New Xbox Update Fixes Lingering Controller Issue

Published 03/14/2021, 7:14 AM EDT


Microsoft’s Xbox update for March, which released on the 9th, provides information regarding the upcoming Xbox wireless headset, backward compatible Auto HDR and FPS boost settings, and more. However, fans are most pleased to learn about a feature that wasn’t mentioned befo9re. The update has fixed the lingering ‘controller disconnect’ issue players were facing with the Xbox Series X.

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Just days into the launch of Microsoft’s new console, players faced this issue. As a result, a thread of ‘controller disconnect’ issues began on Microsoft’s support forum. This is essentially a problem with the controller not registering the input. This issue however seems to exist only with the new Xbox Series X and Series S controllers.

Microsoft finally responded to the issue in January telling Verge. “We are aware some players may be experiencing disconnects with their new Xbox wireless controllers and our teams are actively working on a solution to be included in a future update.”

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5 days ago, Jonathan Hildebrandt, Principal Program Manager Lead at Xbox revealed the company’s update for March. Aside from the fact that this update fixes ‘many’ of the controller issues players are facing.

Xbox Wireless Headset

The Xbox wireless headset will release on March 16th alongside the launch of the accessories app. The app “lets you fine-tune the audio controls for a customized audio experience, including equalizer settings, bass boost, auto-mute sensitivity, mic monitoring and brightness of the mic’s mute light.”

Backward Compatible Auto HDR and FPS boost settings

The FPS boost coming to backward compatible games was first announced in February.

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“In your game’s manage settings, you can choose your compatibility options and toggle on or off Auto HDR and FPS boost.” 

Although this feature will improve the frame rate, it will reduce the game’s display resolution.

What do you think of Xbox’s March update? Have you faced this ‘controller disconnect’ issue recently? And if so, has the update solved it. Let us know in the comments below.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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