It might seem like a recurring tip, but from the last generation of consoles we’ve known that all of them require a Day 1 update which may cause download and connection problems and a thousand other trips. While luckily the new Microsoft consoles are all about plugging into a network cable and voila, there can be complications.
Faced with this possible scenario, Major Nelson (Larry Hryb), one of the visible managers of the Xbox Games and Entertainment division, spoke up. The manager wanted to send a message to both new owners and new buyers of one of his machines.
Update your Xbox Series before giving it away
And it is possible that you bought the console to give it to someone and Hryb remembers that it is a good idea to take it out of the box and deliver it updated so whoever gets it can log in and play without a big headache.
Additionally, the manager shared a link to the official Xbox website where they show in a short, step-by-step video how to configure the new machines.
Remember: If you gift someone a console for the holidays, take it out of the box, install the games, and update it so that person can play even faster.
As a bonus: For Xbox One or Series X | S, if you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can also play games directly from the cloud BEFORE installing the games, saving time and storage space.
Public Service Announcement: If you’re giving someone a console as a gift this holiday season, take it out of the box, download and install it and the updates so it can play even faster . The page can help you get started https://t.co/nBtQJ4VbZi
– Larry Hryb (@majornelson) 20 December 2021
By the way, this advice is also valid for the day of kings in Europe. You have been warned so now there are no more excuses.
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