Xbox One Controller Receives Update

By Joshua Rust, 3 years ago
Microsoft is listening to your complaints about the long delay when first starting up your controller. Currently it takes about 5-6 seconds for your controller to actually register to the console. With this new update for Xbox Preview Program members, controllers should start up within about two seconds. There are also stability improvements.

For those unsure as to how you can update your controller, here's how you do it:

- Connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB cable. Keep any headsets connected to the controller.
- Connect to Xbox Live.
- Press the Menu
- Go to Settings > Devices & accessories. Select the controller. If you have multiple controllers attached, you can select Buzz – which will cause the selected controller to vibrate.
- Then select Update to download the new firmware to the controller attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show the Updating controller … progress screen
- When you see the Controller updated screen, press ‘B’ to go back to the Devices & accessories main page
- Reselect the controller, the Firmware version, should now be: 1.2.2236.0
This update is currently only available to Xbox Preview Program members -- it will soon be available for everyone though!
Joshua Rust
Written by Joshua Rust
Hello everyone! I joined the Newshound group of TrueAchievements back in June 2013. Gaming has always been a passion of mine, up until recently I was a huge score-whore but have recently slacked off a bit. Not to brag or anything, but I do hold the top position in TA Score among the Newshounds (much to Michelle's I'm always up for boosting some of the older multiplayer games, so if you need help I'll try to find time in my schedule to help out! I'm also a huge Marvel Comics fan and Moon Knight is my favorite character, period. Excelsior!