New features rolling out to Preview members

Xbox One

The latest update for Xbox Preview Programme members brings a host of new quality of life changes, as well as a neat new feature for rare achievements.

The addition of Arena will allow like-minded Xbox One gamers to setup tournaments and challenges directly through Xbox Live. This should help with the painstaking task of having to use third party sites to create competitions, and allow players to get stuck in.

Looking For Group is another quality of life addition, which will let members post LFG requests with other gamers, all through the game’s Hub. As someone who has seen the struggle of getting a group together for a raid in Destiny, this should help ease that pain a little bit.

Recently, Microsoft decided to take a leaf out of Sony’s book, and show you the rarity of the achievements you have unlocked, and added their own twist to it, of course. Today, they are introducing a special notification when you unlock a rare achievement, including a brand new sound and visual to make it really stand out.

Have you unlocked any rare achievements, or have any thoughts on the latest updates to the Preview Programme? We’d love to hear your comments below.

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