Xbox September Update Features Game Library Revamp, New Storage Options, And More

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The September Xbox Update is packed with visual goodies, including a revamped game library, new storage, new install options, and more.

The focus of the update is the revamped game library. The sleek new design is now streamlined so gamers can access the games they want to install and play. This complete library overhaul doesn’t take long to get used to as it continues to be a user-friendly interface with more logical options, especially for casual gamers.

During the revamp, the “All Games” tab in the “Complete Library” will show all the games the player currently owns. Game titles are labeled with the logo of the streaming service(s) where the player currently has a subscription. This includes Xbox Game Pass, EA Play, and select games with Gold. rocket arenafor example, will also have the EA logo next to it while Forza Horizon 5 will have the Game Pass instead.

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Xbox September update focuses on visuals and UI

“The comprehensive My Games & Apps library view has been redesigned to streamline access to all the games you have access to install and play. All Games now shows all the games you own as well as all the games you have access with your current Xbox subscriptions, including claimed Xbox Game Pass, EA Access, and Games with Gold.

Jonathan Hildebrandt, Program Manager for Xbox Experiences

After that, players can now choose from a variety of methods for default install locations for games and apps on their Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles. Likewise, gamers will now have the option of installing certain types of games or applications to the console’s internal storage or if they prefer external drives or expansion cards. There will also be options where the player can “Let Xbox decide” where they think is the most suitable location for installing content, with factors such as download speed optimization and disk space availability.

Another change that focuses on interface visuals is the player’s new ability to customize the color of the Xbox controller. After gamers have completed the update on their consoles, they now have the option to change their Xbox Button on the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller. RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) LEDs and their combination can tune your eyes over approximately 16 million shades and colors.

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Xbox Series X sticker and headset
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Here are the instructions for changing the color of the Xbox controller:

  • Go to the Xbox Accessories app on your Xbox console or Windows PC
  • Make sure the controller is connected and you’re using your Xbox profile
  • Go to the “Color” tab to customize the button’s hue, brightness, and color.

Another feature for Microsoft PC users is the ability to create a shareable link for “Captures”. This can be done through the Xbox Game Bar. It was also a feature that was included in the previously promised update along with noise cancellation in the Xbox app settings. This new Xbox party chat noise canceling feature has already rolled out to Xbox Series X | S earlier this month. This was added to the update for Xbox One consoles and Microsoft PCs.

One of the most notable parts of the update is that now players set up and start parties directly from the Xbox app via the “Parties” option in the Social tab.

If your device or console isn’t updating automatically today, make sure it’s connected to the internet. You can also contact the Xbox Support Page for any other technical problem.

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