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|OT| XBOX SERIES X/S | LAUNCH OT | THE X-FACTOR

JLB

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Spent all last night doing updates and moving shit. Today went to a friend's and we gamed alllll day.. Mostly Ghost Recon Breakpoint.. It's finally fun.

Load times for Skyrim on the XSX was awesome. Doom 2016 played super duper buttery. The new Tetris game is odd.

man! Im playing Ghost Recon Breakpoint right now on my One X. IS there any improvement on the Series X? I'd definitely stop playing now and resume next week if at least framerrate is closer to 60.
 
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😀 mine arrived. Havent played an ass-creed game since black flag.

I hear its cheaper to buy some xbox live gold cards to convert to ultimate. Do they usually have good deals for black friday?
Or should i just get some now, not sure how long the $1 ultimate deal is going to last.
 

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that sounds strange. did the drive fill up or something?
I unfortunately don't have any way of checking without the guide, but every once in awhile I'm seeing pop-ups for more finished downloads so it seems to still have space. I think I just overloaded it with too many downloads at once
 
man! Im playing Ghost Recon Breakpoint right now on my One X. IS there any improvement on the Series X? I'd definitely stop playing now and resume next week if at least framerrate is closer to 60.

I have no way of testing but it FEELS way smoother on the Series X. I didn't even remember there being a patch announced but last night the new darkest night patch changed the icon to include the X | S badge as optimized.. So it must be doing something.

I'd love to see a professional assessment, but the new patch + Series X makes it feel great.
 
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Ok i gotta say i LOVE THIS SYSTEM so far... except for the 1TB hard drive limitation. I knew this was going to be an issue. I currently have eight games loaded that i saw were previewed as enhanced and had around 220gb still free. Then i realized i had to click into EACH game to trigger the optimization downloads. Anywhere from 20 to 70GB each extra. Dammit. I have Destiny 2 loaded and it doesn't even have the enhancements yet... i dont think i'm going to have enough space and i'm going to have to delete at least one :(
 
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Ok i gotta say i LOVE THIS SYSTEM so far... except for the 1TB hard drive limitation. I knew this was going to be an issue. I currently have eight games loaded that i saw were previewed as enhanced and had around 220gb still free. Then i realized i had to click into EACH game to trigger the optimization downloads. Anywhere from 20 to 70GB each extra. Dammit. I have Destiny 2 loaded and it doesn't even have the enhancements yet... i dont think i'm going to have enough space and i'm going to have to delete at least one :(
Gotta keep everything you’re not currently playing on the external.
 

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Gotta keep everything you’re not currently playing on the external.

Yeah i have 466 games total right now.. i moved over mostly MP stuff i play with the wife and kiddos and then also Forza Horizon 4 and Gears Tactics for some variety. So... Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Modern Warfare, Borderlands 3, Gears 5, Fortnite, Gears Tactics, Forza Horizon 4. I might drop Gears 5 to make room for Destiny 2 enhancements once they're out. Fuck i wanted to include Master Chief Collection but no way in hell i'll have room once optimizations are out. Time to start saving for that external 1TB i guess haha
 

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So anyone else with the slow downloading isssue from digital games from Microsoft store right now?
 
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You have to move them to the internal drive to get the benefit of the Series X though, correct? I thought that’s what I read.

Also curious about this.
I've got a 4 TB external and I would be interested to find out what I would be missing leaving my existing library on the external and saving the internal for new gen games. Would load times on a Series X external be basically the same as the One X?
 

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Also curious about this.
I've got a 4 TB external and I would be interested to find out what I would be missing leaving my existing library on the external and saving the internal for new gen games. Would load times on a Series X external be basically the same as the One X?
From what I can parse from all the reviews, yes there is a very minimal load time change by playing BC games off the external.

They need to be on the SSD to really take advantage.
 
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RPS37

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So anyone else with the slow downloading isssue from digital games from Microsoft store right now?
Can’t tell if it’s just my shitty connection, but I don’t think you’re the first person I’ve seen mention it. They’re definitely getting hammered.
 
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There are no vents on the sides. So long as the top(fan)/bottom(stand)/back are clear, it'll have plenty of ventilation.

This is good to hear, My launch Xbone is audible from across the room just at idle.
That’s not plenty of ventilation lol. That’s just going to be recirculating hot air. Absolutely terrible idea to have it in there, thankfully the poster took it out.
 

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A friend of mine got this message, he's tried resetting the console, unplugging it for a hour.He gets this


message every single time.
As anyone else experienced this?
 
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Barakov

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A friend of mine got this message, he's tried resetting the console, unplugging it for a hour.He gets this


message every single time.
As anyone else experienced this?
For fuck's sake. This is happening on the XSX? I had this problem with the Xbox One X. E100 means an update didn't install correctly. Try going to this link and see if it fixes your friend's problem :
 
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Is quick resume not working for anyone else? Literally cannot get it to work and can’t see any option for it in the settings. I can open gears 5, get to the menu, then change to FH4, get in game, then switch back to gears and it has to load from scratch again. Go back to FH4 and again, load from scratch. Also gears says I have to download all the modes, yet there’s no update and nothing in the queue and gears is only 55gb on my HDD when the update alone was more than that.

