30 Nov 2020 10:17 PM +00:00

Xbox Series X November Update brings new features, improvements - Xbox One, Backgrounds, Auto HDR & more

Xbox owners rejoice, the November Xbox Update has arrived for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.

Here's what's new with your Microsoft console this month.

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November Xbox Update

Xbox updates come each month to improve many things across the Xbox console family. This includes new features, cleaning up UI, upgrades for the Xbox Game Pass, and improving user experience across the board.

Xbox Game Pass Featured
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THE FAMILY: The November Update hits Microsoft's next gen consoles as well as the Xbox One

This month's Xbox Update is no different - so let's dive into what it offers for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.

Xbox Series X|S Updates


Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be receiving a number of improvements in the November update.

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The first is a new Auto HDR indicator. It will tell players when Auto HDR is in-action on old titles - so you'll know when your Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is improving graphics of older games.

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NEW AND IMPROVED: Auto HDR cleans up graphics from old titles on next gen consoles

The second new addition in the Xbox Series X update is six new dynamic background design options. This will give players a range of different motion and color options to add to the home screen, personalizing your Xbox Series X|S from the second you power on.

New Xbox Series X Backgrounds Update
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TAKE YOUR PICK: New Xbox Series X backgrounds add some customization options

The third new feature is the addition of optimized for Xbox Series X|S badges that will let players know when a game is optimized for the next gen consoles.

Optimized for Xbox Series X|S Badges
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NEXT LEVEL: Games marked with the X|S badges have been optimized for Microsoft's next gen consoles

With over 30 games optimized for these consoles, you have plenty to check out!

Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Updates

The Xbox Update gave the next gen consoles some extra love, but these new updates will arrive on the Xbox One as well.

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The first is the addition of the Achievements tab to the Game Activity menu. This will allow players to track their progress on important achievements in a new convenient spot.

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PROGRESS: Keep tabs on your Achievements from the Game Activity tab in the new update

The next is a new improvement for Xbox Family Settings. Instead of having to use the Xbox Family Settings app on mobile, Xbox gamers can now set up their family member accounts right from console setup.

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Finally, an improvement all Xbox gamers should take advantage of is the ability to download games Xbox Game Pass games early that are under "Coming Soon"! This will let players get right into the game when it goes live.

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