Gears of War 4 Xbox One X Update to offer 1080p@60 FPS and 4K@30 FPS Gameplay

Looks like Gears of War 4 will be one of the first games to receive the Xbox One X enhancements, which you will be able to download ahead of time, and then play it on your brand new console. The good part is if you still haven’t for the Xbox One X, you can download on your Xbox One and then later transfer everything to Xbox One X later through network transfer option available in the latest update to the consoles.

The Coalition revealed that Gears of War 4 enhancement will offer two modes for best performance. You will be able to play the game either in 1080P / 60 FPS or 4K @ 30 FPS.  This totally makes sense if you don’t have the 4K TV for now, and still, want to see those amazing graphics on your Full HD TV.

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1080/ 60 FPS mode is supported for Campaign and Horde which includes all including higher resolution textures and some of the new enhanced graphical features available in Visuals mode.  This combination is first for Xbox One. However, Versus will run at a rock-solid 4K 60FPS with adaptive resolution scaling.

When it comes to audio, Gears now support Dolby Atmos. This is applicable for both home theaters and headphones for immersive, moving audio. Below are the details for the enhancements which mostly include Enhanced Light Shafts, Dynamic Shadows, Increased Draw Distances, Superior Reflections, and Enhanced Character Textures


Get ready to experience unmatched clarity, richness and details with true 4K visuals (3840×2160) in our Visuals Rendering Mode. Even if you’re playing on a 1080p screen, you’ll instantly notice the difference thanks to a 4K super sampled image that brings you a crisper, richer looking Gears game than you’ve ever seen before.


High Dynamic Range provides increased contrast between lights and darks. Battling your way through a lightning flurry in a windflare has never looked better. Gears of War 4 on Xbox One X supports a wide color gamut for true-to-color definition – just as the artists intended – and now at 4K resolution.


The world of Sera has never been more immersive thanks to brand new features and higher resolution textures – all possible with the additional horsepower and memory offered by the Xbox One X.

Enhanced Light Shafts: Also known as God Rays, Enhanced Light Shafts provide true-to-life beams of sunlight in the world. Prepare for jaw dropping lighting as the God Rays peek through gaps in the canopy of trees above you, or in sunset conditions peeking through buildings and statues.

Dynamic Shadows : Shadows in Gears of War 4 are usually pre-defined by an artist to accurately reflect the shadows objects in the world would cast based on the lighting. On Xbox One X, dynamic shadows now react true to the lighting conditions and movement of objects – for example, trees blowing in the wind will cast an accurate moving shadow on the ground – bringing the world of Sera to life like never before.

Increased Draw Distances : With the power of Xbox One X, we can maintain higher resolution textures at a further distance than ever before – creating a higher fidelity picture and crisper world around you, even on the horizon.

Superior Reflections: We’ve pushed our surface space reflections even further to look closer to as you would expect in real life. Reflective surfaces now have a higher definition reflection of your character – whether that’s in a mirror-like reflection of water, or the muddied color reflective nature of metal. It looks especially awesome on the DeeBee’s metallic armor!

Enhanced Character Textures: With our higher resolution textures now available on console thanks to Xbox One X, characters show more detail from head to toe. They’ve never looked better!


The update is obviously free. More here

Yogesh Mankani
Yogesh Mankani has been a freelance content writer for the last 10 years. His passion for blogging and giving words to his ideas and thoughts made him fall more in love with his profession which he takes very personally.



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