Edit: ok it works with pubg but not gears 5 or Forza horizon 4.....wtf. Works with Ori 2 as well, so I think my Forza and gears installs are broken or something
 
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Bobnob

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For fuck's sake. This is happening on the XSX? I had this problem with the Xbox One X. E100 means an update didn't install correctly. Try going to this link and see if it fixes your friend's problem :
Tried that earlier tbf.☹
Thanks anyway
I've told him he might as well get it replaced.
 
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Interesting. wasn'tthe ps5 supposed to be having some secret weapon-tier freaking SSD that fucks your mom and delivers your game to you in record time? That's not even faster than what I get with a below-average speed SSD on PC, with my Micron 1100.

the new XBox seems to be getting really good gains in terms of loading tho.
 
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A friend of mine got this message, he's tried resetting the console, unplugging it for a hour.He gets this


message every single time.
As anyone else experienced this?
That’s a bad update. He shut it off or reset it while waiting for it to apply?

My G/F XB1 did that once and it took all night for us to fix it.
 

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That’s a bad update. He shut it off or reset it while waiting for it to apply?

My G/F XB1 did that once and it took all night for us to fix it.
Do you remember how you fixed it? I told him to hard reboot and try clearing the storage if he can.
He said it just got stuck on the installing update screen then went to the error msg after about 5 minutes.
When he switches it on now it goes to the installing update screen then to the error screen.
 

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Do you remember how you fixed it? I told him to hard reboot and try clearing the storage if he can.
He said it just got stuck on the installing update screen then went to the error msg after about 5 minutes.
When he switches it on now it goes to the installing update screen then to the error screen.
We had to get the update from Xbox.com put it on a USB stick and then cover our eyes, pat our bellies and stick our tounge out the right way until it worked. (Took 3 or 4 tries)

The Series X is so new though I don’t know if today’s day 1 patch is up to download yet. He may have to get on the line with support and see if there’s a link he can get to the latest firmware, or if there is another workaround.

I know my gf thought the Xbox had reset for too long so she powered it off and turned it back on and that’s what corrupted hers.
 
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Seems to be similar to Xbox One, but there are some small changes he explains with detail in the video.
 
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learned my lesson to never preorder from Amazon ever again. got my preorder in immediately when they went live, but got an email from amazon saying it will be fulfilled sometime between launch and december 31st.

absolutely garbage tier inventory management.
I always preorder my consoles from amazon and have never had any issues. My SX arrived punctually yesterday. My Xbox friends sadly all had their orders delayed by a day (so today is the day for them), which brings me to...:

I really like toying around with Quick Resume. I can see the appeal of it, especially when you play 2 new SP titles and jump between them. The instant resume without loading a checkpoint is a game changer.

Too bad there is absolutely no interesting next gen game to play. I literally struggled myself through the Game Pass list to find something I want to play... settling on Minecraft Dungeons (great game btw, hope they push out crossplay soon).
 
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Well I’m loading up a bunch of games on both systems. I decided to play through Ori 2 and Gears Tactics on XSS to start. I’m curious to try it on my 1440p monitor and see if it enables a setting for that res on XSS or XSX.

I wish they would have brought FS 2020 over from PC for launch. Would have been a good showcase title.
 

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Well I’m loading up a bunch of games on both systems. I decided to play through Ori 2 and Gears Tactics on XSS to start. I’m curious to try it on my 1440p monitor and see if it enables a setting for that res on XSS or XSX.

I wish they would have brought FS 2020 over from PC for launch. Would have been a good showcase title.
Not sure how the series X works, but I think in XB1 X you had to manually select 1440 if you wanted it to display at that.

It may auto detect when you plug it into the monitor though.
 

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Not sure how the series X works, but I think in XB1 X you had to manually select 1440 if you wanted it to display at that.

It may auto detect when you plug it into the monitor though.
Yeh the one x didnt default to 1440p on my 1440p monitor. Haven’t tried the Series X yet but might tonight.
 

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Played about 4 hours of Watch Dogs Legion on the Series X. Bloody hell! :p

I've probably saved about 20+ minutes already just in load times alone.
 
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Is there any way to check the battery level of my 7x headset on the xsx?
 

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Well I’m loading up a bunch of games on both systems. I decided to play through Ori 2 and Gears Tactics on XSS to start. I’m curious to try it on my 1440p monitor and see if it enables a setting for that res on XSS or XSX.

I wish they would have brought FS 2020 over from PC for launch. Would have been a good showcase title.
You get downsampling from game's native resolution, is not going to run on, let say 1440p....just output at this resolution, if that make sense.
 

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For some reason XSX won't show my Samsung HDR1500 QLED TV as HDR capable.. Nor will it support VRR. It works flawlessly with HDR and VRR on my old XOX.. It's kinda frustrating to not understand why this is happening.

Edit: I was too fast... I just had to go into and configure it in the TV settings.. Man what an amateur.. Works now!

Have to say, even though I'm a PC gamer I'm impressed by the experience so far. The BC enhancements are amazing for a console.
 
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Edit: I was too fast... I just had to go into and configure it in the TV settings.. Man what an amateur.. Works now!

Have to say, even though I'm a PC gamer I'm impressed by the experience so far. The BC enhancements are amazing for a console.
I had that problem, too, until I went into my tv hdmi input settings and forced HDMI 2.0 instead of 'Auto'. Then it finally showed the HDR10 option on Xbox and started flashing the HDR active icon at the start of supported games.
 
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