Windows 10 Game Bar can now show your controller's battery level

If you use an Xbox Wireless Controller to game on your PC, you'll now be able to check in on your battery level with the touch of a button. Microsoft this week added a battery level indicator to Windows 10's Game Bar, giving you a quick way to tell whether you're close to needing a fresh set of batteries.

The new feature comes in response to player feedback, and was announced by Xbox's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb on Twitter.

The indicator can be accessed by pressing the "Windows" and "G" keys together on your keyboard or hitting the Xbox button on your controller to bring up the game bar. Your battery status can be then be seen near the top of the bar, to the right of the current time.

The basics

Xbox Wireless Controller

PC and console control.

The Xbox One Wireless Controller comes in many flavors, and it works across both consoles and PCs thanks to built-in Bluetooth.

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