Xbox Insider Release Notes

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta (2111.211022-2000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Beta 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 consoles.

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!

Xbox Insider Release Notes

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: XB_FLT_2111CO\22000.2929.211022-2000
  • Available: 2 p.m. PT – October 26, 2021
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 27, 2021

New Features and Experiences

We have exciting news! Beta users can expect something new coming to their Xbox One Update Preview.


  • Use your TV remote to control your Xbox
    • You can now use your TV remote to navigate the Xbox dashboard and control streaming apps like Netflix!
  • Switch the TV input to your Xbox by pressing the Xbox button on your controller 
    • Now with a single press of the Xbox button on your controller, you can switch your TV input back to your console and begin gaming immediately!

How to enable: Go to Settings > Sleep mode & start up > TV & A/V power options and ensure HDMI-CEC is checked/enabled and select “Use TV remote for console” and “Switch TV input using controller”.  Remember to enable HDMI-CEC on your TV as well (specific instructions may vary).

Settings – Audio

  • A new streamlined audio settings experience is now available with new features such as “Mute Speaker audio when headset attached” and a new “Audio testing & details” page.

Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) on Console

  • Users can now play Xbox Series X|S titles on their Xbox One with cloud gaming!

Fixes Implemented

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


  • This build has fixes Eliminating console shut downs and Improved stability of Xbox Series X consoles when playing titles such as NBA 2K22 and FIFA 22.


  • 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:


  • We’ve received some reports that playback is becoming green and pixelated. We are aware and investigating.


  • We’ve received some reports that users’ controllers are randomly losing sync or disconnecting from the console. If you encounter this behavior please make sure and report this issue after reconnecting.
  • Users who have updated their controllers to the latest firmware outlined here have reported issues using the controller via Bluetooth on Windows 10.
    • Workaround: Users can connect the controller via USB or via the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10. Also, controller will work via Bluetooth in Windows 11.


  • Users have reported experiencing a blank/black screen when booting the console. We are aware and investigating.
    • Workaround: Try disconnecting/reconnecting the HDMI cable from the console/TV to see if the display begins working again. Be sure to report the behavior immediately afterwards from the console if this resolves the behavior.


  • We’ve received reports that controller input is not working when a game is launched.
    • Workaround: Reboot the console and relaunch the game.


  • We are investigating reports of the audio mixer being unable to adjust chat/game audio levels.


  • We’ve received some reports that HDMI-CEC is not working correctly.
    • Note: Ensure that your TV supports HDMI-CEC and is also enabled before filing feedback.


  • Some users have reported that the icon for a disc-based title is not appearing on the dashboard.

My Games & Apps

  • Users are reporting that they are unable to complete transferring content between Internal and External HDDs. We are aware and investigating.
  • Titles in collection may incorrectly appear with a “trial” tag.

Xbox Cloud Gaming on Console

  • Users may be unable to launch base games that are part of a bundle (Forza Horizon 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, etc.) with cloud gaming on console. 
  • Some cloud gaming experiences may show in English only.

Make sure to use Report a problem to keep us informed of your issue. We may not be able to respond to everyone, but the data we’ll gather is crucial to finding a resolution.

What Happens to Your Feedback

How to Get Xbox Insider Support

If you’re an Xbox Insider looking for support, please reach out to the community subreddit. Official Xbox staff, moderators, and fellow Xbox Insiders are there to help with your concerns.

When posting to the subreddit, please look through most recent posts to see if your issue has already been posted or addressed. We always recommend adding to threads with the same issue before posting a brand new one. This helps us support you the best we can! Don’t forget to use “Report a problem” before posting—the information shared in both places helps us understand your issue better.

Thank you to every Xbox Insider in the subreddit today. We love that it has become such a friendly and community-driven hub of conversation and support.

For more information regarding the Xbox Insider Program follow us on Twitter. Keep an eye on future Xbox Insider Release Notes for more information regarding your Xbox Update Preview ring!