Xbox Insider Release Notes

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Omega (2211.221031-2200)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Omega 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_2211NI\22621.2833.221031-2200
  • Available: 4 p.m. PT – November 3, 2022
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – November 4, 2022

New Features and Experiences

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

Capture & Share

A new playback and editing app called Captures is now available, accessible through both Guide and My games & apps. You will recognize a lot of the existing functionality now with an updated UI and improved performance, as well as new option to copy your local captures to an external drive.

Additionally, On Xbox Series S|X consoles, captures at 720p and 1080p now experience up to a 30% increase in bitrate.

Discord Voice

A Discord server & voice channel browser is now available when clicking the Discord button in the Guide under Parties & chats so account-linked users can join a voice channel directly from their console.

Users who do not have their Discord and Xbox account linked already will be directed to link their accounts after clicking the Discord button.

Note: To join direct calls you will still need to use your mobile apps.


A random subset of users will be able to try an experimental Microsoft Edge feature to block embedded content that negatively impacts performance while browsing.

Live Streaming via Twitch

When streaming to Twitch from the Guide, you can now do so using your Lightstream or Streamlabs subscription, if you have one linked to your Twitch account. To do so, change the “Destination” drop-down on the “Live streaming options” page.

New Recommendations in Settings

A random subset of users will notice a new Recommendations area within Settings which will provide a list of “to-do” like items you can complete to learn more about settings and features you may not know about and get the most out of your gaming experience.


Want to join a friend, but aren’t sure if they’ve got room for more? Starting today, a random subset of users will see the ‘Ask to join’ feature is now easier to use. Just navigate to a friend’s profile and use the ‘Ask to join’ button to send them a notification letting them know you’re interested. Then they can easily respond with a message or an invite to get you into the game.


With this release, we will be experimenting with improvements to search results relevancy with a random subset of users.

Settings – Language

Ukrainian is now available to select as a console display language. You may notice some experiences such as in Store where not everything will be displayed in Ukrainian. Please file feedback with Report a Problem if you see any unlocalized strings or incorrect translations.

Settings – Power options

We have updated the Power options settings page with more information so you can better decide how you want your console to behave when you turn it off.

Xbox Support

Starting today, Xbox Assist is updating to Xbox Support and will include a new layout and browsing experience that is similar to that on

Xbox Wireless Headset

A new version of the Xbox Wireless Headset firmware is available starting today, which includes various minor bug fixes.

Fixes Implemented

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


  • Fixed an issue where the video would freeze when watching live content in the NBA app.

Capture & Share

  • Fixed an issue where the audio and video could be out of sync when watching a recorded clip.


  • Fixes to address unexpected Guide behavior when a Discord call is disconnected.


  • Fixed an issue where the icon for a disc-based title would not appear on the dashboard.

Settings – Payment Options

  • Fixes to improve selection highlight visibility when navigating payment instruments from Settings > Payment & billing > Payment options.


  • Fixes to address an issue where flickering would occur when resuming playback of some 4k streaming content.


  • 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 have received reports of users experiencing intermittent issues with audio across the dashboard, games, and apps.
    • Note: If you experience issues with audio, please submit feedback via Report a Problem immediately with the “Reproduce with advanced diagnostics” option and include the following:
      • When did the issue start? After a console update, reboot, resume, etc.
      • Did you lose audio just in the game/app or system audio as well?
      • Does changing the audio format resolve the issue? If yes, what was the format before and after?
      • Does rebooting resolve the issue?
      • What does your setup look like? Equipment, layout, etc.
      • And any additional information you can provide to reproduce the problem.


  • We’ve received some reports that users’ controllers are randomly losing sync or disconnecting from the console. If you encounter this behavior, please be sure to report this issue after reconnecting.


  • 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.

Live Streaming via Twitch

  • Streaming to StreamLabs with any resolution other than 720p does not render correctly. We are working on a fix.

My Games & Apps

  • Titles in collection may incorrectly appear with a “trial” tag.


  • We are investigating reports of the Store failing to launch for some users. If you experience this, please file feedback with Report a Problem.


  • Some users have reported that the console is displaying at the incorrect resolution on boot.  We are aware and investigating.
    • Note: If you encounter this behavior, please ensure that you submit feedback via Report a Problem immediately. Please include the make/model of you TV/Display in the description.
    • Workaround: Restarting the console via the Power menu (Holding down the Xbox button displays the power menu) should resolve the behavior.  If not, ensure you are looking at the troubleshooting here, specifically the section about ensuring your TV firmware is up to date.

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.

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