How To Get The Most Out Of Your Xbox One

The Xbox One is a fantastic games console. Sure, it may have not had the best start and it is clearly in its twilight years right now. However, there is still a lot to be gained by picking up an Xbox One or an Xbox One X. Today I have for you some great tips to get the most out of your Xbox One.

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Embrace The 360

Xbox has done a great job in bringing backward compatibility to the Xbox One. Not all Xbox 360 games are currently compatible, but a ton is. For example, the Xbox One is by far the best way to experience games like the original Red Dead Redemption and Dead Space.

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4K Gaming & Movies

Ok so this only applies to the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S. However, these are things that do make the Xbox One extra awesome. If you have an Xbox One X some games such as the tremendous Gears of War 4 have been enhanced to fully support 4K and HDR. Also, the Xbox One S (and the X) can actually play 4K Blu-Rays.

Game Pass Is One Of The Best Deals In Gaming

The Xbox One Game Pass is tremendous value for money. This service gives you access to tons of Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games. The line up is great, always being expanded and all first-party Xbox games will be available the day of release on Xbox One Game Pass. This alone makes it worth the price of admission.

Game For Free!

There are plenty of games that offer a free to play service. Fortnite and Apex Legends being the most obvious answer. However, as well as these free to play games, there are a ton of free demos that you can download on Xbox One. These are a great way to get a little gaming fix or even find out if a game you are interested in is something you want to spend money on.

Games With Gold

Now granted the quality of your free games that you get with Games With Gold differs on a month to month basis. I say that free games are free games! I always, always download the free games. Ok so I might not “download” them, but I will certainly add them to my account. Hey, I do not know what I might feel like playing six months down the line and if you at least do this. You will always have access to those free games as long as you are an Xbox Live Gold member.

 

More Fun With Friends

With this, I am not just talking about online multiplayer. Xbox One has some great tools that allow you to socialize with friends and other like-minded gamers. You, of course, have your profile that you can customize. Xbox One also allows you to record and edit videos, chat with friends, follow people like celebrities and many more fun social media style features.

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Embrace The Exclusive Games!

One of the running gags this console generation has been that the Xbox One has no exclusive games. To be fair it is certainly behind the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch when it comes to exclusive games. However, the Xbox One has some great first party titles that are not on PlayStation. Gears of War, Halo, Forza, Cuphead, Sea of Thieves and Sunset Overdrive are all amazing games and they are crown jewels in any Xbox One collection.