Fall Update Released; Everything to Know

Minecraft's latest update brings new additions for players around various devices

The Xbox One X will launch with this software when it arrives on November 7.

Blocks can be games, friends, or Xbox services. They can also find this on the Pins flyout with the new Guide feature and customize the theme options in Settings.

Microsoft has rolled out their Spring update to their consoles, which is notable for one big reason: A new, new Dashboard.

You will also see a new Microsoft Store logo and name in the Xbox dashboard, providing you with a simpler experience when you download and buy the latest products and content from Microsoft and its partners, including hardware, games, entertainment, apps and more. Pinned games will show their activity feeds and indicate if you have any friends playing right now.




When you bring up Guide while in an active party or broadcast, Guide will automatically open the party or broadcast section by default for faster access to controls. The screen is dimmed more effectively to combat screenburn, and the new Community feed provides a place to catch up on all the things your friends are up to. An enhanced notification system, better screen-dimming function to more efficiently prevent screen ghosting, and preparations for Xbox One X are also included. You can also now have up to 40 pins in the Pin block on the Home page and in the Pins flyout in the new Guide.

You can copy your games to an external disk, ready to load onto your Xbox One X. "Transfer your games to an external drive so you can connect it to your new console and play immediately". If you enjoyed the Xbox 360 GUI, then this will definitely trigger nostalgic feelings of the lighter elements of the Xbox 360 home menu. The Xbox One S is capable of streaming in 4K, and the included HDMI cable does support 4K, so if you are looking for a gaming console and something to stream 4K content, this is definitely a good one to pick up - the PlayStation 4 Pro does also do 4K.

For those of you who aren't wanting to upgrade to an X, though, the Fall Update will still hopefully be a worthy upgrade.

There's even a hidden speed boost available to owners of the Xbox One with Kinect.

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