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Mini Review: Wreckfest For Xbox Series X – A Visually Impressive, Messily Executed Upgrade

Racing to the symphony of destruction.

Oh boy, where do you even start with this one? You might remember that back in March, destructive Xbox Game Pass racer Wreckfest received a very generous free 4K, 60FPS patch for Xbox Series X, making it run better than ever on next-gen consoles. It was a genuinely fantastic addition to the game, but the PlayStation 5 never received it, and so another upgrade (this time at a cost of £9.99 / $9.99) has arrived to improve the visuals even further.

Unfortunately though, the upgrade process is unnecessarily confusing on Xbox. Instead of acting as a native Xbox Series X version of Wreckfest, the upgrade simply serves as DLC for the main game, and there’s never any indication that you’re playing a next-gen edition of the racer, which is bizarre to say the least. It’s better to think of this upgrade as more of a graphics add-on, rather than a brand-new ‘optimised’ Xbox Series X and S addition.

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