Beta Ring members of the Xbox Insider Program are getting a new Xbox One build today. Microsoft is has rolled out what is purely a release for solving issues and adding fixes. The company has also said it is pushing back the much-anticipated addition of customer gamerpics to a later date.
The new Beta release for Xbox One is a patch for build 1704, which of course is the Creators Update. This is the first significant release after Microsoft dropped the feature update last week. Xbox users received the Creators Update before anybody else, it will be released on Windows 10 PCs on April 11.
Before getting to the changelog, which is just fixes anyway, it is worth talking about the gamerpics delay. Microsoft has talked about bringing custom gamerpics to Xbox One for some time. This integration was expected to arrive this week on the Alpha Ring of the Insider Program.
However, the company now says it has delayed the feature for a week. Sure, it is not a long time to wait, but for Beta users it means waiting longer. It seems the feature will need to be ironed out in Alpha first. Obviously, general release Xbox One gamers will have to wait even longer.
The Creators Update (build 1704) arrived for all Xbox One users last week. This was a massive update that added several major features and changes to the console. The most significant is full Beam app integration. Gamers can now use the game streaming service to play and interact. Creators Update also made several major UI changes to the look of the console.
Xbox One 1704 Fixes
Beta users running the Creators Update on their Xbox One can pull in the new update now. Microsoft has issued the following changelog for the release:
An ETA on Custom gamerpics being turned on for the BETA ring is TBD.
HOW TO GET IT
- If your console is in Instant-On mode and you have been selected to receive the update, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby.
- NOTE: Once the update is available to you, you can manually begin the update by launching the Guide and navigating to All Settings > System > Updates.
- If you have been selected to receive the update and your console hasn’t downloaded and installed the update by 1:00 AM PDT 4/5/2017, you will be prompted to do so at that time.
OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1704.170330-1900 Available: 6:00PM PDT 4/4 (1:00AM GMT 5/4)
FIXES: • Miscellaneous Miscellaneous fixes and improvements
- Settings – Display & sound
The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.
- Wireless Display
The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.