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Xbox Series X/S system update rolls out with some big changes

Xbox Series X/S system update rolls out with some big changes

Xbox Series X/S system update rolls out with some big changes

Another month means it is time for another Xbox update and this one promises a few new interesting features including new touch controls for remote play.

The February 2024 update for Xbox is here and it is clear that Microsoft is aiming to improve user’s experience with the Xbox Series X/S consoles. With one new major feature and a few more small touches, the official blog post reveals it aims to “bring new ways to make Xbox better”.

First up is perhaps the biggest change which will allow players to access the Xbox remote play feature without the need for a controller. With the ability to now enable touch controls, users will be able to create custom touch control layouts for games when using the Xbox app on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. “Additionally, a basic touch control layout can now be used for most other games,” the post adds.

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Additionally, Microsoft has added a new thumbstick recalibration tool for the Xbox Wireless Controller which allows users to manually adjust their thumbsticks and address any issues they may have had. This will also cut out the need to get on the phone to Xbox support.

“We’re excited to release a user-guided, self-calibration tool on the Xbox Accessories app that helps you to recalibrate thumbsticks for Xbox Wireless Controllers. This is part of Xbox’s continued investment in improving the repairability experience of controllers,” the blog reads.

Last but certainly not least is the new automatic profile sign-out feature which as you probably guessed, adds extra security to your account. This is a particularly useful feature for children’s hospitals, gaming cafes and other environments with shared consoles. To enable this feature, just head to Settings > System > Access restrictions.

The new February update can be found in Updates & Downloads on your Xbox console so make sure to download it and check out these exciting new features.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft

Topics: Xbox, Microsoft