New Xbox One May System Software Update Preview Partly Solves Multiplayer and Party Issues

on May 7, 2015 5:12 PM

If you are a Xbox One preview update member and recently had problems with joining a multiplayer match or initiating a party chat, help is on the way.

The issue with parties has been solved, and the problem with multiplayer has been amended at least for Ryse with a new update, while unfortunately the issues still persist with Dragon Ball: Xenoverse and Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

Below you can see the full patch notes directly from the private preview forums:


OS version released: xb_rel_1505.150505-2009
Available: 8:00PM PT 5/6 (4AM GMT 7/5) 


  • Joining multiplayer matches in Ryse: Son of Rome. A fix in this update will resolve issues with joining multiplayer matches in Ryse.
  • Initiating a Party Session. This update contains a fix for the issue reported by the community where initiating a Party session would fail.            


  • When using a game invite to invite a friend to join a multiplayer match in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse or Resident Evil: Revelations 2, a party session may fail to initiate due to an error.
  • Please report any issues you discover via the Report a problem feature or in the forums!

This recently uncovered issue could mean that those that aren’t in the preview program might get the update a little later, even if it seemed almost ready a few days ago.

That said, this is what the update preview is for, so kudos to Microsoft and those who tested it, for preventing its spreading to everyone’s Xbox One consoles.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.