A new update for the Xbox system software has been released which fixes a bug that fans had been facing with respect to free trials. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers get access to select trials of games for a limited period of time, and many complained that the timer kept running even when they quit out of the game.
With the latest system software update, fans can expect to have any and all such issues alleviated. The official Xbox Support Twitter account revealed to fans about the update, which is downloadable right now.
Xbox’s strategy with its next-gen offerings in terms of system software remains – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That being said, it has proven to be monumental in giving the team more time to work on features that actually matter including but not limited to FPS Boost and Smart Delivery. Keep reading for the patch notes of the latest update.
A new console update has been released which will stop game trial timers from counting down once a title is fully quit. Please update your console to the newest version with the instructions at https://t.co/YAI9agB4vV https://t.co/HnA2O8HYLv
— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) August 19, 2021
General stability and performance improvements.
Some people are reporting that they aren’t hearing audio with Dolby Atmos enabled.
Some players have reported that when returning to a Quick Resume title, their controller isn’t responding in the game. Quitting and relaunching the game will resolve this.
There’s an issue in which the audio mixer may not be adjustable.
Some people have reported that trying to launch the guide via controller brings up the power menu instead.
The icon for disc-based titles isn’t appearing on the dashboard for some players.
Some people have reported seeing a black/blank screen after installing an update. A simple reboot can often resolve the issue. If that doesn’t work, a factory reset is recommended. For instructions, see: How to reset your Xbox console to factory defaults
Some players have reported that HDMI-CEC isn’t working correctly. Ensure that your TV supports HDMI-CEC and is also enabled. If the issue persists, please report the problem.
My Games & Apps
Some games might appear with an incorrect “Trial” tag in My games & apps.
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