At long last the new Avatars are here!… for Xbox Insiders. Rumors pegged their debut for April but they never materialized at that time. Then when they were notably absent during Xbox’s E3 press conference some fans worried they wouldn’t be coming any time soon, despite assurances otherwise. Thankfully, this doesn’t appear to be the case.
The new Avatar editor was detailed in a post on Xbox Wire. Arriving today for Xbox Insiders, the new and improved Avatars aim to let players celebrate their own diversity within the community. Everyone is unique and you’re given more options than ever before to personalize your Avatar as you see fit.
Insiders wishing to create a new Avatar can do so within the beta Xbox Avatar Editor app. As they aren’t quite ready for a full launch yet, the team at Xbox is starting things off simple and is only offering a select amount of customization at the time being. Additional accessories, props, moods, clothing, and appearance categories are set to arrive in the coming weeks, with more content regularly added after its broader release for everyone.
As of now, only the Xbox Editor app is being turned on. You’ll need to wait a little longer for dashboard integration. The app will first be available to Alpha and Alpha – Skip Ahead members before rolling out to more Insider rings.