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The March 2021 Xbox Update Rolls Out On March 16

The March 2021 Xbox Update Rolls Out On March 16

Published: Tuesday, March 09, 2021Tagged: Gaming, System Update, Windows, Xbox Hardware, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Store

The March 2021 Xbox Update, which begins rolling out to everyone on March 16, features new toggle settings for FPS Boost and Auto HDR on backward compatible games, updates for the Xbox Accessories app in advance of the launch of the Xbox Wireless Headset, and an improved game management experience. Find everything you need to know about the latest update on @XONEHQ.

Tailor Your Xbox Wireless Headset Experience on Your Console or PC

On March 16, aligned with the launch of the Xbox Wireless Headset, the Xbox Accessories app on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 devices is getting an update. With the update, the app lets you fine-tune the audio controls for a customized audio experience, including equalizer settings, bass boost, auto-mute sensitivity, mic monitoring, and brightness of the mic’s mute light. Best of all, the headset can stay updated with the latest features via wireless updates from your console, ensuring you’ll have a premium audio experience that continues to evolve.

Make sure you install all the latest Windows updates to enjoy audio customization features on the Xbox Wireless Headset when using the Xbox Accessories app on Windows 10 devices.

Backward Compatible Auto HDR and FPS Boost Settings

In February, Team Xbox announced backward compatible games were getting even better with FPS Boost. Choice is incredibly important when it comes to choosing how you play your favorite games. So this March, we’re rolling out our new toggles for both FPS Boost and Auto HDR.

In your game’s manage settings, you can choose your compatibility options and toggle on or off Auto HDR and FPS Boost. Once you restart the game, your selections will be applied – you can verify it by pressing the Xbox button and checking the indicators under the clock. Not every game will support these features, so the compatibility options may not be available for your game.

March Xbox Update - Auto HDR & FPS Boost Screenshot

Achievements Are Coming Back to the Xbox app

Achievements are returning! We heard the fan feedback that our community wants achievements brought into in the Xbox app on mobile. This month we’re testing various achievement experiences in the app, starting with a limited set of players and then rolling out to everyone.

This first update will include a list of achievements in the app, an achievements details screen, and achievement unlocked notifications. We’ll also be releasing an additional update with popular features like leaderboards in the coming months.

A New Way to Manage Your Xbox Subscriptions

We’re bringing subscription management to the Xbox console to make it is easier for customers to see all their important plan information, including last charge, next charge, end date, and more. It also allows customers to update their credit card or other payment information, learn about all the different subscriptions available, and change plans. You’ll find all this in Settings under Account.

TV Listings in OneGuide Are Going Away

Based on customer usage and feedback, we’re constantly evolving the Xbox experience. To that end, beginning this May we’ll be sunsetting live TV listings for OneGuide on Xbox One. You can continue to use OneGuide to view your connected HDMI devices or USB TV tuner. You can also keep using OneGuide for HDMI-passthrough and to watch TV via USB TV tuners, but you won’t be able to access the on-screen TV Listings guide.

Managing Games Experience is Getting Better

We’ve improved the loading performance of the Manage screens in My games & apps. After purchasing a game in the Store with both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions, the Manage screen makes it more clear what parts of the bundle are best for your console if you select Choose what to install rather than just Install all.


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