Along with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for PCs that was rolled out earlier this week, Microsoft has started rolling out the Xbox Fall Update to Xbox One gaming consoles. After months of internal and beta testing, the company has rolled out the update to regular users.
The Xbox Fall Update consists of Community tabs, a redesigned Dashboard and Guide, improved notifications and profiles, webcam support, better screen dimming, and much more. Microsoft has also renamed its online store to download games online to the Microsoft Store. So, here’s everything that’s new:
Xbox Fall Update: New Features
- Community – The Community feed now shows more content in one glance, and screenshots and video clips can be viewed in the full-screen mode for more an immersive experience.
- Dashboard – The Xbox Fall Update brings a new dashboard design that can be customised with Content Blocks, so users can keep the information that they deem necessary. Over 40 pins will appear in the Pin block on home as well as the Pins flyout menu in the new Guide. Moreover, there users can choose from dark, light, and high-contrast themes in Settings.
- Game Hub – The new Welcome tab in the Game Hub shows a summary of all the great content around the selected game.
- GameDVR: The GameDVR feature can now capture gameplay videos in 4K HDR, either in local storage or on an external hard disk drive.
- Guide – In the Guide section, you can move left and right between horizontal tabs using the left thumb stick. The new ‘Friends In Game’ section shows your friends if they are playing the same game that you’re. Game invites will now show up in the Multiplayer tab of the Guide. The new Tournaments section will show you a quick glance of information about official and community tournaments that you’ve joined. Moreover, new Tiles for Xbox Arena Tournaments have been added as well.
- Mixer – The Mixer tab can now show broadcast previews.
- Notifications – The new notifications system shows you time-sensitive activities and status when the Xbox One series gaming console is idle.
- Profiles – You can now access recent activities faster through Profiles. You can also set privacy over who can and who can’t view your Xbox One gaming activity through the “Others Can See Your Activity Feed” option. While broadcasting, your profile statistics will appear on a flyout menu.
- Screen Dimming: There’s a new screen-dimming feature that further reduces screen ghosting or screen burning on OLED TVs.
- Webcam Support: You can now use a webcam to broadcast yourself along with your gameplay on Mixer. You can also use it for video calling your friend or group of friends through Skype.
- Xbox One X Upgrade: – If you’re upgrading to the new Xbox One X, the Fall Update makes it easier to transfer your data from your existing Xbox One console. You can either export all your games and game-related data to the new Xbox One X through your local network or by using an external hard disk drive.
If you haven’t installed the Xbox Fall Update on your Xbox One or Xbox One S yet, you can install it right now by navigating to Settings > All Settings > System > Console Info and Updates > Update Console.