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Xbox One Controller Update - Connection Time Cut in Half - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 January 2015 / 4,026 Views

Microsoft has released the latest firmware update for the Xbox One controller to the people who are enrolled in the Xbox Preview Program.

The update makes two changes. The first being a big one in that the controller used to take between 4 and 5 seconds to connect to the Xbox One when turning it on. Now it takes around two seconds. Secondly, there are a bunch of small stability imrpovements.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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oStarskreamo (on 28 January 2015)

I really don't like the Xbox One controller at all. I wish they would put out an update that made the 360 pad work with it because the wonky analogue sticks on the new pad are pretty awful.

Tachikoma (on 27 January 2015)

what does connection time matter when most people turn on their console with the pad, you've still got 40+ seconds to wait for the thing to boot so you can actually use the pad anyway.

Zackasaurus-rex (on 27 January 2015)

So it should connect more like a DualShock 4 now? Cool.

Although, having to update controller formware is a new level of bizarre and a rather strong indicator of an incomplete platform. lol

archer9234 (on 27 January 2015)

Now Sony, how about that "off" option for the controller light.

Sixteenvolt420 (on 27 January 2015)

I don't really have an issue with it anymore after getting one of those light bar stickers and turning down the brightness. Before that though, my god was the light brightly reflecting on my tv.

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Zackasaurus-rex (on 27 January 2015)

That would be dumb, since some games use it pretty intricately... Unless developers had to manually toggle the option. That would be okay, but a bit complicated.

I love the light. ♡

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