The Xbox One Party Chat crash bug fix is kind of a surprise release, given the fact that it has been pushed on Sunday night.
Below you find all the details about this quick fix from Microsoft.
Please be aware of the Alpha status of those builds which means you might experience other severe issues, apart from the mentioned ones.
In a related Reddit thread, users report that for instance YouTube and Microsoft Edge no longer load, severe dashboard performance and app loading issues.
So while the Xbox One Party Chat crash bug fix might resolve one problem, it might cause others.
“Preview ALPHA Ring – new build available at 6.00pm PDT today fixing the Party chat crash bug – thanks for your patience and we truly appreciate you finding this bug.
This build is a BETA ring candidate for tomorrow if all goes well.
Our ETA is to turn on Custom gamerpics in BETA tomorrow as well.
You can read more about the features coming in this update on the Xbox News Wire. (https://news.xbox.com/2017/04/17/xbox-one-arena-killer-instinct-system-updates/)
NOTE: Not all planned features for this update are available at this time.
We have just posted this to the Xbox Forums (restricted access via Xbox Insider membership) and I wanted to share here.
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 5/1/2017, you will be prompted to do so at that time.
OS version released: rs2_release_xbox_1705.170428-1601
Available: 7:00PM PDT 4/30 (1:00AM GMT 1/5)
Fixed an issue that would result in Party chat crashing
Fixed an issue that would result in Home crashing and showing as an App”