Microsoft Releases New Xbox Update Preview for Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring
Microsoft has recently announced a new Xbox Update Preview for the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. This update, while not bringing any noticeable changes to the user interface, focuses on background improvements to ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.
The update, identified as RS_XBOX_DEV_FLIGHT\25970.1005.231008-2000, will be available at 2 p.m. PT on October 11, 2023, and will become mandatory at 3 a.m. PT on October 12, 2023.
The Xbox engineers have been working diligently to implement several fixes in this build. Here are some of the notable fixes:
– Fixes to address the Microsoft Store getting stuck at 100% when updating/installing.
– Fixed an issue where the border around “When games and apps are installing, you’ll see them here” could extend off-screen.
Mouse and Keyboard:
– Fixes to address mouse clicks not behaving as expected in various supported titles.
– Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console. It’s important to note that users participating in the Preview may see “odd” text across the console. More information can be found on the Xbox website.
The update also includes a list of known issues that Microsoft is actively investigating. Here are some of the known issues:
– Users have reported intermittent issues with audio across the dashboard, games, and apps. Microsoft advises ensuring the latest firmware updates for your TV and other equipment to troubleshoot these issues, and to contact the manufacturer for assistance if necessary.
– Issues with in-game party management in some titles are being investigated.
– An unexpected cursor may remain visible during gameplay in some titles. Xbox recommends moving the cursor out of the way or disconnecting a physical mouse if connected.
– Some titles may experience unexpected steering wheel vibration, which will be fixed in a subsequent update.
Keyboard Button Mapping for Xbox Controllers:
– Changing keyboard language settings while the Xbox Accessories app is open will be reflected after quitting the app or rebooting the console.
– Reports of the console not connecting to the network as expected on boot are being investigated. Users are encouraged to report the issue via the “Report a Problem” feature.
Xbox encourages users to report any issues they encounter via the “Report a Problem” feature to help gather crucial data for finding resolutions.
For further support, Xbox Insiders can reach out to the community subreddit, where official Xbox staff, moderators, and fellow Xbox Insiders are available to assist. It is recommended to check if your issue has already been addressed before posting a new thread.
The Xbox Insider Program can be followed on Twitter for more information, and users are advised to stay tuned for future Xbox Insider Release Notes to learn more about upcoming Xbox Update Preview rings.
In conclusion, the new Xbox Update Preview for the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring focuses on providing a stable build for Xbox consoles through background improvements. While no significant UI changes are observed, various fixes have been implemented, and known issues are actively being investigated. The Xbox Insider community and the “Report a Problem” feature play a crucial role in providing feedback and assisting with issue resolution.