As of today, Nov. 14, the November 2018 Xbox Update is bring mouse and keyboard support to the console.
The feature was originally announced by Phil Spencer on the September episode of “Inside Xbox.” As a result of the new feature, developers will have the option of adding keyboard and mouse support to their games.
At X018 this past weekend, it was announced that Fortnite will (naturally) be one of the first titles to feature keyboard and mouse support. The game will even incorporate the feature into its matchmaking algorithms; players using a keyboard and mouse will be matched with other people who are also using a keyboard and mouse in order to ensure that everyone’s experiences can be fun and fair.
The other announced game that will include the update as of today is Warframe, with Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, War Thunder and X-Morph Defense following in November, and Children of Morta, DayZ, Minion Master, Moonlighter, Vigor, Warface and Wargroove adding support in the future.
The Xbox Update also includes “more console interaction with Xbox Skill updates, listen to your favorite songs with the new Amazon Music app, and the ability to find your games faster than ever via improved Search,” according to Microsoft. You can read the full update here.