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Can I play Xbox games without upgrading it?

Frequently asked questions about updating games and apps

You can still play your game even if you don't install the update. However, you won't be able to connect to Xbox Live while you play, and you won't have access to multiplayer or online features.

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Can I play my old games on Series S?

On the Xbox Series S, you can play all Xbox One games and a few original Xbox and Xbox 360 games. This is called backward compatibility. With backward compatibility on the Xbox Series S: You can play all digital Xbox One games.

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Is it worth upgrading to a Series S?

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On the other hand, if you don't have a 4K TV (and won't buy one soon), if space in your entertainment center is a concern, or if you don't have or plan to buy many physical discs, the Microsoft Xbox Series S offers a lot of value and still gives you the chance to play the new generation of games to come.

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Will all games work on Series S?

The Xbox Series S plays all the games the Xbox Series X does, from backward compatible titles to next-generation experiences. It's a digital-only console with a weaker graphics unit but the same overall hardware.

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Can you skip Xbox updates?

With the most recent update, we've added a third option: Skip and Go Offline. This can be used to postpone system updates while your console is in use.

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Can you play games offline on Xbox Series S?

Digital games that support single-player and local multiplayer can be played offline on the console assigned as your home Xbox. Game discs are also playable offline after installation. Your console gets the license right from the disc.

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What games can the Series S not play?

If you're not sure which console your game will play on, check on the box or on the game's details page in the Microsoft Store. Because Xbox Series S is an all-digital console, disc-based games aren't compatible with it.

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Can I still play my disc games on a Series S?

Will my old discs work on Xbox Series S? We'll get this one out of the way first as it's simple: you can't play Xbox One disc games on the Xbox Series S.

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What are the cons of Xbox Series S?

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Expensive expandable storage.
  • Over-complicated AV set-up.
  • Doesn't support native 4K gaming.
  • Game resolution tops out at 1440p.
  • Lacks a disk drive.
  • No support for Wi-Fi 6.
  • Not as powerful as the Xbox Series X.
  • Not very future-proof.

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Is Xbox Series S memory enough?

The Series X has 1TB of storage, while the Series S has just 512GB. This might sound like a decent amount, but games are only getting larger, with some—like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War—over 200GB. Depending on the games you play, your Xbox's storage drive will likely fill up quickly.

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