Xbox Insider Program Introduces New Preview Update for Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring
Hey Xbox Insiders! We have some exciting news for you. The Xbox Insider Program is rolling out a new Xbox Update Preview for the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. While the noticeable changes to the UI may be minimal, rest assured that this update brings important background improvements to ensure a high-quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.
Why Release Notes are Important
The Xbox team has always been committed to transparency, which is why they continue to share release notes with the community. Even when the changes may not be immediately noticeable, it’s essential to keep users informed about upcoming updates and improvements to their devices.
System Update Details
Let’s dive into the specifics of this new Xbox Update Preview:
– OS version released: RS_XBOX_DEV_FLIGHT\25965.1008.231003-2000
– Available from 2 p.m. PT – October 6, 2023
– Mandatory update starting from 3 a.m. PT – October 7, 2023
Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, the following fixes have been implemented in this build:
– Various updates have been made to properly reflect local languages across the console. Please note that users participating in the Preview may come across “odd” text on their consoles. For more information, refer to the provided link.
While the Xbox team takes user feedback seriously, some issues may require more time to find a solution. Here are the known issues they are actively working on:
– Users have reported intermittent audio issues across the dashboard, games, and apps. Before contacting support, ensure that you have the latest firmware updates for your TV and other equipment. If the problem persists, consider submitting feedback via “Report a Problem” and provide as much information as possible.
– Some users have experienced issues with in-game party management and unexpected cursor visibility during gameplay in certain titles. A workaround for the cursor issue is to disconnect any physical mouse connected to your console.
– Users have reported instances where the Microsoft Store gets stuck at 100% during updates or installations. If you encounter this issue, follow the recommended workaround and report it via “Report a Problem.”
Keyboard Button Mapping for Xbox Controllers:
– Changing your keyboard language settings while the Xbox Accessories app is open will reflect the changes after closing the app or rebooting the console.
– An issue has been identified where, when the queue is empty, the border around the message “When games and apps are installing, you’ll see them here” may appear off-screen. The Xbox team is actively working on a fix.
– Some users may experience difficulty connecting to their network as expected during boot-up. If you encounter this issue, report it via “Report a Problem.”
The Importance of Reporting Issues
To facilitate the resolution of issues, users are encouraged to utilize the “Report a Problem” feature. While not every report may receive a response from the Xbox team, the data gathered from these reports is crucial in understanding and resolving the reported issues.
Support from the Xbox Insider Community Subreddit
For Xbox Insiders seeking support or assistance, the Xbox Insider Community Subreddit is a valuable resource. Official Xbox staff, moderators, and fellow Xbox Insiders are there to help address concerns and provide guidance. Before posting a new issue, it is recommended to review recent posts to see if the topic has already been addressed.
Stay Updated with the Xbox Insider Program
For more information on the Xbox Insider Program and to stay updated with future Xbox Insider Release Notes, follow them on Twitter. The Xbox team appreciates the support of the Xbox Insider community, which has become a friendly and community-driven hub of conversation and support.
In conclusion, Xbox Insiders can look forward to the new Xbox Update Preview in the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. While the UI changes may not be immediately noticeable, the focus of this update is on background improvements to ensure a high-quality and stable build for Xbox consoles. Keep reporting issues, as your feedback is essential in the development process. Stay connected with the Xbox Insider Program to get the latest updates and be part of the growing Xbox Insider community.