Xbox One controller to receive firmware update

A new firmware update for the Xbox One controller will allow users to connect the controller to the console in ~2 seconds, Major Nelson has announced.

The firmware update, which is currently available to those on the Xbox Preview Program, will also contain a number of stability improvements.

Posting on his blog, Major Nelson said that users can update their controller firmware by carrying out the following steps:

  • Connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB cable. Keep any headsets connected to the controller.
  • Connect to Xbox Live.
  • Press theMenu
  • Go toSettings>Devices & accessories. Select the controller.
  • If you have multiple controllers attached, you can selectBuzz– which will cause the selected controller to vibrate.
  • Then selectUpdateto download the new firmware to the controller attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show theUpdating controller …progress screen.
  • When you see theController updatedscreen, press ‘B’ to go back to theDevices & accessoriesmain page.
  • Reselect the controller, theFirmware version, should now be: 1.2.2236.0.

The firmware update will be rolled out to all Xbox One users in the near future.


David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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