The July update for Xbox One is bringing a much-requested feature for people who really like offending other players on Xbox Live with its introduction of custom Gamerpics.
Players can now upload photos from their consoles, computers, and phones, and make those photos—any photos—their Gamerpics. We’re sure nothing bad will come of that. It’s not like players love uploading racist memes and sexually explicit content as their profile pictures. That never happens.
Fortunately, Xbox has taken the first step to keep its online service family friendly by remind players that their custom Gamerpics must adhere to Xbox Live’s Code of Conduct, even if the code of conduct page it linked to on its website doesn’t seem to be working at press time.
Other features introduced in the July update are less ripe for trolls. Co-streaming has been introduced to Xbox’s streaming service, Mixer, so multiple players can co-host streams on multiple screens at the same time. This is a major feature that was announced when Mixer was launched back in May, so it’s good to see that it’s finally live.
Additionally, players can set specific controllers to automatically sign in to their profiles when turned on, instead of having to go through a menu. This feature is particularly useful for Xbox Ones with multiple users.
Arena on Xbox Live, which was introduced in the May update, has also been upgraded to expand tournament hosting right on your console. Formerly, features that were only available on the Xbox mobile app—like naming your tournament and establishing tournament rules—are now accessible on your console. Arena is only compatible with Killer Instinct at the moment, but Xbox has previously stated that it plans on expanding the service to include more games.
If these features sound familiar, it’s probably because, as with every Xbox update, they’ve been available to Xbox Insider Program members for a couple weeks now. You can learn how to sign up for the Xbox Insider Program on the official website.
Source: Xbox Wire