Version 1704 update is rolling out to all Xbox One users today - here's what's new

Last month, Microsoft announced a number of 'fan-inspired' features that are coming to Xbox One consoles. After testing version 1704 with Insiders over the last few weeks, it will begin rolling out to all users beginning today.

You might notice that some of the originally promised features aren't on the list, such as custom gamerpics. In fact, Microsoft said that that feature should be rolling out to Insiders in the middle of this week - most likely Wednesday, which didn't happen - so it's clear that there will be another feature update coming soon.

Here's what's new:

Profile and Activity Feed

  • New ‘Join broadcast’ button in your profile, one of the many ways to access the game stream of someone broadcasting their gameplay.

  • In your Activity Feed, we’re adding the ability to hide individual posts, pin posts to the top of your feed, and filter posts by friends, games or Clubs.

Clubs and Looking for Group (LFG)

  • When you create an LFG post, as the owner you will be able to see new vetting cards that include hero stats from gamers interested in joining your party. Hero stats are contextual to the game you’re playing, showing you relevant stats like kill/death ratio, rank, or score.

  • Achievement hunters, this one is for you! You will be able to search LFG posts from the Achievements tab, related to the Achievement you’re trying to finish.

  • We’re adding the number of open LFG posts to the Game Hub and Club Hub headers.

  • Have you made a successful LFG post that you want to create again? Now you can see previous LFG posts that you have created, participated or shown interest in, and can copy them to create new posts.

  • When creating an LFG post, see all the recent tags you’ve used and easily select them.

  • Club owners and admins will be identified and labeled in their text posts to better help them stand out and manage their community.

  • Club owners and admins can pin a post at the top of their Club feed.

My Games and Apps, and Settings

  • In ‘My Games and Apps,’ we’re adding the ability to filter your game library by platform – Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The firm also clarified that it's still working to release World of Tanks tournaments to "select" Xbox Insiders. It says that it's "continuing to refine and evolve the feature so we can gather the feedback we need while it’s in preview to make sure it’s a great experience when it rolls out broadly."

Of course, Insiders should still continue to receive new builds, as Microsoft says that it's still working to release other features that were promised, like "the ability to select the audio input and output sources for Party chat on the Xbox app for Windows 10, Kinect auto-zoom for Beam and Twitch broadcasts, and Captive Portal support for wireless internet on your Xbox One."

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