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Arena On Xbox Live Rolling Out To Preview Members

Last month, Microsoft released Clubs and Looking for Group to Preview members on Xbox One and the Xbox App (beta). Now they are rolling out even more features to Preview, including a feature called Arena on Xbox Live, special updates to Achievement Rarity and Looking for Group.

A snapshot of the Features rolling out to Preview members on Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta):

Arena on Xbox Live: From what we can gather this is an eSports style mode that is added to the Game Hub. Arena launches with the pilot title and legendary fighting game, Killer Instinct. During Preview, you can compete in daily Killer Instinct tournaments across Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10 PC. For the initial roll out, Arena will only be accessible to Preview members in the US through practice tournaments on Xbox One, with plans to add additional features and expand to the broader Preview audience later in October. 

Achievement Rarity: Achievement Rarity is one of the top fan requests on Xbox Feedback, launched to Preview a few weeks ago. Now, you’ll be able to discover just how unique an Achievement is among players of a given game (indicated by a % of people who have unlocked it) and celebrate the Achievement itself with a special notification animation and diamond icon highlighting it. 

New Looking for Group (LFG) Features: You will be able to create LFG posts for future gaming sessions – up to seven days in advance. Additionally you can now create LFG posts directly in a Club and control who sees them: just members of the Club or everyone on Xbox Live. When creating LFG posts, you can also note what language the party will be speaking and filter your LFG searches based on the language.

Group Messaging on Xbox Live: Last week Group Messaging on Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10 PC was launched. Group Messaging helps you coordinate and keep in touch with your friends and fellow gamers by sending a single group message to everyone in the group. You can also add people to the group and dynamically change the conversation topic. Group Messaging will soon work across the Xbox app (beta) on iOS and Android devices.

Of course all of this will mean nothing to you unless you are in Preview, however you can check out our previous post which showcases the Club/LFG feature to give you a rough idea of what it is like. 

http://www.crowdedbrain.co.uk/softwarefeatures/xbox-clubs-feature-is-pretty-cool.html

Source: [Major Nelson]

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