Xbox One controller needs its own software update for headset adapter

Microsoft has released a set of manual update instructions for the Stereo Headset Adapter.

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Microsoft has released a manual controller update guide for Xbox One users who have purchased the Stereo Headset Adapter. The adapter lets players use their own chat headset, and will release for $24.99 in time for the release of Titanfall next week.

The guide, as reported by GameSpot, consists of seven steps. None of them appear too taxing, though the process might be tedious for the average consumer. The manual steps hit alongside the March update.

  • Make sure your console is on and you’re signed in and connected to Xbox Live. (It’s important to connect to Xbox Live because your console will need the latest system update, which contains the newest controller software. If you’ve connected recently, your Xbox One is probably already up to date, but you should connect anyway just to be sure. If your console needs an update, you’ll be prompted to install one.)

  • Plug the Stereo Headset Adapter into the bottom of your controller.

  • Plug in a headset (a headset must be plugged in so the adapter will turn on).

  • Plug the big end of the included USB cable into the port on the side of the console.

  • Instructions to install the update should automatically be displayed. Follow the instructions, and don’t disconnect the USB cable while the update is in progress. (The process can take up to 3 minutes.)

  • When the update is complete, unplug the USB cable. If you have additional controllers to update, you can connect them now, one at a time, select the Update another button on the screen, and then follow the steps.

  • Press the Xbox button on the wireless controller to turn it on. Your controller is now up-to-date, and you’re ready to use your Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter.

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    March 6, 2014 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Xbox One controller needs its own software update for headset adapter.

    Microsoft has released a set of manual update instructions for the Stereo Headset Adapter.

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      March 6, 2014 8:38 PM

      Oh yeah, that's going to go 100% smoothly for all people concerned....

      I've seen people screw up 2 step instructions... this right here is a potential catastrophe.

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        March 7, 2014 5:29 AM

        If they didn't allow people to do this the you'd all bitch about that. They give you the ability and now you're bitching about that. They can't win. Fuck everyone for trying.

        Expecting them to not do this because some people are incompetent is like not building new airports and tall buildings because terrorists.

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          March 7, 2014 5:43 AM

          I'm not criticizing MS for letting people do this... I'm just imagining the tech support nightmare they are going to have because people are generally pretty dumb.

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      March 6, 2014 8:54 PM

      This is amazing that the controller can be updated and tweaked after launch. Great.

      I don't know what people won't complain about, but why do the actual news posts themselves have to be as negative as the whiners in the comments section?

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        March 7, 2014 3:18 AM

        Yes, amazingly stupid

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          March 7, 2014 8:01 AM

          How so?

          I mean, I can see why this wouldn't be something that you think is a positive, but how is it stupid?

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      March 6, 2014 11:22 PM

      I can see people disconnecting the usb cable mid-update and effectively bricking their controllers. I wonder if that is covered under warranty.

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        March 7, 2014 6:21 AM

        You can brick it but If you do you just have to plug it back in and run it again.

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      March 7, 2014 6:00 AM

      It must be nice to be free of all the hassles of PC gaming.