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How to add friends on Xbox Series X and S

Published: 5/Nov/2020 14:00 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 9:42

by James Busby


While the solo experience is great for single-player games, there will be times when you’ll want to squad up with your mates, especially if you wish to play multiplayer games. Here’s how you can add friends in Xbox Series X and S. 

From the highly competitive online battlefields of Call of Duty’s Warzone to the muddy race tracks of Dirt 5, there are plenty of multiplayer games for you to sink your teeth into. Nearly every game experience is heightened when you’re playing with your best buds. In fact, certain games require incredible amounts of communication, particularly if you’re looking to grind out those ranked sessions. 

Fortunately, adding friends in both the new Xbox consoles is incredibly easy. Whether you’re making your first Xbox debut or just a previous Xbox One owner that wishes to add more members to your ever-growing party, we have you covered with our handy guide below. 

Where to add friends on Xbox Series X and S

Friend List Xbox Series X
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Adding friends is incredibly easy in both the Series X and S.

In order to add friends on either the Series X and S, you’ll first need to boot up your console and be connected to the internet via a wired or wireless connection. Once you’ve done this, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account if your console is not set up to do this automatically.
  2. Hit the guide Xbox button on your controller.
  3. Navigate your way over to the People icon.
  4. Scroll down the drop-down menu and click on Find someone.
  5. Under the Find someone tab, enter the person’s Gamertag (in-game name). If they have a ‘#’ after their name, include that to find them. 
  6. Once you’ve found them, hit Add friend to add them to your friend list. 

As soon as you’ve added the person to your friend list, you’ll be able to invite them to your Xbox party to begin voice chat and join them in any multiplayer games. 

It’s really as simple as that, so make sure you add your friends on the Series X or S before you queue up for that next multiplayer session. Make sure you check out the rest of our Xbox guides right here on Dexerto, as well as our full review of Microsoft’s next-gen console


How to watch Pokemon Presents presentation on February 26 – time, stream, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 21:54

by Brent Koepp


Game Freak has announced a special Pokemon Presents on February 26. What will be announced? The long-rumored Sinnoh Diamond & Pearl remakes? A Let’s Go sequel? Here’s how to watch the stream to find out.

As we inch closer to Pokemon Day on February 27, the stakes have never been higher for the popular Nintendo series. This year marks the franchise’s 25th anniversary, making the annual celebration an even bigger deal than usual.

Hanging over the event are the long-rumored Diamond & Pearl remakes, meaning excitement filled the air when Game Freak announced a February Pokemon Presents. Here is everything you need to know about the digital conference.

Screenshot of Pokemon Company President & CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara during Pokemon Presents.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
TPC President Ishihara during 2019 Pokemon Presents.

Pokemon Presents date & start time

Rumors about a Sinnoh remake have been swirling for so long that many fans have already accepted it as a foregone conclusion. While not confirmed, Game Freak’s surprise Pokemon Presents seems to line up with a major game reveal.

The digital event is slated for February 26, and goes live at 7:00 AM (PST) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 3:00 PM (GMT). Make sure to mark your calendars and set your alarms – depending on what region you are in, the stream will begin really early.

As for what will be revealed, it’s anyone guess. Although several leaks and rumors claim it to be a Sinnoh title. We wouldn’t rule out a Let’s Go sequel getting a mention either, although Game Freak confirmed the Presents will be 20 minutes in length – similar to Sword & Shield’s in 2019.

Screenshot of Pokemon Presents Twitter announcement.
The Pokemon Presents was announced on Twitter.

How to watch Pokemon Presents

Those wanting to catch the exciting Pokemon Presents live will need to head over to YouTube a few minutes before the times listed above. The digital conference will stream on the official Pokemon channel.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below so all you have to do is refresh the page at the time and it will load. We will also be updating this page once the conference is over to make sure the replay of the event is posted.

The Pokemon Presents holds more weight than usual, simply because it falls on the series’ 25th anniversary. Based on Game Freak’s history, it also makes sense for a remake of an older title given we are in between generations, with Gen 9 expected in 2022.

Only time will tell if the Japanese company delivers what many fans have been asking for over the last few years. However, regardless of what is announced, it’s never been a more exciting time to be a fan of the Nintendo RPG.