Xbox April Update now in Preview

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Gregory Dawes

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Major Nelson has just announced that the April preview update will be launching in two waves, with the first happening today. If you are in the preview program, here is what to expect in this build:

  • Party chat improvements – Party chat is being improved with troubleshooting guidance for Xbox One owners. The Party App will help you get your microphone enabled and show you when privacy settings or networking issues are blocking communication with particular party members.
  •  Game hub links – Members can more easily discover game hub content from activity feed items. You’ll see activity feed items when any of your friends follow a game, and you’ll also be able to get back to a game’s hub from activity feed posts related to the game – including feed items about the game’s achievements, game clips and screenshots. Finally, we’ve added a link to game hubs from the game’s page in the achievements app.
  •  Achievement notifications – With this preview release, you’ll also see the achievement’s description in the notification so you know what you did to earn this achievement without having to open the achievements app. If you do choose to open up the notification to see the achievement details, we’ve also made some performance improvements to make loading the achievements app from a notification faster.

The achievement notifications should definitely be a welcome addition for achievement hunters. The second wave of this update should be launching sometime next week according to Major Nelson.

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