One of the neatest things that was revealed for Xbox One users was the ability to fully customize your dashboard background. This customization could be done by an individual or by using one of the custom pictures that came along with achievements as they were unlocked. In my experience only the Halo: The Master Chief Collection achievement pictures were worthy of being used. I used the photoshop template, but I don’t think my photoshop skills are up to par and there were a mish-mash color and it looks pretty bad. With the update to the new Xbox One dashboard, the previous background didn’t look right, but now Major Nelson has released a new template for the new dashboard.

You can download the template here

If you need a refresher on how to change the picture, just follow these instructions

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. In the Nav pane, select Personalization, and then in the right pane, select Personalization.
  5. Select My Home Xbox.
  6. Select My background, and then select one of the choices on the Your background screen:
    • Achievement art. Allows you to use any of your app or game achievements as a background or to purchase background images. To use an achievement, select one of your achievements and then select Set as background.
    • Custom image. Allows you to use an image from your Xbox One or upload an image from a USB drive.
      Note Custom images can only be used on the console where they were saved. You won’t see this background on any other console that you use.
    • Screenshot. Allows you to use one of your saved screenshots as a background image.

Instead of an image, you can also choose one of the color squares to use for your background.

If you want to change the transparency, you can also do that in Personalization

If you want to get some ideas, check out the Xbox Theme sub-reddit here

By Taylor

Taylor is one half of Media Discord and resides in Orange County, CA. He grew up loving video games, comics and movies. His favorite game is Chrono Trigger and his favorite comic book character is Deadpool.