Bradley, Xbox Insider Team Lead, posted details about a new update rolling out to Alpha Insiders. Details below:

Last week, we brought several new features to both Preview Alpha and Beta, and today we’re pushing a new update (1802.180119-1917) to our Alpha Insiders. Alpha Insiders will begin seeing this new update at 2 p.m. PT along with a new “Xbox Games Pass” tab in “My Games & apps” and several fixes. Full details can be found below.

New Features:

My Games and Apps Collection – Game Pass

  • We have enabled a new feature to show an “Xbox Game Pass” tab within “My games & apps” for users on Preview Alpha with an active Game Pass subscription. If someone has an active Game Pass subscription, they will see this tab appear in “My games & apps” and will be able to quickly install available games from Game Pass. It works just like “Ready to install” but for Game Pass. For users in Preview Alpha who do not have Game Pass, they will see the updated left navigation—section dividers added and Memberships tab has moved.

Achievements

  • With the build today we’ve added the ability to hide/unhide a specific achievement or entire game from the Next Achievements section.

Fixes:

Profile

  • Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect profile color to display after powering on the console.

Installation and Achievements

  • Resolved an issue that sometimes caused the console to get stuck at a loading screen (with a loading spinner only) when downloading a system update.

Party Chat

  • Resolved an issue that sometimes caused party chat to crash in the Guide.

Known Issues:

Home

  • You may be unable to add/remove/edit content blocks by pressing Y.

System Setup – Kinect

  • When setting up a Kinect during the initial console set-up experience, the setup fails when tuning audio.

Network Transfer

  • The network transfer fails when initiated from a console on 1802 (this update). Workaround: You can perform a network transfer using an 1802 console as the  source and initiating the network transfer from a 1711 console on the same network.

Pseudo-Localization

  • You may notice strange characters which replace normal translated text on the dashboard, Guide, and other areas. Please use Report a problem when you encounter these issues.

Games Installation

  • Games that are installed fail to launch. Workaround: If the games are installed to an external drive please copy the game to the internal drive or attempt to delete the title and redownload to fix the launch error.

Display 

  • We are investigating the inaccurate RGB colors that have been reported when displaying in 4K HDR mode when playing a UHD disc.

Tournaments

  • The left and right navigation for selecting date and time during Tournament creation is currently reversed when the console language is set to Arabic or Hebrew.
  • Left and right navigation in Tournament twists is reversed when the console language is set to Arabic or Hebrew.
  • Left and right navigation in the bracket view of Tournaments is reversed when the console language is set to Arabic or Hebrew

Avatars on Home

  • Users wishing to represent themselves as an avatar can do so by changing their settings under My profile > Customize profile > Show my avatar.

 discusses the Xbox Year in Review, a personalized view of how you spent 2017 with Xbox.

Another year coming to an end means another year’s worth of achievements to celebrate. That’s why we made the Xbox Year in Review, a personalized view of how you spent 2017 with Xbox. Now every Xbox gamer can celebrate the achievements and adventures that make their individual story so unique.

Xbox players who log in to xbox.com/YearinReview can see how this unique experience highlights individual achievements, top games played, hours spent playing, and much more — all pulled from billions of data points to deliver a unique dashboard experience for each and every gamer in our Xbox community.

To help ensure everyone knows about Xbox Year in Review and gets a chance to see their personal stats, we’ve made this year’s results easily shareable, so players can boast and show off their achievements to friends, family, and the greater Xbox community.

It’s been a great year for gaming and we’re grateful for everyone who chose Xbox as their place to play. Head to xbox.com/YearinReview to see what you did with Xbox in 2017.

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Last month, we released Clubs and Looking for Group on Xbox Live to Preview members on Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta) to give you more choice in how you play and who you play with. Today, we’re starting to roll out even more features to Preview, including Arena on Xbox Live, special updates to Achievement Rarity and Looking for Group! Big thanks to Xbox fans for sharing your thoughts – your feedback continually inspires us to make Xbox the best place for gamers.

Now, here’s a bit more on the new features rolling out to Preview members on Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta):

* Arena on Xbox Live: Beginning today, Arena launches to Preview on Xbox One with the pilot title and legendary fighting game, Killer Instinct. During Preview, you can look forward to competing in daily Killer Instinct tournaments across Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10 PC. For the initial roll out, Arena will only be accessible to Preview members through practice tournaments on Xbox One in the U.S., with plans to add additional features and expand to the broader Preview audience later in October. To start competing, all you have to do is register on the Tournament tab in the Killer Instinct Game Hub. We’re really excited about the potential of Arena and eager to hear your thoughts as we evolve it and make eSports more accessible for gamers everywhere, regardless of skill-level.

* Achievement Rarity: You might have already seen some buzz about Achievement Rarity from @XboxQwik and me. If you missed it, Achievement Rarity, a top fan request on Xbox Feedback, launched to Preview a few weeks ago. Now, you’ll be able to discover just how unique an Achievement is among players of a given game and celebrate the Achievement itself with a special notification and diamond icon highlighting it. Unlock one today and let us know how you like the new animation!

