Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One

Isaac Cain
October 18, 2017

Though the update contains a number of different changes, the primary focus is to help gamers prep for the upcoming Xbox One X launch.

The Xbox One Fall Update is now available for download, offering gamers with more personalization options for their dashboard. Speaking of UI, you're now able to choose between the current dark theme, a light theme, or a high-contrast option.

Microsoft has announced that the Fall 2017 Update for Xbox One has started rolling out, introducing a range of new features, including new Home personalisation options, a faster Guide, and a suite of other new functions, including groundwork for the arrival of Xbox One X in November.

Moving games from console to the new Xbox One X console could be a chore, but Microsoft is ready. The Multiplayer tab of the Guide will also house the game invites that players receive, and a new Tournaments section in the tab collects all the tournaments that players have joined.

Profiles now enable faster access to recent activity. Other than that the version 1.2 of Minecraft will be free if you already the game for X box One edition.

As On MSFT points out, Xbox One no longer asks for further confirmation when you try to turn it off with your voice.

Blocks can be games, friends, or Xbox services.

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To solve that problem, there's network transfer.

Your Xbox will show you with games are Xbox One X Enhanced. Instead of using the time-tested "sneakernet" process of carrying an external hard drive back and forth between consoles, network console allows you to transfer games between consoles using ethernet cables or Wi-Fi.

You can easily discover Xbox One X Enhanced titles in the Store, and developers can optimize game delivery by making sure that 4K assets are installed only for Xbox One X.

The Broadcast & Capture tab in Guide is also now more deeply integrated with Mixer.

The new software is also smarter about things that happen when you're away from your controller.

Let's see how this update matches to the better together one, which was the previous major release.

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