Microsoft has quietly released a new system update for Xbox One consoles today. The Xbox One 1902 update, which has been in testings with Xbox Insiders for quite some time is now generally available, though Microsoft has yet to officially announce the public rollout.
The build that is rolling out today to all Xbox One users is the same one that was pushed to Omega Xbox Insiders earlier this month. Unlike the November 2018 Xbox Update, which brought mouse/keyboard support and enhanced Cortana and Alexa skills, the 1902 update for the Xbox One is a pretty minor one, with various improvements and fixes but no new features. You can check out the full release notes below:
- Added reliability fixes to Cortana.
- Unplugging a headset during video playback no longer results in audio loss before video playback freezes.
- Made audio system upgrades when switching from Home to a game or app.
- Improved Cortana responsiveness to commands.
- Fixed an issue that caused some consoles to crash unexpectedly.
- Improved performance on the Home Dashboard.
- Improved mouse responsiveness to reduce lag.
My games and apps
- Improved the installation experience for various FastStart titles.
- Fixed a problem in some games (e.g. Resident Evil 0) in which cutscenes would fail and the game would lock.
- Fixes an issue to ensure certain apps like the Avatar Editor and Microsoft Rewards work on first launch.
- Fixed an issue in which some people received the E203 error when taking a system update.
- Improved performance on the network port.
- Improved performance and reliability on the save game feature when games are suspended.
- Improved speed and performance of My games & apps.
- Improved idle screen performance.
- Improved 4K visual performance in games.
- Improved the performance of the guide on Home.
- Made improvements to the 4K video pipeline so that apps like Netflix display 4K content correctly.
Now that Microsoft is done with the 1902 system update for the Xbox One, the Xbox team can fully focus on the upcoming 1904 update that should be released in April. So far, Microsoft has been testing two new features with select Xbox Insiders, a new floating mini keyboard and the ability to reprogram the OneGuide button on the Xbox Media Remote. We hope that more exciting additions are in the pipeline for the next system update, but as usual new features will ship first to Xbox Insiders on the Preview Alpha and Skip Ahead rings.