Xbox October update makes profile themes available to everyone and adds three new ones

By Heidi Nicholas,
The Xbox October update, which starts rolling out today, makes Xbox Profile Themes available to everyone, and adds three new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass themes.

Xbox Profile Themes

Xbox Profile Themes, which had previously only been available in the Xbox (Beta) app and Game Bar on PC, were first introduced to consoles back in August as part of an Xbox Insider update. This October update makes the Xbox Profile Themes available to everyone, and they are now being shown off across the internet by a number of Microsoft employees. Program manager for R&D Catarina Macedo and program manager Emily Hanson both shared images of the new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass themes.


Microsoft's Harrison Hoffman added that the October update also includes a "fresh look and feel," a new sign-in experience, performance improvements, and language support for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, and Slovak. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like it will be possible to make your own Xbox Profile Themes, but Macedo comments that more themes will be added over time. The full patch notes for this update don't seem to be out yet, but we'll update you when we hear more.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!