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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…

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Omega Ring (2004.200323-0000)

Hey 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_200419041.1816.200323-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1816.200323-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 25, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 26, 2020 Fixes for Omega…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta and Delta Ring (2004.200323-0000)

Hey Beta and Delta 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_200419041.1816.200323-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1816.200323-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 25, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 26, 2020 New…

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It’s Time to Duel: Yu Gi Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Available Now on Xbox One

Duelists, prepare to Duel because Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is coming to Xbox One today! Fans of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist will be thrilled as this brand-new game features new content for you to enjoy and explore. Relive stories from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series up through the virtual world of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS! The Duel Field has changed over the history of the Yu-Gi-Oh!…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2004.200323-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1816.200323-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1816.200323-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 24, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 25, 2020 Fixes for Alpha…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2005.200323-0000)

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_200519041.2234.200323-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200519041.2234.200323-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 24, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 25, 2020 Fixes for…

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Bleeding Edge Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

Summary Bleeding Edge is available now with Xbox Game Pass and on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam Play from now until March 31 to unlock exclusive Punk Pack items Mekko, everyone’s favorite trash-talking dolphin will be coming to the fight soon after launch The day is finally here – Bleeding Edge is now available worldwide with Xbox Game Pass and on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam! From humble…

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A Message to the Gaming Community on What We’re Doing to Help Today

We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of people around the world and changed the way we go about our daily lives. Here at Microsoft, we’re constantly asking ourselves what we can do to support people during this challenging time. To me, the most important thing to remember is that we’re all living and learning through this together.  I have previously stated that I…

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Behold the Duck of War in World of Warships: Legends

Join in on some lighthearted — but oh-so competitive — battles in World of Warships: Legends. This year’s April Fool’s event runs from March 23 to April 13, giving players the chance to prove their skills in the Duck of War game mode. Starting today, players can access the special Duck of War game mode. In Duck of War, daring captains will compete against each other in a no-holds-barred, 12-way…

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This Week on Xbox: March 20, 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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Blaze Escalation Hits Dauntless on Xbox One

Escalation, a new way to slay Behemoths in Phoenix Lab’s Dauntless, was introduced in December. Players were challenged with a modified roster of Behemoths, each one deadlier than the last, even battling two at a time. Slayers fought tooth and nail to get to the ferocious Malkarion at the heart of the Maelstrom. They rallied. They fought. They won. Now they face a new challenge. With the launch of Scorched…

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Cult Classic Doom 64 is Now Available on Xbox One

No more dusting off old cartridges to experience a cult classic: Doom 64 is now available on home consoles for the first time since it released on Nintendo 64 in 1997. Fight hordes of bloodthirsty demons across Doom 64’s 32 levels of fast-paced, first-person shooter action. In classic Doom style, you’ll rely on quick reflexes, big freakin’ guns, over-the-top power-ups, and even your own fists to take on Hell’s armies!…

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Raze Hell: Doom Eternal is Available Now on Xbox One

The legions of Hell threaten humanity’s survival, but there is one last hope for mankind against Hell’s ferocious armies – the only thing they fear…is you. In Doom Eternal, take back Earth and save humanity as the Doom Slayer, the ultimate threat to all demonkind. Wield a fearsome combination of powerful weapons, equipment, abilities and sheer force across Earth, Hell and beyond in an epic single-player campaign featuring id Software’s…

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Bleeding Edge Achievements Revealed

Summary All 10 of the game’s achievements are revealed below Earn a total of 10 achievements for a 1000 Gamerscore Bleeding Edge is available March 24 on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Steam and included with Xbox Game Pass Next week, gamers will be able to experience a brand-new type of multiplayer mayhem with the release of Ninja Theory’s Bleeding Edge on March 24. Bleeding Edge will be available on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Steam as well as included with Xbox Game Pass the day it launches globally. In addition to fast and frenetic 4v4 team brawling and over-the-top characters, there are also plenty of achievements to earn as you battle with fighters who’ve been mechanically enhanced for mayhem. We’re excited to unveil the full achievement list here…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2004.200319-0000)

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 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1791.200319-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1791.200319-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 20, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 21, 2020 New Features for Alpha Guide We’re adding a new section to Friends called “Happening Now” which will highlight your friends who online and in a party or game you can join. Note: This will only show three results, with your favorite friends taking  priority as well as games you’ve recently played. Also, this section will only appear if you have friends who are…

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