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Xbox One August Update Live for Preview; Has No User Facing Changes

The Xbox One August Update is now available for preview which means those of you who are a part of the system update preview program should be able to try it out as we speak.

Titled operating system version “xb_rel_1508.150712-2200,” this one went live at 6:00PM PT 7/15 (2AM GMT 16/7).

Talking about the changes that you will experience while testing and later using the console with the system update, Microsoft has clarified that there are going to be no “user facing” changes.

Even the changes being implemented under the hood were termed as “minor.”

There are at least three known issues that the console is going to face with the Xbox One August update and as standard practice, Microsoft has explained them before you dig into the preview yourself:

  • Mass Effect Backward Compatibility – When streaming Mass Effect using Twitch through Snap, a black bar is output on the stream output (both in the browser and through the Twitch app).
  • Turtle Beach Elite 800X Headset – Participants using this headset are unable to hear the host when moving from one party to another party.
  • Xbox Fitness – When resuming from Instant-On mode and with Xbox Fitness suspended, you may encounter a frozen Kinect preview image, and Kinect interaction will not resume.Workaround: Hard reboot the console.

Those of you who wish to be a part of the preview program should know that users who are already a part of the program can now invite others using their gamertags.

Drop yours in the comments below and someone might send you an invite!