Gears of War 4 is set to receive a rather hefty patch that'll include a range of improvements aimed towards Xbox One X users. These improvements are all changes to the graphical appearance and overall frame performance of the game.
The update is completely free, but it won't offer any benefits for those not using the Xbox One X.
To begin with, the new Xbox One X improvements for Gears of War 4 will allow players to play the game in true 4K (3840 x 2160). Players will have the option to choose between different visual modes, but even 1080P is said to have a significant graphics boost.
There will also be two different rendering modes players can choose from. Players can either go into Performance mode or Visuals mode. On Performance mode, the game will be capped at 1080P resolution, but frame rate will be higher and will reach 60 frames per second.
With the Visuals mode, players can choose to use 4K resolution and 30FPS. These changes will only be apparent in Campaign and Horde modes. For Versus modes, all players will have access to 4K 60FPS gameplay.
A number of other graphical improvements have been added to Gears of War 4 on the Xbox One X thanks to the new Xbox One X performance increase. These improvements include enhanced light shafts, dynamic shadows, increased draw distances, enhanced character textures, and better reflections. Players will also get better audio quality with the included Dolby Atmos support.