How to Enable Game Mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 creator update is home for lots of new features and one out of them is Game mode. The purpose of adding this special game mode in the Windows 10 is to boost the PC Gaming performance. In this article, you will find out how to enable.

how to enable game mode in windows 10

Game Mode is an another new and cool feature of Windows 10 Creators Update. When this mode is enabled, it will improve the overall performance and superiority of games. It will also improve the CPU and GPU resources to so that you can enjoy the smooth and lag free gaming experience.

The Game Mode will improve the PC Gaming experience in two different ways by increasing the overall framerate for peaks and increasing the average framerate for consistency.

Note: You will only able to access these settings after updating to Windows 10 Creators update

Enable Game Mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 settings app has a new section called Gaming. It featuring Xbox icon and now contain all the settings which were previously available in the standalone Xbox app. You can use the same Xbox settings to enable Game mode.

Here is how you can enable Windows 10 game mode

1. Launch the Settings app. For that, press WIN + I hotkeys.

gaming section in windows 10 settings app

2. Click on the Gaming -> Game mode.

use game mode in windows 10

3. On the right pane, under “Use Game mode” use the toggle switch to enable the Game mode.

That’s it.

In case, you want to enable Windows 10 game mode for particular apps, then it can be done using the Game bar.

Launch the Game bar using WIN + G hotkeys

When Game bar appears, you need to click on the Gear icon button and check the box left to option which reads “Use game mode for this game“. Just like appear in the following screenshot:

windows 10 gamebar

When the Game mode is enabled in Windows 10, it will assign all the operating system resources to prioritize the chosen game and improve the overall gaming experience.

how to use game mode for this game

In the Game bar, there is red record button which you can use to record gameplay. You can check my detailed tutorial on How to Record Gameplay in Windows 10 using Game DVR

As of now, the Game Mode will only recognize the limited games. Chances are very high that few games have support for this mode, but this situation will be improved in future.

game bar settings in windows 10

In addition to the enabling the Game Mode, the new gaming section of Windows 10 Settings app contain options to enable or disable the Game bar, configure Game Broadcasting and DVR.

Previously to configure gaming section settings users need to use the Xbox app and log in to their Microsoft account.

Why don’t you give a try to this new Gaming section in the Windows 10 Settings app and let me know in the comments what you think about it in the comments?

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