The Windows 10 Creators Update Is Out Now, Here's What It Does

The major update adds new gaming features like Beam and Game Mode.


A major new gaming update for Windows 10 has arrived. The Creators Update, as it's called, adds built-in support for the interactive livestreaming service Beam, the Windows Game Mode, and more. You can see a walkthrough of the new features in the video below, narrated by Microsoft's Major Nelson.

The Game Mode feature aims to help improve "overall gaming performance and consistency by optimizing system resources more efficiently" for games. Game Mode is supported on already-released games, as well as new titles coming out. You can access Game Mode by pulling up the Game Bar and clicking on the Settings button. From there, you can toggled it on for the game currently running.

Major Nelson says the Creators update is the "first milestone" in Microsoft's commitment to continually updating and improving the gaming experience on Windows 10.

Go to Major Nelson's blog to see a full rundown of what's new with the Creators Update.

The Xbox One's newest update, meanwhile, came out at the end of March, adding new home/guide screens, Beam support, and more.

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