Latest Xbox One Update Kicks Off FastStart Feature Beta for Xbox Preview Insiders

Microsoft revealed their exciting FastStart technology during their E3 briefing a little over a week ago, and Xbox One’s latest system update kicks off the feature’s beta phase with selected games to test out the new technology. Only selected Xbox preview insiders are allowed to test the feature. For those unfamiliar with what FastStart does, it basically prioritizes the files needed during the game’s download to reduce waiting time for players and allow them to play earlier than usual if the game files are too large. Here is a brief description of the technology as well as the games supported so far.

FastStart identifies which files are needed to begin playing and prioritizes the download of those files first, enabling you to quickly jump into full-fidelity gameplay while the remainder of your title downloads in the background. Simply find the FastStart-enabled title you want to play in our catalog, hit ‘Download’ and your console will take care of the rest. It’s that simple.

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta and a subset of the Delta Ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1806.180612-1920). We are adding more Delta users with this release as we are targeting the upgrade process and will move the remaining set of Delta users in over the next few weeks as we flight new builds to test the upgrade process. Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1806 system update.

New Feature and Help wanted!

Fast Start  – Xbox One Insiders we have added the Fast Start technology in the build and we would love your help testing the install performance of the following games:

  • The Flame in the Flood
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Screamride
  • Spelunky
  • Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
  • Dovetail Games Euro Fishing
  • The Golf Club

We will light up a Quest and Survey on Monday for feedback!

Do you think FastStart is a useful feature?