Fall is here, which means plenty of exciting new releases and content across both Xbox One and PC. With that in mind, we figured it was a great time to bring you new features for Xbox Game Bar with the October 2019 update to help you get the most out of your favorite PC games. As you may remember, we launched the revamped Xbox Game Bar back in May with tons of new features, and it has been great to see your feedback roll in. We’ve been hard at work over the past few months on a couple new updates that we would like to share with you today including new ways to track frame rate and your Xbox achievements. Just hit Win+G to check out the new features included in today’s update. For those of you power users who just can’t wait for the automatic update to hit your machine, you may manually trigger the install within the Microsoft Store app
FPS Counter and Performance Monitoring
We heard you loud and clear, the Performance overlay needed a frame rate counter. With the October 2019 Game Bar update, we’re introducing the highly requested Frames Per Second (FPS) counter to the Performance overlay on Xbox Game Bar. For the performance junkies, we’re also giving you more control over which system resources are tracked and displayed on-screen, and added graphical options so you can customize the look and feel of the overlay (including transparency!).
Power Up Your Gamerscore with Xbox Achievement Tracking
Achievement hunters: you can now track your Xbox achievements from within Xbox Game Bar using the brand-new Achievements overlay. Beginning today, you can pin your progress towards your next achievement as you play, or pull up the overlay with a quick Win+G to view your game’s achievement list and individual achievement details. New achievement notifications will open Xbox Game Bar instead of the Xbox Console Companion app, so checking out that newly-unlocked achievement will keep you in the game and ready for what’s next without missing a beat. To enable the Achievement overlay in the new update, simply select it from within the overlay menu at the top of your screen.
The above updates are available because of the valuable input from Xbox and Windows Insiders who have helped shape these features, so huge thanks to all of you for your involvement. If you’d like to help shape the future of gaming on Xbox and Windows, including Xbox Game Bar, please visit the Windows Insider site or download the Xbox Insider Hub to enroll. Want to make your voice heard? You can also visit the Xbox Insiders subreddit to submit feedback on Xbox Game Bar and join the discussion.
We have a ton of things in store for you over the coming months, so stay tuned for more information. For now, enjoy the October 2019 Xbox Game Bar updates!