Microsoft were rather surprised to find that they have to warn people not to blow vape smoke in to their new Xbox Series X consoles. Yes, that’s a thing stupid people are doing and posting on Twitter.
We can't believe we have to say this, but please do not blow vape smoke into your Xbox Series X.
— Xbox (@Xbox) November 11, 2020
The warning follows a number of tweets claiming their Xbox Series X consoles were smoking, they were not, people were inhaling from their vape and then blowing it in to the console to make it look like it was on fire.
Vape smoke is not actually smoke, it’s a mix of propylene glycol, glycerine, nicotine, flavourings, and a hint of metal nanoparticles, all of which should be kept away from the insides of a new console.
Another bunch of tweets suggested that the fan on the Xbox Series X was so powerful you could float a ping-pong ball over the console, but that has also been debunked. Sorry everyone, all the Xbox Series X is going to do is sit in your lounge and look ominous like the monolith from 2001.
Here’s what we said in our review of the console, you can read the full review here.
The Xbox Series X is the continuity candidate. It’s built on the foundations of familiar system software and comprehensive backward compatibility that actively enhances everything you want to play on it (within limits) and it’s effectively silent no matter how hard we’ve pushed it. At this time we’re still on the outer threshold of what it can offer for the next gen gaming, but we’ll explore that over the coming days, weeks and months. What’s certain is that you’ll want a high-end TV or monitor to get the very best out of it, and that if you’re coming from a base PS4 or Xbox One in particular, this will be a huge step forward.