Microsoft's Latest Xbox One Update Brings 120Hz Display Support And Discord Integration
There is a new update available for the Xbox One and it brings it with some nice upgrades for gamers. Chief among them is support for a 120Hz refresh rate. Most big screen televisions are not capable of hitting 120Hz (not natively, anyway), but for gamers who plug their game consoles into a fast monitor, this is a welcome upgrade. It works with both 1080p and 1440p output resolutions on the Xbox One X and Xbox One S.
"This high refresh rate option means you can now take full advantage of displays with 120Hz capabilities. High refresh rate support can provide a smoother gaming experience and lower latency on some displays, and games may benefit from reduced tearing and stuttering via 120Hz output," Microsoft says.
The other big addition is Discord integration. This is something Microsoft says users have been asking for, and based on that feedback, it's now here. After applying the May update, Xbox One owners have the option of linking their Discord account with their Xbox account. This option is found on the Discord app for PC and mobile devices, found through the Connections tab under User Settings.
"Click on the Xbox Live option and sign in to your account. After enabling permission, your accounts will be linked. Starting from your Xbox One, open the Account Settings menu and select 'Linked social accounts'. Here, you will see a new option for linking your Discord account. Once you receive your unique code from Xbox, open the Discord app and insert the code within the Connections tab," Microsoft explains.
Once it's all configured, your accounts will be linked and your Xbox Live presence will be shared across Discord, allowing friends and users in the same Discord server to see what you're playing. The ability to link Discord comes as the service celebrates its third birthday, now with a staggering 130 million users. In essence, the service tripled the number of users in past year.
The Xbox One update also introduces a few other goodies, such as being able to trim clips directly into the Guide, and improved Family settings.