September 30, 2023

Microsoft has simply introduced the upcoming launch of the Xbox September replace for Xbox Collection X|S and Xbox One consoles. The principle new characteristic is the flexibility to stream video games to Discord, however there are additionally extra granular controls for Variable Refresh Fee (VRR), a brand new Xbox voice reporting characteristic in choose markets, and extra.

Final yr, the February Xbox replace lastly introduced a local integration of Twitch streaming within the Xbox OS, one thing PlayStation gamers have been having fun with for years. Whereas including help for YouTube streaming appeared like the precise factor to do subsequent, Microsoft has teamed up with Discord as a substitute.

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Discord is sort of completely different from Twitch or different streaming platforms the place streams are public and anybody who is aware of the URL can watch. This new Discord streaming integration on Xbox gives a extra non-public expertise, permitting gamers to stream video games in Discord servers or Direct Message calls.

At the moment, streaming high quality is restricted to 720p/30FPS, however you possibly can stream in 1080p/60FPS if you happen to subscribe to Discord Nitro. You can begin streaming to a Discord server or direct message name by urgent the Xbox Information, scrolling to Events & chats, and deciding on Discord.

The opposite huge new characteristic within the Xbox September replace is Xbox Voice reporting, which is now accessible within the U.S., UK, Canada, Eire, Australia, and New Zealand. This characteristic lets gamers document a 60-second video clip of an in-game voice incident after which ship it to the Xbox Security workforce for examination. This characteristic solely works with video games that provide native multiplayer voice chat, that means Xbox occasion chat conversations will not be supported.

Xbox Voice Reporting September update

There are a lot of different new options within the Xbox September replace, and listed here are the highlights:

New Variable Refresh Fee (VRR) controls: Xbox Collection X|S house owners can now select to disable VRR for leisure experiences. In video games, VRR goals to dynamically regulate your display’s refresh fee to remove display tearing and stuttering.

Xbox September update VRR settings

Rewards web page: The Rewards web page on consumer profiles now exhibits the Redeem Rewards catalog that’s presently accessible within the standalone Microsoft Rewards app.

Ask to affix a sport: From the Xbox Information, there’s a brand new choice to ask an Xbox buddy to affix a sport as a substitute of becoming a member of the sport instantly. Associates who obtain the request will be capable to reply again with a sport invite, occasion invite, or message.

Extra Want Record notifications: Now you can select to be notified when video games you’ve wishlisted are launched or turn out to be accessible in Recreation Cross

New Pairing technique: Now you can pair new Xbox equipment proper from the Xbox equipment, with out having to press your console’s Pair button

General, that’s various new options on this new Xbox system replace. As of this writing, the September Xbox replace isn’t accessible but, however we invite you to verify for updates in your console later at this time.