Xbox New Update Brings More Dynamic Themes and the Pre-Install Feature for Game Pass Titles
Auto HDR indicator, more dynamic themes, pre-installing game pass games, and optimization badges, all coming to Xbox Series X|S with the new update.
You can now start downloading the latest update for your Xbox console that brings four new major features, including the ability to pre-load upcoming games to Xbox Game Pass.
The official November 2020 update for Series X|S and Xbox One is now out. While most of the new content within the update targets 9th-gen consoles of Microsoft, there are some new features for Xbox One as well.
First of all, you will now have more dynamic themes available at your dashboard to choose from. In addition to the original theme, the new update brings six new backgrounds, and Microsoft promises to bring even more in the future console updates. You can now even personalize your dashboard’s background the same as Xbox One on Series X|S.
Next-gen console update:
🌊 More dynamic backgrounds
✅ Optimized for Series X|S badges
👀 Auto HDR indicator
— Xbox (@Xbox) November 30, 2020
Moreover, the update will provide an Auto HDR indicator at the top right corner of the screen whenever you open the hovering menu of Xbox in between your experience. This will allow you to know which games are using the feature actively.
A new badge of optimization will also come into Series X and S consoles in order to indicate which games are benefitting from the new-gen features. If any of the existing games receive an enhancement update, the badge will allow you to know about it without testing the game yourself.
Last but not least, the new update will bring the ability to pre-load upcoming games to Xbox Game Pass on both current-gen and last-gen Microsoft consoles. In fact, the update adds a new Coming Soon category to your Xbox Game Pass menu, allowing you to pre-load the upcoming games and start your experience as soon as they are added to the library.
Along with the things above, some other new features like achievement status on the Game Activity tab and adding family member accounts during setup will hit the consoles as well.