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Xbox Series X and S Boot Up 5 Seconds Faster Following Update

Xbox Series X and S Boot Up 5 Seconds Faster Following Update

Gamers are about to get some of their vital time back. 

Microsoft confirmed on Saturday that its XboxSeries X and Series S consoles will now boot faster thanks to a speedier startup animation. The changes improve boot times by 5 seconds.

Xbox’s director of integrated marketing Josh Munsee tweeted approximately the improvement over the weekend. 

Last-generation Xbox One consoles will rapidly up as well, according to Xbox senior product manager Jake Rosenberg, who tweeted: “Not only is the animation shorter, but Xbox One generation consoles are booting noticeably faster with these changes!”

Right now, these improvements are available to members of the Xbox Insider program. The program gives Xbox owners access to updates afore they go live to the broader public.

Xbox Series X and S owners can set their consoles to two different standby easily. One is energy-saving, which turns off the console completely. The other is an instant-on mode, leaving the console on but at a low-energy position. Before the energy-saving mode change, the console bootup took 20 seconds, but the new update brought that down to 15. Instant-on, as the name suggests, would load up an Xbox almost instantly.

The matter made improvements to energy-saving mode earlier this year, allowing gamers to download games in the background. Energy-saving mode also became the default option for owners setting up a new Xbox back in March.

The Natural Resources Confidence Council, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, said in a narrate last year that Xbox’s low-power standby mode would cost American owners an estimated $500 million in energy bills over the next five existences. That’s the equivalent of a year’s worth of energy contained by a large 500-megawatt coal-burning power plant, adding 3 million tons of carbon to the weather, according to the NRDC.

Microsoft declined to provide uphold comment.