Xbox One update takes players into the Arena with custom gamerpics
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Microsoft is continuing to work on a series of upgrades to the Xbox One interface, and now it is testing new multiplayer and profile features as well.
Xbox Live is getting competitive gaming features this month in the form of the Arena, which is a portal where players can find and sign up for tournaments for free-to-play shooter World of Tanks. Other games will use the Arena in the future. Microsoft’s online gaming service will now also finally enable players to add their own custom images as their identifying gamerpics. The company is also improving how it is sorting games and apps for Xbox One owners. These features will roll out to select people who are participating in the Xbox Insider Program for beta testing new patches on Xbox One. For the Arena, the Wargaming studio (which makes games like World of Warships and publishes others such as Master of Orion) and esports organization ESL are running the competitions. By signing up for the events, Xbox Live will notify you when your tournament is starting.