Xbox Rolling Out Fix To Improve 'Speed Of Scanning For Updates'
Image: Eden Marie, Twitter

We don't know about you, but we've got so many games stored on our various Xbox Series X storage devices that the process of scanning for game updates has become really slow. Fortunately the Xbox team knows it's an issue.

In an update sent to Xbox Insiders in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings yesterday, Microsoft implemented "an initial set of fixes targeted at the speed of scanning for updates." Here's what Xbox Engineering Lead Eden Marie had to say about this first wave of improvements:

"Xbox Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead Insiders, today's builds include an initial set of fixes targeted at the speed of scanning for updates in my games & apps. Tiles should appear sooner and you may see some additional processing afterwards (especially if you sort by size)."

Marie also pointed out that the team knows the process can still be slow if you've got "extremely large amounts of installed content," and advised Xbox Insiders to "file bugs after you get the fixes" to provide them with feedback.

Hopefully this initial set of fixes will go a long way towards making the update process less painful, and even if not, Marie has mentioned that "we'll continue to look at ways to make this better." More great work from the Xbox team!

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