How to download your older games to Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X allows you to play many of your older games right on the new console. If a game was sold digitally for the Xbox One, it’s a good bet you can port it over to the new console. If you have an older console and a bunch of games, you obviously don’t want to have to repurchase all those older games. There’s a way to download your older games to Xbox Series X, here’s how.

As of now the Xbox Series X will pull valid games and account data from the cloud that’s attached to your Microsoft account. So if you’re trying to get old Xbox One games onto the new console, make sure your old Microsoft account is linked to the console first.

After turning on the console, wait for it to boot up and land on the home menu. If for some reason you don’t land on the home screen, just press the Xbox button in the center of the controller to begin. Obviously, if you set a sign-in password on your console, enter that first. From there, it’s time to navigate to your game library.

Open up the  My Games & Apps option on the main menu and press A on it to confirm. A new sub-menu will slide out with various options, choose the  See All option. Another sub-menu will open up with a lot of options, pick the fourth one to view your Full Library.

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Now you’re into your actual game library and can begin migrating titles over. You will see the Games page load up next, from there navigate to All Owned Games.

Any games listed here will show their title and any cover art that’s available. You can download and play any games with the X/S symbol on the corner of the art. If a game you own hasn’t yet been installed on your console, you’ll see a download icon on the game title. Selecting the title will prompt you to install the game if you want to play it. Just pick the games you like and get gaming.

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