Xbox App On PC Now Has ‘How Long To Beat’ Game Feature

Microsoft launched a new update for Xbox App on PC yesterday, delivering a new feature to the app that allows players to know how long it takes to beat a game before starting it.

According to Microsoft, the company has partnered with HowLongToBeat website to create a new widget for Xbox App on PC that shows how long it takes to beat a game in various approaches. The widget will tell you the time that you need to spend to complete the story campaign of a game as well as the time you need to complete side quest. If you want all the achievements out of the games, you can check out the Completionist bar. And finally, there is a fourth parameter that shows you how long it takes if you complete the campaign story with a bit of side quests and achievement grind.


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Aside from the new widget, Microsoft has also brought significant performance improvement to the app. Thanks to the new patch, Xbox App will now launch 15% faster than before on PC. Also, the team has applied a number of bug fixes that reduced the amount of the games that you couldn’t either install or download previously. Moreover, you can expect fewer crashes when using Xbox App thanks to the new patch.

Last but not least, the search bar has also received a boost, and will now show the results 20% faster.

The Xbox App update is already available on Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and 11. Keep in mind that you will need a Game Pass subscription to play the games on the service, however, you can use xCloud for free to play Fortnite.

If you face any issues after updating Xbox App, you can drop a report in the Feedback Hub or ask for help in the Xbox Insiders sub-Reddit.

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