November 2020

Release date: 30/11/2020

OS version: 10.0.19041.5481 (rs_xbox_release_2011.201117-2300)

“Optimized for Series X|S” badge in your collection

To make it easier to see which of your games have been optimized for Xbox Series S|X, we’ve added an “X|S” badge to their tiles in My Games and Apps, in both the Games and Full Library views. You can also use the Filter button to see only “Optimized for Xbox Series X|S” games.

More options for dynamic backgrounds

Dynamic backgrounds are a new feature for Xbox Series X|S, giving customers the ability to customize their home screen with motion and color. This update adds six new options, including homages to previous generations of Xbox consoles and other options based on popular profile themes. The team will continue adding new dynamic backgrounds in future Xbox console updates.

Auto HDR tech tag during supported games

Xbox Series X|S owners enjoy improved visual quality with a feature called Auto HDR. Auto HDR can improve the visual quality of a game without changing its overall look. When you open the guide during a game with Auto HDR running, you’ll see a glyph to let you know the game is benefiting from this feature.

Game activity tab

The game activity tab gives you a place in the guide to explore things to do in the game you’re currently playing. Hunt those achievements, easily join your friends or others playing the game, or discover in-game events, right from the comfort of the guide.

Setup makes it easier to add members of your Xbox family

Right from their phone, parents and caregivers can easily create child accounts, update screen time limits, respond to notifications, and much more. As a result, many gamers are already using family settings on Xbox today. Now, those gamers with existing Xbox families will now be able to add family members to their console right from setup.

Pre-install games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass

You can now view, add to “Play later,” and even pre-install certain games before they come to Xbox Game Pass. Just head over to the Xbox Game Pass app on your console or mobile device and look for the “Coming soon” section. Though you’ll still have to wait to play them like everyone else, your game can be downloaded and ready to play the day it’s available.

Xbox Insider Program – enroll your Xbox Series X|S consoles today

Our community of over two million Xbox Insiders makes a huge difference in our ability to create products our fans love. We’d like to invite new Xbox Series X|S owners to participate in the Xbox Update Preview program too. Head here for more details.

Known issues


If the console has no audio or low audio levels, check to make sure you don’t have any audio settings that could be affecting your volume, like the chat mixer.


There’s an issue where the audio mixer can’t be adjusted.

My games & apps

  • Black tiles might appear instead of game artwork when browsing My games & apps.
  • Some titles might appear with an incorrect “Trial” tag in My games & apps.

Profile color

The incorrect profile color may appear when turning on the console.

Comfuzio is a gamer since very young age, ahead of his era and Hellenic society in general. He is also very funny and informative!

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