Latest October 2018 Windows Update Gaming Features

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This Fall, Windows has another major update to bring even more great features to your Windows 10 PC. Learn more here about the broader set of updates and features that arrived with the October Windows Update. And if you like gaming on your Windows 10 PC, we’ve got some specific updates that you’ll want to pay attention to!

Here are the latest improvements to Windows 10 for PC gamers in the recent October Windows Update:

Game bar Improvements

*New look: Enjoy a cleaner new look and layout.

*New audio controls: With the new audio control panel, get more control out of individual audio channels without ever having to leave your game.

*Game bar is now an app: Launching Game bar is now easier than ever, whether through the desktop, apps, the Start menu, or task bar.

Game Mode Improvements

*Fewer gaming interruptions: Based on feedback from gamers, we’ve simplified the way Game Mode works. Now auto-enabled for all games with a master On/Off toggle in Windows Settings, Game Mode suppresses Windows Update driver installs and blocks Windows Update interruptions such as restart notifications while you’re gaming. You may also see improved game performance with less FPS variability depending on the specific game and system.

Got a great idea for a Windows gaming feature? Let us know on the Xbox Ideas site!