If you use an Xbox Wireless Controller (opens in new tab) 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.
Thanks to fan feedback, the latest Windows 10 Game bar now displays the status of your #Xbox One controller battery life. Just connect an Xbox One Wireless Controller and then hit the Xbox button or Win+G to bring up Game bar pic.twitter.com/A6PdUve1oaThanks to fan feedback, the latest Windows 10 Game bar now displays the status of your #Xbox One controller battery life. Just connect an Xbox One Wireless Controller and then hit the Xbox button or Win+G to bring up Game bar pic.twitter.com/A6PdUve1oa— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) March 12, 2019March 12, 2019
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.
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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56billion years later FINALLY!!!!!
Finally they did it!!!!!!!!
Hopefuly it's at least somewhat more accurate than the Xbox version that only tells me when it's low. Hell, that's better than the Nothing we got before.
Xbox 360 controllers as well?
Works for my x360 controller
But not in the Settings > Devices like for Bluetooth devices... because consistency is overrated. Feedback hub, if you want to help push for consistency: https://aka.ms/AA4hmif
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