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New Xbox Series X update brings a slew of changes, along with a splash of color
Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One owners can enjoy new features and improvements
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: New Xbox update
🆕 The Xbox September update is now available for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
🎮 The update has overhauled the Games & Apps section and new storage and default install options
💜 You can also customize the color of the Xbox button on the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
🥳 The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core is also available today and costs $129.99
A new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One update is available that further refines the console experience and implements changes based on your feedback.
The first major change players will notice is the new Full library view in My Games & Apps, which has been completely redesigned. The view now provides easier access to the games you have available to play and install, and splits your library into distinct categories like Owned games, Xbox Game Pass, EA Play, Xbox Live Gold, Owned Apps.
The next pleasing update is how the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One handle storage and installation locations. If you have an external drive or the Seagate Storage Expansion Card attached (one of the best Xbox Series X accessories), you can know select a specific drive as an installation location or “Let Xbox decide”. Previously, you’d be at the mercy of only being able to install games on one location, so this should make storage management a lot smoother.
The party chat noise suppression feature, which was already available on Xbox Series X|S and helps reduce background noise, can now be selected on Xbox One consoles and Windows 11/10 PCs. This can be toggled on or off, depending on your preference.
PC gamers can look forward to a new Xbox Game Bar update, which lets you get a shareable link from any of your recent captures. You can share your captures anywhere, and it should make it easier to send your latest and greatest moments to your closest friends or with the world.
Speaking of friends, starting parties with your mates using the Xbox app will also be a lot faster after the September update, as you’ll now find a “Start party” button so you can jump right into a game with your friends.
However, perhaps the coolest and most unexpected change in the September Xbox update is the ability to change the color of the Xbox button on the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. You can pick between a variety of colors and change the hue and saturation to give you controller a more personalized look. The feature is also available on the new Xbox Elite Series 2 Core Controller, which is out now and costs $129.99.
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