Microsoft starts testing new game features in Insider Preview builds

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Insider Preview builds new game features

Great news for Windows Insiders! The Insiders in the Fast ring have already got access to the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18334 (19H1). The build comes with various changes, fixes, and improvements this time with a focus on gaming on Windows. 

The current update has been released following the announcements made by the Redmond giant to make Xbox Live available to Android, iOS, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Windows users. As you can see, the update focuses mainly on the Xbox Live Gamertag on Windows 10, so we can assume that Microsoft has already started to prepare for the expansion.

Windows 10 19h1 gaming improvements

As we have already mentioned, this Windows 10 Insider Preview build is now available with a handful of improvements for the Settings app, mouse and keyboard,  Search, Cortana, language and Nearby sharing. While some significant changes for the Narrator have also been shipped with the package. 

Windows 10 build 18334 known issues

As we know that everything comes with a tradeoff. Therefore, you will also have to face a bunch of known issues. You might have to face the failure for Install button in the Microsoft Store or a wonky title screen.

While the most annoying part of the known issues could be an anti-cheat tool (Battleye) used by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite might fail to work.

So, if you are not interested to risk the integrity of our main system, it is recommended that you should stick with the Slow ring. You can have a look at the complete set of fixes, improvements, along with known issues for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18334 on the Windows Blog.

How to download the update?

For now, the update is only available to the Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. If you are one of them, the update will be automatically downloaded on your device.

Moreover, you can simply check for new updates for Insider Preview Build 18334 by navigating to Settings >> Update & Security >> Windows Update >> Check for updates.


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