Microsoft releases a new Xbox One Preview build - here's what's new

Last night, Microsoft released a new Xbox One Preview build, bringing the build string to rs1_xbox_rel_1610.161007-1900. It's been over a month since the company started delivering previews for the second part of the Anniversary Update, adding features like Clubs and Looking for Group. Earlier this month, Arena was added to the preview, which is the final piece in delivering what was promised at E3.

Today's build doesn't offer anything groundbreaking, with one minor new feature and a number of fixes and known issues. Here's what's new:


  • Clubs
    You can now view chat history in the Chat section of the Club menu.


  • Clubs
    Resolved an issue with Club management navigation when pressing 'B'.
  • Messaging
    Fixed a user interface issue with feed sharing.
  • Home
    Resolved an issue which caused the Quick Tips tile to disappear from Home while games or apps were being installed.


  • Clubs
    • When viewing Clubs, you may still see the option to start a Club Party even if you are not a Club member.
    • Club invites may sometimes show up in the Friends list in Guide and may be counted or displayed multiple times.
  • Store
    • When browsing the Store, certain apps may be missing for users with their console set to the Singapore region (zh-sg or en-sg).
      Workaround: To find a specific app, use the Store's search function.
    • The option to Install a game or app may appear on the corresponding Store page when the game or app is already installed. For this reason, you may also be unable to launch games and apps from a Store page.
      Workaround: Launch games and apps from My games & apps, pins, or with voice commands.

If you're not on the Xbox One Preview Program (which is invitation-only), don't worry. This update should be available to the public soon. The version number is 1610, which implies an October, 2016 release.

The build was released last night at 9 PM Eastern Time, so it should be available right now. You can get it by going to Settings -> All Settings -> Console info & updates. If the option to update your console is grayed out, it likely installed overnight; however, if it hasn't done it and you don't do it manually, it will install automatically by 4:00 AM on October 12.

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