Looking for the latest Xbox news today? We've got everything you need to know about what's going on with Xbox and where you can get an Xbox Series X if you haven't already.
It's a bit of a quiet one today, but the rest of the week is going to be exciting.
LATEST - Xbox April Update Drops
The latest Xbox update is here and there's a lot going on! New Game Pass features and Leaderboards on the Xbox App headline the update, but there's a lot more to it.
Below, we're listing all the major changes to make it easy for you:
- Achievements back on the Xbox App
- "Play With Friends" option added to Xbox Game Pass screen
- "Game Recommendations" and "Game Collections" coming to Xbox Game Pass screen
- "Suspend Game" feature added to speed up downloads
Check out everything from Larry Hryb himself here:
Cloud Gaming Beta Starting
Xbox's Major Nelson has confirmed that the Xbox Game Pass Cloud Gaming Beta for iOS devices is starting soon.
From tomorrow, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members could receive an invitation to join the Limited Beta for Xbox's new Cloud Gaming service. This will work via a web browser on Apple devices for now and will offer over 100 Game Pass titles, with almost half of them having custom touch controls already enabled.
If you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, keep an eye on your inbox from tomorrow!
Xbox Series X Stock Update
Are you looking for an Xbox Series X? Well... You might have to keep looking for a little bit longer.
A lot of the major UK retailers have stated that they're not getting new stock until mid-May at the earliest! This can be confirmed by StockInformer, which shows that the Xbox Series X is out of stock everywhere.
The Xbox Series S is in stock at Currys PC World and Very at the moment though, if you're looking for the smaller next-gen experience.
Alternatively, there's CEX and eBay. They both sell second-hand consoles at often inflated prices. If you're wanting one, we recommend waiting, but the options are there. You just need to make sure you're careful of what you're buying.
Xbox Game Pass Invitational
This isn't something that happens every day! The Xbox Game Pass Invitational is almost here!
This Game Pass for PC tournament will feature forty creators and FNATIC esports players, divided up into 20 teams, for a two-day tournament across seven different Xbox Game Pass titles.
There's £20,000 up for grabs and it all goes down on April 22nd and April 23rd. This is going to be one hell of a competition.
Game Updates & New Releases
In other news, Black Ops Cold War/Warzone Season 3 is due to start later this week. We're several weeks into Verdansk's undead troubles and now Radiation Zones have started to pop up across the map. A Gas Mask isn't going to help you if you're headed into Prison, Shipwreck or Hospital. What have Treyarch and Activision got up their sleeves, though? Only time will tell...
MLB The Show 21 is also almost here! Early Access started last week, but the next MLB title is coming to Xbox's Game Pass from April 20th when it releases fully. This is one of the first times a major AAA title (that isn't a Microsoft game) has become available on the service and marks an important step in continuing to grow this fantastic service.
Finally, it looks like the Team of the Season promotion is due to start in FIFA 21 a lot sooner than initially expected. Reports are in that the Community TOTS is starting soon and all the nominees have been revealed.
It's an interesting selection, but you have to imagine that if anyone big is missing that means they're going to be included/nominated for the standard TOTS squad.