Just in time for the weekend, Oculus has released a beta software update that fixes the stuttering issues users have been facing lately. If you’ve been having issues with random framerate drops, stuttering games, and unreliable hand tracking, you’ll want to download this latest beta software update as soon as possible. Right now, this update only applies to the Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift S. Folks using the Oculus Quest as a Rift (via Oculus Link) will have to wait for a future patch.
To enroll in the beta, open the Oculus software on your PC, navigate to Settings on the left-hand menu, and click on the slider next to Public Test Channel to enroll in the beta update. You may need to restart your Oculus software in order to apply the update. You’ll then see a banner at the top of the Oculus software that indicates the update is ready, and it’ll take a few moments of your time to go through the process.
This patch is great news for owners of the Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift S who have, no doubt, been experiencing issues for the past few weeks and haven’t been able to identify a solution. Public software updates are usually delivered after a round of testing through the beta channel, so if you’re not willing to download early release software, you’ll likely only have a few more days until a final version is released automatically.
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