Earlier today, Microsoft teased that Xbox Insiders could expect a surprise in a few hours. Well, the company delivered! There's a new controller update rolling out for Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha Insiders and will be available to other flight rings in the coming weeks.
The update — keep in mind that it may cause issues with your controller — improves cross-device connectivity because it uses Bluetooth Low Energy and, more importantly, reduces latency by implementing a system called Dynamic Latency Input (DLI). You can read about both of them below as seen in Xbox Wire.
We are excited to begin flighting a new firmware update for Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller – Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers that delivers … features previously available only on Xbox Series X|S controllers, including better cross-device connectivity and reduced latency … These controllers now support Bluetooth Low Energy, which delivers better compatibility across devices and allows for better pairing experiences … With this firmware update, we are bringing to these controllers the innovation of DLI. DLI delivers controller inputs more efficiently to your Xbox Series X|S console for a more responsive gaming experience and seemingly instantaneous action.
This is excellent news because you won't need to buy a new controller to experience reduced latency. DLI makes a noticeable difference when you're using an Xbox Series X|S controller, and being able to use it on your Xbox Elite Controller will be really beneficial in first-person shooters and other games that require split-second decisions.
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