Microsoft introduces offline mode to Windows 10 games

Microsoft introduces offline mode to Windows 10 games

Microsoft introduces offline mode to Windows 10 games

Microsoft introduces offline mode to Windows 10 games

Microsoft has now introduced offline mode to Windows 10 store games, allowing them to support offline play after you jump through a few hoops. Not all games will support offline play, so players should check the details of their games before trying to play offline. 
To prevent players from abusing Microsoft's offline mode feature PC players will only be able to change their designated offline mode PC three times per year. Players will also be able to sync their offline achievements the next time they sync up with Xbox Live. 

Sadly there are quite a few hoops that PC gamers will need to jump through in order to activate offline mode. Below is a list which details the process.   


1. Make sure your device is connected to the internet.   

2. Make sure your PC is updated to the latest version of Windows. Go to Start > Settings > Windows Update to see if you have any updates available.  

3. Open the Windows 10 Store and Sign in

4. Select you User Icon (Profile Picture) and select Settings

5. When inside Settings, select Offline Permissions and toggle Offline Permissions to On

6. After this, you must then launch every game that you wish to play offline on the Windows 10 store while logged into Xbox Live, this will setup your game and allow it to be played in offline mode. 


Microsoft introduces offline mode to Windows 10 games


One thing to note is that if you set up your games incorrectly for the offline mode that offline functionality will not work, though this is an important step which makes the Windows 10 Store that little bit more competitive with Steam.   

The Windows 10 Storefront still has a long way to go before it will become the platform of choice for PC gamers, as even now most of us will only use it for exclusive games like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizons 3. 


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