Fancy some late-night gaming? Xbox has you covered with Night Mode

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  • The new night mode feature includes different dimming levels and an optional blue light filter.
  • Using it also allows you to dim the LED lights on your gamepad or on the console itself.
  • You can set HDR to be disabled while the night mode feature is enabled on your Xbox console.
  • The upcoming integration can also be set up to run according to a predefined schedule.
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We haven’t heard that much about Xbox lately, and we know that you might have been wondering what’s new on that front?

Well, Microsoft is working on a new night mode for Xbox consoles and started testing this night mode with Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring.

This new feature allows Xbox owners to dim their screens, controller LED brightness, and even the Xbox power button.

Night Mode is coming to your Xbox console

Night mode has a lot of customization options, including different dimming levels and an optional blue light filter.

The Redmond tech giant is also allowing Xbox owners to dim the LED brightness on their controllers in this night mode and dim the Xbox power button light or turn it off.

Furthermore, we can also set an Xbox to switch to the system dark mode and disable HDR when the night mode is enabled.

The Xbox’s night mode can also be set to a schedule, either a manual one or an automatic one that will enable it at sunset and disable it at sunrise. Pretty neat, right?

Microsoft is testing this with Xbox Insiders, so expect to see it filter through the various testing channels in the coming weeks before arriving on all Xbox consoles soon.

If you are planning to test out this new feature, you might also like to know that the Alpha Skip Ahead comes with some known issues:

For audio: 

  • Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings set to 120hz with 36 bits per pixel (12-bit) are experiencing loss of Dolby Atmos audio in some situations.
  • Workaround: Disable 120hz or set Video Fidelity to 30 bits per pixel (10-bit) or lower.

My Games & Apps:

  • Some titles in collection may appear with a “trial” tag incorrectly in collection.

Profile Color: 

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

Have you begun testing the new night mode feature for Xbox consoles? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.