Voice chat noise suppression comes to Xbox One and PC in latest Xbox update


If you’ve long been bothered by the Xbox Elite controller’s lack of chameleon-like powers, you’re (sort of) out of luck; Among other things, the Xbox update recently released in September gives elite owners the option to give the center button the glowing LED color of their dreams.

Customization options for the Xbox button for the Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 can be found in the latest version of the Xbox Accessories app on the console and PC while the console is connected. Here, users can visit the Color tab to manipulate the brightness of the Xbox button, or use the menu sliders to choose one from 16 million possible colors.

In addition to button customization, the Xbox September update brings a revamp of displaying the full “My Games & Apps” library on consoles, making it easier to access all the games available to install and play. Furthermore, All Games now displays every title a user can access, including those on Game Pass, EA Access, and those claimed via Games with Gold.

View the entire redesigned library of Xbox consoles.

And if you want more console features, Xbox One and Series X/S users can also choose default install locations for all games and apps via the “Change install locations” menu under Storage Device Settings.

On PC, the Xbox Game Bar now gives users the option to redeem a shareable link for any capture they make, and group chat noise cancellation — which came to Xbox Series X/S last month — is now available for both PC and Xbox One.

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And finally for the September update, the Xbox app has a new “splash party” option designed to make it faster and easier to get into a game with a friend. By visiting the new parties option on the social tab, players can browse for pre-formed parties and hit the start button to instantly dive back into that group.

Additional details about the new features included in the Xbox September update can be found in Microsoft’s announcement post.


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