Arena and Other Xbox Live Features Heading to Preview

Arena and Other Xbox Live Features Heading to Preview

Last Month, Microsoft released Clubs and Looking for Group on Xbox Live to Preview members on Xbox One and the Xbox app to allow players the chance to see what the future of gaming will look like on Xbox Live. Today Arena will be joining Looking for Group, Clubs, Achievement Rarity, and Group Messaging.

Here’s more information on Arena, Looking for Group, Clubs, Achievement Rarity, and Group Messaging and the updates that will be coming to the programs.

Arena on Xbox Live: Beginning today, Arena launches to Preview on Xbox One with the pilot title and legendary fighting game, Killer Instinct. During Preview, you can look forward to competing in daily Killer Instinct tournaments across Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10 PC. For the initial roll out, Arena will only be accessible to Preview members through practice tournaments on Xbox One in the U.S., with plans to add additional features and expand to the broader Preview audience later in To start competing, all you have to do is register on the Tournament tab in the Killer Instinct Game Hub. We’re really excited about the potential of Arena and eager to hear your thoughts as we evolve it and make eSports more accessible for gamers everywhere, regardless of skill-level.

Achievement Rarity: You might have already seen some buzz about Achievement Rarity from @XboxQwik and @majornelson. If you missed it, Achievement Rarity, a top fan request on Xbox Feedback, launched to Preview a few weeks ago. Now, you’ll be able to discover just how unique an Achievement is among players of a given game and celebrate the Achievement itself with a special notification and diamond icon highlighting it. Unlock one today and let us know how you like the new animation!

New Looking for Group (LFG) Features: Starting today, you will be able to create LFG posts for future gaming sessions – up to seven days in advance! Additionally, based on your feedback, you can now create LFG posts directly in a Club and control who sees them: just members of the Club or everyone on Xbox Live. When creating LFG posts, you can also note what language the party will be speaking and filter your LFG searches based on the language.

Group Messaging on Xbox Live: Last week, we launched Group Messaging on Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10 PC. Group Messaging helps you coordinate and keep in touch with your friends and fellow gamers by sending a single group message to everyone in the group. You can also add people to the group and dynamically change the conversation topic. Group Messaging will soon work across the Xbox app (beta) on iOS and Android devices.

These programs look to improve Xbox Live and Based on your feedback,  Microsoft plans to continue rolling out updates to preview features within the coming weeks. Preview members can look for upcoming improvements to existing features and new features that will be coming to Xbox One, the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10, iOS and Android devices.

These features will improve Xbox Live for the whole community and bring gamers together. Which features are you most excited for? These features may only be available to preview members right now, but the features should be coming to Xbox Live in the next few months.

Hardcore gaming enthusiast and a die-hard competitor. Former writer at Gamersbliss. When I am not playing music, sports or video games, I am spending time with loved ones. Hoping to one day travel the world while working in the video game industry.

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