Upcoming Xbox One system update details announced

Good news for achievement hunters, the gamerscore leaderboard is back!

Mike Ybarra, Director Of Program Management For Xbox, has released the details for Xbox One's next system update.

This changes will seek to refine the social aspect of the Xbox dashboard. Ybarra stated:

"This month, we’re focused on continuing to improve social features to help you stay connected to the Xbox Live community across console and PC, while bringing these experiences closer together".

Key features include joinable Twitch broadcasts, the ability to hide games from the 'ready to install' list, an update to suggested friends, and improvements to trending.

Perhaps most exciting is the return of the gamerscore leaderboard, which had previously been removed from the Xbox One dashboard. Once again, players will be able to compare their achievements and gamerscore with their friends to see who's gained the most over the last 30 days. This will add a competitive edge to the gaming experience.

The achievement leaderboard is back!

Xbox News updates will also appear in activity feeds as "a one-stop source for all the latest information about new hardware, console updates, game releases, tournaments...breaking entertainment content, and more".

For a full list and description of all the updates, check out Ybarra's post on Xbox Wire.


Alec, 26, from the UK. Graduated from university with a degree in War Studies. I love playing video games (obviously), writing about them and achievement hunting. My favourite game ever is TESIV: Oblivion. In my spare time I play golf and clay pigeon shoot. Feel free to follow me on Instagram: @theealecp

Published Jan. 20th 2016

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