The Xbox team has rolled out its September 2023 update, and it’s packed with features that gamers have been eagerly awaiting. From the ability to stream games directly to Discord to updates in Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) for Xbox Series X|S consoles, this update aims to enhance the overall Xbox experience. Here’s a closer look at what’s new.
Stream Games to Discord
One of the most anticipated features is the ability to stream your Xbox gameplay directly to your Discord friends. All you need to do is link your Discord account to your Xbox, and you can start streaming with a simple click. This feature is particularly timely with the upcoming launch of Starfield, allowing gamers to share their custom characters, new planets, and amazing ships in real-time.
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Update
The update also brings changes to the VRR settings for Xbox Series X|S consoles. You can now choose how you want VRR enabled on your console, with options like “Always On,” “Gaming Only,” or “Off.” This gives you more control over your gaming and entertainment experiences.
New Rewards Experience
Rewards are now easier to find and redeem. A new Rewards tab has been added to the Xbox interface, where you can quickly access your Xbox Game Pass Quests and the Redeem Rewards catalog.
Voice Reporting for Safer Gaming
Xbox is also focusing on creating a safer community by introducing voice reporting. This feature allows players to capture a 60-second video clip of inappropriate in-game voice chats and report it for review.
PC Gaming Updates
For PC gamers, the Xbox app has been updated with new features and faster performance. This includes improvements to game details page load times, new fonts, button styles, and animations.
This update is a significant step forward in making Xbox a more versatile and user-friendly platform. It not only adds new features but also enhances existing ones based on community feedback. With these updates, Xbox is certainly setting the stage for an exciting gaming future.