Microsoft has refuted claims that hackers can use a third-party tool to permanently ban Xbox user accounts. The company said that only reports that have been reviewed by the Xbox Safety Team and in violation of their Community Standards will result in an enforcement action such as suspension or an account ban
The claims of an exploit were made by several YouTubers last week. These YouTubers said that the tool could be used to open/close parties, modify party pictures, remove hosts, invite spammers, ban accounts, and bulk-invite all users from a previous party. This could potentially lead to gamers losing their digital purchases.
Microsoft has said that it is investigating the claims, but that it believes they are unfounded. The company said that “third-party apps or tools cannot impact player enforcements.”
In other news, Xbox recently began rolling out a new Home interface for all Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. The new interface is designed to make it easier to discover new games, rediscover games you already love, connect with communities, and create a more personalized experience.
The redesign includes a simplified layout that creates more space for the personalized background. It also makes it easier to quickly navigate to the games Library, the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass, Search, and Settings at the top of the Home screen.