Here's What's Included In The Xbox March 2021 Update

The Xbox March 2021 update will begin rolling out to all users ahead of the launch of the new Xbox Wireless Headset next week, and there are plenty of new features to look forward to over the coming days.

Here's a brief overview of what's on the way, with more details available at Xbox Wire:

  • Tailor Your Xbox Wireless Headset Experience on Your Console or PC

On March 16, aligned with the launch of the Xbox Wireless Headset, the Xbox Accessories app on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 devices is getting an update.

With the update, the app lets you fine-tune the audio controls for a customized audio experience, including equalizer settings, bass boost, auto-mute sensitivity, mic monitoring, and brightness of the mic’s mute light.

  • Backward Compatible Auto HDR and FPS Boost Settings (Xbox Series X|S)

This March, we’re rolling out our new toggles for both FPS Boost and Auto HDR. In your game’s manage settings, you can choose your compatibility options and toggle on or off Auto HDR and FPS Boost.

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  • Achievements Are Coming Back to the Xbox app

Achievements are returning! We heard the fan feedback that our community wants achievements brought into in the Xbox app on mobile. This month we’re testing various achievement experiences in the app, starting with a limited set of players and then rolling out to everyone.

  • A New Way to Manage Your Xbox Subscriptions

We’re bringing subscription management to the Xbox console to make it is easier for customers to see all their important plan information, including last charge, next charge, end date, and more.

  • TV Listings in OneGuide Are Going Away

Beginning this May we’ll be sunsetting live TV listings for OneGuide on Xbox One. You can continue to use OneGuide to view your connected HDMI devices or USB TV tuner. You can also keep using OneGuide for HDMI-passthrough and to watch TV via USB TV tuners, but you won’t be able to access the on-screen TV Listings guide.

  • Managing Games Experience is Getting Better

We’ve improved the loading performance of the Manage screens in My games & apps. After purchasing a game in the Store with both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions, the Manage screen makes it more clear what parts of the bundle are best for your console if you select Choose what to install rather than just Install all.

Which of these new features are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below.