New Xbox One Controller Update Avaliable For Preview Members

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Envi

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Members of the Xbox One Preview Program have recently given the surprise of an update for the Xbox One controller firmware to Ver: 1.2.2236.0. The update aims to decrease connection speeds for the controller, as well as featuring some tweaks to certain problems in the previous firmware build.

To get the new controller firmware update, install the Xbox OS Build Ver: 1502.150120 [Newest current OS Preview Build] and log into Xbox Live on your console.

  • Connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB/Micro USB cable.  Keep any headsets connected to the controller.
  • Connect to Xbox Live.
  • Press the “Menu Button”
  • Go to “SettingsDevices & accessories”.  Select the controller.
  • Then select “Update” to download the new firmware to the controller attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show the “Updating controller …” progress screen
  • When you see the “Controller updated” screen, press ‘B’ to go back to the “Devices & accessories” main page
  • Reselect the controller, the Firmware version, should now be: 1.2.2236.0

The update has received extremely positive feedback, and many users have already reported a noticeable performance increase with the new update. Here is a comparison video between previous, and new build connection times, to show the new firmware efficiency.

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