Xbox One Fall Update Puts Focus On Personalization, Lays the Groundwork for Xbox One X

The latest update, the Xbox One Fall Update, had been available in beta for some time. But finally, Microsoft has concluded the pre-release testing phase so the update is ready to roll out, starting today.

The Xbox One Fall update focuses on personalization; the major change here is the revamping of the Home Screen. Players will notice significant changes to the Home Screen with the introduction of blocks.

Those with experience of using the Xbox One dashboard will know that often it can become difficult to find what you are looking for, especially, if you own a lot of items. With the arrival of blocks, you choose which content is going to show up on your dashboard.

Aspects like Friend Activities, Leaderboards, and group messages are going to show up at the top of the Home Screen. You can now also choose between different themes for the Dashboard.

  • It should now be “faster and easier” to move left and right through the horizontal tabs by flicking the left thumbstick or bumpers.
  • A new “Friends in games” notification shows you if a friend is playing the same game
  • Invites now appear in the multiplayer tab of the Guide.
  • The Game Hub for a particular title now shows more information.
  • The Community feed screen now offers a full-screen option to help display more content such as screenshots and gameplay clips.
  • Right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew are now available.
  • A new Microsoft Store logo will replace the old one.
  • The Mixer tab now has previews so you can see more before joining.
  • Broadcasts at 1080p will now happen automatically if your network can support it.
  • On Xbox One X, Mixer can capture gameplay and screenshots in 4K/HDR.

The Xbox One Fall Update also lays the foundation for Xbox One X.