Xbox Insider Alpha update 2302.221206-2200 fixes controller battery drain

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  • There were many problems with Xbox controllers, and Microsoft fixed a few more.
  • The new Xbox Insider Alpha update tackles the controller batter drain situation.
  • You can check the full changelog right here and see what else has changed lately.
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Gamers, this one is especially for you all. In case you didn’t know, Microsoft came with a little surprise earlier than Christmas, this year.

You can kiss all those battery drain problems and unresponsivness goodbye, because this new Xbox Insider Alpha update will make it all better.

Build 2302.221206-2200 is now out and you will be more than pleased with what the changelog for this release looks like.

Headphones with 4K, 120Hz, and VRR are safe to use again

Before we get into it, if you have problems such as YouTube keeps signing you out on Xbox, we can show you some quick ways to fix it.

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Now, the Microsoft company has announced the availability of Build 2302.221206-2200 for the Alpha ring on Xbox.

To spoil the movie for you, this update includes new controller firmware that fixes a battery drain problem and an issue where controllers can become unresponsive when using headphones with 4K, 120Hz, and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) enabled.

Furthermore, this recent update also brings language improvements but there are some long-standing known issues as well.

Even though it’s nice to see some issues addressed with Xbox controllers, users may still encounter a controller issue where the controller will randomly lose sync or disconnect from the console.

The company has not yet provided a workaround for this issue and you should report the issue if you participate in the Alpha ring.

If you are unfamiliar with the term, the Alpha ring is one of two invite-only rings in the Xbox Insider programme.

Keep in mind that you can get invited to this ring by working your way through the Omega, Delta, and Beta rings which you do by providing Microsoft with helpful feedback.

We hope that it won’t take too long for these controller firmware updates to filter down to the stable Xbox software versions.

Have you experienced problems with your Xbox controller lately? Let us know in the comments section below.

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