The first Xbox One update in 2016 makes parties better along with numerous other improvements that have been requested by users. It’s important for Microsoft to listen to the feedback offered by gamers. Fortunately, the latest firmware update proves that it does.
Users in the Xbox One Preview program have already gotten a new batch of updates. Soon enough, they will roll out to all gamers in the hopes to improve their experience. It appears that, for this particular one, Microsoft focused on the social aspect of gaming by improving activities surrounding your friends. Be it parties or scores, their apps have seen a change.
Starting off January, Xbox One is about to get a bit more social. Or, help browse through the people gamers wish to be social with. One of the recent Xbox One updates includes allowing players to view who their friends are in a Party with. By simply clicking on one friend, they will know who else is in a gaming session with them. So, if you see that one person who always rages, you can avoid them beforehand.
No more wandering into parties randomly to be surprised who you’re in there with. From now on, you’ll know what you’re getting into.
Another feature that the update has tackled is the new Gamerscore. It will allow gamers enter the competition with their friends and compare stats by the end of the month. It will reset every 30 days, so that’s how long you will have to mark yourself as the best. At least for that month. There will be separate sections through which you can peruse and compare achievements with friends.
Another updated feature is the Avatar Store, where gamers are allowed to personalize and add various objects to their personal avatar. It will now arrive with new items, a few free ones, as well as the ability to preview them in real-time before actually making the purchase. A purely aesthetic, but nonetheless asked-for feature.
Around 3,000 fans in the Preview program also asked for the ability to re-arrange Pins on Home, so Microsoft replied. After the newest firmware updates, gamers will be able to change the order of their Pins, as well as allowing them access offline. As long as you are signed in, it will work.
Another 1,000 Xbox One gamers requested the ability to hide ‘ready-to-install’ games. This will range from betas, trials, demos, games, and apps that you no longer want to burden your list with. Gamers will be able to hide them from sight for better organization.
The updates, along with several others, will start rolling out at some point next week. However, those from the Xbox One Preview program might have already received them, so keep an eye out for the improvements.
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