You may have missed our previous discussions on this. I believe for most of us, it takes about 3 days for the purchase reward cards to update. This is likely a layer of protection Microsoft put in place to stop people from buying and returning games the same day but still getting the points. Because it takes a couple days to register, we also do not recommend waiting till the last day of a punch card to make a purchase as you may not get the points at all.
Just an update, my purchases from the 23rd completed the punchcard today (26th)
I started playing Gears of War 4 last night. Mostly to be able to delete the game so I can install Flight Sim when it releases tomorrow since GOW 4 is over 100GB. It looks REALLY good and loads up fast on my Series X. It's odd that the in game graphics are better than the cutscenes. It's the same for some other games I've played that are enhanced for Series X but they can't upgrade the cutscenes. I'm curious if there is a way to tell if the game is enhanced for Series X just by looking at the cover art. Some games have an X/S on them and others don't. GOW4 doesn't but it's enhanced.
Is the game Control better to play on a Series X through Game Pass or the PS4 version on PS5? Has anyone tried both?
I don't believe Gears 4 was enhanced for Series X, It is just running the old One X enhanced code. However, they did add FPS boost that benefits the Series S and gets that version of the game to run 1080p/60fps (The Xbox One X version already had 1080p/60fps and 4K/30fps modes)
With most games you can tell if they are Series X enhanced by the X|S logo on the game tile in your games library. Another way to check if a game is Series X enhanced is in the "manage game" menu where you can check the file info. FPS boost games do not get the logo but the mode is on automatically as long as the game doesn't need a resolution drop to use it. FPS boost games are slightly more difficult to identify right now and I just use Major Nelson's list: https://majornelson.com/fpsboost/ All FPS boost "off by default on Series X" games take a resolution hit to run that mode.
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