Microsoft released a new Xbox update earlier this week that brings toggles for Auto HDR and FPS Boost and improvements to better support the new Xbox Wireless Headset. But there was another big feature that wasn’t mentioned in the official release notes: the update also fixes “many” of the Xbox Series X controller disconnect issues that have cropped up, according to the Xbox team’s Jason Ronald.
Lots of Xbox news this week, but in case you missed it we released our March Xbox System Update yesterday.— Jason Ronald (@jronald) March 10, 2021
In addition to the new features, this release also fixes many of the controller disconnects players have reported.
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Players began reporting disconnect issues with the controllers just days after the console’s launch, and you can see some of those reports in this 89-page thread on Microsoft’s support forums. In January, however, Microsoft acknowledged that it was aware of the issues and said that fixes were coming “in a future update” in a statement to The Verge.
We haven’t tested the new update ourselves to see if it fixes issues that people have seen. But if you have been experiencing controller disconnects, it sounds like the new update could address them for you.