If you’re a PC gamer and not a Microsoft Windows Insider, you may want to sign up, as the latest Windows Insider Preview build is just for you. Microsoft has at last unleashed Windows Insider Preview Build 15019 – for members in its Fast ring for updates – with the fabled Game Mode .
For starters, this is the build that will allow everyone to try out game streaming through Beam, the tool Microsoft teased at its October 2016 Creators Update event. Like most game-related features, it can be accessed by pressing the Windows and G keys at once (i.e. summoning the Game Bar) while in a game.
This update also introduces a whole new layer to the Settings menu in Windows 10 simply dubbed “Gaming”, identified by an Xbox logo. Here, you can tweak and toggle settings for the Game Bar, GameDVR, the new Game Mode as well as Beam. Microsoft also added 17 more games that support Game Bar in full-screen mode.
Beyond gaming, Build 15019 grants the Edge browser the power to read e-books as well as any EPUB file opened within in 24 languages. Edge now displays full-color and larger emoji.
This release also marks the debut of Microsoft’s more transparent, accessible and intuitive out-of-box experience, or OOBE for new or freshly wiped PCs. The firm even hired voice actors to narrate the PC setup process for the visually impaired.
Finally, Microsoft has renamed its warm-color lighting setting to “night light” and allowed for users to preview their new screen color tone before committing to it.