Redfall on Xbox will get its 60 FPS Performance mode in a post-launch update

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The added frames will be in a later update

Redfall will have options for either Quality or Performance on Xbox, but only one will be available at launch. Arkane confirms that Redfall will be launching with just the Quality option, and Performance mode will be arriving in an update after launch.

No date was specified in the announcement, just that it would arrive through a game update sometime later. So for Xbox Series X|S owners, Quality mode will be the sole option. Here’s what you get on each platform with that:

  • Xbox Series X: 4K / 30 FPS
  • Xbox Series S: 1440p / 30 FPS

No resolution targets were listed for Redfall‘s Performance mode, but it will be the 60 FPS setting, for those who like their frames.

The streets run red

For those who prefer the crispy 60 FPS over higher resolutions, this is a bit of a bummer. I usually opt for the Performance mode whenever possible, and knowing there will eventually be an option for it honestly makes me consider holding off for a while.

Redfall does look really fun, to be fair. I’ve enjoyed the general theme and idea of it, it’s looked solid in various trailers, and I’m a pretty big fan of Arkane’s previous games. All of it seems set up for success.

Yet Redfall is also launching into a highly competitive window for attention. It arrives just after Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and just before The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It may hold the benefit of being a multiplayer experience, whereas those other games are solo adventures, but it’s still a stacked spring by any standard.

Hopefully Arkane can get this mode out the door fast. Having all the frames I can for vampire hunting will be helpful. Redfall launches on May 2, 2023 for PC and Xbox Series X|S.

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