Latest Xbox One System Update Now Available for Select Preview Insiders
Microsoft has announced the release of a new Xbox One system update, currently available only to those registered in the Xbox One preview program. The alpha version of the update, named 1705.170505-1900, became available for preview insiders at 2:00PM PDT 5/7 (9:00PM GMT 7/5).
The update itself is designed to fix several problems, among them being the issue where choosing to sort titles “by last used” or “by last update” would instead sort the titles alphabetically. The software update also targets an issue where uninstalled games would show up as installed in the Games category. Additionally, it resolves an issue where users would sometimes be unable to participate in Tournaments. The full list of notes for the Xbox One system update can be found below, courtesy of a Reddit post from the head of the Xbox One preview program.
- OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170505-1900
- Available: 2:00PM PDT 5/7 (9:00PM GMT 7/5)
- Games and Apps
- Fixed an issue which could cause games and apps to sort alphabetically when using “Sort by last used” or “Sort by last update”.
- Certain games should no longer appear in the Apps section while they are installing.
- Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause uninstalled games to display as installed in the Games category.
Miscellaneous Localization Fixes and Improvements.
- Fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent users from participating in Tournaments (the same Reddit post also offers a list of instructions on how to obtain the above update)
How to Download
- If your console is in Instant-On mode and you have been selected to receive the update, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby.
- Once the update is available to you, you can manually begin the update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Updates.
- If you have been selected to receive the update and your console hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 1:00 AM PDT 5/8/2017, you will be prompted to do so at that time.
The software update arrives prior to the long-anticipated inclusion of the Xbox Game Pass which is set to arrive this Spring. The upcoming feature is essentially Netflix for games, costing $10/month and providing access to over 100 games that include both current Xbox One offerings and backwards-compatible Xbox 360 titles.
So, thoughts on the latest Xbox One system update? Are you part of the Xbox One preview program? What games are you most looking forward to with the upcoming Xbox Game Pass? Let us know in the comments section below and, as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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