Skip to main content

How to Use Quick Resume on Xbox Series X

Here's how you can use one of the most useful features you'll find on an Xbox Series X.

The Xbox Series X is home to a variety of interesting features that make it feel as though we've truly entered the next generation of gaming.

One such feature is Quick Resume, which is definitely as cool as it sounds. It allows you to leave multiple games running on your Xbox Series X, with the option to hop between them to start where you left off. It's almost as if you've just paused multiple games on your system and can swap between them at your leisure.

This is something many gamers have dreamt of for some time, because it makes indecision feel like a non-starter. Plus, this is something many of us have been wanting ever since consoles were able to tackle realistic graphics. This is a feature that's unique to the Xbox Series X, so if you're curious about how to use it, we've got all the answers for you right here. Now you can impress everyone around the holidays with your fancy new tech and what it's capable of.

How to use Quick Resume on Xbox Series X

Quick Resume is a feature you'll want to use a lot on your Xbox Series X. It uses the system's Xbox Velocity Architecture to load instances of each game you're playing after storing them in the system's SSD. It can store up to five instances simultaneously that you can hop in and out of as if you were changing radio stations.

Using Quick Resume is simple, as it's already turned on by default on each system. You don't need to sift through menus to find a way to turn it on. First, however, you need to make sure that the game you're using is compatible with Quick Resume. Look for games that feature a "X/S" logo on its thumbnail and go from there.

When you load the game you want to use for Quick Resume, press the Xbox button on your controller. Simply navigate through the menu that pops up and choose another game to load. You can go to the home screen to do this as well. You will now launch the second game, and you'll have two running at the same time.

Repeat this method until you've opened up the desired amount of games open. They will simply stack on top of each other. When you're finished prepping, you can open the Xbox menu up again with the Xbox button on your controller, then choose the game you want to play at the moment. You'll be dropped right into the game without having to wait for a loading screen, startup, or anything of that nature.

That's all you really need to do! It's very easy to utilize. If you want to close some of the games you have running, all you need to do is quit them the same way you normally would any other game. Otherwise, they will remain active as long as you choose.

That's about it when it comes to using the Quick Resume feature on Xbox Series X. Keep in mind that not all games are supported, but Microsoft is adding more titles to its list all the time.

Be sure to check out our gaming gift guides!

Want to gush about your new Xbox Series X purchase? You can do just that in our official SteelSeries Discord channel!