The latest Xbox One update is out bringing Clubs, Leaderboards and…Emojis

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Microsoft’s Xbox One gets regular system updates to help make the console run better, adding a heap of functionality along the way. The latest update is out, bringing with it a host of new things for Xbox fans to get to grips with.

Very probably the greatest of them is the new clubs feature, which makes finding like-minded people to play with or against a hell of a lot easier. It allows users to create their own community or game specific clubs to interact with other games – setting up parties, making play dates and sharing content. Yes, there’s a Lazygamer club, so just search for it, and you’ll find it no problem. Please do join us, and we’ll play some Gears of War 4 sometime, okay?

Much like the Xbox 360’s beacons, there’s also a “Looking for Group” feature where you specify a game, and the system will look for others trying to play that same game. Taking a page out of PlayStation’s book, Achievements now show rarity. There’s also a new way to show off your Gamerscore prowess, and god help us all, Emoji support on the Xbox One keyboard. Egads.

From Microsoft:

Clubs on Xbox Live: Gamer-created and managed groups that can help you meet people and grow communities. Anyone can join or create a Club, create a Club and set up parties, play games, share content, and communicate using voice and text chat with the Club across Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices


Looking for Group on Xbox Live: Helps you quickly find other players that you want to game with. You’ll be able to add certain requirements to make sure that you’re finding the right gamers. You can specify the game, the game mode, the language the party will be speaking, how many people you need, rules like no trash talking or casual friendly, and any other in-game requirements like level, gear or character type.

Achievement Rarity: Helps you discover just how unique an Achievement is among players of a given game. When you earn a rare Achievement, you’ll get a special notification and diamond icon highlighting it.

Group Messaging on Xbox Live: Helps you coordinate and keep in touch with your friends and fellow gamers by sending a single group message to everyone in a single conversation. You can also add people to the group and dynamically change the conversation topic. Group Messaging works across Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices.

Gamerscore Leaderboard: This has been improved on Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10 devices. The Leaderboard now resets at the beginning of each month instead of displaying results for a 30-day rolling period, meaning you and your friends will have a clean slate to compete at the start of each month.

Emojis for the Xbox One virtual keyboard: Once on your virtual keyboard, you can get to emojis by pulling the left trigger until they show up. From there, select any emoji, or press and hold on one to see more related emoji.

Last Updated: November 11, 2016

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Andre Fourie

    Lazygamer club? Methinks more shit talking than gaming will occur.

    • Andre Fourie

      But I’m down for some Gears

    • Lord Chaos

      There used to be community game nights not that long ago.
      Wonder what happened to them.

      • Andre Fourie

        Sounds like fun

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        They moved to console

        • Was just about to say xD

        • Lord Chaos

          Oh… I shall plan a memorial then for my fallen comrades. 😛

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Yeah, says the one that hasn’t run Steam in 182 days.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            182 days? Must’ve logged on by accident this year 😛

      • HvR

        “not that long ago”??

        We be bashing in Zombie heads and building greek palace bunkers almost every night on the Lazzy Gamer server

  • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0


    • Andre Fourie

      Why the long face, pale face?

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        It’s a sleep emoji

      • Andre Fourie

        OH LOL. Looks more like my wife’s face when I give her one of my pearls of wisdom.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I’ve been on the internet way too long.

          • Andre Fourie


          • HvR

            Ever since it was created…..

    • Ir0nseraph

      Yes come over to the green side , and you won’t be so sleepy anymore 😛

      • Andre Fourie

        True dat.

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        If only it wasn’t the ugliest green ever. Like Green Cross shoes green

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        Why could it not be red or orange?

  • HvR


    • Andre Fourie

      Nightclubs…..I shudder at the thought.

  • Andre Fourie

    AAAAAAAAnyway…..Thanks Microdof, I shall put these to good use….

  • Admiral Chief – N7




    …said no one ever

    • Andre Fourie
    • Lord Chaos

      Sensing much more sarcasm from you today. Woke up without power? Leaking roof?

      • Andre Fourie

        He is just pissed that the best SONY could come up with are GIFs.

        • HvR

          Wrong camp

          • Andre Fourie

            Okay, thats me shutting up now. LOL.

      • Admiral Chief – N7

        My annoyance bucket is full. Everything #triggers me (mostly idjits @ work)

        Solution? Plenty ice cold beer, pizza and Skryim until I drop from exhaustion (THEN DRINK STAMINA POTION AND CARRY ON)

        Pity this “work” thing is preventing me from applying solution

        • Lord Chaos

          At least the year is almost done

          • We all said 2016 would be a good year… 2017 is waiting xD

  • Avithar

    i see that poo emoji getting thrown around alot lol

  • Fox1 – Retro

    Emoji support FTW ????????????????????

  • I’m old school. I emoji with text

    • Andre Fourie

      Thats not old school. Its hardcore.

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