Xbox One August System Software Update Available in Preview; Starts With Minor Changes

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 15, 2015

Microsoft rolled out the first iteration of the August system software update for Xbox One for preview members, numbered xb_rel_1508.150712-2200.

The update starts with what is identified as “minor changes,” which are not user facing, meaning that basically nothing changes for us, but it’s in preparation for future updates.

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

OS version released: xb_rel_1508.150712-2200
Available: 6:00PM PT 7/15 (2AM GMT 16/7) 


  • Minor changes (non user-facing).


  • Mass Effect Backward Compatibility: When streaming Mass Effect using Twitch through Snap, a black bar is output on the stream output (both in the browser and through the Twitch app).
  • Turtle Beach Elite 800X Headset: Participants using this headset are unable to hear the host when moving from one party to another party.
  • Xbox Fitness: When resuming from Instant-On mode and with Xbox Fitness suspended, you may encounter a frozen Kinect preview image, and Kinect interaction will not resume.Workaround: Hard reboot the console.

If you’re not part of the preview program, but would like to try it out, you can mention it in the comments (including your gamertag), and another reader might be able to send you an invite.

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Just remember that this is a beta test program, so you understand and accept the responsibility for any issues caused to your console. Preview members are exposed to non-final versions of the system software to make the launch of each patch smoother for everyone else, and not just to get a sneak peek on future updates.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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