New Xbox One Firmware Update Released For Preview Members

Microsoft has released a brand new firmware update for all the Xbox One users who are a part of the preview program on the Xbox One. This latest firmware update includes fixes for Party Chat, Avatars and online multiplayer. You can read the full set of details including the changelog below. Microsoft also released a major firmware update for the Xbox One last November which completely revamps the dashboard and UI. This firmware update also adds backwards compatibility and Windows 10 support.


•If your console is in Instant-On mode and you were selected to receive the update, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby.

NOTE: Once the update is available to you (today a majority of Preview users will receive this update but a small group will not), you can manually begin the update by navigating to Settings > System and selecting System Update.

•If your console has been selected to receive the update and hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 1:00AM PST 2/8/2016, you will be prompted to do so at that time.


OS version released: th2_xb_rel_1602.160205-1829 Available: 6:00PM PST 2/6 (2:00AM GMT 7/2)


• Party chat Fixed an issue which caused party chat to sometimes disconnect participants during use.

• Avatars o You should no longer encounter an error when attempting to complete a purchase in the Avatar store. o Fixed an issue which could prevent users from being able to purchase from the Avatar store when multiple accounts are signed in.

• Game multiplayer Fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent multiplayer matches from connecting.

If you have updated to this latest system software update and noticed any changes, let us know in the comments below.

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The only real problem I have had is the disconnection with parties glad it is being fixed.


Hopefully this will speed up my xbox one xD


Sweet! I'm going to install this now!


Been having some party chat issues so hopefully this will help


I am not on the preview yet so i wont be getting this unfortunately.


so glad they are fixing the party chat issue.. my connection is great but i constantly am randomly disconnected from parties


How i am not on the preview yet i do not know.


Ref They need to put the update to public. These parties are ridiculous

yeah i agree the party chat still sucks


Thank god they're fixing the party chat, that had to be the most annoying thing on a daily basis.


They need to put the update to public. These parties are ridiculous