March Xbox Update Lets Users Pin Games to Quick Resume

Microsoft has started rolling out the March 2022 Update for Xbox consoles. The main highlight is a new Pin to Quick Resume feature on Xbox Series X|S consoles, which lets gamers pin up to two games in Quick Resume so they won’t be replaced by other recently played games.

Quick Resume is an exclusive Xbox Series X|S feature that can suspend multiple games in the background, allowing players to pick up where they left off almost instantly. Because it’s only possible to keep a limited number of games in a Quick Resume state, this new Pin to Quick Resume makes the feature slightly more flexible by allowing gamers to choose two games that will always stay in the Quick Resume group. However, the Xbox team notes that pinned games will still drop out of Quick Resume when they receive a mandatory update.

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To pin games to Quick Resume, you’ll need to select a game in the Quick Resume Group, press the Menu button, and choose Pin to Quick Resume. You can manually unpin games anytime you want, and the Xbox OS will also ask you which pinned game you want to replace when you want to pin a new one while having two games already pinned.

The March Xbox Update also introduces the ability to remap the Share button on the Xbox Series X|S controller. By default, this button is used for taking screenshots or recording gameplay videos, but gamers can now use the Xbox Accessories app to assign many other actions to this button, including opening the friends list or the achievements list in a game.

Microsoft has also started rolling out new firmware updates for Xbox controllers today which can be installed via the Xbox Accessories app on Xbox and PC. “This release includes fixes and updates that deliver performance improvements to Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth support, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers,” the Xbox team explained.

Lastly, the March Xbox Update introduces a new audio setup wizard for HDMI devices which can help users choose the best possible settings for their audio installation. The new setup wizard is available in Settings under General > Volume & audio output > Audio setup.

That’s it for the March 2022 Xbox Update, which you can manually install now by going to Settings > System > Updates. If you’re not in a hurry, the update should be installed automatically when you’re not using your Xbox console.

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  • kingbuzzo

    09 March, 2022 - 12:24 pm

    <p>I don’t get the quick resume feature being enabled for multi-player games. It always tries to resume even days later to the same game and then b0mbs out (obviously) as the game is long gone then you get all the error messages and sometimes have trouble getting back into the lobby.</p>

    • whistlerpro

      09 March, 2022 - 6:50 pm

      <p>I get the impression Xbox are silent on this as they’d rather fix that experience (get you back into the lobby faster) than let people disable Quick Resume and potentially miss out on any future improvements. </p>

      • kingbuzzo

        10 March, 2022 - 2:32 pm

        <p>I can see that. It’s annoying but I can see the value on the single-player type games.</p>

  • justme

    Premium Member
    10 March, 2022 - 2:24 am

    <p>Question for my XBox gaming brothers and sisters (I am a PC gamer) – is Quick Resume really considered to be that great a feature within the XBox community? I can understand wanting games to load quicker, but I have never been one to hop between games. I ALT-TAB out occasionally, but thats about it.</p>

    • IanYates82

      Premium Member
      10 March, 2022 - 4:16 pm

      <p>I’m time poor most of the week, so opening a game I touched 3 days ago and being right back at the pause menu, ready to play, even if my kids have played something else in the meantime, is amazing. That lack of friction is great, and you definitely feel the disappointment in splash screens and loading screens </p>

  • ronv42

    Premium Member
    10 March, 2022 - 6:47 am

    <p>I switch between 4 games and quick resume is great.</p>

  • skyczy08

    11 March, 2022 - 7:28 am

    <p>yea i love quick resume on my series x</p>

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