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This Week on Xbox: March 27,2020

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you…

Microsoft Joins with Intel to Optimize Gears Tactics for PC

Summary Throughout the development of Gears Tactics, The Coalition worked with Intel and the Xe-LP architecture to optimize the game. Gears Tactics will look amazing on high-end PCs and runs perfectly on laptops and lower-spec machines to help bring the franchise to a broad new audience of PC gamers. Gears Tactics will be available with…

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2004.200325-0000)

Hey Beta, Delta and Omega ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000 Available:…

Rocket Pass 6 Has Gone Cybernetic on Xbox One

Rocket Pass 6 is speeding into the future. Check out the most wanted ride, Ronin, in the Rocket Pass 6 trailer and unlock it immediately with Rocket Pass Premium! Rocket Pass Premium grants access to 70 tiers of futuristic items inspired by science fiction, like the HoloData Boost, UFO Engine Audio and the Rad Rock…

Set Sail in Search of Legends with January’s Free Sea of Thieves Content Update

Welcome in the New Year with a wealth of new additions in Sea of Thieves’ first free monthly content update of this decade, Legends of the Sea! Now live for all players across Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and with Xbox Game Pass, Legends of the Sea shines a spotlight on player immortalizations, sends adventurers in search of all-new Reaper’s Chests and introduces a fresh yet familiar face. Seek Out…

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Bleeding Edge Blasts into Retail Stores This March

We’re edging closer to fans teaming up and causing chaos in Bleeding Edge, our new 4v4 brawler! Today we’re thrilled to announce that Bleeding Edge will also be available on shelves at launch on March 24 at select retailers globally on Xbox One, with the retail version debuting at $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 alongside its digital counterparts. Since we pulled back the curtain on our pre-order bonuses back at…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (2002.200107-2102)

Hey Beta ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9100.200107-2102). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9100.200107-2102 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – January 13, 2020 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – January 14, 2019 Fixes for Beta…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.200111-0000)

Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1381.200111-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1381.200111-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – January 13, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – January 14, 2020 Fixes for…

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This Week on Xbox: January 10, 2020

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back…

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Paperbound Brawlers: A Seven-Year Story in Seven Paragraphs

Paperbound Brawlers is the culmination of a seven-year journey to release an Xbox game. Back in prehistoric times, there was a thing called the Xbox 360. This was a magical device. I played it nearly every day. And then Microsoft created this software called XNA that would allow indie developers to make games that ran on Xbox 360! I was so excited! It was really cool to see something that…

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Mistress of Blade Coming to Black Desert on Xbox One

A small and hidden village of the Oeki Clan that resides alongside the banks of the Turina river gives birth to the newest class in Black Desert, Kunoichi. Trained at a very young age to master the use of a shortsword, kunais, and the hidden arts of Ninjutsu, Kunoichi has the ability to swiftly and silently dispose of her enemies. Kunoichi’s skill set includes: Flash Slash (vanishes and reappears to…

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Free Gifts in Celebration of DC Universe Online’s Anniversary

First off, we’d like to thank our Xbox One players for making DC Universe Online in 2019 so memorable! Dark magic emerged early in the year with Episode 34: Justice League Dark. Then players repelled the invasion of the Dark Multiverse in Episode 35: Metal Part I and are still defending Earth as we know it in Episode 36: Metal Part II. Heading into 2020, more threats await. It begins…

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for January 15 to 17

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change). Without Escape: Console…

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CES 2020: Dell Introduces Sleek, Affordable Laptop for Gamers

Summary Related:Power Your Dreams with Xbox Series X, Available Holiday 2020Gears 5 – Operation 2: Free for All Available Today for All PlayersPurchase Select Alienware PCs and Get 3 Months of XGP for PC (Beta) Plus New Game Reveals for November https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/01/09/ces-2020-dell-introduces-sleek-affordable-laptop-for-gamers/

Rock Band Rivals Welcomes You to 2020

Happy New Year! With every new year comes a list of resolute goals, dreams, regrets – things you wish you did better, or different, things you love and want to keep doing forever. Rivals Season 15 will celebrate those resolutions with 8 weeks of carefully curated challenges, each focused on a particular aspect of goals for the New Year.  Work Out with Rock Band 4 Our first Rivals challenge focuses…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (2002.200104-2000)

Hey Beta ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9097.200104-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9097.200104-2000 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – January 9, 2020 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – January 10, 2019 Fixes for Beta…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2002.200107-2102)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9100.200107-2102). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9100.200107-2102 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – January 9, 2020 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – January 10, 2019 Fixes for Alpha We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2002 build: Home Users should no longer see seeing a “Something went wrong” error message with code 0x80070002 on console boot. Fixed an issue where some users were reporting the dashboard would fail to load or crash when exiting a game/app. System Various…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.200108-0000)

Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1361.200108-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1361.200108-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – January 9, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – January 10, 2020 Fixes for Alpha Skip-Ahead We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2004 build: Home Users should no longer see seeing a “Something went wrong” error message with code 0x80070002 on console boot. Fixed an issue where some users were reporting the dashboard would fail to load or crash when exiting a game/app.…

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