What you need to know
- The Xbox OS regularly gets updated with new quality-of-life improvements and features.
- On Wednesday, Xbox announced the Xbox March Update to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.
- The update includes new additions like the ability to pin games to Quick Resume, remap the Share button, and more.
- There's also a new setup wizard to help players optimize their audio setup with their Xbox console.
Thanks to Microsoft's commitment to regular software and firmware updates, the Xbox interface that graces every new Xbox console is already feature-packed. On Wednesday, a handful of features that have been in testing with dedicated Xbox Insiders begin to roll out to all players as the Xbox March Update, coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.
The Xbox March 2022 Update is arriving with three headlining features under its belt, including the long-awaited ability to remap the Share button on Xbox controllers. Here's what's included in the latest Xbox release:
- Pin to Quick Resume. Quick Resume lets players on the latest generation of Xbox consoles quickly return to previously played games exactly where they left off with minimal loading times. With the Xbox March Update, players can now pin the best Xbox games to Quick Resume, ensuring their favorite titles are never rotated out of Quick Resume even when they're switching between a variety of games.
- Xbox Share button remapping. The Xbox Wireless Controller finally brought a dedicated Share button to Xbox consoles, but many players would rather the extra button do something else entirely. With the Xbox March Update, players are now able to remap the Share button on the best Xbox controllers to accomplish various tasks, including access media controls, opening games and apps, bringing up system menus like friend's lists, and more. Additionally, a host of new accessibility features can now be remapped to the Share button and other remappable buttons on controllers like the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controller.
- Audio setup wizard. Players can now take advantage of the new audio setup wizard on Xbox consoles to optimize their audio setup. With the Xbox March Update, Xbox consoles can analyze connected audio devices and suggest specific settings and tweaks to improve the audio experience.
- New Xbox controller firmware. A new firmware update is now available for the Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and the Xbox Adaptive Controller, with new bug fixes and stability improvements across the board.
The Xbox March 2022 Update is available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One consoles. All consoles should benefit from this update, although pinning to Quick Resume is exclusive to Xbox Series X|S consoles (as Quick Resume is exclusive to current-gen hardware). Xbox is continuing to work behind the scenes on new features and improvements for later releases, much of which is tested through the Xbox Insider Program.
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