New Xbox One update boosts download speeds up to 80%

Microsoft rolls out a new firmware update aimed at boosting game download speeds for players with fast and slow internet.

Published Thu, Dec 15 2016 2:14 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Microsoft has just released a new Xbox One firmware update that will address slow download speeds, boosting transfers by up to 80% for gamers with higher internet speeds.

New Xbox One update boosts download speeds up to 80% |

It's no secret that downloading and installing games on the Xbox One isn't too fast. Now Microsoft has rolled out firmware update 10.0.14393.2152 that can significantly pump up download speeds for users with high-end internet connections. The software actually updates the wireless controller's firmware to improve download speeds.

Interestingly enough, the update helps fast internet speeds the most: if you have a 100Mbps connection or higher, you can see a huge boost of up to 80% faster speeds. Gamers with connections less than 100Mbps, aka the majority of the entire Xbox LIVE framework, will only have their speeds boosted by up to 40%.

The update is available now, and to download it go to Settings->System->Updates to manually trigger the installation.

Download performance

We've made several optimizations to game and app downloads on Xbox One:

  • Customers with high-speed connections (greater than 100Mbps) should experience up to 80% faster download speeds.
  • Customers with connections less than 100Mbps should experience more consistent performance that is up to 40% faster than before.
  • Additional optimizations have also made background downloads more resilient to intermittent connectivity issues.

Download speeds will be influenced by network contention within the home and at the ISP level. Download speeds will also be impacted when games are running on the console as system resources are prioritized for gameplay over background downloads. For more information, visit Troubleshoot slow game or app downloads on Xbox One.

Wireless controller

  • Firmware update to improve performance.

Background Music

  • General performance improvements for added reliability and consistent experiences across steaming music apps.


  • General stability and performance improvements.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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