Xbox One's Holiday Update begins rolling out today

Clubs, Looking for Group, Group Messaging, and more are now available on Xbox One today.


Microsoft has started rolling out its long-awaited Xbox Holiday Update on both the Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices.

The Xbox Holiday Update features a number of social improvements to the Xbox Live platform, including Clubs, Looking for Group, Group Messaging, and a Gamerscore Leaderboard. Xbox users can also use Achievement Rarity to learn how unique an Achievement they earn is among other players and support for emojis on the Xbox One virtual keyboard.

Clubs will allow players to meet others around a certain community who enjoy the same things they do, such as Shacknews’ Club. Players will be able to join or create a Club and can set up parties, play games, share content, and communicate using either voice or text chat with others in the Club.

For those who need the help of others in order to progress through a game, the Looking for Group feature can help you find what you need. The LFG feature can help players complete daily quests, Achievements, or attempt to survive waves of enemies in your co-op game of choice.

A full rundown of the features included in the Xbox Holiday Update can be seen below:

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    November 10, 2016 7:18 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox One's Holiday Update begins rolling out today

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      November 10, 2016 8:09 AM

      I'm so excited to use the ShackNews Club. That feature is like a decade overdue.

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        November 10, 2016 5:04 PM

        Is there one?? How do I join.

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      November 10, 2016 8:42 AM

      Installed, very nice! UI seems much quicker. Joining the Shack group!

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        November 10, 2016 9:29 AM

        where do ya do this?

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          November 10, 2016 9:30 AM

          Join the Shack group? Go to friends on your main screen and click discover clubs after you install the update. Search for Shacknews and it should be there

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            November 10, 2016 9:47 AM

            well the xbox has been on for a while now so i'm assuming the update happened when it was off earlier.

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              November 10, 2016 9:48 AM

              There's a place in settings you can go to and check if it needs an update. Settings -> System, I think?

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      November 10, 2016 10:20 AM

      ~850 mb download. Took about 15 minutes for full install on my 20/mbps connection.

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      November 10, 2016 5:04 PM

      Figures I reset my xbox last night. Was trying to hold out for the update.

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      November 11, 2016 2:15 AM


      Hopefully tho will help me find cool, funny people to play with wo actually use the mic!