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Hellblade Xbox Series X upgrade brings DirectX Raytracing, 120FPS, and more

One of the most underrated gems of last generation is finally getting a much-needed optimisation upgrade on Xbox Series X.

Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice launched on PS4 in mid-2017 to much acclaim, before eventually coming to Xbox One and other consoles over the subsequent years. When Ninja Theory became a subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios in 2018, Hellblade‘s future seemed destined for Xbox exclusivity.

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With a sequel in the works planned for Xbox Series X and PC, attention turned to a proposed optimised version of Senua’s Sacrifice for Xbox Series X. We now have confirmed details of exactly what we can expect from the souped-up version of Hellblade.

Both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners can look forward to an optimised version of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Both consoles will get refined graphics modes, appropriately called “Performance”, “Resolution” and “Enriched”.

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Xbox Series X Upgrade

Performance Mode

The “Performance” mode of Hellblade will have dynamic resolution up to 1080p and up to 120FPS. This mode won’t have ray-tracing.

Resolution

The “Resolution” mode of Hellblade also won’t offer ray-tracing, with a dynamic resolution capacity up to 4K and 60FPS.

Enriched

Finally, the “Enriched” version will offer ray-tracing, with dynamic resolution up to 40K, but a capped framerate at 30FPS.

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Xbox Series S Upgrade

Performance Mode

The “Performance” mode of Hellblade will have dynamic resolution up to 1080p and up to 60FPS. This mode won’t have ray-tracing.

Resolution

The “Resolution” mode of Hellblade also won’t offer ray-tracing, with a dynamic resolution capacity up to 1440p and 30FPS.

Enriched

Finally, the “Enriched” version will offer ray-tracing, with dynamic resolution up to 1080p, but a capped framerate at 30FPS.

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The optimised version of Hellblade on the Xbox series of consoles came by way of a collaboration between Ninja Theory and QLOC, the team behind the game’s Nintendo Switch port.

Enjoy the new and improved Hellblade on Xbox Series X|S!

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