Microsoft Issues Latest Xbox One Preview Update

The latest Anniversary Update preview release for the Xbox One has been rolled out. Following a trend through recent updates, the latest release focuses on fixes and improvements.

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Gamers who are a part of the program have received a new over the weekend. Microsoft sent out the release on Saturday. The update is all about clearing the decks and resolving issues. Unfortunately, that means there are no new features to speak of.

Still, as with all preview releases, it is worth grabbing this to have the most up-to-date available.

Speaking of builds, this release brings users to OS version rrs1_xbox_rel_1608.160901-1913. Rrs1 means Redstone 1, of course, which is a release.

These days Microsoft is tying all of its products through with the Universal Platform (UWP).

As mentioned, the latest update brings some bug fixes and general improvements to the console.

Microsoft sent out a changelog through the Xbox Preview Forum:


  • OS version released: rrs1_xbox_rel_1608.160901-1913
  • Available: 6:00PM PDT 9/3 (1:00 AM GMT 5/9))


  • Xbox Live
  • Resolved an issue that routed users back to BDE after successful Xbox Live Gold purchases.
  • Background Music
  • This contains performance optimization for background music apps.
  • Guide
  • Resolved an issue that cause some users to experience guide crashes.

Recent Updates

Microsoft was busy through the end of July and the first week of August. The company rolled out the Summer Update () with major changes such as Cortana support. That release also merged the Store with the Xbox Store.

Preview releases started to launch soon after the Summer Update. Updates cleared up several Anniversary Update issues such as with the Skyrock app.

However, while Microsoft has been shoring up existing features with fixes, users want new features. More specifically, preview members are awaiting features like Arena, Club, and looking for group.