Xbox Insider Program: Update Release Notes and Discussion

I agree it feels out of place there, but I guess that may make sense when we get used to it.

The new gaming tab looks awesome at first sight. I’m playing Destiny at the moment and the tab has a little art on the bottom that makes it look really nice!

The gaming app looks more useful in general when compared to the old Achievements tab. It still shows the achievements of the game you’re currently playing on top, and even has some more sorting and filter options (although those options were already available on my last build).

Yea I’m a fan of that change so far. The happening now section is in the friends list for me, it’s pretty neat.

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When I open the guide now my Gamerscore shows in the top right corner of the screen. I guess that’s new aswell?

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That must be a new test because I’m not seeing that on mine.

I really want to try the new store to see how smooth and convenient it might be.

Wow the update seems even bigger than expected (feature wise XD)

Installing now, hope I got the new store

Damn, didn’t get the new store and the dash is super ultra slow. Over 5 minutes in the library and nothing is showing up.

I did get the hdr calibration tool and the events feature (but that is not loading anything for me, so whatever)

Can you check the Xbox Insider App and see if you have an activity to provide feedback on the new store?

A reminder that the new Store Experience is currently only available in the US and Canada. I had to switch my location to US to get it to work.

First impressions are great though. Super fast and slick, love the auto playing trailers when hovering over a game page (can turn this off too), better user review tabs and finally Xbox 360 game prices right there in the store.

I have. Which feels like just rubbing it tbh :frowning:

Edit: and I have both the region and language set to English, for some friends that was enough to trigger it.

Yea I’ve restarted my Xbox a handful of times and nothing has popped up. A little annoying, but it’s not like I was going to buy anything lol

Guess I’ll try in a little bit to see if I get the new store and game app.

One of the lucky few that got the new store update and I’m very impressed. I’m in love with the fluent design and the speed is super fast. The only negative I’ve found is that there isn’t any File size listed for each game.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the dashboard with the same design.

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What is everyone’s thoughts on the ‘Happening Now’ section of the friends list?

At first I wasn’t a fan, but I’ve actually grown to like it. I think it would be ideal if you could customise it to be for favourites only. But it is very nice to have the option to join a party or game directly from the guide without having to go into the profile (this should be a feature on the friends list!) but I also noticed a ‘Request to join’ option which seems new to let people know you’re interested in joining even if they aren’t joinable at that time.

I dunno, haven’t got it :frowning:

I only got the events in the games tab but it never loads

I hadn’t noticed that until you messaged, it does seem to work for me and shows Rocket Arena season 1

Funny that there’s the link for the calendar app and it shows lots of events on it. But on the guide itself it’s always empty for me.

If you click on the event (maybe it’s only for games you have installed? ) it just loads the calendar app. Do you have rocket arena installed?

I have it installed but didn’t even started XD

But in the calendar app there are events for other games I have installed and have played, but they don’t show up as well.

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2010.200811-0000)

by Jon Xbox Program Manager • Aug 12, 2020 @ 10:31am

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2010\19041.4661.200811-0000
  • Available : 2 p.m. PT – August 12, 2020
  • Mandatory : 3 a.m. PT – August 13, 2020

New Features and Experiences

We have exciting news! Alpha Skip-Ahead users can expect something new coming to their Xbox One update preview.

My Games & Apps

  • There’s a new way to browse Game Pass content and explore your existing library of games. From the Game Pass app, click on any title you don’t have installed. From there, you can easily view the game art, description, trailer, screenshots, bundle items, and more for that title. Additionally, there are links to common actions like “Go to Official Club,” “Add to Play Later,” “Share,” and “Add to Home.” This new “Flash Card” for your games is also available in My games & apps > Full library.
  • We’ve updated the Manage Game and App pages to more closely follow how the rest of My Games & Apps handles lists of items. You can now use multi-select in the Manage pages to install and uninstall the specific game content you want in one action.

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:


  • When viewing an achievement post, details of the achievement should now be displayed.


  • Fixed an issue where the Achievements tab would have overlapping elements displayed.
  • Users should correctly see their number of online friends displayed on the icon.


  • Icons and names for most recently used items should display correctly on the dashboard.


  • 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.

Known Issues

We understand some issues have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These items aren’t being ignored, but it will take Xbox engineers more time to find a solution.

We’re still tracking these known issues:


  • Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings set to 120hz with 36 bits per pixel (12-bit) are experiencing loss of Dolby Atmos audio in some situations.
    • Workaround : Disable 120hz or set Video Fidelity to 30 bits per pixel (10-bit) or lower.
  • Some users have reported that Dolby Atmos for Headphones audio setting changes when the console is rebooted/updated.
    • Note: If you attempt to set the audio to Dolby Atmos for Headphones and see a message advising you to launch the Dolby Access App, please file feedback before launching the app.

Game DVR

  • Some users have reported that clips are being recorded without audio. We are aware and investigating.
    • Note: When reporting the issue, please be sure to include details about what resolution, length, and game you were trying to record.


  • Some users have reported that the audio mixer cannot be used to adjust chat/game audio levels.

My Games & Apps

  • Users have reported seeing black tiles instead of game artwork when browsing their collection.
    • Note: We are still investigating the issue, please report the issue again from the console if you have done so with a prior update and are still seeing this behavior.
  • Some titles in collection may appear with a “trial” tag incorrectly in collection.

New Store Experience

  • Some titles may display a “Not currently available” message on the product page and will be unavailable to purchase
    • Note: Users can use the Microsoft Store on the web or Windows to complete purchases for these items.
  • Users will not be able to use the “gifting” option for both Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles at this time.
  • Users will not be able to use the “Build a bundle” functionality at this time
    • Workaround: Create the bundle via the Microsoft Store on the web or Windows.
  • Xbox Design Lab customization is not currently supported.
    • Workaround: Use the Microsoft Store on the web or Windows to purchase.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.