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Find your next 'Destiny' raid group with latest Xbox One patch

Daily game tournaments and group messaging are on deck, as well.
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Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget

Next time you need to find a group to help you through Destiny's latest raid, you won't have to venture outside your Xbox One. That's because the Looking For Group feature teased at E3 is starting to roll out to Dashboard Preview Program members at the moment. Those posts can be made up to a week in advance of when you're ready to play. The update also includes Arena, Xbox Live's take on daily tournaments, starting with fighting game Killer Instinct according to a post on Xbox Wire.

That's not all. Xbox is catching up to what PlayStation has offered for awhile and adding rarity ratings to achievements. Meaning, if you completed a championship starting at every race route in Forza Horizon 3 and unlocked the "Horizon Hardcore" achievement, you'd see how unique it is among the general Xbox Live community. The blog post goes on to say that rare accomplishments have a special notification and a diamond icon as a way of differentiating them from commonly unlocked tasks.

Need more? There's also group messaging shoehorned in as well, and soon it'll work across the Xbox One, the Xbox app on PC and mobile. As these things tend to go, the wider Xbox Live audience should see these features in a month or so after the preview program has them.

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