New Xbox System Update Fixes A Nasty Game Trial Bug

A new update for Xbox's system software fixes a nasty bug that was causing players to run out of time for game trials in an unfair manner.

Posted By | On 20th, Aug. 2021

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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.

Patch Notes: 

MISCELLANEOUS

General stability and performance improvements.

KNOWN ISSUES

Audio

Some people are reporting that they aren’t hearing audio with Dolby Atmos enabled.

Games

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.

Guide

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.

Home

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

HDMI-CEC

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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There are several sections of the dashboard that Narrator doesn’t currently read. We’re aware of the issue and investigating.


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