* New Looking for Group (LFG) Features: Starting today, you will be able to create LFG posts for future gaming sessions – up to seven days in advance! Additionally, based on your feedback, you can now create LFG posts directly in a Club and control who sees them: just members of the Club or everyone on Xbox Live. When creating LFG posts, you can also note what language the party will be speaking and filter your LFG searches based on the language.

* Group Messaging on Xbox Live: Last week, we launched Group Messaging on Xbox One and the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10 PC. Group Messaging helps you coordinate and keep in touch with your friends and fellow gamers by sending a single group message to everyone in the group. You can also add people to the group and dynamically change the conversation topic. Group Messaging will soon work across the Xbox app (beta) on iOS and Android devices.

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Based on your feedback, we will continue to roll out updates to Preview in the weeks ahead. Keep on the lookout for improvements to existing features and new features – coming to gamers across Xbox One, the Xbox app (beta) on Windows 10, iOS and Android devices.

These features and more coming to all Xbox members later this year.

Enjoy the latest updates and keep the feedback coming!

Rise of the Tomb Raider is due to release 10 November and is easily one of my most anticipated games of the year. Our friends at Crystal Dynamics were kind enough to send me the complete list of achievements AND share them with you.

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Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Achievements
Name Description Points Points (360)
A Trusty Old Friend Kill 5 enemies within 10 seconds using any rifle 10 15
Avid Shopper Purchase all items from the supply shack 10 15
Bacon! Kill a razorback boar using a Molotov cocktail 10 00
Bar Brawl Melee kill an enemy using a bottle 10 10
Blade of Justice Perform 25 special stealth kills with the knife 10 15
Challenging Complete any Challenge Tomb 10 20
Chemical Warfare Kill 5 enemies with one Poison Arrow 15 00
Compulsive Complete every Challenge 25 30
Craftswoman Craft 5 pieces of Equipment 10 15
Dead Ringer Get 25 headshots using the Bolt-Action Rifle 10 15
English Pedigree Headshot an enemy with an arrow from a distance beyond 25m 15 00
Fall Guys Kill 5 enemies by shooting them in the leg 10 10
Fearless Defeat a Deathless Swordsman using only melee attacks and a finisher 15 00
Firestarter Defeat 2 enemies or more using a single Molotov Cocktail 05 10
Fluent Reach max proficiency in any language 10 15
For My Next Trick… Dive into a well 15 00
Gilded Complete a level in Score Attack with a gold score 10 15
Glub Glub Glub Drown 3 enemies using a water finisher 10 15
Golden Child Complete every level in Score Attack with a gold score 25 00
Good Samaritan Complete 3 Missions 10 15
Huntress Kill 50 animals while wearing the Huntress outfit 10 00
Iron Will Complete a level in Score Attack using 5 cards 10 00
Keen Eye Unearth 40 Survival Caches 15 15
Laying Down the Law Kill 6 enemies with the Revolver without reloading 15 25
Looking for Trouble Complete 5 Challenges 10 15
Master Fletcher Craft 25 of each special arrow type (Fire, Grenade, Poison) 10 00
My Own Worst Enemy Complete a level in Score Attack with a card bonus of 200% or more 10 15
No Guts, No Glory Perform a 2.5 second or longer swan dive 15 15
No Stone Left Unturned Achieve 100% game completion 40 00
One-Sided Conversation Stealth kill an enemy while they are having a conversation 10 10
Paying Respects Attend a funeral 10 00
Quick and Painless Shoot 15 deer in the heart 10 20
Quiet Time Find the best seat in the house 05 00
Quite the Collector Collect 150 Cards 10 00
Rapid Recovery Heal yourself in combat 3 times 05 10
Reading the Past Translate a Monolith 10 00
Renegade Melee 5 enemies off a ledge 10 15
Self-Improvement Junkie Purchase all skills in a single category 10 15
Siberian Ranger Beat 15 combat encounters after completing the game 15 20
Rotisserie Shoot a chicken out of the air with a fire arrow 10 15
That All You Got? Complete 3 Replay Challenges in one Score Attack level 10 15
The Price of Truth Finish the game on any difficulty 125 150
These Belong in A Museum Collect 300 Cards 15 25
Tomb Raider Complete all Challenge Tombs 50 50
Trick Shot Shoot a bottle out of the air 10 10
Triple Threat Kill 3 enemies with 1 Shotgun blast 10 20
Truth Seeker Collect 25% of all narrative assets (relics, murals, and documents) 10 15
Ultimate Survivor Finish the game on Survivor difficulty 40 00
Untouchable Replay 5 different levels without taking any damage 25 00
Voices of the Past Collect 75% of all narrative assets (relics, murals, and documents) 15 30
Was That Really Necessary? Kill any animal with an explosive 10 10
Way to Go Complete every level in Score Attack with a bronze score or better 15 25
Weaponsmith Fully upgrade any weapon 10 15
Well Begun Is Half Done Complete 10 levels in Score Attack with a gold score 10 25
Woman of the People Complete every Mission 25 30
Zipper Perform a manual zip line transfer 15 15

 

** POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW **

Some of the achievements are “hidden” and I don’t want to spoil those for you. But if you just can’t wait and absolutely want to know, you can find them below.

 

 

 

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