November 30, 2023

Xbox and Discord are getting even friendlier with the newest Xbox software program replace.

Earlier this yr, Xbox rolled out official help for Discord — constructed proper into the Dashboard. When it launched, it enabled customers to see and be a part of voice channels and chat with their mates with out the necessity to use a separate Discord app on a telephone. It was a giant deal since Discord, in fact, has taken over the gaming neighborhood because the go-to place to talk with mates whereas enjoying.

Nonetheless, one factor that was lacking from the combination was the power to stream your video games immediately from Xbox to Discord. This week, that’s getting added. In a weblog submit, Xbox introduced its September software program replace, and — you guessed it — you’ll now be capable of stream your video games proper out of your Xbox to your pals on Discord.

To get began, first hyperlink your Discord account. Then you may be a part of voice channels out of your Discord servers immediately out of your Xbox console. To navigate there, press the Xbox button in your controller to open the information, scroll to Events & chats, and choose Discord. Then scroll by your obtainable Discord servers, leap right into a voice channel with mates, and share your gameplay!!

When you’re enjoying your video games, you doubtless have wished to have Variable Refresh Fee (VRR) turned on if in case you have a TV that may help it. Nonetheless, VRR is one thing you may need to have turned off in the event you’re watching Netflix. The brand new replace now permits customers to elect particularly when VRR is turned on or off between “All the time On” and “Gaming Solely.”

Beginning this week, you may select the way you need VRR enabled in your Xbox Sequence X or Sequence S console. To pick out your choice, go to Normal > TV & show choices > Video,after which go to the dropdown menu for VRR. You possibly can choose if you would like VRR to be “All the time On,” “Gaming Solely,” or “Off.”

I’ve been utilizing the Want Record characteristic on the Xbox Retailer for a very long time now. Whereas it has been nice to make use of it to trace when video games go on sale (thanks for the low cost on Alan Wake Remastered forward of Alan Wake II), the newest replace additionally provides the power to get a notification when a recreation in your Want Record is launched or, in the event you’re actually fortunate, will get added to Recreation Move.

The brand new want checklist notifications will present up within the information and as a pop-up to let you recognize when your want checklist video games can be found. In Settings > Preferences > Retailer notifications, you may resolve if you wish to see notifications within the information, when your want checklist objects are launched, when they’re obtainable with Recreation Move, and extra.

Along with the above, the September replace additionally provides new methods to view and redeem rewards, the power to ask to hitch a good friend’s recreation with out being of their social gathering, the corporate’s new voice reporting security options, and the power to start out pairing a controller along with your Xbox with out having to press that button on the console.

The corporate says that the September replace is rolling out to consoles this week, so maintain a watch out for all the new options over the subsequent few days!