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Update for Xbox One version 1811 heads to Insiders in the Preview Alpha ring

Microsoft released the October Update for Xbox One consoles earlier this month, bringing a few neat features such as Amazon’s Alexa support, Dolby Vision HDR, new Xbox Avatars, and more. Shortly afterwards, the company began testing with Insiders the next update - version 1811, a minor monthly update that will roll out to general consumers sometime in November.

The Redmond giant released the first preview of version 1811 to Insiders in the Preview Alpha ring last week, bringing with it a long-awaited feature to its consoles, keyboard and mouse support. Though the first game to support it is Warframe, it is currently available to select users in the Insider Program. Keyboard and mouse support for games will eventually be dependent on the developer.

Today, a new update for the 1811 preview build is rolling out to Insiders in the Preview Alpha ring. The Xbox One system update (181019-1520), a minor build, includes the usual crop of bug fixes and known issues.

The fixes include:


  • USB Keyboard navigation fixes to resolve navigation issues on the console.


  • Addressed the system Out of Box Experience to set the features of Dolby Vision, Variable Refresh rate and low latency modes when enabling 4k mode.
  • Stability fixes in this build.

These are the known issues that you should be aware of:


  • It can take up to 10 seconds to view an Avatar on the profile screen after creating a new Avatar.

My Games and Apps

  • We are tracking an issue in which game and app updates are not automatically downloading and installing.


  • We are tracking an issue in which the console is fully powering off when it is placed into Instant On mode.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

For those curious, the next major update to the Xbox One suite of consoles is codenamed 19H1, aligning with the next major update to Windows 10. As the codename suggests, that update should be released sometime in the first half of 2019.

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