Microsoft is rolling out a brand new November update for Xbox consoles that may make it rather a lot simpler to swap your controller between a console and a PC or laptop computer. As an alternative of getting to trawl by menus to vary connections, the replace helps you to change between beforehand linked units by merely double tapping the controller’s pair button.
This function has been obtainable on fashionable Xbox Collection X / S controller since their launch final yr, however the brand new firmware replace brings this selection to Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth assist and the Xbox Elite 2 controller. Nevertheless, you’ll solely be capable of use it to shortly change between a Bluetooth machine and an Xbox console, and never two Xbox consoles.
do you know Xbox controllers have a secret button function? It helps you to shortly change between paired units. Right here’s the way it works pic.twitter.com/fjJC9Dv0kA
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The brand new firmware replace additionally provides Dynamic Latency Enter (DLI) to older Xbox One controllers, which reduces the enter latency on controllers linked to Xbox Collection X / S consoles to make gameplay extra responsive.
Alongside the controller modifications, Microsoft can be enhancing audio output settings on all Xbox consoles. New audio choices embody the power to mute speaker audio when a headset is hooked up, helpful should you’re taking part in at evening and don’t need to disturb relations or neighbors.
New coloration filters are additionally a part of this replace for Xbox Collection X / S consoles, which is able to assist gamers with coloration blindness or coloration imaginative and prescient deficiency. Microsoft can be permitting sport builders to tag their titles with as much as 20 accessibility options which is able to make it rather a lot simpler for folks with disabilities to search out which video games assist these visible, audio, and enter tweaks. Greater than 325 video games are supported proper now, and filtering choices shall be obtainable within the coming months.
This newest dashboard replace additionally contains Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) integration, permitting older Xbox One consoles to play Xbox Collection X video games. The function requires a Sport Cross Final subscription and shall be obtainable in 25 areas, and a subset of Xbox house owners can begin attempting it out with the November replace.
Microsoft’s new November Xbox replace is offered proper now for all Xbox One and Xbox Collection X / S consoles.