Xbox Series X: How To Change Resolution

Resolution revolution.

Gears 5
Gears 5
NameXbox Series X | S
Release DateNovember 10th
Price$499/£449 (X) | $299/£249 (S)
Backwards CompatXbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox

The ninth generation of consoles is all about higher fidelity than ever, bringing the games we play closer to reality than before. If you’re playing on Xbox Series X, is there a way to change resolution?

The answer is yes, and it’s very simple to get your Xbox Series X to display at 4K UHD, though the Xbox Series S does not support native 4K, so we won’t be considering it in this guide.

Here’s how to change the resolution on your Xbox Series X:

– First off, find your Settings. If you’ve recently used these, it should appear as a tile on your dashboard. If not, you can select your profile and find settings from there.
– In Settings, choose General on the left hand side and then select TV & display options.
– From this option, you can choose to set your resolution to 720p, 1080p, or 4K UHD.

It’s important to note here that your TV or monitor must support 4K to display your Xbox Series X games in 4K UHD. While 4K televisions are becoming more and more common (and less expensive), 4K monitors are still on the extremely pricey side, especially those with a low refresh rate that won’t quickly become obsolete.

It’s also worth double checking exactly what kind of 4K TV you have as there are a lot of cheaper options out there that don’t really output in “true” 4K. A lot of 4K TVs use RGBW pixel structure and other workarounds to claim they are 4K, despite being nowhere near the 2160p for true 4K. In addition, if you want to play Gears 5 multiplayer at 120 FPS on your Series X, you will need a TV with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

Still, even with the upscaled 4K options out there, you will will get better a clearer, more detailed picture than with 1080p. Though 4K still isn’t completely widespread in gaming, the resolution options in your Series X mean that you’re future-proofed for at least the next five years as the industry shift and moves.

Elsewhere in all things Xbox, figure out how game sharing works on the consoles and also how you can take longer clips.

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