If you've been looking forward to Microsoft pushing out their largest ever update for the Xbox One — particularly if you're going to be enjoying Star Wars: Battlefront through the EA Access subscription program over the next few days — then you'll be pleased to know that the New Xbox One Experience will become available after 7:01 PM tomorrow.
But how exactly do you get on board?
Update: The update is out now for some — if you haven't got it yet, follow the instructions below. Keep in mind, everyone who doesn't automatically update over the next few days will receive a mandatory update on November 23 (possibly the 24th Australian time). Rest of the story follows below.
The Major Nelson blog advises that your Xbox One will update automatically if you've set the console to the Insant-on power mode in the Power & start-up settings menu. "Your Xbox One will take the update in the background when you put your console into Connected Standby mode," the blog adds.
"As this is a global rolling launch, consoles in Connected Standby will be updated at various times throughout the day based on your time zone." Those who have put their XB1's into energy saving modes will need to manually check for the update through the System section in the Settings tab.
"Note that all Xbox One consoles will receive a prompt for a mandatory update on November 23rd if they have not yet updated to the New Xbox One Experience."
The blog adds that not all timezones will get the update at the same time, so it's highly possible that Australians might only get access to the update from midnight. Or New Zealanders might get it first. Or both countries get it last. Or we get it Sunday afternoon instead. Microsoft doesn't really say.
Either way, we know that things will kick off tomorrow night. That's not much consolation if you're going to be downloading tens of gigabytes to get Battlefront on your console, but having a nice hefty update is far better than not having one at all.