Soon after the Xbox Series X launch, Microsoft already has to tell people not to blow vape smoke into their consoles. Microsoft’s plea comes after videos started flooding online about the Xbox Series X blowing smoke. According to a CNET report, a Spanish-language unverified Twitter account called Xbox Studio dispelled the fake news showing how the smokey effect people were claiming was caused by overheating was actually achieved through blowing vape smoke into the console.
They even shared a tweet for English-speaking users, writing, “I want to show you how, with a Vapor and turning off the console, you can make a situation that looks like the console is “On Fire.” The official Xbox account, too, had two tweets, “We can’t believe we have to say this, but please do not blow vape smoke into your Xbox Series X.”
Aaron Greenberg, head of marketing for Xbox too, tweeted urging people to put down the vape and pick up the consoles’ controller.
Following the viral claims online, a Microsoft spokesperson sent GameSpot a statement about the videos of smoking Xbox Series X, stating that they take all product safety reports seriously, and findings from their initial investigations do not align with some of the claims that are being broadly reported.