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Razer Cortex Beta for Xbox Game Bar - Easy Access to Key Features While Gaming

Discussion in 'Razer Cortex' started by Dekades, Apr 6, 2020.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member


    Hello Insiders!

    Razer Cortex is now on the Xbox Game Bar. Enjoy popular Razer Cortex features and more right at your fingertips when you enable the Razer Cortex widget on the Xbox Game Bar. Learn More

    What’s New?

    The Razer Cortex BETA widget lets you use Razer Cortex's Boost and Restore features via the overlay. With one click end unnecessary processes and services running in the background to free up more resources to your PC while its CPU core feature improves the efficiency of gaming processes on CPU resources. The Razer Cortex BETA widget also makes it easy to check on the latest and upcoming Paid to Play games to get you earning Razer Silver, stat. Check in daily, play and redeem Razer Silver for a variety of exciting rewards - including Razer gear, games, exclusive gift cards and more - right from the widget. Additionally, the widget's Game Deals feature automatically searches for the best prices for PC games.


    How Do I Test the Razer Cortex Beta for Xbox Game Bar Widget?

    Step 1 >> GET THE WIDGET from the Microsoft Store


    Step 3 >> Launch the Widget from the Xbox Game Bar (Win+G by default. You won't be able to launch it from the Start Menu or anywhere else).

    NOTE: This feature is only available on Windows 10 64-bit with the latest Xbox Game Bar (v5.120.4062.0). Before using this feature, make sure that your system is up-to-date. You can get the latest version of Windows 10 here: Get the latest version.

    If you’ve already installed an old version of Razer Cortex, then you can skip Step 2 above, just launch the Widget and it will let you update your Razer Cortex to the current version. Simply follow and complete the upgrade instructions.

    Beta Feedback

    You can submit your feedback right here in this forum and have discussions with other beta testers. You can also submit your feedback through the FEEDBACK button in Razer Cortex.

    Join the beta and start sharing your thoughts now!
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
  2. poppacalypse

    poppacalypse Well-Known Member

    So essentially this syncs with Cortex PC? Or is it a separate app like how Cortex Mobile is separate?

    I guess my question is does scoring Silver on Xbox = same account as Cortex PC, or is it additional Silver?
  3. Nilremagl

    Nilremagl Well-Known Member

    Usefull if you don't wanna have the windows task bar appear :')

    DRIFT_IT Well-Known Member

    Xbox game bar is part of the windows 10 platform, it isnt something for the consoles. This game bar integrates cortex as an overlay in the game, like steam chat/ discord etc. But this overlay provides more information.
  5. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    The youtube video with Halo looked impressive. Cant wait to try it out.
  6. Natachat90

    Natachat90 Well-Known Member

    Hello Friends.

    Thank you Razer for the new Razer Cortex Beta for Xbox Game Bar update.

    You work hard to offer us always more new functionality on our Windows 10 computer. :blush:
  7. NateMakesCoffee

    NateMakesCoffee Active Member

    Oh wow, this is pretty cool stuff! Great to see Razer pumping out new features and integrations!
  8. Vicious12

    Vicious12 Active Member

  9. OneTreadLife

    OneTreadLife Well-Known Member

    Looks like this isn't an update to Cortex, but a seperate Cortex for Windows 10 64.

    I don't use the Xbox game bar at all, so not sure how this will serve me, just yet.
    conan832, .Surf., Sacius and 12 others like this.
  10. This will be nice to consolidate both razer and xbox areas so I don't have to go to multiple places to find the games that I might want to play. I think it's a great addition! Thank you Razer!
  11. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

    Hey everyone, for those that are lurking and confused, Windows 10 has a gaming overlay previously called "Windows Game Bar " but is now called "Xbox Game Bar." You can activate it by hitting the Windows + G key. You may have seen it pop up when you launched a game in Windows.

    The Xbox Game Bar (previously known as the Windows Game Bar) is a Windows 10 feature. It is not for your Xbox console. This is for your Windows 10 PC. It's confusing, I know. I subscribe to Xbox Game Pass for PC which has a separate library from the Xbox Game Pass that you play on your Xbox console. It seems that Microsoft is taking steps to consolidate their gaming ecosystem under the Xbox name.

    If you use Cortex, you should absolutely download the Cortex Beta for Xbox Game Bar so you don't have to alt+tab or alt+win anymore just to get to Cortex. Give it a shot!
  12. dodo_0

    dodo_0 Well-Known Member

    It's looking nice, good to know it's there but not sure if I will use it constantly.
  13. babideebabidoo

    babideebabidoo Well-Known Member

    Razer software spreading like a virus!
  14. tuningislife

    tuningislife Member

    Nice! Installed it to check it out.
  15. qswszwj

    qswszwj New Member

    我希望在Xbox Game Bar中的Razer Cortex Beta支持中文(chinese),谢谢
    conan832, .Surf., PhrostByt and 6 others like this.
  16. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this new tool, i'll try it right now.
    RazerLAB, .Surf., PhrostByt and 8 others like this.
  17. RacianVD

    RacianVD Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to like xbox game bar but only if they add more widgets such as discord and a few more utility apps.
    PhrostByt, Sacius, ErikMonday and 8 others like this.
  18. bizWeldonBluetools832

    bizWeldonBluetools832 Well-Known Member

    I never use the XBox game bar but now with the Cortex widget I may give it a try.
  19. mozila80

    mozila80 Well-Known Member

    oh no, i dont like xbox game bar :slightly_sad:
  20. TimRs

    TimRs Well-Known Member

    Too bad that I barely use Xbox for gaming...
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