Animated Wallpapers And Other New Features Added in First Xbox Series X|S Update

A few hours ago the first major update for the Xbox Series X|S has been released, adding a few useful and exciting new features such as game ID tags and dynamic wallpapers. Microsoft’s next-gen consoles were finally launched last November 10, though, just like Sony’s PlayStation 5, fans have and are still struggling to secure the systems out of the hands of scalpers.

For those who were able to get their hands on the new consoles, Xbox has given fans a choice between the more powerful but more expensive Xbox Series X or the cheaper but a little downgraded Xbox Series S.

Both of these systems feature a few significant enhancements over the past generation including a considerable cutback in loading times and better visuals, as well as the ability to run almost every Xbox game ever through its backward compatibility. Now, the developers are integrating more functionalities to the Xbox Series X|S, although these aren’t as essential.


Yesterday, Xbox revealed its November 2020 update logs for their Xbox Series X|S, which adds new features small and big. These consist of animated wallpapers for the console’s dashboard, ID tags for games that use the Xbox Series X’s Auto HDR feature, badges to indicate which titles have been enhanced for the Xbox Series X, a new Game Activity menu where players can check their Achievements, and the ability to add additional accounts for family members during the initial setup. Players will now also be able to pre-download games ahead of their arrival to the Xbox Game Pass.

While the Xbox Series X|S has been critically acclaimed by those who were able to purchase them at this early stage of the next generation of gaming, there have been a few issues along the way. Aside from the shortage of supply issue, which is expected to continue until next year, the new Xbox machines are facing intense competition from the PlayStation 5, which has managed to surpass both of Microsoft’s consoles within the past several weeks.


Worse, fans have been reporting hardware problems such as bizarre noises and their systems shutting off randomly. In spite of these issues, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox Series X is the company’s most successful console release in history.

The November 2020 update for the Xbox Series X|S doesn’t contain anything specifically game-changing, but these new additions will absolutely make things simpler for fans to keep track of which games are compatible with the console’s remarkable visual improvement technology, set up various accounts for younger players, and even spice up their dashboard with cool new wallpapers. All of these new features are now available for download through the Xbox’s System Updates.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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