It's been only three days since Microsoft released the first Xbox Insider Preview that's exclusively for the Skip Ahead subset of the Preview Alpha ring. Today, the second build is coming.
Sadly, there are still no new features of note, but we should learn more about what's coming in version 1810 next week. There are, of course, a couple of fixes and a long list of known issues.
Here's what's fixed in build 1810.180702-1938:
- Fixed an issue where some users may have lost their created Groups.
- Fixed an issue with the Blu-ray and disc option in Settings wasn’t appearing.
These are the known issues:
Game Pass Tab
- Preview Alpha – Skip Ahead users will notice that the Entertainment tab has been replaced on the dashboard with Game Pass content. This new tab allows for easy access to the Game Pass catalog and is only available in the US region at this time, so Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Insiders in regions outside of the US will continue to see the Entertainment tab.
- You may see issues with Groups if you frequently switch between your non-Preview console and your Preview console. Workaround: Reset your Groups locally on the Preview console through “My games & apps” > Groups, then using the “Delete all groups” button at the bottom of the page to resync from the service.
My Games and Apps
- We are investigating an issue were certain apps are not launching correctly.
- The cursor may disappear when exiting and re-entering the app
- Workaround: Press Y when re-entering the app to make the cursor re-appear
- Sometimes users may encounter an incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.
- When the console wakes from Instant on/connected standby with a wired connection, the console may not recognize that the Ethernet cable is plugged in. Workaround: Please reboot the console via Guide -> reboot.
- With the Light Theme enabled, the keyboard may appear unreadable.
- Workaround: Use the Dark Theme
Microsoft also announced today that it's releasing the July update for the Xbox One family of consoles. This puts the brand new Skip Ahead ring in something of an awkward position, since it's only been in use for three days now. If Microsoft doesn't provide another minor feature update for the console, then you're not skipping ahead of anything.
Make sure to check back next week when we learn more.