After announcing plans to split the Alpha ring earlier to create a new and faster Alpha – Skip Ahead ring, Microsoft has now officially opened the Alpha – Skip Ahead ring to Alpha Xbox insiders. The insiders who will enroll to this ring will be treated with RS5 builds before anyone else.
Last week, we announced our intentions to split the existing Alpha ring to give our community access to RS4 and RS5 builds simultaneously, and this week we’re putting that plan in motion. As of today, the “Alpha – Skip Ahead” ring is open for enrollment to current Alpha members in the Xbox Insider Hub.
For now only Alpha insiders can enroll to this new Alpha – Skip Ahead Ring. But in case you are feeling left out, Microsoft plans to extend invitations to Xbox Insiders in other rings (Beta, Delta and Omega) “who have a track record of providing quality feedback”.
Not currently a member of the Alpha ring? No need to feel left out! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be extending invitations to the “Alpha – Skip Ahead” ring to Xbox Insiders in other rings (Beta, Delta and Omega) who have a track record of providing quality feedback.
Currently no new RS5 build is available and so Alpha – Skip Ahead and Alpha insiders will be in sync. But one can expect new RS5 builds to hit Alpha – Skip Ahead ring soon.