The September update for Xbox consoles is now being rolled out by Microsoft. This latest patch includes many features that were highly requested by users of Xbox Series S and Series X. One of the new features is the ability to stream games directly from Discord. To learn more about the update, read on.
Discord Game Streaming
Previously, Discord users on Xbox consoles were only able to participate in voice chats. However, those on PC had the ability to share their screens and stream games through the popular messaging platform. For a while now, gamers on Microsoft’s consoles have been eagerly anticipating this feature, and it has finally been made available for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. It’s worth noting that this game-streaming functionality comes just in time for the full release of Starfield.
Xbox Voice Reporting
Apart from Game Streaming on Discord, Microsoft is also adding voice reporting for English-speaking users in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. This is a platform-wide roll out that will allow players the option to record and report inappropriate in-game voice chats. Microsoft official blog reads, “Voice reporting equips Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One players with the ability to capture a 60-second video clip of an in-game voice incident that they believe violates Xbox Community Standards and submit it as evidence to Xbox Safety Team for review”.
Xbox Series X and Series S now support VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
In the September update for Xbox, the company will also add support for VRR (variable refresh rate) on the Xbox Series S and Series X consoles. For those unaware, this feature allows a monitor/TV to adjust its refresh rate based on the frame rate of the content being displayed. To enable this feature, go to ‘General’ and head to the ‘Video’ section under the ‘TV & display options’. Here, you can choose to set VRR on ‘Always On,’ ‘Gaming Only.’ or ‘Off’.
New Way to Redeem Rewards
The update will help users find and redeem rewards in a simpler manner now. Gamers can find these rewards in the new dedicated Rewards tab. This can be found under the ‘My Rewards’ section under the ‘Profile’ settings on Xbox. The option also makes it easier to redeem rewards since you can find the ‘Redeem Rewards catalogue’ directly from the rewards tab in your profile.