Today, Microsoft announced the availability of the November Xbox Update, which brings new color filters, audio settings, and more to the platform.
“This month’s update includes new and improved color filters on Xbox Series X|S, updated volume and audio output settings, new accessibility feature tags in the Microsoft Store, a controller firmware update, updates to the Xbox app (mobile), and an updated Xbox Game Pass layout to help you choose the best subscription plan for you,” Microsoft’s Jonathan Hildebrandt in the announcement post. “In addition to new features, today’s update also has fixes reducing console shutdowns and improving the stability of Xbox Series X consoles when playing titles such as NBA 2K22, FIFA 22, and Battlefield 2042. We will continue to support EA to improve Battlefield 2042 stability.”
Some of the key improvements in this update include:
New and improved color filters on Xbox Series X|S. New and improved color filters make it easier for people with color blindness or color vision deficiency. The color filters let you customize the visual experience of the UI and in games and help you distinguish between colors that may otherwise appear similar.
Updated volume and audio output settings for all Xbox consoles. A new audio experience is now available for all Xbox consoles with options like “Mute speaker audio when headset attached” in Additional options and a new Audio testing & details display. Also, the volume and audio output settings have been reorganized to make relevant settings easier to access and help optimize the audio experience.
Controller firmware update. A new firmware update for the Xbox One Wireless Controller with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controller provides features that were previously available only on Xbox Series X|S controllers, including better cross-device connectivity and reduced latency.
Link sharing and trending in the Xbox mobile app. The Xbox mobile app will be getting several new features soon, including easier game capture sharing and a link sharing feature that will let you get a link to your best game moments and screen captures and share them anywhere across the internet.