Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2408.231029-2000)

Xbox Update Preview for Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring

Attention Xbox Insiders! A new Xbox Update Preview is on its way to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. We want to emphasize that some of the updates in these preview OS builds focus on background improvements to ensure a high-quality and stable experience for Xbox consoles.

Even when the changes to the UI are minimal, we make sure to provide release notes so that you are aware of upcoming updates for your device. Check out the details below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_DEV_FLIGHT25985.1005.231029-2000
  • Available: 2 p.m. PT – November 1, 2023
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – November 2, 2023

Implemented Fixes

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we’re excited to announce the following fixes in this build:


  • Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console.
    • Note: Users participating in the Preview may see “odd” text on the console. For more information, click here.

Known Issues

We are aware of certain issues listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. Rest assured, we are actively working to find a solution, but it may take some time for our engineers to resolve them.


  • We have received reports of intermittent audio issues across the dashboard, games, and apps. If you’ve encountered these problems, ensure that you have the latest firmware updates for your TV and other equipment. If you’re unsure, reach out to the manufacturer for assistance.
    • Note: If you’re still experiencing issues after updating your firmware, please submit feedback via Report a Problem immediately, selecting the “Reproduce with advanced diagnostics” option, and then choosing the categories “Console experiences” and “Console Audio Output Issues.” Provide as much information as possible:
      • When did the issue start?
      • Did you lose audio in the game/app only, or system-wide?
      • Did changing the audio format resolve the issue? If so, what was the old and new format?
      • Does restarting the console fix the issue?
      • What is your setup like? Please include equipment details and layout.
      • Any additional information that can help us reproduce the problem.


  • We are investigating reports of a network connectivity issue on boot. If you experience this problem, please report it via Report a Problem as soon as possible.

Remember to use Report a Problem to keep us informed about any issues you encounter. While we may not be able to respond to everyone, the data we collect is essential for finding a resolution.

What Happens to Your Feedback

If you’re an Xbox Insider in need of support, please reach out to the community subreddit. The subreddit is filled with official Xbox staff, moderators, and fellow Insiders who are ready to assist you with your concerns.

Before posting, take a look at the most recent threads to see if your issue has already been addressed. We highly recommend adding to existing threads before creating a new one. This helps us provide the best support possible. Don’t forget to use “Report a Problem” before posting. Sharing information in both places enables us to better understand your issue.

Thank you to all the Xbox Insiders in the subreddit for creating such a friendly and community-driven hub for conversation and support.

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