The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is arriving early next week (October 17th), but it looks like Xbox One users will get some new software toys soon, too. Microsoft has released the Xbox One fall preview update to everyone on the Delta and Omega Insider rings, that is too say, the bulk of its beta testers. Those folks will get the much-anticipated Fluent Design for Xbox One that lets you customize the dashboard the way you want, pinning favorite games, apps and people to the home page.
There’s also a redesigned Home menu and “light theme” coming, and Microsoft is speeding things up by removing splash screens when you switch between sections like social and games. It’s also unveiling a spruced-up community section on the dashboard, with a full-screen activity feed and comments. Game hubs, profiles and clubs have also been refreshed for faster navigation (a full video preview is shown below).
The update should be available to all insiders and will start downloading automatically if you use Instant On mode. You can also head to the “Console Info & Updates” section under system settings if you’d rather do it manually. As mentioned, there’s no official launch date yet for the Xbox One fall update, but expect it to arrive around the same mid-October timeframe as the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.