As part of Microsoft’s goal to be a carbon-negative, water-positive, and zero-waste company by 2030, it is changing how Xbox consoles update.

According to the company, it will accomplish this by optimizing updates and downloads to run at a time when the console can use the most renewable energy.

This means that your Xbox will schedule a game, app, or OS update at specific times during the nightly maintenance window when higher proportions of electricity are at lower-carbon sources on the electric grid. So instead of your Xbox waking up during nightly maintenance between 2-6am, it will wake up at a time when it can use the most renewable energy through your local energy grid.

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