Microsoft's latest Xbox Series X update finally fixes controller disconnect issues

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If you're one of the many gamers (opens in new tab) who've been experiencing controller disconnect issues since the Xbox Series X's launch (this writer included), you'll be happy to hear that Microsoft has reportedly addressed the problem with its March Xbox Update (opens in new tab).

While not officially listed alongside the new system update's top features, Microsoft's Jason Ronald has taken to Twitter to confirm that "this release also fixes many of the controller disconnects players have reported."

Microsoft first revealed that it was working on a fix for the (very annoying) disconnecting controller problem back in January.

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Released yesterday, the March update's headline features include new toggle settings for FPS Boost and Auto HDR on backwards compatible games, a new way to manage your Xbox subscriptions on console, and the return of achievements on the Xbox app.

Microsoft has rolled out its latest update ahead of the new Xbox Wireless Headset's launch, however, it has yet to offer any word on whether the patch will also fix the rampant connectivity issues and crackling audio problems (opens in new tab) that have plagued owners of third party gaming headsets since the Series X's arrival.

Just days ago, Microsoft revealed that it is also 'actively' looking for a fix for unresponsive Xbox Series X controllers.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 


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