New Windows “hero” wallpaper spotted in latest Windows 10 cloud build

Kit McDonald

Microsoft loves for their Windows to look good, particularly when it comes to the default wallpaper. Each of these “hero” designs over the years have become quite recognizable depending on the version of OS. Now, it appears that the tech giant is slipping in a sleeker version of their Windows 10 wallpaper.

Windows Central reports that the new default wallpaper first popped up on Windows 10 Cloud devices. The brighter design appears to be a testament to Microsoft’s Project Neon, the graphics update expected in Redstone 3, coming sometime later this year.

Image Credit: Windows Central

You’re able to access the new wallpaper on Windows 10 Cloud machines already by navigating to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows and opening the “img0” file. We just checked, and the new wallpaper didn’t make it into Windows 10 Insider build 15048 for PC released into the Fast ring today, but there’s always hope, right?

Do you think the new design looks better than its former wallpaper? Let us know what you think in the comments below or tweet us @OnMSFT.