In a post on Reddit last night, user Hirsutophilia jokingly told members of the Xbox Series X subreddit that his friend’s Xbox Series X “came with a campfire feature.” In a short video, the console can be seen in an upright position on the floor, with smoke coming from the vents at the top.
In a response to a repost of that video on Twitter, user Arek_Adamowicz said they were suffering from a similar issue, posting their own video which showed even more smoke coming from their console.
Same… pic.twitter.com/QcnWY9VQBFNovember 11, 2020
However, an unofficial Xbox account showed how people managed to pull this trick off. By using a vape stick, the twitter account posted a video re-creating the effect by blowing smoke on the side of the console, as you can watch below.
CANSADO de las FAKE NEWS.Os dejo un video MIO explicando porque es Fake lo de la consola “Quemada” y como han logrado este efecto incluso estando la consola “APAGADA” pic.twitter.com/LfXzIBSu6NNovember 11, 2020
So, there we have it. Why you would want to blow smoke around and through your brand new console is beyond us, but hey, each to their own.
Hopefully your new hardware stays smoke-free long enough to enjoy these Xbox Series X launch games.