Microsoft now lets Xbox One users change their home console up to 5 times a year

One of Microsoft’s changes to the Xbox platform with the Xbox One was the creation of a “Home” console. This new “home” console was understood to be your base console, and so users would be able to grant Xbox live Gold to everyone using that console, share games and content with other users on the console, and play purchased Xbox games when offline. After designating a console as a home console, users could change it for up to three times within a year, and no further. Now, Microsoft has made a slight modification to those rules stealthily. First spotted on Reddit, the firm has lifted the limit for changing the home Xbox from 3 to 5, allowing users to change their Xbox up to 5 times in a single year.

Microsoft’s Xbox FAQ site which gives guidance on the home Xbox now reads:

You can change which console is your home Xbox up to five times during a one-year period. This period works on a rolling basis, starting the moment you change your home Xbox for the first time. If you reach your limit of home console changes for the year, you’ll get a message letting you know the next available date you can change it.

From reading the Xbox Forums, this seems to have been a pain point for gamers, and Microsoft lifting the limit slightly is a middle ground that ought to mollify some of the complainants.

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