A new bug-fixing Xbox Insider build is on the way

There isn't a huge amount of content in this update, but it does bring fixes for LFG, messaging, and lays the groundwork for some upcoming features.

Here are the details per the Xbox forums (opens in new tab):


OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1610.161201-1900

Available: 6:00PM PDT 12/3 (1:00AM GMT 5/12)



  • LFG parties which have been filled should no longer appear in the LFG interface.


  • Resolved an issue which prevented users from accessing or sending messages.


  • Miscellaneous fixes and continued feature development.

Microsoft is probably laying down some preparations for integrating Beam.pro streaming, which was promised earlier in the year. Development on Insider builds will probably wind down as we get closer towards the holiday season, but the features will continue to roll out thick and fast thereafter.

We recently learned that Project Scorpio will be powered by the Xbox OS, so any new features we see on the Xbox One, expect them to carry over in the future too!

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  • The fact that they confirmed Xbox OS for Project Scorpio is definitely a positive message to get out early. We won't have to worry about all the missing features like the move from Xbox 360 to Xbox One. What we have now will be there day one.
  • sweet, Matt from Beam did say we'd start seeing cool stuff from them in December
  • SO much cool stuff ;)
  • Looking forward to beam. Unsure how much I will do it. But will try it out. I use obs.
  • I really want the digital audio passthrough now :'( I've been patiently waiting 3 years :O Once it has it, it'll be the ultimate system! It's literally the only device I use for all my media needs =)
  • Mine has done digital pass through (SPDIF) since just a couple of months after initial release of the original. Not sure why yours doesn't work. What type of connection are you using?
  • Xbox OS = Windows 10. I would be really disappointed if they didn't use Windows 10 on Scorpio.
  • It is win10 on the OneCore level but tailored to Xbox controller and gaming needs. 🙂