This month’s Xbox update is out. As always, the Xbox team has found new ways to update the Xbox experience with several new improvements and added features. Let’s take a look at what’s included in the September update.
Customize the color of the Xbox button on your Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller
You can now change the color of the Xbox button on your Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller! Simply go to the Xbox Accessories app on your Xbox or Windows PC with the controller connected, choose your profile, then select the color tab. There you can change the color and brightness of the Xbox button glow. If you don’t see this feature, try restarting your computer.
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The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core in White is also releasing today!
Speaking of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, the “Core in white” version is now available. The controller comes with all the same features as the others in the Series 2 Elite line: tension-adjustable thumbsticks, rubberized wrap-around grip and shorter trigger locks, plus the new sleek color option. The full component pack is also still available at an MSRP of US$59.99. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller – Core in White retails for $129.99.
Redesign of the games and applications library
You may remember we mentioned that a new Game Library UI was being tested in the Xbox Insiders Alpha Ring program. The revamped games library is now publicly available with the Xbox September Update. The new tabbed interface offers a more streamlined view of all your games and apps, and is a much more intuitive system for finding things.
Other New Features
Also, with this new update, users can select different install locations for different types of games and apps on Xbox One and Series X|S consoles. Games that use next-gen optimization could be configured to install directly to internal SSD storage, while games that don’t need the benefits of SSD could be stored in say, an external hard drive by default. , for example.
Share captures with Xbox Game Bar on a Windows PC with a new feature that allows you to get a shareable link for your image and video captures. You can share anywhere: SMS, Twitter, WhatsApp, Messenger, and more. Hurry Windows key + G on your keyboard or the Xbox button on your controller, and choose Copy link in the Game Bar gallery. The capture will be uploaded with a shareable link.
Group chat noise removal– a feature that was implemented for X|S series consoles earlier this month, is now available for Xbox One and Windows 10 and 11 PCs. And finally, you can now set up parties in the Xbox app with the new “Start a Party” button. Find it in the Social tab under the new Parties option. Create a new group or restart a previous group and select friends to invite.
As you can see, there were a lot of new features for Xbox in September. The user experience is constantly evolving, and it’s exciting to see cool new additions like these. Which of these new features has been powered for games on Xbox? Try them out and let us know what you think in the comments section.
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