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November 2020 Xbox Update Is Rolling Out Now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

November 2020 Xbox Update Is Rolling Out Now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

Published: Monday, November 30, 2020Tagged: Gaming, ID@Xbox, System Update, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Store

The November 2020 Xbox Console Update begins rolling out on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One today, introducing dynamic background designs, Optimized for Series X|S badges, and more.

November 2020 Xbox Update

Let's take a look at what's new in the November 2020 Xbox Console Update!

Personalize your Xbox Series X|S with new dynamic background designs

Dynamic backgrounds are a new feature for Xbox Series X|S, giving gamers the ability to customize their home screen with motion and color. This update adds six new options, including homages to previous generations of Xbox consoles and others based on popular profile themes. Initial fan feedback on the feature has been very positive, and we’re excited to explore additional styles, colors, and designs. You can expect the team to continue adding new dynamic backgrounds in future Xbox console updates!

November 2020 Xbox Update - Dynamic Backgrounds

Identify which games are using Auto HDR with new tech tags

Xbox Series X|S is the best place to play thousands of games from across four generations of Xbox. Besides decreased load times and improved frame rates, Xbox Series X|S customers enjoy improved visual quality with a feature called Auto HDR. When the Auto HDR setting is turned on in your console, it can improve the visual quality of a game without changing its overall look with no additional work from the developer. When you open the guide during a game with Auto HDR running, you’ll see a new tag to let you know the game is benefiting from this feature.

November 2020 Xbox Update - Auto HDR

“Optimized for Series X|S” badges let you know which games are optimized

Xbox launched over 30 games fully optimized for Series X|S, including Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and The Falconeer. Many of your favorite Xbox One games – including Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps – have released updates to take advantage of the increased performance of Xbox Series X|S. To make it easier to see which of your games have been optimized, we’ve added an “X|S” badge to their tiles in My Games and Apps, in both the Games and Full Library views. You can also use the Filter button to see only “Optimized for Xbox Series X|S” games.

November 2020 Xbox Update - Optimized for Xbox Series X Badge

Check your achievement status in the Game Activity tab

The Game Activity tab is your single place in the guide to explore things to do in the game you’re currently playing. Hunt those achievements, easily join your friends or others playing the game, or discover in-game events, right from the comfort of the guide!

November 2020 Xbox Update

Add family member accounts during setup

In September we launched the Xbox Family Settings app on Android and iOS. Right from their phone, parents and caregivers can easily create child accounts, update screen time limits, respond to notifications, and much more. As a result, many gamers are already using family settings on Xbox today. And, those gamers with existing Xbox families will now be able to add family members to their console, right from setup.

Pre-install games that are “Coming soon” to Xbox Game Pass!

You can now view, add to “Play later,” and even pre-install certain games before they come to Xbox Game Pass. Just head over to the Xbox Game Pass app on your console or mobile device and look for the “Coming soon” section. While not all games that are “Coming soon” can be pre-installed, we did develop a special feature for the Game Pass mobile app that lets you queue the rest to install on day one. Though you’ll still have to wait to play them like everyone else, your game can be downloaded and ready to play the day it’s available!

The November Xbox Update is available for you to check out starting today!

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