Xbox Game Bar Picks Up FPS Counter and Achievement Tracking

Posted on October 22, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Windows 10 with 4 Comments

The Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10 is being improved this month with and FPS counter and achievement tracking.

“We’ve been hard at work over the past few months on a couple [of] new updates to the Game Bar] that we would like to share with you today including new ways to track frame rate and your Xbox achievements,” a new post to the Xbox Wire blog notes.

New features include:

FPS counter and performance monitoring. Microsoft has finally added a frame rate counter to the Performance overlay. This overlay also provides more control over which system resources are tracked and displayed on-screen, and there are new graphical options so you can customize the look and feel of the overlay, including transparency.

Xbox achievement tracking. You can now track your Xbox achievements from within Xbox Game Bar using the new Achievements overlay. New achievement notifications will open Xbox Game Bar instead of the Xbox Console Companion app now as well, so that you can learn more about a newly-unlocked achievement without leaving the game.

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Comments (4)

4 responses to “Xbox Game Bar Picks Up FPS Counter and Achievement Tracking”

  1. ind1g0

    Can they change the GPU performance chart to track GPU chip utilization instead of GPU VRAM usage?

  2. fbman

    Honestly, I have never used the Xbox game bar. I do own a few windows store games aka forza games.. Never needed to use the game bar or felt I needed to use it.

    Also these achievements.. what is the point of them. I actually have no idea how points I actually have. I know steam has them as well.. never felt to need to look them.. maybe its because I am not a Millennial

  3. dontbeevil

    nice to see this UWP constantly receiving updates from the store