Xbox reveals hot news like Summer

Deepak Gupta July 22, 2022
Updated 2022/07/22 at 6:12 PM

Xbox recently revealed a number of very welcome news, particularly in this big holiday period.

These novelties include Forza Horizon 5 or Discord, among others. Come see…

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With the heat of summer pressing and the holidays there (or approaching) nothing better than good gaming news and that's exactly what we've been bringing you here at Pplware in the last few days.

This time, it was Xbox to reveal some good news on the way (or that are already among us).


Hot Wheels and Forza Horizon 5

One of the news now revealed by Xbox, with particular importance for owners of the fantastic Forza Horizon 5 is that Hot Wheels has already arrived at the Playground Games game.

Therefore, it was during this week that the Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels DLC arrived and is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC with Windows 10/11, Steam and Cloud Gaming (Beta).

For the more undecided who still don't have this fantastic adventure and action game on 4 wheels, maybe this is the last straw that makes them buy the game.

This is Forza Horizon 5's first major expansion and includes many Hot Wheels-branded new features such as Hot Wheels Park, an all-new map featuring 212km of lightning-fast, gravity-defying Hot Wheels tracks for plus a lot of new cars and features.

This expansion also introduces new environments where players can accelerate and evolve with their bolides, from the wild Giant's Canyon, through an icy tundra that plunges into the molten lava of the Ice Cauldron or through the treetops that tower over the epic waterfalls. in Forest Falls.

Here are some of the new features coming to Forza Horizon 5 now:

  • Legend Creation: in Hot Wheels we will have to know how to use all our skills to obtain complete mastery of the extreme speeds that the cars reach in Hot Wheels Park. As we progress, we will get faster, higher class cars. Hot Wheels Academy introduces a new progression system, which is divided into five levels with rewards, events and missions in each of them.
  • A new story in Forza Horizon 5: the Hot Wheels expansion brings with it a story of speed, which has five chapters and takes us on a journey through the history of Hot Wheels, told using various stunts and challenges.
  • Competing with Friends and Community: For the first time in this franchise, players will be able to team up with their friends and play the entire expansion from start to finish in co-op, including the introduction of the Hot Wheels Expedition.
  • Hot Wheels EventLab: The Hot Wheels Creation Kit features over 80 pieces of tracks and stunts that can be put together in an instant. Not only that, projects created on the base game map in Mexico that use Hot Wheels accessories will also be playable by those who don't have the expansion.
  • New Accessibility Options: Exclusive to when playing Hot Wheels Park, the new camera FOV options, coming to the console for the first time, include FOV from the chase camera and the distant chase camera.


Discord voice chat comes to Xbox consoles

Another Xbox revelation concerns Discord and the ability to connect with friends and communities via Xbox. All this with the arrival of Discord voice chat on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Now available, Discor chat allows you to talk to anyone on Discord, through voice channels or group calls, directly from the console, which will make it easier to connect with friends, via mobile, Xbox and PC. The update will start right now for all Xbox Insider users and will quickly be available to everyone.

With this new update it will also be possible to enjoy an optimized audio experience, thanks to the incorporation of a much-requested function: Discord Voice, which allows you to speak while playing on the console. As you play, you'll also be able to see who's calling and talking, as well as being able to adjust the sound and switch between Xbox in-game chat and Discord Voice.

To link your Discord account to Xbox, you have to open the guide by pressing the Xbox button, then go to groups and chats and click "Try Discord Voice on Xbox".

There will be an option to scan a QR code, which will direct you to the Discord and Xbox apps, where you can establish a two-way link between your Discord account and Xbox. If the Discord account was previously linked to your Xbox, it will have to be done again.

Once the Discord account is connected to Xbox, it will be possible to access the desired channel, using Discord, as usual. In the Discord mobile app, there will also be a new Xbox membership option. At this point, you will need the Xbox app to transfer voice chat from your Discord account to Xbox. If it's already installed, the Xbox app will launch and allow you to connect Discord voice chat to your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One console.

The update will only be available to some Xbox Insiders for now, rolling out to other Insiders in the coming weeks.

To access these new features, you must download the Xbox Insider Hub on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or Windows PC today.

To clarify any doubts, you can consult the FAQ about the Xbox Insider Program here.


Power Her Dreams

Xbox celebrates the next Generation of Women in sports, video games and more.

Xbox announced that its campaign Power Your Dreams now extends to the world of women's sport with Power Her Dreams, the title of the new audiovisual piece narrated by Vanessa Bryant, where, among others, great WNBA players such as Sabrina Ionescu (first player in NCAA history to break important records), Rhyne Howard (the most decorated player in the history of women's basketball) of Kentucky) and Zaila Avant-Garde (the first African American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee). This video brings to life the determination, work ethic and behind-the-scenes effort of these women as they pursue and fulfill their dreams.

To carry out Power Her Dreams, Xbox invites all fans of the brand to share their dreams through a site dedicated to Power Her Dreams and to choose one of the two available institutions, to which Xbox will make a donation, for each dream shared by fans:

  • · Mamba & Mambacita Foundation: an NGO dedicated to the positive impact on athletes in need, boys and girls, in sport. Founded through vision and in memory of Kobe and Gianna "Gigi" Bryant.
  • · Girls Who Code: an NGO whose objective is to support the increase in the number of women in the IT field, equipping these young women with the IT skills necessary to achieve opportunities in the 21st century.

For each dream shared on the page dedicated to Power Her Dreams, until the 30th of September, Microsoft will donate 10 dollars to these NGOs; these charities will also have a guaranteed dollar amount.

To fulfill its promise to power dreams in women's sport, Xbox will partner with the WNBA's Atlanta Dream to highlight some of the shared dreams, exhibiting them at the Gateway Center Arena for a limited time, starting on August, when they face NY Liberty.

Xbox will also be present with a unique and very special basketball court for three NY Liberty home games. The course will be installed at the Barclays Center and will be a truly unique experience. In addition, Xbox is the Official Partner of the England women's team, also in partnership with UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2022.


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