1440p, it's all about getting the best screen size for gaming, and more often than not that's around 27".

Many PC gamers who opt for a QHD display tend to lean towards smaller displays to make the most out of pixel density, and the image quality looks brilliant.

Take a look at some our top QHD monitor picks if you're on the hunt for one yourself.

Does Halo Infinite Play At 60fps on Xbox Series S?

Interestingly, Halo Infinite runs at 30fps in quality mode, and 60fps in performance mode at lower resolution.


The lower resolution doesn't look half bad either, just check out this brilliant video on YouTube for the comparisons.

If you want to make the best out of the perfomance mode, we'd say go for any one of the best FHD monitors out there which refresh rates over 144hz.

Take a look at our top monitor picks for Halo Infinite for FHD and 1440p powerhouses to give you the edge in the arena.

Read More: Does A High Refresh Rate Really Matter?

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