Microsoft has begun rolling out a new software update for the Xbox One controller, which adds some minor tweaks and improvements.
The latest firmware (version 1.2.2236.0) is currently being tested by members of the Xbox Preview Program, though there's no public release date yet. The two key changes and tweaks, according to Microsoft, are:
Quick Connect: Previous controller connections to an Xbox One took 4-5 seconds when powering on a controller, now they should occur in around 2 seconds.
Stability improvements: The firmware also provides a number of fixes that address issues submitted by customers and preview participants.
In order to update the controller firmware, users must connect the pad to their Xbox One with a USB cable (Microsoft advises players keep their headsets connected too), then connect to Xbox Live, press Menu, go to Settings > Devices & accessories, and select the controller icon.
After this, the new firmware will be downloaded onto the pad.
Microsoft has a proactive policy of gradually improving the Xbox One via numerous software updates. The console's platform software is usually updated once a month, while, less frequently, the controller is tweaked for enhanced performance.