Xbox update preview makes finding game deals easier for Insiders

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Key notes

  • Xbox Insiders get easier game deal hunting with clearer sales info on the Home screen, search, and Microsoft Store.
  • New Xbox controller firmware update fixes issues with Elite Series 2 paddles and Adaptive Controller.
  • Xbox remembers passwords for up to 10 Wi-Fi networks for smoother switching.
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The latest Xbox Update Preview brings news features for Xbox Insiders, with a big focus on making it easier to find and snag sales on games.

While the update includes various other improvements, like controller firmware fixes and expanded network management options, which we have dicussed below, the star of the show is the “Improved Sales Information” feature.

A select group of Xbox Insiders will be the first to experience a new sales browsing experience. This update can help your hunt for deals by making sales information more readily available.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • More information about ongoing sales will be displayed directly when you browse games on the Home screen.
  • Sales details will be more prominent when searching for games from the Home screen or guide.
  • The Microsoft Store will now display clearer sales information for each game.

The update also includes:

  • Controller firmware update:  Fixes for various controller issues, including paddles on the Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and unexpected input behavior with the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
  • Network management improvements:  The ability to store password information for up to 10 Wi-Fi networks, making switching between networks a breeze.
  • A select group of users will be able to search for people directly from the Home screen or guide search (availability subject to further testing).

This update is currently rolling out to Xbox Insiders in the preview program.

Capture & Share

  • Fixes to improve the low space warning when uploading to OneDrive with a large cloud storage plan.

Clubs

  • Fixes to improve an unexpected error that could occur when viewing official game clubs.

Games

  • Fixed an issue where Xbox 360 save data would not sync as expected, pending upload indefinitely.

Installation

  • Fixes to address an unexpected error that could occur when installing some titles, such as Pinball FX3 (0x87e00017).

Parties

  • Fixed an unexpected error that could occur when accepting a Looking for Group invite (0x89240001).
  • Fixes to address party audio being lost unexpectedly after switching profiles.

System

Known Issues

While known issues may have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes, they are not being ignored! However, it may take Xbox engineers more time to find a solution. Learn more about the known issues below.

Capture & Share

  • We have received reports of unexpected behavior when viewing HDR screenshots in the Captures app, and we are investigating. (2408.240318-2200)

Game Card

  • We are aware the game card may close shortly after launching, and a fix will be available with a subsequent update. (2408.240502-2000)

OneGuide

  • Some users have reported OneGuide failing to launch, freezing shortly thereafter, or seeing an unexpected black screen, and we are investigating. (2408.240326-2000)

If you experience any of these issues, we ask that you please follow any guidance provided and file feedback with Report a Problem.

More here.