Microsoft releases Xbox One party chat, system update tweaks

Second update for preview testers in as many weeks.

Users in Microsoft's Xbox One preview programme have received a second firmware update in as many weeks, this time focusing on party chat and system update fixes.

Version 1405 changes the console's "Get System Update" button so the option is now greyed-out if there is no system update to download, (thanks, DualShockers). The button will display the text "Update console" if new firmware is available.

Issues where Party Chat would be muted unless the Party app was snapped have also been fixed, as is a bug which saw Game DVR clips recorded without audio.

Microsoft has recently upped the pace of its firmware releases and now posts one large patch every month for all users.

A smaller set of fixes is available to test more frequently for those opted-in to the console's preview programme.

More new features are expected to be revealed - and possibly released - around E3. One of the most highly-anticipated features is the option to pre-load games before release and have them unlock automatically on launch day.

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