If you're a member of the Xbox Insider program, you may have noticed over the weekend that in the patch notes for the June 2nd Alpha Skip-Ahead and Beta updates, there was a note about some potentially improved download speeds.
Specifically, it's stated that due to "content installation and updating" improvements, some Xbox users may notice a boost in their download speeds moving forward. Here's a look at the full list of "fixes" for Beta members on June 2nd:
My Games & Apps
- We have made improvements to content installation and updating that may improve download speeds for some users.
New Xbox Home Experience
- Fixes to address an issue where some tile artwork on Home could be displayed as stretched, overlapping, or static.
- Fixes to address remote features being disabled unexpectedly.
- Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console.
- Note: Users participating in Preview may see “odd” text across the console, for more information go here.
In our experience, Xbox download speeds have been very impressive anyway over the past couple of years, and we were also particularly grateful for the addition of the "Suspend" feature back in early 2021, which was implemented to help players avoid throttling their downloads by accident.
That said, we do still come across the odd grumble every now and again about slow speeds, so if these improvements can help eliminate those entirely, that'd be great to see. As mentioned, this update is only available to certain Xbox Insiders right now, but we assume it'll be rolling out to all Xbox users in the near future.