New Xbox One/PC Features, Including Custom Gamerpic Coming Soon For Insiders
A wide range of features will be releasing in the coming weeks for “select” Xbox Insider members on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Some additions are included about which Microsoft has been talking about like Arena, which allows Xbox Live users to participate in tournaments for World Of Tanks. The profile will show user’s Arena tournament history and any upcoming tournaments, with a button allowing to join that persons broadcast if they happen to have one going.
Finally Custom gamerpics makes a comeback, that allows you to set a custom image from your Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, or mobile device. Apart from other features outline by Microsoft today, this is one that will “be in preview longer than other features to ensure it’s great for everyone when released.”
Clubs and LFG both expand , that allows you to see detailed information about players trying to join your LFG party; search for LFG posts related directly to an Achievement; and pin posts to the top of the Club feed. You can hide specific posts, pin posts to the top, and filter by several things(friends, games, or clubs) in Activity feed.
New filter tools will arrive for My Games and App section, allowing you to look exclusively at Xbox or Xbox 360 games in your library. Microsoft will also add captive portal support for WI-FI and, on Windows 10, the ability to select audio input and output devices for Party chat, which has been impossible until now.
On the way are new features, which are detailed in full in an Xbox Wire post. It will arrive in the next few weeks for certain Xbox Insider members. There is no genuine release date for when everyone will get their hands on them, but the Creators Update is due out sometime this spring. It Removes Snap mode and introduces new Guide and Home screens.