Xbox September Update Adds Discord Streaming, Variable Refresh Rate, and More

Microsoft has announced the features coming in its Xbox September update, such as Discord streaming, Variable Refresh Rate support, and more.

In a post on Xbox Wire, no release date was given for the update but Microsoft did say it was coming “soon”. The headline feature for social gamers is in the ability to stream gameplay straight from the Xbox to Discord friends.

Players looking to do so will need to have their Discord and Xbox accounts linked, but once that’s done it’s as simple as hitting the Stream Your Game button.

On a similarly social note, players can now request to join their friends on Xbox, with that friend able to send a party invite, game invite, or message in response.

Also included in the September update is Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), which allows players’ TVs or monitors to adjust its refresh rate based on the content being viewed, giving a smoother experience while gaming. Players can adjust when VRR is active in the TV & Display Options menu.

Microsoft is also putting Rewards to the forefront of the Xbox operating system. A My Rewards tab has been added to the pop-up menu when pressing the Xbox button, and players can jump straight to the Redeem Rewards page from here.

The September update includes some smaller features too, like Wish List notifications, an upgraded voice chat reporting system, and smoother accessory pairing.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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