Xbox One May 2018 Update – Discord Integration and New Improvements

Xbox One May 2018 Update – Discord Integration and New Improvements

A large number of gamers use Xbox One as their console and Microsoft is always ready to keep their users up to date with the latest settings. Such is the case with Xbox’s One May 2018 update. Today we will be talking more about this update, what it changes and what it adds to the console. We will also be talking about how you can access some features and what we believe can be adjusted for the future. Also, if you cannot choose a game to test with the new update, we have a suggestion for you as well.

120Hz support

One of the most significant updates that fans are ready to put to the test is the 120Hz mode. What does this mode do? Well, it lets players make use of their high-refresh screens. But do not expect to be able to use this feature if your display cannot support it. There are only a couple of TVs that will work with 120Hz but, lucky enough for you; there are a ton of gaming monitors that will work with this feature.

The 120Hz mode is limited to 1440p and 1080p displays at the moment. You will also need an Xbox One X or an Xbox One S if you want to use it. True 4K gaming at 120Hz is still a long way from becoming a reality on Xbox One, but shortly we may see it come true.

So, what is 120Hz mode really for? As some of you may already have guessed, this mode is meant to meant to make the user have a smoother gameplay experience. We all know the feeling of almost completing your mission or almost landing the perfect shot, but the game decided to start being choppy or freeze right at the most crucial second. Or if you have to go through a battle sequence in the game where you need to have fast reflexes and the screen is not your friend yet again. Well, if you have the display for it, you will not have to deal with that problem anymore.

Discord integration

Another big move on Microsoft’s part is that it finally allowed Xbox users to link their Xbox and Discord accounts. This move is still a long way from being perfect since you can link these two accounts to show off your Xbox One activity and not much more. It would have been fun to see users take advantage of Discord’s voice and text chat services. So far that is not possible. Users have been asking for this for a very long time, but it seems that they will still have to harass Microsoft until they will add the video and chat text services as well. Without them, this partnership does not seem like much.

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How to link your Discord Account

Now, if you want to make use of this Xbox and Discord partnership, then you have to follow a couple of steps. First of all, you must install the May 2018 update. Then you must click on Xbox Live and then sign into your account. Once you did that and you are logged in to have to enable permission, and then your Xbox and Discord accounts will be linked.

But how do I do that? Well, you have to open the Account Settings menu. Click on ‘Linked Social Accounts.’ Once you get to this point, you will see a new option which will allow you to link your Discord account. You will get a unique code from Xbox. Keep that code in mind since you are not done yet.

Open your Discord app, log in and then insert the code under the Connections Tab.  If you managed to get through all of these steps then congratulations, you have been successful. Now your two accounts are linked. Now friends and users that are part of the same Discord server will be able to see what you are playing. This new link up option has emerged just as the service is finally celebrating its third birthday. It now has 130 million users worldwide; triple the number that it had last year.

Other small changes

If you thought that this was it, then you were wrong. With the May 2018 update, you are now able to trim clips directly into Guide. Family settings have also been improved, and the Xbox Accessories App has a new, sleek look.

Old-school fan favorite game

If you did not know which game to play first after you installed this update, might we recommend an old-school fan favorite? Hamster has just decided to launch the 1990’s fan-favorite Baseball Stars Professional. You can play it on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Not convinced yet? Do not worry; we are just getting started telling you why we like this game. The game brings a more traditional version of the well-known 2020: Super Baseball. The game can be played by up to two players. You can choose from some great teams, with fun names such as “The Lovely Ladies,” “The SNK Crushers” and “The Ghastly Monsters.” Then you will face your rival team in the arena in a bun and light-hearted baseball game. This would be a great way to pass the time. If we convinced you and you want to get this game, then we would like to tell you that it is available worldwide for the small price of just 8 dollars for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One and there is also a PS4 version exclusive to Japan.



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