If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

New Xbox noise suppression function will mute your breathing

Lose my breath.

A new noise suppression feature is available now on Xbox Series X/S to remove unwanted noises in voice chat.

That includes the clicking of gamepad buttons, unnecessary background noise, and yes, the sound of your breathing.

The feature can be enabled or disabled in the Options part of the Parties & Chats section of the guide.

Eurogamer Breaking Newscast: Sony reluctantly raises PS5 price, but knows it can get away with it

To be fair, nobody likes a heavy breather in the midst of online gaming so it's a welcome feature.

The update also allows players to jump straight into a game from the shared captures of friends.

This is only possible through cloud gaming on mobile devices or PC, and some games require Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for cloud gaming.

Elsewhere the Xbox app will soon receive an update to its search function, allowing users to find games far more easily through a new algorithm.

It's currently in beta and is set to launch fully soon.

Become a Eurogamer subscriber and get your first month for £1

Get your first month for £1 (normally £3.99) when you buy a Standard Eurogamer subscription. Enjoy ad-free browsing, merch discounts, our monthly letter from the editor, and show your support with a supporter-exclusive comment flair!

About the Author

Ed Nightingale avatar

Ed Nightingale

News reporter

Ed is Reporter at Eurogamer, with an interest in streaming, people and communities, and giving a voice to marginalised people.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch