New Xbox Avatars Are Live For Everyone in Latest Xbox One Update

New Xbox Avatars Are Live For Everyone in Latest Xbox One Update

If you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X off Amazon soon too, you'll get a free Echo Dot.

Originally revealed back at E3 2017, Xbox's new avatars are officially available to all in the latest Xbox One update. It's a hefty update for the console overall, not least of which is its new Xbox avatar overhaul.

My avatar, since I got my first Xbox console—yes, the Xbox One—not very long ago, looks like an Insane Clown Posse member, so I'm particularly excited about the avatar update. Avatars are more customizable than ever before under it, allowing you to create your truest self, or even a fantasy version. Customization includes everything from unicorns and wheelchairs to robotic arms. A new Avatar store has launched alongside it as well, featuring items from Halo and Gears of War.

The new system is a total reboot of avatars, meaning your old buddy will be locked away in a virtual closet in favor of the new customization options. If you prefer the old system, you can always stick with that as well, or just have no avatar at all; there's plenty of options. Today's Xbox One update also brings Dolby Vision and Alexa support to the console. In fact, if you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X through Amazon starting today you'll get a free third-generation Echo Dot too to celebrate that newfound Alexa compatibility. Don't wait too long on that offer though, it's only while supplies last.

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Caty McCarthy

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

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