Microsoft’s new Xbox avatars now available for Windows 10 testers

Microsoft first started testing its new and diverse Xbox Live avatars with Xbox owners back in June. The software maker is now making these available to Windows 10 testers today ahead of their official release in October. A new Xbox Avatar Editor is downloadable from the Microsoft Store, granting Windows 10 gamers access to the new avatars. You may need to be part of Microsoft’s Xbox Insider program to fully access the editor, though.

While the new avatars are rather basic right now, can you fully customize your online character with body type options, clothing, and props. Microsoft is planning to add accessories, props, moods, clothing, and appearance categories in the future, alongside more content after the avatars are broadly available in October. Microsoft’s Xbox Avatar Editor for Windows 10 lets you customize body, face, hair, and other options. All the customizations include color pickers to personalize things further.

Microsoft is displaying the new avatars on gamertag profiles and occasionally using them on the main Xbox One dashboard to show friend activity. It’s not clear how avatars will be displayed for Windows 10 users in the Xbox app, but PC gamers will be able to use them for their profile images.