Xbox One system update tweaks dashboard performance, multiplayer issues
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2013 6:00AM PST
Oh, how exciting the Xbox One launch was! Do you remember the trepidation and wonder with which you downloaded the day-one system update? You can relive a little of that now, as Microsoft last night released the first Xbox One system update since that mandatory day-one dealio. It's not massively exciting, but brings a few changes that should be welcomed by some.
Xbox Live's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb dropped the changelog on his blog:
- Addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standby
- Addresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining games
- Addresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some users
- Addresses dashboard performance for some users
- Offers improvements for Xbox One's TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over time
- Updated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some users
If your Xbox One is set to 'Instant On,' it'll download the update next time it's turned off. Which may have already happened. Next time you power up, it'll apply the update, which is to take between two and five minutes.
If you're not Instantly On, you'll be required to download and apply the update after 2am Pacific on Thursday. And if this is all so confusing, follow Microsoft's instructions.