The Xbox April 2021 update has reportedly begun rolling out now to all Xbox users, and while it's not the biggest update we've seen over the past 12 months, it does add a few cool features and quality-of-life improvements.
Here's a brief overview of what's on the way, with more details available at Xbox Wire:
Last month, we started rolling out and testing achievement experiences in the Xbox app, and starting today, select gamers can check out monthly leaderboards to see how you rank against your friends.
We’ll also be adding the ability to view achievements on game detail pages to help track your progress. Everyone will see these updates in the app by the end of the month, and we’ll continue refining the experience over time.
- Play Xbox Game Pass games with your friends
Playing games with your friends just got easier with Xbox Game Pass on your console. Play with Friends now appears when friends are playing any Xbox Game Pass game. You can either jump right into a joinable multiplayer session or begin installing the games your friends are currently playing.
- New game recommendations and collections coming to Xbox Game Pass
Explore new game recommendations and collections in Game Pass on your console. Discover another gem based on your gameplay history with “Because you played,” or find a game to play with friends in “Multiplayer.” And that’s not all – we’re adding even more collections like first-person shooters, science fiction, horror, sandbox, mystery, anime, fantasy, cute, and more.
- Suspend game and speed up your downloads
Download your games as quickly as possible with the new suspend game feature in My games & apps. Today, the queue warns you when your active game is slowing download speeds. Now you’ll have the option to suspend your active game in order to free up bandwidth and get the most efficient download speeds. Then, with Quick Resume, you can jump right back into your game whenever you want to start playing again.
Which of these new features are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below.