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We Choose Our Favorite Borderlands 3 Characters (That Aren’t FL4K)

Borderlands 3 is here and it’s currently holding the attention of your friendly neighborhood Xbox Wire editorial team. We recently took a glowing look at one of the game’s playable characters, the robotic Beastmaster named FL4K. As you might have noticed if you read the article, our own Jeff Rubenstein was quite smitten with FL4K’s…

September 18th : New Preview Beta Ring 1910 Update (1910.190916-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7168.190916-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7168.190916-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PST – September 18, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PST – September 19, 2019 FIXES:   Games Fixed an issue…

September 18th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1911 Update (1911.190915-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1911 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191118363.8038.190915-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191118363.8038.190915-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PST – September 18, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PST – September 19, 2019 FIXES:   Games Fixed an issue…

September 18th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 2004 Update (2004.190916-1920)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (Build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200418985.1200.190916-1920).     DETAILS: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200418985.1200.190916-1920 Available: 2:00 p.m. PST – September 18, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PST – September 19, 2019 FIXES:   Accessibility Fixed…

August 8th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1908 Update (1908.190807-1720)

Starting at 6:00p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6065.190807-1720).   DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6065.190807-1720 Available: 6:00 PM 8/8/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/9/19   Build Notes: A new version of controller firmware has been released for certain controller models.  Users may be prompted to update the controller automatically when it is connected to…

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A Whole New Saga of Survival in Ark: Genesis on Xbox One

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “What’s next for Ark?” Approaching five years in development, Ark has grown far more than we had ever imagined, and it is clear the appeal of big, crazy new worlds filled with dinosaurs and fantastical creatures to tame and ride with your friends never really dies. Thanks to Ark’s passionate community and a love for new content that fits its…

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August 8th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190806-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7082.190806-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7082.190806-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/8/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/9/19     Fixes:      System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console. Known Issues:   Audio Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled…

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August 8th : New Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring 1908 Update (1908.190806-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6064.190806-1945). Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6064.190806-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/8/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/9/19 Build Notes: A new version of controller firmware has been released for certain controller models.  Users may be prompted to update the controller automatically when it is…

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Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days: Vigor

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Vigor for free on Xbox One during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days! Experience an excellent opportunity to face the harsh-yet-beautiful backdrop of post-war Norway. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, August 8 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Sunday, August 11 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. With the recent release of the massive 0.9 Update: Aid,…

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August 7th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1908 Update (1908.190806-1945)

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6064.190806-1945). Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6064.190806-1945 Available: 6:00 PM 8/7/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/8/19 Build Notes: A new version of controller firmware has been released for certain controller models.  Users may be prompted to update the controller automatically when it is connected to the…

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Children of Morta: Designing a Game with a Family at its Core

Children of Morta, an upcoming story-driven action RPG coming to Xbox One on October 15, tells a story of a family struggle and uses its main theme as a foothold in the design process. In the initial design stage, we decided to stick to the rogue-lite genre because of high replay value that it offers to players. But we quickly realized that we also wanted to tell rich stories and…

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Join the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Beta August 7th

Hello Xbox Insiders! On the heels of some recent announcements about Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Xbox Insiders are invited to join the AoE: DE Multiplayer Beta! Limited space is available for this beta on a first-come first-serve basis. This playtest will help us test cross-network play functionality ahead of the game’s release to Steam later this month. Check out the Xbox Insider Hub on your Windows 10 PC to…

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Build Extraordinary Empires Today in Age of Wonders: Planetfall on Xbox One

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is now available! To prepare you for in-depth empire building in the new, sci-fi setting, we’re revealing intel on how to conquer your foes and build a future for your people. First comes first – choosing your faction. You’ll pick from six unique choices – from the militant Vanguard, the dinosaur-riding Amazons, to the cyborg-zombies of the Assembly. Be sure to consider their secret technologies too,…

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August 6th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190804-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7078.190804-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7078.190804-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/6/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/7/19 Fixes:   Narrator   Various fixes when reading content in messages.     System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console.   Known…

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August 6th : New Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring 1908 Update (1908.190802-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6060.190802-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6060.190802-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/6/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/7/19   Fixes:   Store/Purchasing We fixed an issue where users were unable to make in-game purchases while in games & apps.   Narrator   Various…

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Bigger than Ever: Gears 5 Limited Edition Xbox One X Console & Accessories Available for Preorder Today

With Early Access beginning a month from today you don’t have long to wait to get your hands on the biggest Gears ever. To celebrate, we’re excited to announce a suite of custom Gears 5 hardware, including a stunning Limited Edition Xbox One X console and controller; a headset, wireless keyboard and mouse from Razer (for console and PC); and external hard drives from Seagate. Featuring the Omen submerged in…

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August 5th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1908 Update (1908.190802-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6060.190802-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6060.190802-1945 Available: 2:00 PM 8/5/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/6/19   Fixes:   Narrator   Various fixes when reading content on dashboard.   System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console.   Known Issues:   Store/Purchasing We are investigating an issue where users are reporting issues making purchases while in games & apps.   Audio Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings set to 120hz with 36 bits per pixel (12-bit) are experiencing loss of Dolby Atmos audio in some situations. Workaround: Disable 120hz or set Video Fidelity to 30 bits per…

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August 5th : New Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring 1908 Update (1908.190731-1920)

Starting at 2:00p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta, Delta & Omega Ring will begin receiving the latest 1908 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6058.190731-1920).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190818362.6058.190731-1920 Available: 2:00 PM 8/5/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM 8/6/19   Fixes:   My Games & Apps Improvements to game updates for Fast Start titles.   Narrator Various fixes when reading content in messages.   Audio Fixed an issue with Windows Sonic audio delays while playing games.   Home Fixed an issue with navigating Home via USB keyboard   System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console.     Known Issues:   Store/Purchasing We are investigating an issue where users are reporting issues making purchases while in games & apps.   Audio Users…

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