Xbox’s September update adds Discord streaming, variable refresh rate, and more

Microsoft has announced features coming in the September Xbox update, such as Discord streaming, variable refresh rate support, and more.

In a post on Xbox wireA release date for the update has not been specified, but Microsoft said it will come “soon.” The main feature for social players is the ability to broadcast gameplay directly from Xbox to Discord friends.

Players looking to do this will need to link their Discord and Xbox accounts, but once they do, it’s as simple as pressing the Stream Your Game button.

Image credit: Xbox Wire.

On a similar social note, players can now request to join their friends on Xbox, where that friend can send a party invite, game invite, or message in response.

The September update also includes Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), which allows gamers’ TVs or monitors to adjust the refresh rate based on the content being displayed, providing a smoother experience while gaming. Players can adjust when VRR is active in the TV and display options menu.

Image credit: Xbox Wire
Image credit: Xbox Wire

Microsoft is also putting its Rewards program on top of the Xbox operating system. The My Rewards tab has been added to the menu that pops up when pressing the Xbox button, and players can go directly to the Redeem Rewards page from here.

The September update includes some smaller features as well, like wishlist notifications, an updated voice chat reporting system, and smoother accessory pairing.

Ryan Dinsdale is a freelance reporter at IGN. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day long.

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