Xbox One update rolling out to everyone with party overlay, Killer Instinct Arena tournaments, more

A big update is rolling out to everyone on Xbox One today, bringing along some major features that Xbox Insiders have been testing for the past month or so. New in this update are Arena tournaments on the dashboard, a party chat overlay, and much more.

Here's a look at the official release notes for OS release version 10.0.15063.3054 (rs2_release_xbox_1705.170512-1759):

  • Arena on Xbox Live: Want to put your gaming skills to the test? With Arena on Xbox Live, players compete in online tournaments tailored to every skill level. Currently, you can play in tournaments for Killer Instinct (we're just getting started—more Arena titles are on the way). To find tournaments, install the games (it's free in the Store), go to the Killer Instinct game hub, then select the Tournaments tab.
  • Party overlay: See who's chatting in your party while you're playing. Press the Xbox button, go to Parties, and select Start a party. Select to Party overlay to turn it on.
  • Hide a game or club in your feed: Is your activity feed a little noisy? Feel free to hide a game or club that you'd rather not see in your feed anymore. Select a post from a game or club in your activity feed, then move up and select Options > Hide all from this game (or club).

On top of the above, Xbox Wire notes that Clubs on Xbox Live now include a Beam tab that shows all of the Beam broadcasts from Club members. Improvements to Looking For Group (LFG) also now let you get notified when anyone you follow creates an LFG post so you can join up.

Finally, the Dolby Access app will soon be available for Xbox One and Xbox One S, enabling Dolby Atmos audio through compatible home theater setups.

That's not a bad haul if you've been eagerly awaiting these features to make their way out of the Xbox Insider program. To jump in, you should be able to grab the update on your Xbox One console now.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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