Xbox Shoots Down Series X Smoke Issue Rumors With Hilarious Response

Published 11/12/2020, 8:32 AM EST


Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and S, finally hit the stores on November 10. The initial sales of the consoles have been sky-high. However, many fans grew suspicious about Microsoft’s “most powerful console ever”, because of a video that went viral recently.

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A user uploaded a clip of the Series X with smoke coming out of it. Millions watched the clip and shared it blatantly. Accordingly, the situation became so grave that Xbox itself had to step in and clarify it.

The user who uploaded the original clip had used a smoke vaporizer to create the smoke effect coming from the console. Soon after discovering this, several other fans started blowing smoke into their consoles and shared it.

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“We can’t believe we have to say this, but please do not blow vape smoke into your Xbox Series X,”, said Xbox in a recent tweet.

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Further, the console brand mentioned that users can always get support in case of any “non-vape” related queries.

The gaming community reacts to the ‘Xbox on fire’ situation

In hindsight, following the clarifications, the whole “Xbox on fire” fiasco seems hilarious. A simple trick fooled millions of fans and even coaxed a hysterical response from the manufacturers. Naturally, the gaming community reacted similarly.

100 Thieves’ content creator Jack “Courage” Dunlop and Twitch streamer Cloakzy had some of the most noticeable reactions.

Steven Spohn, the COO of AbleGamers charity, tweeted, “Xbox 360… more like … Dank Box 420… lul” 

 

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Microsoft’s next-gen consoles do have some actual problems

It is a relief to know that Series X and S do not have heating issues. But according to some users, the next-gen consoles have some genuine problems.

A report by Polygon suggests that the Series X has a disc drive problem. Many players have reported that their console makes unusual noise as soon as they enter a disc. On the flip side, some could not use the disc drive in their console because of some misalignments in the hardware.

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Not everyone is facing these issues; however, they are prominent enough to have caught the community’s attention. Microsoft is yet to make an official statement on them but has requested the users to report these issues for quick self-support.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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