One of the most annoying Xbox Series X problems has now been solved

A new Xbox Series X update is on the way to fix one of the console’s most annoying issues: games not launching properly when they require an update.

Xbox Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead Insiders will now be notified immediately when an Xbox Series X game needs an update, meaning you shouldn’t encounter the all-too-common issue that abruptly drops you back to the Dash, or have to launch a game several times before the update prompt appears.

This is a huge improvement over the current situation as it can take Xbox up to 15 seconds to show a user that an update is ready and needs to be installed. The problem, it seems, was that the notification wouldn’t show up until the console determined the size of the update, hence the delay. Now, however, users will be notified that a game needs an immediate update, and the file size will follow shortly.

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This isn’t the first Xbox Series X update that improves the way the console handles game updates. The console now scans your game library faster to check for updates in “My Games & Apps.” “, which means that the titles should appear earlier.

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If you want to become an Xbox Insider, it’s easy to get involved. Just download the Xbox Insider Hub app, which is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Best of all, you don’t need to sign up for every preview, you can choose the ones that interest you.

Some insights are also not available to all initiates, as there are five “rings” by which initiates are classified: Alpha Skip-Ahead, Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Omega. You’ll also likely run into bugs and issues in your Insider role, because you’re testing beta features, after all. You can find out more on the official FAQ.

One of the best things about modern gaming consoles and hardware, in general, is that manufacturers keep improving a product after it’s launched through system updates. The PS5 recently received VRR support and Nintendo Switch received an update that fans have been waiting five years to see.

The Xbox Series X | S also continued to receive notable improvements, such as support for Dolby Vision games and nice audio upgrades.

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