Now, let’s welcome the first may update for Windows 11: Windows 11 2022 Update. For gaming lovers, it is good news that this Windows 11 update boosts PC gaming. Now, you can read this post from MiniTool Software to understand these new gaming features.

Windows 11 2022 Update Boosts PC Gaming with New Features

On September 20, 2022, Microsoft rolled out Windows 11 2022 Update Version 22H2 to the public. This is the first major update for Windows 11, which was initially released on October 5, 2021. There are many new features and enhancements in Windows 11 2022 Update (you can also call it Windows 11 22H2).

Windows 11 2022 Update Available: New Features and Enhancements
Windows 11 2022 Update Available: New Features and Enhancements

Windows 11 2022 Update is available now. You can read this post to learn the new features and enhancements in this new Windows 11 update.

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If you want to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, you need to use PC Health Check or another Windows 11 2022 Update compatibility checker to check if your PC can run Windows 11 22H2.

Game players are more concerned about whether there are changes to improve the game experience. Of course, yes. There are several gaming improvements after you upgrade to Windows 11 version 22H2. For example, you can find a new Controller bar in this update. There are also optimizations for windowed games and a wider range of HDR calibration options. The existing features like Auto HDR, DirectX 12 Ultimate, and DirectStorage are also updated.

Now, let’s learn more information about these gaming-related new features and improvements.

A New Controller Bar

a new Controller bar in Windows 11 22H2

The new Controller bar is just like the above screenshot. It will be easier to open the game you want to play. You can press the Xbox button on your Xbox controller to open the Controller bar. Then, you can see the recently played games and game launchers in the bar. You can click the icon to quickly access them.

Graphical Improvements

Windows 11 2022 Update also brings graphical improvements. Windowed games that are running DirectX 10/11 will have dramatically improved display latency. Besides, these games also have better Auto HDR and variable refresh rate (VRR). Before that, DirectX 10 and 11 games only have those improvements when running in fullscreen.


The latest Windows version also has a new HDR Calibration app that helps users to improve color accuracy and consistency of content on HDR displays.

AutoHDR, DirectX 12 Ultimate, and DirectStorage are the previously existing features on Windows 11. This new update also boosts these features. For example, Auto HDR is supported on more titles and DirectStorage supports more configurations, including RAID 0.

Windows 11 22H2 Drivers Download and Update (Intel/AMD/Nvidia)
Windows 11 22H2 Drivers Download and Update (Intel/AMD/Nvidia)

In this post, MiniTool Software will tell you how to download Windows 11 22H2 drivers (Intel, AMD, and Nvidia) on your Windows computer.

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Edge Gaming Page

Edge Gaming page

Microsoft added a Gaming page to Edge. This feature has been introduced to both Windows 10 and Windows 11 earlier this year. With this page, you can easily earn Microsoft Rewards points that can be redeemed for an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. It also helps users to jump into the Xbox cloud gaming (Beta) library, including recently played games. Clarity Boost enhances the gaming experience for Xbox cloud gaming.

Android Games Performance Boost on PC

Windows 11 2022 Update also boosts the Android games’ performance on PC. The Android Subsystem for Windows has been improved. The keyboard, mouse, and touchpad are also enhanced for the Android Subsystem for Windows.

Have Not Received a Windows 11 Update Push?

Microsoft doesn’t roll out Windows 11 2022 Update to all users at the same time. The most eligible PCs receive the update before others. So, if you still haven’t received the update prompt, you don’t need to worry about it. When everything is ready, it will come. But you need to make sure that your computer meets the basic hardware and system requirements for Windows 11.

Before you update your system, you’d better back up your files and system to an external hard drive using MiniTool ShadowMaker to keep your data safe.

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