Microsoft Launches New Xbox One Update; Adds Custom GamerPics And More

The Xbox One has received a brand new update, which allows players to set custom GamerPics, and link their account to a specific controller.

on July 13, 2017 4:24 PM

Today Microsoft launched a brand new update for the Xbox One, which is a response to some of feedback it has received over the past few months.

First off, and possibly the most notable feature, users will now be able to set custom GamerPics for their Xbox Live profile. You’ll be able to upload images through a Windows 10 PC, a mobile phone, or the console itself, so long as the picture adheres to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Code of Conduct. You’ll also be able to set a custom picture and background for your Xbox Club.

In addition to the custom GamerPics, players will now be able stream with up to three other people via Mixer. You’ll be able to invite your friends to join your stream by clicking a new button found in their profile. A new Mixer tab will also be added to your Club page so you’ll be able to see and join one of your members streams with ease.

Another feature added is the ability to link a specific controller with an Xbox Live account, meaning if you have multiple accounts on your Xbox One, and you want to automatically sign into your profile, all you need to do is turn on your specific controller.

Finally, some minor additions were made to Arena mode, as you’ll now be able to see who is streaming a match, and watch it just by clicking a new Mixer button.

According to Microsoft, the new update should be available to download right now.

The Xbox App for iOS and Android also received an update, adding the ability to look for a of players, as well as browse your Xbox Game Pass selection.

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Tanner Pierce is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers.com. When he isn't writing, he attends classes at Palm Beach State College and will be majoring in Journalism at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania in the Fall.