Xbox One November 2016 Update – Performance and Fixes

Xbox One November 2016 Update – Performance and Fixes


A new Xbox update with performance fixes when navigating Home has been released by Microsoft today. This update is a small one and came a few days after the Xbox preview build, which brought some significant fixes and improvements to Groove crashes, Cortana, Narrator crashes, some informative Messaging errors and more.

The details of this latest patch are as follows:

OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1610.161105-1400
Available: 6:00PM PDT 11/6 (2:00AM GMT 7/11)
• Performance fixes when navigating Home.

This is how some users reacted to the announcement of the home dashboard performance fixes:


The update was scheduled to be available from 6:00PM PDT 11/6 (2:00AM GMT 7/11) to enrolled consoles. You can update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Console info & updates, once the Performance fixes when navigating Home are available to you.

Just two days ago, on November 5th, Microsoft released a new Xbox One update for preview members, which brought some major improvements. It offered fixes for issues affecting various features such as Cortana, Messaging, and the Virtual Keyboard. Users got better speech recognition for France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. The Groove Music crash was fixed when launched via Cortana and some messaging support was added when a user fails to send a message due to low reputation. You can find more information about the last update here.

Some preview members have managed to install the update and here is what they say about it:


It looks like  some of the long waited improvements in Xbox are coming live now and the gamers are greeting the fixes with excitement. Hopefully, these updates  will be available to the public consoles sooner rather than later and more users will be able to benefit them.

An interesting fact is that the Xbox update preview came just a day after the  head Phil Spencer announced in a Twitter post that Xbox One backward compatibility for certain games are expected to come by the end of November. According to GameRant, the list of titles includes some “top fan requests” such as “Red Dead Redemption,” “Gears of War” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops”. These games are now confirmed to be getting backward compatibility and the gamers would have them this month itself. The fans of “Grand Theft Auto IV,” “Mass Effect 2” and even the seventh-generation “Call of Duty” will be satisfied too, because these games are  also likely to be added to the list of backward compatible games, as Spencer revealed.

What would you say about these two updates? Did you manage to test them already? Please feel free to share your comments in the section below.

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