Microsoft releases new Xbox One preview build, fixes black screen bug and more


Microsoft has rolled out a new preview build for those of you participating in the Xbox One preview program. This new operating system build is th2_xb_rel_1603.160304-1900 and was released today.

In this new build, Microsoft has addressed a flickering black screen bug that many gamers were experiencing, as well as a green screen bug which would appear in some video apps. Here’s the official changelog:


  • Green Screen issues when watching Video: Fixed an issue which green screens could appear in some video applications.
  • Intermittent flickering Black screens: Fixed an issue in which black screens would appear, in games, apps or when navigating the dashboard.

New Features in this Build:

  • Purchase Xbox 360 Backward compatible games: Games today will be discover-able via Game hubs and Activity feed and over the next 24 hours the Store programming will be live for a full end to end purchasing experience.
  • The Achievements snap app is no longer in the build – please use the guide experience to view your achievement’s progress

The majority of participants in the Xbox One preview program will receive this update tonight while some of you may not — you will need to manually trigger the update by heading over to Settings > System and selecting System Update.