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All-New Heroes and Villains are Available Today in Gears 5

October 16, 2019
It’s been just over a month since Gears 5 celebrated its worldwide launch with Xbox Game Pass, and today we’re evolving your Gears 5 multiplayer experience with four new characters: the COG Gear, the DeeBee, the Warden and General RAAM, the ruthless Locust military leader. Every character added to Gears 5 will feature powerful multiplayer abilities to master. These new Heroes and Villains are available today and can be earned through gameplay or purchased in the in-game store. This update also brings two new characters from Terminator Dark Fate into Gears 5 multiplayer: Grace, featuring the voice of actress Mackenzie...

The Division 2 Gets New Updates and Releases Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle

October 15, 2019
The latest free update to hit The Division 2 is out now on Xbox One. Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle adds new missions that bring the fight for Washington, D.C. to the Pentagon, along with a raft of gameplay updates (including a new loot-targeting system), a new specialization for endgame players, and a Team Elimination PVP mode. Xbox Live Gold members can play The Division 2 for free this weekend, gameplay improvements and all, from October 17 through October 20. Here’s a look at what Episode 2 includes: New Missions Episode 2 takes you to the Pentagon, where...

New Smite Update Brings Yemoja, Goddess of Rivers, to the Battleground

October 15, 2019
Control the might of water and trap your foes between waves as Yemoja, Goddess of Rivers, in the newest Smite update, now available on Xbox One. Every river must have its beginning, and that beginning is Yemoja. The Goddess of the Ogun River is mother to the Yoruba pantheon, and from her floodwaters sprang the first mortals. She is the mistress of all rivers and the eternal guardian of the ancient mysteries of life itself. She cares deeply for all her children, be they mortal or god, comforting them and cleansing them of their sorrows. At Yemoja’s blessed touch, wounds...

Fortnite Chapter 2 is Available Now!

October 15, 2019

Celebrate Rock Band 4’s Birthday on Xbox One with Free Songs

October 14, 2019
Of all the birthdays, the 4th birthday may be the best. You’re old enough to know what you want but young enough to get away with being bratty. It’s awesome. When we reflect on Rock Band 4’s first four years, RB4 feels like a 4-year-old. Rock Band has grown a lot over the last 4 years – the game has gotten bigger: with added songs, features, and other content. We’ve also seen growth in the Rock Band audience – we’ve watched Rivals become the premier competitive mode of the game, with crews competing to get promoted each week. Happy Birthday...

October 14th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (1911.191009-1945)

October 14, 2019
Hey Beta ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 1911 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8084.191009-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8084.191009-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 14, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 15, 2019 New Features Content Filters Today, we’re rolling out customizable text filters for the Xbox platform, first to our Xbox Insiders, giving gamers more control over the type of content they see on Xbox...

October 14th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (1911.191012-1945)

October 14, 2019
Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 1911 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8088.191012-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1911\18363.8088.191012-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 14, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 15, 2019 New Features Content Filters Today, we’re rolling out customizable text filters for the Xbox platform, first to our Xbox Insiders, giving gamers more control over the type of content they see on Xbox...

October 14th Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.191011-2100)

October 14, 2019
Hey Alpha Skip Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19001.1203.191011-2100). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19001.1203.191011-2100 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 14, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 15, 2019 New Features Content Filters Today, we’re rolling out customizable text filters for the Xbox platform, first to our Xbox Insiders, giving gamers more control over the type of content they see...

Putting You in Control of Your Gaming Experience

October 14, 2019
At Xbox, we are investing in building a positive gaming community. We believe that gaming should be inclusive and welcoming for everyone, which means creating experiences and communities that invite everyone to play safely and responsibly. Since we launched Xbox Live nearly two decades ago, we’ve been constantly learning and investing in new tools to make Xbox a welcoming and inclusive space to game. This includes creating Community Standards for Xbox, which complements our Code of Conduct and provides gamers the ability to report inappropriate behavior or content, being more transparent when enforcement has taken place so people who have...

Introducing Mixer Academy

October 14, 2019

This Week on Xbox: October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019
We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Surviving the Aftermath is Coming to Xbox Game Preview Plus New Surviving Mars Update Hello, Survivors! I’m thrilled to...

Narrative Adventure Game The Bradwell Conspiracy is Available Today on Xbox One

October 11, 2019
Hi Xbox Fans, The Bradwell Conspiracy is a narrative adventure game about photography, 3D printing and some worrying corporate underhandedness. We’re launching on Xbox One today and we wanted to share with you some behind-the-scenes insights that’ll make your experience in our game world just a little richer. When you first load up The Bradwell Conspiracy you’ll quickly notice two things: Firstly, due to an injury you can’t talk and, secondly, the building around you is collapsing! The Bradwell Stonehenge museum you were visiting has been severely damaged in an explosion and (almost) everyone has been evacuated. You’ll be communicating...