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The latest Xbox One system software update rolls out today, bringing a few new features and quality of life improvements.

Perhaps the biggest addition is the introduction of the previously announced Discord support. Users of the popular voice and text chat app can now link their Xbox Live and Discord accounts together. At the moment, the only functionality you gain in the process is the ability to show what you’re playing on Xbox Live to all your friends on Discord. It’s not much, but it should make it a little easier for Discord buddies to hop into each other’s games. And who knows? This may just be the first step towards something more involved.

Beyond that, the update also introduces support for 120 Hz displays at 1080p and 1440p resolutions, but you’ll need an Xbox One X or Xbox One S to take advantage of it. Launch model Xbox Ones, sadly, are out in the cold on this one.

In addition, you can now take advantage of new button commands when navigating the Guide. Pressing the View button (better known as the one with the two overlapping squares) while on your home screen will now let you rearrange blocks and reorder groups, for instance.

Other small quality of life improvements include the ability to trim your captured game clips directly from the Guide (meaning you won’t have to open Upload Studio to make easy edits), a page that shows all the console’s family settings in one easy place, and a refreshed look and UI for the Xbox Accessories app.

All in all, it’s not a revolutionary update, but it’s always nice to see Microsoft committed to gradually improving the Xbox One experience over time.

Source: Xbox Wire

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May Xbox One update rolls out today—here’s what’s changing

New social, family, and technical features have come to Xbox.

By Josh Harmon | 05/17/2018 04:30 PM PT

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The latest Xbox One system software update rolls out today, bringing a few new features and quality of life improvements.

Perhaps the biggest addition is the introduction of the previously announced Discord support. Users of the popular voice and text chat app can now link their Xbox Live and Discord accounts together. At the moment, the only functionality you gain in the process is the ability to show what you’re playing on Xbox Live to all your friends on Discord. It’s not much, but it should make it a little easier for Discord buddies to hop into each other’s games. And who knows? This may just be the first step towards something more involved.

Beyond that, the update also introduces support for 120 Hz displays at 1080p and 1440p resolutions, but you’ll need an Xbox One X or Xbox One S to take advantage of it. Launch model Xbox Ones, sadly, are out in the cold on this one.

In addition, you can now take advantage of new button commands when navigating the Guide. Pressing the View button (better known as the one with the two overlapping squares) while on your home screen will now let you rearrange blocks and reorder groups, for instance.

Other small quality of life improvements include the ability to trim your captured game clips directly from the Guide (meaning you won’t have to open Upload Studio to make easy edits), a page that shows all the console’s family settings in one easy place, and a refreshed look and UI for the Xbox Accessories app.

All in all, it’s not a revolutionary update, but it’s always nice to see Microsoft committed to gradually improving the Xbox One experience over time.

Source: Xbox Wire

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Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy