Microsoft is finally fixing the annoying controller disconnect bug that plagued the Xbox Series X / S since its launch, and tThe patch is included in March 2021. firmware update released this week. Microsoft does not directly mention the bug fixes in your ad postingBut Xbox Director of Program Management Jason Ronald confirmed via Twitter that the patch “also fixes many of the controller disconnections that players have reported.”
If you are among the many gamers facing this issue, be sure to install the March 2021 firmware update right away. To manually update your Xbox Series X / S:
- Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide menu.
- To go Profile and system> Settings> System> Updates.
- Please select “Console update available” to download the new version. If it says “There is no console update available” then your Xbox already has the latest firmware available.
If you’d rather have your Xbox automatically download future updates as soon as they’re ready, enable “Keep my console up to date” and the Updates menu. Doing so will ensure that you get all the new features and important bug fixes as soon as possible.
While fixing the disconnect error is an important part of the March Xbox Series X / S firmware patch, it is worth installing the update even if it saved you from controller connection issues. Also included are several new features, such as the new Auto HDR and FPS Boost modes that add free visual enhancements for certain backward-compatible Xbox games. We have a guide to enable FPS Boost on Xbox Series X / S, if you are curious.
The patch notes also mention expanded wireless headphone support on Xbox and Windows 10; new management options for your games, applications, achievements and subscriptions; and more. You read about all the new features in the official Xbox blog.
Don’t forget that you can use your Xbox controllers to play games on other devices and even hot swapping between PC and Xbox Series X / S. Our guides on how to connect the controller to Apple devices, Steamand configuring streaming via Xbox Game Pass can help you get started.