August Xbox One Update Available Now For Preview Members
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As is the norm now, August will be seeing yet another update being released for the Xbox One; however, as has been the case lately, this will not be a major update that brings any front end, user facing changes. Instead, those are all now being saved for the Windows 10 update later in the year. This update will make some more changes in the backend.
What, then, does this update have? This update contains a fix for a previously known issue with Turtle Beach 800X headsets, as well as other minor non-user facing changes.
OS version released: xb_rel_1508.150719-2200
Available: 6:00PM PT 7/22 (2AM GMT 23/7)
- Turtle Beach Elite 800X Headset Fix: Participants using this headset may have been unable to hear the host when moving from one party to another party. This update contains a fix for this issue.
- Minor changes (non-user facing)
- Xbox Live Disconnection Issues: We are aware a small number of users may be experiencing disconnection issues, requiring a hard-reboot to reconnect. The team is working on a fix for a future update.
- Xbox Fitness: When resuming from Instant-On mode and with Xbox Fitness suspended, you may encounter a frozen Kinect preview image, and Kinect interaction will not resume.Workaround: Hard reboot the console.
Personally, this is a sign to me that Microsoft have acted unusually responsive, and already addressed most major complaints that users had with the Xbox One interface at launch, which is a good thing. For any outstanding complaints that users may have, there is always the major Windows 10 update coming up, which may end up addressing all issues with the Xbox One’s OS.