Microsoft Pushes Major Xbox One Update with a Quicker Dashboard

Game blocks, for example, provide information on updates and recorded GameDVR clips, while friend blocks show their achievement and their GameDVR videos. For more on what's been added, head over to Xbox Wire for the full, exhaustive list of new content and features. Other than that the version 1.2 of Minecraft will be free if you already the game for X box One edition. In the previous version, sometimes it was hard to find what you were looking for but now with the blocks, you can select content, games or apps whichever you want.

The highly anticipated Xbox One X will launch on November 7 with the Xbox One Fall Update installed, so gamers who are buying the console or upgrading to it should also expect to see these changes to the software.

It'll also rearrange your notifications if you haven't turned your console on for a while, providing you with all the most important notifications/activities that you've missed first.

On Monday, Microsoft released the Xbox One Fall Update, enhancing several of the experiences on all Xbox One consoles.

The Xbox One Home screen can now be completely customised, enabling you to add favourite games, friends, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass links in new "call blocks". There will also be blocks that gamers can use to access apps, people, and games that they use the most.

Players can also look forward to the new home interface. You can also back up games and console settings to an external drive or copy over your home network for a network transfer from one console to another. With Halo Wars 2 bringing cross-play between Xbox One and PC players, this might be an opportune time for Microsoft to test the functionality and better its implementation.

So, how do you get access to the latest, and possibly greatest, Xbox software update? Players can also choose to download 4K content for some games to the Xbox One or Xbox One S, so that it will be ready for the arrival of the Xbox One X.

Right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew are now available.

These Xbox One X features include the ability to transfer the content from your external HDD on your existing console to the new one next month.

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

  • Joey Payne