Xbox Insider Program Updates will now depend on your Karma

Its been a while Xbox One insiders program has been open to everybody who wants to opt-in, but it’s about to change. Microsoft will now enable only those participants to get the new insiders build those who actually give feedback to the builds, and help the program. A point system has been introduced for this.

Along with announcement of Creators Update to Xbox One, The insider program  will have four rings for sending out updates, namely Alpha, Beta, Ring 3, and Ring 4. This is similar to Windows 10 Insiders Program which has Fast, Slow and Release Preview rings.

  • Xbox One Update Preview Alpha –  The first Preview ring, this group typically receives 2-3 new system updates per week during a Preview Update wave. Preview Alpha is the cutting edge, and users in this group receive access to new features and fixes as soon as possible at the expense of potential bugs.
  • Xbox One Update Preview Beta – The second Preview ring, this group typically receives 1-2 new system updates per week during a Preview Update wave. Preview Beta users receive frequent system updates and early access to new features and fixes, with somewhat less risk of encountering bugs.
  • Xbox One Update Preview Ring 3 – The third Preview ring, this group typically receives 2-3 new system updates per month during a Preview Update wave. Preview Ring 3 users receive infrequent system updates, and is suited for users who want early access to new features and fixes with less risk of encountering bugs.
  • Xbox One Update Preview Ring 4 – The fourth and final Preview ring, this group typically receives new system updates about once per month. Preview Ring 4 users receive system updates which are almost ready for public release, and thus receive the fewest system updates and are least likely to encounter bugs. In some cases, Preview Ring 4 users may also receive updated versions of the current publicly released build incorporating new fixes.

It’s a good move for the program for sure which will improve the overall quality of input coming, and also reduce the load of updates sent out to Insiders who are sitting ducks. You can improve your score by participating in Feedbacks, Reports, Surveys, and Polls.

To see what is your score, just launch the Xbox Insider App on your Xbox One, and get to see it.

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