Earlier today, Microsoft teased that Xbox Insiders could expect a surprise in a few hours. Well, the company delivered! There's a new controller update rolling out for Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha Insiders and will be available to other flight rings in the coming weeks.
The update — keep in mind that it may cause issues with your controller — improves cross-device connectivity because it uses Bluetooth Low Energy and, more importantly, reduces latency by implementing a system called Dynamic Latency Input (DLI). You can read about both of them below as seen in Xbox Wire.
We are excited to begin flighting a new firmware update for Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller - Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers that delivers ... features previously available only on Xbox Series X|S controllers, including better cross-device connectivity and reduced latency ... These controllers now support Bluetooth Low Energy, which delivers better compatibility across devices and allows for better pairing experiences ... With this firmware update, we are bringing to these controllers the innovation of DLI. DLI delivers controller inputs more efficiently to your Xbox Series X|S console for a more responsive gaming experience and seemingly instantaneous action.
This is excellent news because you won't need to buy a new controller to experience reduced latency. DLI makes a noticeable difference when you're using an Xbox Series X|S controller, and being able to use it on your Xbox Elite Controller will be really beneficial in first-person shooters and other games that require split-second decisions.
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